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.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Nov. 25, 2014 13:008

“I’m the Only One You Should Chew” Tooth Heroine Falls for 5 Gum-Turned-Handsome Men as Mysterious Project Begins

“I’m the Only One You Should Chew” Tooth Heroine Falls for 5 Gum-Turned-Handsome Men as Mysterious Project Begins

Lotte’s gum website, Crazy Gum Broadcasting Station, announced that it would begin the Gum Boyfriend Ballots featuring five “lovers for your mouth” who are handsome anthropomorphized versions of Lotte’s gum brands Black Black Gum, Xylitol, Acuo, Green Gum and Fit’s on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Nov. 25, 2014 07:001

Yui Ishikawa, Voice of Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Performs as Guest at Lucca Comics & Games 2014

Yui Ishikawa, Voice of Mikasa Ackerman in *Attack on Titan*, Performs as Guest at Lucca Comics & Games 2014

Yui Ishikawa, who is known for her role as Mikasa Ackerman in the hugely popular anime Attack on Titan, has drawn big reactions after having performed as a guest at the event Lucca Comics & Games held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Lucca, Italy.

Nov. 24, 2014 23:004

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

It has been confirmed that a compilation of the popular TV anime adaptation of Knights of Sidonia will release in theaters. The release date is March 6, 2015.

Nov. 24, 2014 13:002

Five Street Fighter II iPhone 6 Cases to Release in Mid-December

Five *Street Fighter II* iPhone 6 Cases to Release in Mid-December

Pre-orders have begun in Japan on Capcom’s official shopping site, e-Capcom, for iPhone cases that have fun designs that incorporate a clear case design and the iPhone 6 logo!

Nov. 24, 2014 07:004

Naruto Super Sounds to Release on Nov. 26, Special Event Also Planned in Shibuya

*Naruto Super Sounds* to Release on Nov. 26, Special Event Also Planned in Shibuya

Naruto finally reached its finale in Issue 50 of Weekly Shonen Jump released on Nov. 10.

Nov. 23, 2014 23:000

Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise Opens on Nov. 22, Rental Showcase Makes a Comeback

Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise Opens on Nov. 22, Rental Showcase Makes a Comeback

Figure maker Volks will celebrate the grand opening of Akihabara’s largest comprehensive hobby building, Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise, on Nov. 22.

Nov. 23, 2014 09:0041

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

It has been confirmed that the second season of the TV anime Attack on Titan is in the works for 2016.

Nov. 23, 2014 07:0011

Movie Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F: April 18, 2015 Release Date Confirmed Along with Reappearance of Frieza

Movie *Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F*: April 18, 2015 Release Date Confirmed Along with Reappearance of Frieza

The release date of the newest Dragon Ball Z film that was previously reported to be released during Golden Week 2015 has been confirmed along with the film’s official title. The movie’s title is Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F and it will release on April 18, 2015.

Nov. 22, 2014 23:001

IA / Kagerou Project Event in Kinokuniya Bookstores! Concert Video Encore Screening & Limited Goods Planned

IA / *Kagerou Project* Event in Kinokuniya Bookstores! Concert Video Encore Screening & Limited Goods Planned

An encore screening of a concert video of the popular IA featured at the after party to New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC), held in New York in October, will be held at Kinokuniya bookstores in the U.S. in December.

Nov. 22, 2014 13:000

Kenji Kamiyama Collaboration Accessories Round 2 - A Thoughtful Design of Two Skulls Facing Each Other

Kenji Kamiyama Collaboration Accessories Round 2 - A Thoughtful Design of Two Skulls Facing Each Other

The “Kenji Kamiyama Wizard Skull Collection,” the second round of collaboration accessories with director Kenji Kamiyama who is known for such hits as Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. and Eden of the East, will be built to order for a limited time from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 15, 2015. Differing from the last round of accessories that had an angel fossil motif, this round features a stimulating design arranged with skulls.

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