Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!
Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!
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.
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 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.
The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.
The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.
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!
Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!
Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!
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 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.
Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.
We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.
A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.
We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.
An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.
We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.
From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!
Jan. 8, 2015 01:00
Julietta Suzuki’s popular manga Kamisama Kiss (serialized in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume), which has 4 million copies in print, is getting its first stage musical adaptation. Kamisama Kiss: The Musical will run from March 21-29, 2015 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.
Jan. 7, 2015 13:00
The battle song to the movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F releasing countrywide in Japan on April 18 has been confirmed.
Jan. 7, 2015 07:00
The adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan into a TV anime series was huge news when it was announced in November 2014.
Jan. 7, 2015 01:00
ACOS, a cosplay specialty shop with 10 locations throughout Japan, has confirmed the release of the Tomoeda Elementary School uniform (female winter uniform) and Sakura Kinomoto’s costume from the hugely popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura.
Jan. 6, 2015 13:00
The first promotional video for Ezaki Glico’s new product “Pocky (Demitasse)” that uses Kinnikuman as its image character has been released online.
Jan. 6, 2015 07:00
The official Evangelion site was renewed for the new year on Jan. 1. Many fans probably remember having their heart skip a beat when they saw on the site, in a familiar white font against black, the phrase “By the way, it’s 2015.”
Jan. 6, 2015 01:33
Winning the award for Best Anime in the music category, a category closely followed by anime fans, is the second soundtrack to chief director Shinichiro Watanabe’s TV anime Space Dandy, Space Dandy Original Soundtrack 2 Boobies Wonderland.
Jan. 5, 2015 10:00
The instant smash-hit anime short series Robot Girls Z, produced by Toei Animation, was aired on the Toei Channel from January to March of 2014. It has been announced that the continuation of this series will begin airing in the spring of 2015.
Jan. 4, 2015 22:00
Manga-based live-action films are becoming more and more a part of recent Japanese movies. There were many such releases in 2014, too, such as the Rurouni Kenshin series, Lupin III, Black Butler, and Blue Spring Ride, while in the first half of 2015 more than 10 manga are getting live-action adaptations.
Jan. 4, 2015 16:00
T.M.Revolution, a solo project by Takanori Nishikawa, has been widely active since his debut in 1996 and has become well known among anime and game fans through his theme songs.