Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

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.

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Jan. 28, 2015 13:00

COSCOS, a New Line of Cosmetics Specially Designed for Cosplayers

COSCOS, a New Line of Cosmetics Specially Designed for Cosplayers

On Jan. 23, Liberta, a company that specializes in original beauty products, imported watches, and other goods, announced COSCOS, their new line of cosmetics designed especially for cosplayers.

Jan. 28, 2015 07:00

KyoAni’s Newest Series ‘Hibike! Euphonium’ Main Cast Announced, New PV Available

KyoAni’s Newest Series ‘Hibike! Euphonium’ Main Cast Announced, New PV Available

The main cast has been announced and a PV released for Hibike! Euphonium which will begin broadcasting in April. Already, excitement is building for the broadcast.

Jan. 28, 2015 01:00

TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed for Manga from Smartphone App Comico - ‘Narudoma’ Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015

TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed for Manga from Smartphone App Comico - ‘Narudoma’ Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015

Original manga born on smartphones are gathering great attention. Many smartphone apps on which original manga are serialized are being released, and the medium is becoming hugely popular for number of downloads as well.

Jan. 28, 2015 00:13

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

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.

Jan. 27, 2015 13:00

Joint Effort Between Shirogumi & Nippon Animation - ‘Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Anime Adaptation Slated for July 2015

Joint Effort Between Shirogumi & Nippon Animation - ‘Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Anime Adaptation Slated for July 2015

An original, full-length animated film to be released this summer has been revealed. The story of Sinbad, a worldwide well-known figure from Arabian Nights, is becoming an anime by Nippon Animation and Shirogumi.

Jan. 27, 2015 07:00

Rajang Windbreaker Among Lineup of New ‘Monster Hunter’ Goods

Rajang Windbreaker Among Lineup of New ‘Monster Hunter’ Goods

Capcom Inc. has announced a number of new Monster Hunter goods, including a Rajang windbreaker, that went on sale on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. See the full lineup below.

Jan. 27, 2015 01:00

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

Y!mobile’s super cute heart-shaped cell phone, model Heart 401AB, and the anime Sailor Moon have teamed up for a collaboration! As a result, the incredibly adorable “Heart x Sailor Moon Collaboration Set (Cell Phone + Decoration Kit)” was created.

Jan. 26, 2015 13:00

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

New cast character visuals have been revealed for the stage play Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner to be performed in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka beginning in March.

Jan. 26, 2015 07:00

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai gained popularity with its 2011 TV series and became a huge hit with the release of a theatrical movie on Aug. 31, 2013. It is a masterpiece that tugs at the heartstrings of viewers and has left its mark on the history of anime.

Jan. 26, 2015 06:29

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Nexon, developer of the popular game MapleStory, has released an Attack on Titan x MapleStory collaboration game!

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