Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Jan. 3, 2014 07:007

New Information Releases on Sailor Moon Tribute Album Featuring Specially Drawn Jacket By Naoko Takeuchi

New Information Releases on Sailor Moon Tribute Album Featuring Specially Drawn Jacket By Naoko Takeuchi

Projects to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, to which work on a new anime has begun, are taking place one after the other. One such project is a tribute album looking back at the appeal of the series through music.

Jan. 3, 2014 01:000

MangaPolo: The Current No. 1 Hit Fantasy Work! Video Introduction to Chapter 1 of the Manga The Seven Deadly Sins!

MangaPolo: The Current No. 1 Hit Fantasy Work! Video Introduction to Chapter 1 of the Manga The Seven Deadly Sins!

MangaPolo, much like the global explorer Marco Polo, is on a mission to go to the "land of manga" to share it's beauty with the Internet users of the world. Through its YouTube channel, MangaPolo distributes various videos related to manga.

Jan. 2, 2014 13:002

Yowamushi Pedal iPhone 5/5s Deza Jacket to Release in February 2014

Yowamushi Pedal iPhone 5/5s Deza Jacket to Release in February 2014

A Deza Jacket designed for the iPhone 5 and 5s themed after the popular anime Yowamushi Pedal, the TV broadcast to which is currently ongoing, has been announced.

Jan. 2, 2014 07:009

Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova Episodes 1-3 Recap

Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova Episodes 1-3 Recap

Are the Fleet of Fog really humanity’s enemies? What is a Mental Model? A group of young friends put their lives on the line and fight back!

Jan. 2, 2014 04:3044

Comic Market 85 Photo Report - Cute & Sexy Edition

Comic Market 85 Photo Report - Cute & Sexy Edition

Enjoy over 60 photos of cute and sexy cosplayers from Comiket!

Jan. 1, 2014 13:003

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Official Site Opens, Videos Introducing Main Characters from P3 and P4 Releases

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Official Site Opens, Videos Introducing Main Characters from P3 and P4 Releases

On Dec. 20, Atlus opened the official site to its forthcoming Nintendo 3DS game Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth to be released in Japan on June 5, 2014.

Jan. 1, 2014 07:004

Lady Gaga Hello Kitty Sells for Nearly ¥2.26 Million

Lady Gaga Hello Kitty Sells for Nearly ¥2.26 Million

The charity auction held on Yahoo Auctions beginning on Dec. 17 for a special Lady Gaga inspired version of Hello Kitty came to a close on Dec. 23. The winning bid out of the 314 total bids was ¥2,259,522.

Jan. 1, 2014 03:2325

Comic Market 85 Photo Report - Cool Edition

Comic Market 85 Photo Report - Cool Edition

A look back at Comiket! Enjoy this photo report of cool cosplay!

Dec. 31, 2013 07:001

New Trading Card Game Level Neo to Include The Garden of Sinners and Other Popular Anime

New Trading Card Game Level Neo to Include The Garden of Sinners and Other Popular Anime

A new trading card game (TCG) will be released in spring 2014.

Dec. 31, 2013 03:00132

Lawson Stores Themed After Attack on Titan Open! Campaign Goods Also Go on Sale!

Lawson Stores Themed After Attack on Titan Open! Campaign Goods Also Go on Sale!

Lawson, a popular convenience store chain that has expanded abroad from Japan, has decked out several stores in original decorations that recreate the world of Attack on Titan.

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