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!

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?!

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Jan. 14, 2015 01:00

‘Disgaea 5’ Animated Opening Movie Releases, Theme Song Sung by Mamoru Miyano Can Also Be Heard

‘Disgaea 5’ Animated Opening Movie Releases, Theme Song Sung by Mamoru Miyano Can Also Be Heard

On Jan. 8, 2015, Nippon Ichi Software released the opening movie of their PlayStation 4 software Disgaea 5 to release on March 26.

Jan. 13, 2015 13:00

Cute My Melody and Little Twin Stars Kitchen and Home Goods Release to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Sanrio’s Iconic Characters!

Cute My Melody and Little Twin Stars Kitchen and Home Goods Release to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Sanrio’s Iconic Characters!

Since she appeared in 1975, My Melody has been one of Sanrio’s representative characters, on level with the likes of Hello Kitty. With 2015 being the 40th year since her creation, Sanrio has much in store to celebrate, including an Anniversary Fair to be held at Sanrio Puroland that began Jan. 9.

Jan. 13, 2015 03:05

Even Rare Songs Are Included! ClariS’ First Best-of Album to Release in April

Even Rare Songs Are Included! ClariS’ First Best-of Album to Release in April

It has been confirmed that ClariS’ first best-of album titled ClariS - Single Best 1st will release on April 15.

Jan. 12, 2015 17:00

TV Series ‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ Broadcast to Begin in April 2015

TV Series ‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ Broadcast to Begin in April 2015

Along with a new film to release early this spring, there is yet another development in the Ghost in the Shell series. It has been confirmed that the broadcast of the TV series Ghost in the Shell: Arise will begin this April.

Jan. 12, 2015 10:00

KuroBas Festival! Main Focus on Tetsuya Kuroko and 3rd Season of Anime, Opens Jan. 14 at J-World

KuroBas Festival! Main Focus on Tetsuya Kuroko and 3rd Season of Anime, Opens Jan. 14 at J-World

“KuroBas Festival: KuroFes in J-World Tokyo” will open on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Jump World Tokyo, a theme park located in Ikebukuro Sunshine that focuses mainly on Jump works.

Jan. 12, 2015 03:49

‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ to Release in Early Summer 2015! The Secret of Motoko Kusanagi’s Birth is Unveiled!

‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ to Release in Early Summer 2015! The Secret of Motoko Kusanagi’s Birth is Unveiled!

As of Jan. 8, the details of the new Ghost in the Shell full-length feature film that was announced in September 2014 have been made public. The movie will be released in Japan nationwide in early summer 2015, under the official title Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie.

Jan. 12, 2015 03:48

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

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.

Jan. 11, 2015 17:00

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

The release of a new Ghost in the Shell film was announced on Jan. 8, and Psycho-Pass the Movie will release Japan-wide on Jan. 9. Now a collaboration that crosses over the boundaries of these two films has surprisingly appeared in Shinjuku Station.

Jan. 11, 2015 11:00

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Accompanying the start of the broadcast, the official online store Gawa Gawa Mart has already opened. Also confirmed is a special exhibit called “Yurikuma Arashi Museum Bear & Peace” coming to three Animate locations.

Jan. 11, 2015 05:00

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Dempagumi.inc have released the jacket visuals and newest artwork from their third album WWDD to release on Feb. 18.

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