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?!

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.

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Dec. 6, 2014 13:000

“My Melody, Have You Become a BE@RBRICK?” Introducing a Collaboration Between My Melody and BE@RBRICK

“My Melody, Have You Become a BE@RBRICK?” Introducing a Collaboration Between My Melody and BE@RBRICK

“My Melody, have you become a BE@RBRICK?” A collaboration between My Melody and BE@RBRICK called “BE@RBRICK My Melody” has gone on sale.

Dec. 6, 2014 07:002

Comic Market 87 Catalog Front Cover Illustrated by Amagi Brilliant Park’s Yuka Nakajima

*Comic Market 87 Catalog* Front Cover Illustrated by *Amagi Brilliant Park*’s Yuka Nakajima

Japan’s largest doujinshi event, Comic Market 87, will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from Dec. 28-30. Coming before this on Dec. 6, the catalog for Comic Market 87 will go on sale at specialty shops throughout Japan.

Dec. 6, 2014 01:002

Isuca to Broadcast from Jan. 23, Fans Can Check Out Episode 1 in Advance at Screening Event

*Isuca* to Broadcast from Jan. 23, Fans Can Check Out Episode 1 in Advance at Screening Event

The broadcast start date for the TV anime Isuca has been confirmed to be Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Dec. 5, 2014 13:0055

“Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus” GIVE AWAY! Dive Headfirst into the World of Underwater Knee High Socks!

“Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus” GIVE AWAY! Dive Headfirst into the World of Underwater Knee High Socks!

With its ever increasing popularity, even on Tokyo Girls’ Update, the Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus exhibition celebrated its launch on October 24th at PATER’S Shop and Gallery in Harajuku and we couldn’t help but attend! Tokyo Rad Girl Saaya took a step into the gallery.

Dec. 5, 2014 07:007

Director Goro Taniguchi’s Maria the Virgin Witch to Begin Broadcasting Jan. 11, ZAQ and True in Charge of Theme Songs

Director Goro Taniguchi’s *Maria the Virgin Witch* to Begin Broadcasting Jan. 11, ZAQ and True in Charge of Theme Songs

Information on the broadcast of Maria the Virgin Witch as well as the theme song artists and the title of the theme songs were announced at an advance screening event for the first episode held on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Dec. 5, 2014 01:0030

Hello Kitty Cafe × Monogatari Series, Three Characters Dress in Special Costumes

Hello Kitty Cafe × *Monogatari* Series, Three Characters Dress in Special Costumes

It has been confirmed that a collaboration cafe between Hello Kitty Cafe and the Monogatari series will be held for a limited time in Shibuya Parco. The cafe will open on Friday, Dec. 5.

Dec. 4, 2014 07:008

Psycho-Pass Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

*Psycho-Pass* Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

Anifone, a character application for smartphones that has been bathed in attention, has confirmed that free distribution will begin in December for Psycho-Pass Fone. Advance registration has begun ahead of the start of distribution.

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.

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