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.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

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.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Feb. 21, 2015 13:004

[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 05:000

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 21:003

‘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 13:541

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 13:001

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 05:002

‘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 21:003

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 13:001

‘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 05:0022

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.

Feb. 18, 2015 21:008

Ai Kayano, Maaya Uchida, Taishi Murata, Yusuke Kobayashi Join Cast of ‘Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma’

Ai Kayano, Maaya Uchida, Taishi Murata, Yusuke Kobayashi Join Cast of ‘Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma’

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) and a TV anime is coming in April. Information on the anime continues to be dished out, which includes this time the key visual, broadcast channels, and additional cast members.

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