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. 12, 2014 13:0076

Relaunch of TV Anime Fairy Tail with Entirely New Character Designs to Begin in April

Relaunch of TV Anime Fairy Tail with Entirely New Character Designs to Begin in April

Hiro Mashima’s popular manga Fairy Tail, which is serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine is returning to TV once more.

Jan. 12, 2014 07:0023

Shooting of Rurouni Kenshin in 11 Prefectures Is Finally Finished. “This is the First Time I’ve Loved My Role,” Says Takeru Satoh

Shooting of Rurouni Kenshin in 11 Prefectures Is Finally Finished. “This is the First Time I’ve Loved My Role,” Says Takeru Satoh

The sequel of the 2012 hit movie Rurouni Kenshin will be released in two parts this summer. The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last of a Legend Arc will be released in theaters Japan-wide on Aug. 1 and Sept. 13, respectively.

Jan. 12, 2014 01:004

Music Video for Lead Song Off May’n’s Newest Album Releases!

Music Video for Lead Song Off May’n’s Newest Album Releases!

May’n, a songstress who has performed anime songs for countless works and with whom fans are fascinated due to her impressive vocal range, has delivered good news.

Jan. 11, 2014 13:0010

New Twist on Traditions in the Otaku Mecca Akihabara! Fully Illustrated “Ita-Ema” Will Bring You a Year of Happiness?!

New Twist on Traditions in the Otaku Mecca Akihabara! Fully Illustrated “Ita-Ema” Will Bring You a Year of Happiness?!

Today, I would like to talk about a Japanese New Year’s item called ema and the ita-ema unique to Akihabara.

Jan. 11, 2014 07:005

Beyond the Boundary Second Character Song and Soundtrack Release

Beyond the Boundary Second Character Song and Soundtrack Release

The single Beyond the Boundary Character Songs Vol. 2 and the soundtrack Beyond the Boundary Original Soundtrack: Beyond the Melodies from the Kyoto Animation TV anime Beyond the Boundary were released on Jan. 8.

Jan. 11, 2014 01:007

Anime Keroro to Begin Broadcasting in March on Animax

Anime Keroro to Begin Broadcasting in March on Animax

A new Sgt. Frog flash anime series has been announced. The anime is titled Keroro, and it will be broadcast on the anime specialty channel Animax.

Jan. 10, 2014 13:005

New Visual of Kotetsu and Barnaby for Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Releases

New Visual of Kotetsu and Barnaby for Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Releases

Superheroes with special abilities called “Next” who protect the peace while dressed in outfits adorned with sponsor logos––these are the kind of unusual heroes depicted in the anime Tiger & Bunny.

Jan. 10, 2014 07:0010

Kamigami no Asobi to Begin Broadcasting in Spring 2014, Cast Information and PV Also Revealed

Kamigami no Asobi to Begin Broadcasting in Spring 2014, Cast Information and PV Also Revealed

On Jan. 6, it was announced that the anime adaptation of Kamigami no Asobi will begin broadcasting this spring. Information on the broadcast times, staff, and cast has also been revealed.

Jan. 10, 2014 01:000

Madoka Magica and Gintama Take Top 2 Spots in Landslide Victory in 2013 Anime Film Survey By Anime Anime

Madoka Magica and Gintama Take Top 2 Spots in Landslide Victory in 2013 Anime Film Survey By Anime Anime

The editorial team at Anime Anime held a survey from the end of 2013 through the beginning of 2014 regarding Japanese anime films that released theatrically in 2013. The question they asked was “Which anime film released in 2013 was the most interesting and satisfying?”

Jan. 9, 2014 13:0011

Alodia's Tokyo Life #2: A Stylish Stroll Through Jiyugaoka

Alodia's Tokyo Life #2: A Stylish Stroll Through Jiyugaoka

Alodia, a popular cosplayer from the Philippines who has tremendous worldwide support, is now living in Tokyo and reporting on her daily life in a new column on Tokyo Otaku Mode called “Alodia’s Tokyo Life”! Here’s her second report!

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