Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘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 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.

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Jan. 25, 2015 09:38

Knit Tops & Cardigans for Everyday Wear Too?! ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Collaborates with Casual Apparel Brand Tralala

Knit Tops & Cardigans for Everyday Wear Too?! ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Collaborates with Casual Apparel Brand Tralala

Sailor Moon Crystal is currently available on Niconico Douga. Up until now, various apparel items based on the series have been developed, and now a collaboration has been confirmed with Tralala, a brand that offers cute French casual apparel for adults.

Jan. 24, 2015 01:00

Sushi Ninja Toilet - Distributing CG Anime From a Toilet in Harajuku!

Sushi Ninja Toilet - Distributing CG Anime From a Toilet in Harajuku!

There have been talks recently about the necessity of overseas distribution of Japanese anime, manga, and characters. Under such circumstances, an original Internet anime is being promoted from the walls of a toilet in Harajuku.

Jan. 23, 2015 13:00

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Work, ‘Sarusuberi ~Miss Hokusai~,’ to Be Released Countrywide in May, Anne Watanabe Takes on Voice Work as Main Character

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Work, ‘Sarusuberi ~Miss Hokusai~,’ to Be Released Countrywide in May, Anne Watanabe Takes on Voice Work as Main Character

The official title of Keiichi Hara’s long-awaited new feature-length film has been confirmed, and the release month revealed.

Jan. 23, 2015 07:00

Warship Boys Instead of Girls? Newest Video of ‘Kaiji no Yu’ Ikemen Bath Salts Hit Shelves

Warship Boys Instead of Girls? Newest Video of ‘Kaiji no Yu’ Ikemen Bath Salts Hit Shelves

The second promotion video of Kaiji no Yu, a bathing salt themed on escort vessels of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force was released on Jan. 19.

Jan. 22, 2015 13:00

‘Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork’ Opens in Ginza on Feb. 7

‘Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork’ Opens in Ginza on Feb. 7

“Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork” will open in Cheepa’s Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Jan. 22, 2015 07:00

‘Sailor Moon’ Musical Rocks Shanghai! First Overseas Performance is a Smashing Success!

‘Sailor Moon’ Musical Rocks Shanghai! First Overseas Performance is a Smashing Success!

On Jan. 16, the Sailor Moon Musical, Petite Étrangère, opened at the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) Theatre in Shanghai, China.

Jan. 22, 2015 01:00

TV Anime ‘6HP’ by Takashi Murakami to Broadcast in 2016, Announcement in Newest Issue of ‘Bijutsu Techo’

TV Anime ‘6HP’ by Takashi Murakami to Broadcast in 2016, Announcement in Newest Issue of ‘Bijutsu Techo’

An extraordinarily unique TV anime will broadcast in 2016. The anime project 6HP Six Hearts Princess has been progressing for some time between Takashi Murakami, an artist known worldwide, and company Kaikai Kiki which is managing the project.

Jan. 21, 2015 12:00

Special Site Opens for ‘Hikaru Skirt,’ a Wearable Device that Illuminates the Absolute Zone

Special Site Opens for ‘Hikaru Skirt,’ a Wearable Device that Illuminates the Absolute Zone

A site dedicated to Hikaru Skirt, a wearable device born to light up the zettai ryoiki (absolute zone), has opened.

Jan. 21, 2015 07:00

A Contract Has Been Made with Sapporo Snow Festival! ‘Madoka Magica’ Kyubey Ice Sculpture and a Collaboration Between Hatsune Miku and Homura

A Contract Has Been Made with Sapporo Snow Festival! ‘Madoka Magica’ Kyubey Ice Sculpture and a Collaboration Between Hatsune Miku and Homura

The 66th Sapporo Snow Festival will begin in Sapporo, Hokkaido on Feb. 5. It will last seven days, until Feb. 11. Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion is collaborating with this traditional event. It has been confirmed that an ice sculpture of the character Kyubey will be created at the event.

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