‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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!

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Jan. 20, 2015 01:00

Takumen.com Releases Collaboration Ramen with ‘Psycho-Pass,’ Bonus Postcards Available in Limited Numbers

Takumen.com Releases Collaboration Ramen with ‘Psycho-Pass,’ Bonus Postcards Available in Limited Numbers

Psycho-Pass: The Movie was just released on Jan. 9, and it’s off to a good start. It’s now releasing collaboration ramen with Takumen.com, a popular ramen site.

Jan. 19, 2015 13:00

‘Attack on Titan’ x Real Escape Game Collaboration To Be Held in 3 US Cities: NY, LA, SF

‘Attack on Titan’ x Real Escape Game Collaboration To Be Held in 3 US Cities: NY, LA, SF

In 2014, “Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game Collaboration – Escape from the Walled City” was held in large venues nationwide in Japan, and since the game has achieved huge popularity, it will now head to the United States.

Jan. 19, 2015 07:00

‘Detective Conan’ Nominated for Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year for Seventh Time

‘Detective Conan’ Nominated for Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year for Seventh Time

The nominees of the 38th Japan Academy Prize, an award ceremony for honoring the excellent films of 2014 and the staff who made them, were announced on Jan. 14. This year, five works were nominated for Animation of the Year.

Jan. 19, 2015 01:00

Part 2 of ‘Kuroko’s Basketball’ and Jins PC Collaboration Glasses Launches, Online Pre-Orders Begin

Part 2 of ‘Kuroko’s Basketball’ and Jins PC Collaboration Glasses Launches, Online Pre-Orders Begin

It has been announced that pre-orders for Part 2 of a series of collaboration PC glasses between Kuroko’s Basketball and Jins PC called “Kuroko’s Basketball x Bandai x Jins PC” (5,292 yen, tax included, shipping & handling separate) will begin on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai, on Monday, Jan. 19 at 11:00 a.m. (JST).

Jan. 19, 2015 00:00

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

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!

Jan. 18, 2015 13:00

Ingram Vigilant Against Terrorism, Live-Action Film ‘Patlabor’ x National Police Agency’s 7th Poster

Ingram Vigilant Against Terrorism, Live-Action Film ‘Patlabor’ x National Police Agency’s 7th Poster

The seventh and most recent chapter in The Next Generation - Patlabor series of live-action shorts, started showing in theaters on Jan. 10. Meanwhile, anticipation builds for the nationwide release on May 1 of the full-length feature film, The Next Generation - Patlabor: Shuto Kessen (Final Battle in the Capital).

Jan. 18, 2015 07:00

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

The release date of the Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell based on Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi manga of the same name has been confirmed.

Jan. 18, 2015 03:00

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Pullip fashion doll collaborative series with Sailor Moon, the new second season of which has started on Niconico, was only lacking Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter of the Inner Sailor Guardians.

Jan. 18, 2015 01:00

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-orders have begun for collaboration pumps and booties between Clamp’s popular comic Cardcaptor Sakura and shoe brand Tyake Tyoke. Pre-orders will be taken until Sunday, Feb. 1.

Jan. 17, 2015 13:00

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

An anime adaptation has been confirmed for Sore ga Seiyu!, a tag team effort between an active voice actress and a popular manga artist. The broadcast will begin this summer.

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