Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Dec. 14, 2014 13:000

“Samurai Warriors” TV Anime to Begin on Jan. 11, 2015, Character Songs Also Announced

“Samurai Warriors” TV Anime to Begin on Jan. 11, 2015, Character Songs Also Announced

The date and time of the first broadcast of the TV anime Samurai Warriors based on the hugely popular action game Samurai Warriors 4 has been announced. The broadcast will begin on Jan. 11, 2015 on TV Tokyo and other networks.

Dec. 14, 2014 07:000

Newest Video to Release for PS4 Game “Disgaea 5” Introduces Personality and Special Skills of Killia, a Young Demon Who Vows Revenge

Newest Video to Release for PS4 Game “Disgaea 5” Introduces Personality and Special Skills of Killia, a Young Demon Who Vows Revenge

Today (Dec. 11, 2014), Nippon Ichi Software released the newest video for its PlayStation 4 software Disgaea 5 slated to release on March 26, 2015.

Dec. 14, 2014 01:002

In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto “Naruto Exhibit” to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka in 2015

In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto “Naruto Exhibit” to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka in 2015

The serialization to the popular manga Naruto concluded in November, and it has been confirmed that a commemoration exhibit called “In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibit” will be held in Tokyo in spring 2015.

Dec. 13, 2014 13:002

Gainax’s Mysterious Project “Uru in Blue” Takes Aim at the World Stage, Main Production to Take Place in Singapore

Gainax’s Mysterious Project “Uru in Blue” Takes Aim at the World Stage, Main Production to Take Place in Singapore

Many fans no doubt know that a project spanning many years is warming up for a sequel to the feature length anime Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, a masterpiece that left its mark on the history of anime.

Dec. 13, 2014 09:5148

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Slice of Life & Comedy Edition

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Slice of Life & Comedy Edition

2014 has been a year of many hot anime, but it’s almost over. To all you anime fans wondering what kind of anime are in store for next year, here’s an introduction to the new anime beginning in January along with their trailers. In this first part, we’ll look at 10 slice of life, comedy, and school life series!

Dec. 13, 2014 07:438

Advance Ticket Purchase Present!! “Encore” Live Concert Movie Screening Comes to Los Angeles on Dec. 15 with exclusive US Pre-Sale of “IA/03”

Advance Ticket Purchase Present!! “Encore” Live Concert Movie Screening Comes to Los Angeles on Dec. 15 with exclusive US Pre-Sale of “IA/03”

Finally, the live concert movie featuring IA and Kagerou Project comes to Los Angeles on Dec. 15 at Downtown Independent for a special one-time engagement!

Dec. 13, 2014 07:002

See Life-Size Titans at USJ “AoT” Attraction! Levi Also Appears Thanks to Human Recreation Technique

See Life-Size Titans at USJ “AoT” Attraction! Levi Also Appears Thanks to Human Recreation Technique

Universal Studios Japan announced on Dec. 8 through its official website new information on the “Universal Cool Japan” project to be held for a limited time from Jan. 23 to May 10, 2015.

Dec. 13, 2014 01:002

“Death Parade” Broadcast Begins Jan. 9, 2015 on Nippon TV

“Death Parade” Broadcast Begins Jan. 9, 2015 on Nippon TV

The on-air schedule for the TV anime Death Parade has been confirmed. The broadcast will begin on Jan. 9, 2015 on Nippon TV and other networks.

Dec. 12, 2014 13:005

18K and Platinum?! Cute and Gorgeous Nekomimi Jewelry: Mimi Ring Premium

18K and Platinum?! Cute and Gorgeous Nekomimi Jewelry: Mimi Ring Premium

Cat-themed accessories have gathered unflinching popularity, and now extraordinarily gorgeous nekomimi (cat ears) rings have been introduced. These “Mimi Rings” on sale on the online jewelry site All Jewelry are genuine pieces of jewelry that come in silver, gold (10K/18K), or platinum.

Dec. 12, 2014 07:001

“Anno Hideaki’s World” and “Evangelion Exhibit” Are Being Held Concurrently in Hideaki Anno’s Hometown of Ube

“Anno Hideaki’s World” and “Evangelion Exhibit” Are Being Held Concurrently in Hideaki Anno’s Hometown of Ube

The special exhibits “Anno Hideaki’s World” and “Evangelion Exhibit” are being held concurrently in Hideaki Anno’s hometown of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture until Jan. 12, 2015.

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