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. 21, 2015 21:00

Cute Antoinette, Stylish Oscar - New ‘The Rose of Versailles’ Fashion Collection

Cute Antoinette, Stylish Oscar - New ‘The Rose of Versailles’ Fashion Collection

Marie Antoinette and Oscar: the two heroines of the manga The Rose of Versailles. Series author Riyoko Ikeda has announced one piece dresses that she supervised the creation of themed after these two characters.

Feb. 21, 2015 13:00

[JAEPO 2015] Square Enix’s New Game is ‘Dissidia Final Fantasy’ Arcade Edition! Video Unveiled at Stage Event (Video Included)

[JAEPO 2015] Square Enix’s New Game is ‘Dissidia Final Fantasy’ Arcade Edition! Video Unveiled at Stage Event (Video Included)

Square Enix announced at the Japan Amusement Expo 2015 its new arcade title Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Feb. 21, 2015 05:00

Popular Drama ‘All Esper Dayo!’ Gets Movie Adaptation! Revival of the Tag Team of Director Shion Sono and Shota Sometani

Popular Drama ‘All Esper Dayo!’ Gets Movie Adaptation! Revival of the Tag Team of Director Shion Sono and Shota Sometani

A highly popular sci-fi comedy that began broadcasting in April 2013 during TV Tokyo’s Drama 24 programming block, on which a great number of masterpiece drama have been broadcast, is getting a movie adaptation! All Esper Dayo! the Movie will be released Japanwide in September.

Feb. 20, 2015 21:00

‘Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet’ Theme Songs Go to Angela & Customi-Z

‘Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet’ Theme Songs Go to Angela & Customi-Z

The TV anime Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet will begin broadcasting during Animeism on MBS, TBS, and other networks this April. This time, information on the theme songs has been announced.

Feb. 20, 2015 13:54

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

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.

Feb. 20, 2015 13:00

Intense Dialogue Between Masako Nozawa & Ryusei Nakao, Risa Yoshiki to Join in Too! ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods’ SP Edition Release Event

Intense Dialogue Between Masako Nozawa & Ryusei Nakao, Risa Yoshiki to Join in Too! ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods’ SP Edition Release Event

Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F will be released in Japan on April 18. The film is a completely new story in the nationally popular anime series Dragon Ball. There are likely many fans who can’t wait for the spring release.

Feb. 20, 2015 05:00

‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ TV Series with Brand New Episodes to Air from April

‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ TV Series with Brand New Episodes to Air from April

Ghost in the Shell: Arise, the tetralogy released between 2013 and 2014, takes a fresh turn: A TV series titled Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture will start airing from April 5 on Tokyo MX. It will be broadcast on BS11 as well.

Feb. 19, 2015 21:00

From a Training Project to the Screen: ‘Little Witch Academia Maho Shikake Parade’ to Be Released Theatrically in 2015

From a Training Project to the Screen: ‘Little Witch Academia Maho Shikake Parade’ to Be Released Theatrically in 2015

Many unique theatrical anime are set to be released this year, and now another remarkably unique work has been announced. That work is Little Witch Academia Maho Shikake Parade directed by Yoh Yoshinari with animation production by Trigger.

Feb. 19, 2015 13:00

‘Shoku no Gunshi’ Gets TV Drama; Airing from April on Tokyo MX

‘Shoku no Gunshi’ Gets TV Drama; Airing from April on Tokyo MX

Shoku no Gunshi, which has been serializing since December 2009 in Weekly Manga Goraku (published by Nihon Bungeisha), is being adapted into a TV drama. It will start airing on Tokyo MX in April 2015.

Feb. 19, 2015 05:00

Anime Songs Meet Jazz! Videos of Big Band Lowland Jazz Playing Music from ‘Pokémon,’ ‘Doremi’ and More Now Available

Anime Songs Meet Jazz! Videos of Big Band Lowland Jazz Playing Music from ‘Pokémon,’ ‘Doremi’ and More Now Available

The big band Lowland Jazz is set to release their album Bigband for Anime Songs on March 4.

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