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.

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.

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Nov. 29, 2014 06:082

Spring 2015 Pretty Cure Movie to feature Song and Dance - Spring Carnival Coming to Theaters March 14

Spring 2015 *Pretty Cure* Movie to feature Song and Dance - *Spring Carnival* Coming to Theaters March 14

The anime series Pretty Cure is wildly popular among young female viewers. In addition to the TV anime series, the two movie releases throughout the year are considered huge events by fans and are continuing to stir great excitement.

Nov. 28, 2014 19:007

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 Me! Me! Me! Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 *Me! Me! Me!* Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video

Me! Me! Me!, the third piece of Dwango and Khara’s joint short project series, the Japan Anima(tor) Expo, was released on Nov. 21. This is the first music video in the series, and it features TeddyLoid’s music along the video.

Nov. 28, 2014 09:005

Durarara!!x2 Sho Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

*Durarara!!x2 Sho* Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

The broadcast date and time for the TV anime Durarara!!x2 has been confirmed. The broadcast will begin on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 on six channels including Tokyo MX.

Nov. 27, 2014 23:001

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size Yowamushi Pedal Character Cutouts

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size *Yowamushi Pedal* Character Cutouts

Producing popular anime titles from Big X to Lupin III, Detective Conan and Yowamushi Pedal, anime production studio TMS Entertainment reaches their 50th year of producing anime in 2014 and prepares to hold the event “TMS Entertainment, Our 50-Year Journey with Anime Exhibition.”

Nov. 27, 2014 13:002

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

Jim Lee gives a talk and live drawing demonstration in Akihabara!

Nov. 27, 2014 07:001

New Gunpla Series from Gundam: The Origin Includes Char’s Zaku and Guntank Mass Production Type

New Gunpla Series from *Gundam: The Origin* Includes Char’s Zaku and Guntank Mass Production Type

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, which depicts the world of Mobile Suit Gundam in a new form, is finally becoming an anime. An event screening schedule for the first part of the series, “The Blue-Eyed Casval,” has now been released.

Nov. 26, 2014 23:001

Expelled from Paradise Releases in North America in December, 15 Screens Confirmed in NY, LA, and Other Cities

*Expelled from Paradise* Releases in North America in December, 15 Screens Confirmed in NY, LA, and Other Cities

Expelled from Paradise, the smash hit that released in Japan on Nov. 15, is already making the jump abroad. Toei Animation, the production company behind the film, confirmed that the film will be released in North America on Dec. 20.

Nov. 26, 2014 17:304

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda   Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

MIAMI – Sebastian Masuda, a contemporary artist and the founder of Harajuku Kawaii culture, emblematized by his Harajuku shop, 6%DOKIDOKI, is pleased to announce the start of a long-term participatory art project “Time After Time Capsule.”

Nov. 26, 2014 13:003

Release Confirmed for Limited Sneakers that Show Collage of Famous Scenes from Manga Neon Genesis Evangelion

Release Confirmed for Limited Sneakers that Show Collage of Famous Scenes from Manga *Neon Genesis Evangelion*

Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is a manga that was serialized for 18 years. Now, it has been confirmed that, in celebration of the momentous occasion of the release of the manga’s final volume, Tokyo-based sneaker brand UBIQ will release a pair of collaboration sneakers.

Nov. 26, 2014 07:0011

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata January 2015 Broadcast Start Date Draws Closer, New Key Visual Releases

*Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata* January 2015 Broadcast Start Date Draws Closer, New Key Visual Releases

The broadcast to Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata will begin in January 2015 during Fuji TV’s anime programming block, Noitamina.

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