Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Jan. 21, 2014 07:000

Minako Kotobuki to Play Jiji in Upcoming Live-Action Film Adaptation of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Two Screenshots Featuring Kiki Also Debut

Minako Kotobuki to Play Jiji in Upcoming Live-Action Film Adaptation of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Two Screenshots Featuring Kiki Also Debut

The worldwide long-seller in the realm of children’s literature, Kiki’s Delivery Service, concluded in 2009 to the sadness of many fans. The anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki is a particularly famous work in the series. Now, due to the strong passion of author Eiko Kadono, a live-action film has been announced.

Jan. 21, 2014 01:002

Love Fantasy Manga Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Gets TV Anime to Broadcast in April

Love Fantasy Manga Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Gets TV Anime to Broadcast in April

A TV adaptation of Dai Shiina’s manga Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, which is currently serialized in the shoujo manga magazine Hana to Yume, has been announced.

Jan. 20, 2014 23:554

Information on Main Staff and Cast of TV Anime Soul Eater Not! Revealed!

Information on Main Staff and Cast of TV Anime Soul Eater Not! Revealed!

Production visuals of the three main characters have also been released!

Jan. 20, 2014 03:178

Create Otaku Camera Frames and Connect with the World!

Create Otaku Camera Frames and Connect with the World!

Frames that you create for Otaku Camera, which has over 4.4 million downloads worldwide, may become the next big thing!

Jan. 20, 2014 01:003

Fashionable Items Themed After Kotetsu and Barnaby from Tiger & Bunny: The Rising to Release

Fashionable Items Themed After Kotetsu and Barnaby from Tiger & Bunny: The Rising to Release

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising will finally be released in Japan on Feb. 8. Being that it’s the second movie in the series and it has an entirely new story, fans’ anticipation is climbing.

Jan. 19, 2014 20:152

Hands-On Preview: “Precious Collection - Metallica & the Hundred Knight (Pre-Order)” Figure

Hands-On Preview: “Precious Collection - Metallica & the Hundred Knight (Pre-Order)” Figure

We played around with the swamp witch and the legendary Hundred Knight!

Jan. 19, 2014 13:002

Fans Vote on Advance Bonus for Newest Pokémon Movie Set to Star Yveltal

Fans Vote on Advance Bonus for Newest Pokémon Movie Set to Star Yveltal

The newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon XY the Movie: The Cocoon of Destruction, will be released on July 19.

Jan. 19, 2014 07:0012

First Showing of the Idolmaster Movie to Happen at Midnight on the Release Day

First Showing of the Idolmaster Movie to Happen at Midnight on the Release Day

Goods for first week moviegoers have also been announced along with a 1-hour stage greeting with 14 cast members to take place on the movie’s release day at Shinjuku Wald 9.

Jan. 19, 2014 01:001

Even Shokotan is Impressed - Exclusive Clear File Folder By Shigeto Koyama to Be Given at Screenings of Nuigurumaa Z

Even Shokotan is Impressed - Exclusive Clear File Folder By Shigeto Koyama to Be Given at Screenings of Nuigurumaa Z

The movie Nuigurumaa Z will be released Japan-wide on Jan. 25. Based on Kenji Otsuki’s novel Housei Ningen Nuigurumaa, the movie is being talked about for Shoko Nakagawa being in the lead role. Now, a bonus item that will be given to those who see the movie in theaters has been revealed.

Jan. 18, 2014 20:144

GalaabenD Designs Costumes for Movie Starring Hiro Mizushima and Ayame Goriki

GalaabenD Designs Costumes for Movie Starring Hiro Mizushima and Ayame Goriki

GalaabenD handled the costume designs for the movie “Black Butler” to be in theaters from Jan 18.

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