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.

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...

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Dec. 29, 2014 01:00

Shop Themed After ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ to Open - Character Pop-up Stores to Come to Tokyo, Osaka & Hiroshima

Shop Themed After ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ to Open - Character Pop-up Stores to Come to Tokyo, Osaka & Hiroshima

Character pop-up stores based on the TV anime The Seven Deadly Sins that has picked up popularity since its broadcast began in April are coming to three cities in Japan. The stores will open for a limited time in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hiroshima in February 2015.

Dec. 28, 2014 13:00

‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven’ First PV Releases, Shows Jotaro Kujo, Joseph Joestar & Stroheim on a Tag Team Rampage

‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven’ First PV Releases, Shows Jotaro Kujo, Joseph Joestar & Stroheim on a Tag Team Rampage

Today (Dec. 22, 2014), Bandai Namco Games released the first PV for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4).

Dec. 28, 2014 07:00

Lacto-Fermented Beverage with Cute Snow Miku Design Releases in Family Mart Locations Countrywide

Lacto-Fermented Beverage with Cute Snow Miku Design Releases in Family Mart Locations Countrywide

Sales began of the drink “Lactic-Acid Bacilli Infused Snow Miku Drink: Snow Miku 2015 Label 500ml PET” designed after Snow Miku, a character who supports the Hokkaido Snow Festival, in 11,100 Family Mart stores across Japan on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Dec. 28, 2014 01:00

Tokyo One Piece Tower to Open March 13, 2015, Advance Ticket Sales Begin on Jan. 2

Tokyo One Piece Tower to Open March 13, 2015, Advance Ticket Sales Begin on Jan. 2

The opening day of Tokyo One Piece Tower, a theme park where visitors can experience the world of One Piece, has finally been confirmed. The theme park will open inside Tokyo Tower Foot Town on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Dec. 27, 2014 13:00

‘Tamako Market’ Blu-ray Box to Release March 18, 2015, Newly Recorded SP Drama CD and Storyboard Collection to Be Included

‘Tamako Market’ Blu-ray Box to Release March 18, 2015, Newly Recorded SP Drama CD and Storyboard Collection to Be Included

A Blu-ray box set has been confirmed for Tamako Market, an anime that was broadcast beginning in January 2013. The set will release on March 18, 2015.

Dec. 27, 2014 07:00

The Rose of Versailles Prepares Isetan Shinjuku for the New Year

The Rose of Versailles Prepares Isetan Shinjuku for the New Year

Isetan Shinjuku introduces the manga “The Rose of Versailles” and Hanafuda (Japanese playing cards) for its campaign kicking off the New Year.

Dec. 27, 2014 04:31

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

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!

Dec. 27, 2014 01:00

“One Piece” to Turn into a Kabuki Play Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

“One Piece” to Turn into a Kabuki Play Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

One Piece, a popular manga series with fans from around the world, will be combined with kabuki, Japan’s traditional performance loved by many, to create a new cultural revolution.

Dec. 26, 2014 13:00

Official Website for “Naruto Exhibition” Opens, Masashi Kisihimoto Draws for the Site

Official Website for “Naruto Exhibition” Opens, Masashi Kisihimoto Draws for the Site

“Naruto Exhibition - Masashi Kishimoto - Celebration of the Completion of Serialization” will open on April 25, 2015 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills. An official website for the event is now open, and includes comments from Masashi Kishimoto, the artist of the manga and exhibition.

Dec. 26, 2014 07:00

Anime “Shokugeki no Soma” Broadcast to Begin in April 2015, New Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Yuki Ono, Saori Onishi & Takahiro Sakurai

Anime “Shokugeki no Soma” Broadcast to Begin in April 2015, New Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Yuki Ono, Saori Onishi & Takahiro Sakurai

An anime adaptation of the popular Shokugeki no Soma currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump was announced in November, drawing huge attention in the process.

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