Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

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!

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Feb. 27, 2015 13:00

Lovers of Hello-Kitty and All Things ‘Kawaii’ Assemble! Hello Kitty-themed Cakes will be Released for Hina Matsuri in March!

Lovers of Hello-Kitty and All Things ‘Kawaii’ Assemble! Hello Kitty-themed Cakes will be Released for Hina Matsuri in March!

‘Patisserie Moncher’, which is famous for its Dojima Roll, is set to release some special limited edition cakes perfect for the Hina Matsuri (Japanese Doll Festival)!

Feb. 27, 2015 05:00

Pop and Conquer Them! 100,000 Slimes Appear on Massive Bubble Wrap in Shinjuku Station

Pop and Conquer Them! 100,000 Slimes Appear on Massive Bubble Wrap in Shinjuku Station

To promote the release of the new game Dragon Quest Heroes: Yamiryuu to Sekaiju no Shiro, for a 1-week period between Feb. 23 and March 1, a poster with the theme “Battle to Defeat the 100,000 Slimes in Shinjuku” was unveiled within Shinjuku Station of the Tokyo metro.

Feb. 27, 2015 02:00

Don’t Miss This New Alpacasso Series!!

Don’t Miss This New Alpacasso Series!!

A new sherbert-colored line has been announced for the best-selling Alpacasso series. Those who haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?!

Feb. 26, 2015 21:00

An Art Book of That Good-Looking Character is Coming Out!!

An Art Book of That Good-Looking Character is Coming Out!!

Kaworu Nagisa Photo Book set to release April 10; enjoy 64 full-color pages of the cool guy

Feb. 26, 2015 13:00

Bones Producing Popular Series from ‘Monthly LaLa - ‘Akagami no Shirayukihime’ Anime Adaptation to Broadcast in Summer 2015

Bones Producing Popular Series from ‘Monthly LaLa - ‘Akagami no Shirayukihime’ Anime Adaptation to Broadcast in Summer 2015

The popular manga Akagami no Shirayukihime from Hakusensha’s Monthly LaLa is getting a TV anime.

Feb. 26, 2015 05:00

Popular Doujin Work from Comiket Will Be Adapted into a Musical Called ‘Aoharu Tetsudo’

Popular Doujin Work from Comiket Will Be Adapted into a Musical Called ‘Aoharu Tetsudo’

Serialized in webcomic magazine ComicWalker, Aoharu Tetsudo, a manga that turns train lines into humans, will be adapted into a musical.

Feb. 26, 2015 03:36

Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

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.

Feb. 26, 2015 02:12

There’s No Denying It: Pote Usa Loppy Are Too Cute!

There’s No Denying It: Pote Usa Loppy Are Too Cute!

Check out these new characters in the Pote Usa Loppy series!

Feb. 25, 2015 21:00

Become the Pilot of Tsugumori?!

Become the Pilot of Tsugumori?!

“Tsugumori Takeoff VR Experience” comes to Sidonia Base in Shinjuku; gets drastic power up thanks to Oculus Rift

Feb. 25, 2015 13:00

‘Persona 4: Dancing All Night’ Official Site Gets Update, Shows Video of Rise Dancing to Opening Theme

‘Persona 4: Dancing All Night’ Official Site Gets Update, Shows Video of Rise Dancing to Opening Theme

On Feb. 23, Atlus updated the official site to its PlayStation Vita game Persona 4: Dancing All Night which will be released in Japan on June 25.

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