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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May. 21, 2015 13:00

Take a Test Drive and Get Limited “Attack on Titan” Goods!

Take a Test Drive and Get Limited “Attack on Titan” Goods!

Attack on Titan collaborates once more with Subaru; your chance to get a 3D Maneuver Gear and a corps uniform

May. 21, 2015 05:00

Release Date Confirmed for Long-Awaited “Yowamushi Pedal” Movie!

Release Date Confirmed for Long-Awaited “Yowamushi Pedal” Movie!

Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie release date slated for Aug. 28; Yowamushi Pedal: Re:Road new edited version of season 2 also announced

May. 20, 2015 21:00

Screenshots Released from 2nd PV to “Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!” that Includes Swimsuit Scenes

Screenshots Released from 2nd PV to “Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!” that Includes Swimsuit Scenes

The TV anime Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! will begin broadcasting on July 24 (Fri.) on Tokyo MX and other networks. Screenshots have now been released from the second promotional video for the series.

May. 20, 2015 13:00

Key Visual and New Cast Revealed for “Junjou Romantica 3”; Broadcast Starts in July

Key Visual and New Cast Revealed for “Junjou Romantica 3”; Broadcast Starts in July

New information was revealed regarding Junjou Romantica 3, a new anime scheduled to start airing in July.

May. 20, 2015 05:00

“Fairy Tail” New Movie Project Commences; New OAD Confirmed

“Fairy Tail” New Movie Project Commences; New OAD Confirmed

A new movie project has begun for the popular anime Fairy Tail.

May. 20, 2015 00:23

Advance Ticket Bonuses for Naruto Movie Are Awesome Fans!

Advance Ticket Bonuses for Naruto Movie Are Awesome Fans!

Boruto: Naruto the Movie advance tickets go on sale June 27; bonus items are fans featuring artwork drawn by Masashi Kishimoto

May. 19, 2015 21:00

A World in Which You Can’t Live Without a Mask...

A World in Which You Can’t Live Without a Mask...

Kamikaze Douga “Cocolors” Teaser Video Released; Part 2 of the Gasoline Mask Project

May. 19, 2015 13:00

“Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru” TV Anime Broadcast Confirmed for Autumn 2015

“Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru” TV Anime Broadcast Confirmed for Autumn 2015

An anime adaptation for Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet) was announced in February of this year, and now it has been confirmed for broadcast this fall.

May. 19, 2015 05:00

Momoiro Clover Z Announces to Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in L.A. as Main Act!

Momoiro Clover Z Announces to Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in L.A. as Main Act!

It is announced that Momoiro Clover Z appears on ANIME EXPO 2015 at Los Angeles Convention Center on 2nd – 5th July 2015.

May. 18, 2015 21:00

Search for the Weak Point of the Angels Attacking Tokyo-3!

Search for the Weak Point of the Angels Attacking Tokyo-3!

A collaborative Evangelion/Real Escape Game event will open this summer in Shiodome.

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