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. 4, 2014 07:004

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After Cardcaptor Sakura, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After *Cardcaptor Sakura*, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-orders have begun on the anime ≒ fashion site SuperGroupies for earrings and berets themed after Clamp’s popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura.

Dec. 4, 2014 01:008

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? *Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends* Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the blockbuster that brought in 430 million yen this year in Japan, will be released on Blu-ray disc on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. In addition, “Rurouni Kenshin Complete Blu-ray Box,” a box set of all three Rurouni Kenshin films, will also be produced in limited numbers and released the same day.

Dec. 3, 2014 13:0010

Tokyo Ghoul √A Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

*Tokyo Ghoul √A* Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

The official title of the second season of the talked-about series Tokyo Ghoul to begin in January 2015 has been confirmed along with information on the broadcast. A key visual to the anime has also been released, which stirs up excitement for the new season that is being developed with a new story.

Dec. 3, 2014 07:0013

Psycho-Pass Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

*Psycho-Pass* Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

New information on Psycho-Pass: The Movie has been released. The movie is a sequel to the popular TV anime series, and will release all throughout Japan on Jan. 9, 2015. Up until this point, characters and visuals, scenery of the world and, of course, the story has been hush-hush.

Dec. 3, 2014 01:001

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh The Empire of Corpses Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh *The Empire of Corpses* Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

The theatrical anime adaptation of The Empire of Corpses, co-authored by science fiction author Keikaku Ito and fellow author Toh EnJoe, was announced during the Noitamina Project Conference 2015, which was held on Nov. 27 at Mediage in Odaiba, Tokyo.

Dec. 2, 2014 13:000

Cute Poses with Fuchico on the Cup! A Collaboration Between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty Comes True

Cute Poses with Fuchico on the Cup! A Collaboration Between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty Comes True

The first collaboration between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty! “Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty” will release on Dec. 6 (Sat.) at Sanrio shops and on Dec. 13 (Sat.) at Tokyu Hands shops, with a general release on Dec. 20 (Sat.). The cost of each is 540 yen (tax included).

Dec. 2, 2014 07:004

Punchline to Broadcast from Spring on Noitamina, Music by Tetsuya Komuro

*Punchline* to Broadcast from Spring on Noitamina, Music by Tetsuya Komuro

Information on the original TV anime Punchline to broadcast from April 2015 was officially announced on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Noitamina Project Press Conference 2015.

Dec. 2, 2014 01:1040

Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here to be Released in Two Parts!

Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here to be Released in Two Parts!

On November 29, it was announced that the Beyond the Boundary anime, which first aired in October 2013, will become a full length animated film. Poster art and a special teaser trailer for the film, Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here, have also been released.

Dec. 1, 2014 13:000

Magic Knight Rayearth's Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu Boots Now Available for Preorder

*Magic Knight Rayearth's* Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu Boots Now Available for Preorder

Some specially made short boots and accessories based on Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji from the Magic Knight Rayearth series are now available for preorder, courtesy of the SuperGroupies shop.

Dec. 1, 2014 08:190

My Melody Celebrates its 40th Anniversary! My Melody Cafe to Open in Sanrio Puroland for a Limited Time

My Melody Celebrates its 40th Anniversary! My Melody Cafe to Open in Sanrio Puroland for a Limited Time

My Melody will be turning 40 next year, and to celebrate one of its most popular characters, Sanrio with be holding a special event, My Melody 40th Anniversary Fair OMOIYARI TO YOU, from January 1, 2015 to August 31.

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