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.
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…
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, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!
Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!
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.
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 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.
The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.
The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.
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!
Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!
Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!
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 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.
Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.
We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.
A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.
We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.
An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.
Jan. 17, 2015 13:00
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.
Jan. 15, 2015 07:00
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.