Nyan Nyan Hanten from *Macross Frontier* Comes to Tokyo! “Cafe & Bar Characro Feat. Macross Frontier” Opens!

A concept cafe themed after the popular anime Macross Frontier has opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The pleasant restaurant overflows with everything Macross Frontier, from the decorations to the menu items!

WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

It was a varied event will new garage kits on display, cosplay photo shoots, performances, and more!

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

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Apr. 27, 2014 07:535

Blue Exorcist Stage Play to Focus on “Awakening the Blue Flame Arc” and “Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc,” Performances to Begin in June

*Blue Exorcist* Stage Play to Focus on “Awakening the Blue Flame Arc” and “Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc,” Performances to Begin in June

Blue Exorcist, a popular manga by Kazue Kato that is currently serialized in the monthly manga magazine Jump Square (Shueisha), is becoming a stage play this year.

Apr. 27, 2014 01:0041

Hatsune Miku to Perform on Lady Gaga’s World Tour, 16 Stops in US Planned

Hatsune Miku to Perform on Lady Gaga’s World Tour, 16 Stops in US Planned

On April 17, it was officially announced that virtual singer Hatsune Miku created by Crypton Future Media will perform during American singer/songwriter Lady Gaga’s upcoming world concert tour.

Apr. 26, 2014 23:462

Mami Appears Before Your Eyes! Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel Virtual Handshake a Big Success

Mami Appears Before Your Eyes! *Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel* Virtual Handshake a Big Success

It’s been over 30 years since Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel first aired, and numerous plans have been made to commemorate the milestone.

Apr. 26, 2014 13:0018

From Madoka Magica Comes Radiant Soul Gems and Dark Orbs

From *Madoka Magica* Comes Radiant Soul Gems and Dark Orbs

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a work that has gained popularity for its unique world. That world is also decorated with many unique items.

Apr. 26, 2014 07:003

Mr. Hublot and 21 Other Works to Screen in CG Animation Category of Short Shorts Film Festival 2014

*Mr. Hublot* and 21 Other Works to Screen in CG Animation Category of Short Shorts Film Festival 2014

The season for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & Asia) has come once again this year.

Apr. 26, 2014 01:001

Haikyū!! and Tower Records Collaborate on Five Special Projects Including Store Opening Announcements to Be Done by Hinata and Kageyama

*Haikyū!!* and Tower Records Collaborate on Five Special Projects Including Store Opening Announcements to Be Done by Hinata and Kageyama

Tower Record’s special anime project “No Anime, No Life” is collaborating with Haikyū!! From April 28 to May 26, five different "Tower Anime Haikyū!!” special collaborative projects are set to take place.

Apr. 25, 2014 13:005

Six of Japan’s Greatest Idol Groups to Perform at Kawaii Pop Fes in Hong Kong!

Six of Japan’s Greatest Idol Groups to Perform at Kawaii Pop Fes in Hong Kong!

The event “Zepp Live Presents Kawaii Pop Fes by @JAM” will be held on June 28 and 29 at Music Zone, KITEC, Hong Kong.

Apr. 25, 2014 07:009

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

How does one enjoy dolls? Let’s take a close look at the worldwide popular doll series Pullip!

Apr. 25, 2014 01:002

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. Continuing from Part 2, we will introduce the collaborative Next A-Class commercial created by Mercedes-Benz, Production I.G, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Apr. 24, 2014 14:006

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

*Magic Knight Rayearth* Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

Magic Knight Rayearth (original author: Clamp) is a series that was serialized in Kodansha’s shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi in the 1990s, and it was even adapted into an anime.

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