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.

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.

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Jan. 17, 2015 13:00

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

An anime adaptation has been confirmed for Sore ga Seiyu!, a tag team effort between an active voice actress and a popular manga artist. The broadcast will begin this summer.

Jan. 17, 2015 07:00

‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Long-Awaited Plushie Mascots Go on Sale! New Items Appear One After Another, Even One with a ‘Honeycomb Midosuji Shonen’ Design

‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Long-Awaited Plushie Mascots Go on Sale! New Items Appear One After Another, Even One with a ‘Honeycomb Midosuji Shonen’ Design

In the road race anime Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road the interhigh is half over and the fight is getting more and more intense in the mountains of Hakone. Various collaborations are currently underway and tons of items are being released, among them the long-awaited “Keychain Plushies”!

Jan. 17, 2015 01:00

Cute ‘Bonobono’ Keyboard Customization! Bring a Sense of Calm to Your PC

Cute ‘Bonobono’ Keyboard Customization! Bring a Sense of Calm to Your PC

Staring at a cold computer screen banging the keyboard with a “kata kata kata” all day long… Now a product is here to give a bit of relief from this daily grind. That product is super-cute Bonobono keyboard stickers.

Jan. 16, 2015 13:00

Madhouse to Produce ‘My Love Story!!’, Cast Includes Takuya Eguchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki & Megumi Han

Madhouse to Produce ‘My Love Story!!’, Cast Includes Takuya Eguchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki & Megumi Han

My Love Story!!––a shoujo manga with a main character who is 2 meters tall, 120 kilograms, and has a rough, stern face––is getting a TV anime adaptation. The confirmation of the anime came in November 2014, and now at last the staff and cast on this attention-grabbing series have been revealed.

Jan. 16, 2015 07:00

‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid’ to Start in April 2015, Characters Continue to Appear on the Growing Official Site

‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid’ to Start in April 2015, Characters Continue to Appear on the Growing Official Site

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, the newest sequel to the popular anime series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was announced in August 2014. As the series has many enthusiastic fans, the news was greeted with great applause.

Jan. 16, 2015 01:00

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel the Movie’ Specialty Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shinjuku

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel the Movie’ Specialty Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shinjuku

The movie Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC will release on Jan. 31 at Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters across Japan. Along with this release, various events are set to begin in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Jan. 16, 2015 00:38

Thailand’s Biggest Japanese Festival, Japan Expo in Thailand 2015, Is Coming to Bangkok

Thailand’s Biggest Japanese Festival, Japan Expo in Thailand 2015, Is Coming to Bangkok

Japan Expo in Thailand 2015 is coming to Bangkok, Thailand from Feb. 6-8 with Jeducation, a company that supports students in Thailand in studying abroad in Japan, as the main sponsor.

Jan. 15, 2015 13:00

Evangelion Unit-13 Plastic Model to Release in May 2015

Evangelion Unit-13 Plastic Model to Release in May 2015

Model and figure maker Kotobukiya will release in May 2015 the plastic model “Eva Unit-13 Pseudo-Evolution No. 3+ Phase (Estimated).” This Eva appeared in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, and grabbed the spotlight.

Jan. 15, 2015 09:39

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

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.

Jan. 15, 2015 07:00

‘Psycho-Pass: The Movie’ New PV Available - A Highlight-Filled 2 Minutes and a Look at Shinya Kogami at Last

‘Psycho-Pass: The Movie’ New PV Available - A Highlight-Filled 2 Minutes and a Look at Shinya Kogami at Last

The long-awaited Psycho-Pass: The Movie finally released nationwide in Japan on Jan. 9. The movie is an entirely new entry in the series, which began as a TV anime in 2012 and returned for its second season in fall 2014.

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