An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

PlayStation Vita *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd* Launch Project Commences

Dance to the opening theme “Decorator” in sync with the in-game action! "Dance with PS Vita" video encourages players to dance along with Hatsune Miku!

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Dec. 31, 2013 01:002

Godzilla 60th Anniversary Portal Site Opens

Godzilla 60th Anniversary Portal Site Opens

The special effects movie series Godzilla will be turning 60 in 2014. With the forthcoming release of a new Hollywood Godzilla movie as well as a digital remaster of the original planned to screen in theaters, the world will be swept up in a Godzilla whirlwind once again.

Dec. 30, 2013 19:0015

Joint Festival Doll and Figure Event Captivates Attendees

Joint Festival Doll and Figure Event Captivates Attendees

The doll and figure event Joint Festival was held on Dec. 22 at Tokyo Big Sight.

Dec. 30, 2013 12:004

In-Depth Report on Kyoto Animation and Animation Do Event KyoAni & Do CTFK 2013 - Stage Shows

In-Depth Report on Kyoto Animation and Animation Do Event KyoAni & Do CTFK 2013 - Stage Shows

In this article, we deliver a report on the stage shows of two anime, Beyond the Boundary and Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions (2nd Season), which were held at a different venue during the recent joint event between Kyoto Animation and Animation Do, KyoAni & Do CTFK 2013.

Dec. 30, 2013 07:003

Teaser Trailer for The Next Generation: Patlabor Releases

Teaser Trailer for The Next Generation: Patlabor Releases

The first chapter of the movie series The Next Generation: Patlabor to be released on April 5, 2014 is making huge headlines.

Dec. 30, 2013 06:034

Comic Market 85 Begins!

Comic Market 85 Begins!

On Dec. 29, the three-day doujinshi event Comic Market kicked off.

Dec. 30, 2013 01:002

MangaPolo: No Balls?! Video Introduction to the Story of Part 1-2 of the Son Goku Training Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo: No Balls?! Video Introduction to the Story of Part 1-2 of the Son Goku Training Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo, much like the global explorer Marco Polo, is on a mission to go to the "land of manga" to share it's beauty with the Internet users of the world. Through its YouTube channel, MangaPolo distributes various videos related to manga.

Dec. 29, 2013 13:0024

Jump Festa 2014 - An Array of Jump Manga Content!

Jump Festa 2014 - An Array of Jump Manga Content!

One Piece! Naruto! Dragon Ball! A hall filled with content centered around four Jump magazines!

Dec. 29, 2013 13:0011

Death Note to Become Musical to Release in Japan and South Korea

Death Note to Become Musical to Release in Japan and South Korea

What will they do for Ryuk?

Dec. 29, 2013 09:1724

3D CG Anime Dimension Firewall Cheese Neapolitan

3D CG Anime Dimension Firewall Cheese Neapolitan

A full 3D CG short anime by GMO and Studio Khara.

Dec. 29, 2013 07:008

Interview with Touhou Project Founder and Creator, ZUN - Part 3

Interview with Touhou Project Founder and Creator, ZUN - Part 3

As a conclusion to our week-long Touhou Project article series, we bring you the final part of our interview with ZUN, the father of the series.

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