‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

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!

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Jan. 8, 2015 01:00

‘Kamisama Kiss: The Musical’ Performances Begin in March - Visual of Ren Yagami as Tomoe Also Releases

‘Kamisama Kiss: The Musical’ Performances Begin in March - Visual of Ren Yagami as Tomoe Also Releases

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

Maximum the Hormone’s ‘F’ Chosen as Battle Song for ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Movie

Maximum the Hormone’s ‘F’ Chosen as Battle Song for ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Movie

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

A Look at TV Anime ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ - Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 on MBS/TBS Sundays at 17:00

A Look at TV Anime ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ - Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 on MBS/TBS Sundays at 17:00

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

Pre-Orders Begin on ACOS for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Battle Costume & School Uniform

Pre-Orders Begin on ACOS for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Battle Costume & School Uniform

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

Kinnikuman Wears a Suit in PV for New Glico Product

Kinnikuman Wears a Suit in PV for New Glico Product

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

Will the Angels Finally Invade?! 2015 is the Year of ‘Evangelion’

Will the Angels Finally Invade?! 2015 is the Year of ‘Evangelion’

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

‘Space Dandy’ Soundtrack 2 Ranks in iTunes Awards 2014 Anime Category

‘Space Dandy’ Soundtrack 2 Ranks in iTunes Awards 2014 Anime Category

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

‘Robot Girls Z Plus’ to Start in Spring 2015, Based Off Toei Manga Matsuri Feature Films

‘Robot Girls Z Plus’ to Start in Spring 2015, Based Off Toei Manga Matsuri Feature Films

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

Picking Manga-Based Movies for the First Half of 2015! ‘Maestro!,’ ‘Otoko no Issho,’ ‘Umimachi Diary’ & Other Notable Works

Picking Manga-Based Movies for the First Half of 2015! ‘Maestro!,’ ‘Otoko no Issho,’ ‘Umimachi Diary’ & Other Notable Works

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 Announces Release of First Original Full Album in Four Years

T.M.Revolution Announces Release of First Original Full Album in Four Years

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.

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