The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

Check out XX photos of cool figures and cosplay from Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] held on July 27!

Nyan Nyan Hanten from *Macross Frontier* Comes to Tokyo! “Cafe & Bar Characro Feat. Macross Frontier” Opens!

A concept cafe themed after the popular anime Macross Frontier has opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The pleasant restaurant overflows with everything Macross Frontier, from the decorations to the menu items!

WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

It was a varied event will new garage kits on display, cosplay photo shoots, performances, and more!

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

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Apr. 13, 2014 13:005

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

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!

Apr. 13, 2014 09:002

Haikyū!! Humongous Advertisement Illustrations Release in Six Cities, PV Also Releases

*Haikyū!!* Humongous Advertisement Illustrations Release in Six Cities, PV Also Releases

The Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) volleyball manga Haikyū!! has become an anime that is broadcasting during the spring season.

Apr. 13, 2014 01:006

Cover Album of Songs by Overseas Music Divas Sung by Hatsune Miku to Release

Cover Album of Songs by Overseas Music Divas Sung by Hatsune Miku to Release

The release of a mini album of house covers of slightly nostalgic hits from the 2000s by Jennifer Lopez, Melanie C., and other overseas divas sung by Vocaloid Hatsune Miku has been announced.

Apr. 12, 2014 19:001

Space Brothers Manga Exhibit: Replicas and Original Illustrations

Space Brothers Manga Exhibit: Replicas and Original Illustrations

Popular Japanese manga “Space Brothers,” depicting a story about two brothers dreaming of becoming astronauts together, will hold its first large scale exhibit.

Apr. 12, 2014 13:003

Pop Idol Story: Wake Up, Girls! Episodes 9-12 Recap

Pop Idol Story: *Wake Up, Girls!* Episodes 9-12 Recap

We bring you a recap of Wake Up Girls! (WUG), which recently had its final episode.

Apr. 12, 2014 01:0022

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

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?

Apr. 11, 2014 13:000

Dayan Anime Adaptation to Begin Broadcasting in April, Special Discussion Between Akiko Ikeda and Sumi Shimamoto Published in May Issue of Moe

*Dayan* Anime Adaptation to Begin Broadcasting in April, Special Discussion Between Akiko Ikeda and Sumi Shimamoto Published in May Issue of *Moe*

A short anime adaptation of Dayan, which was born from Wachifield in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, is in the works.

Apr. 11, 2014 07:000

Parody Project Channel 5.5 Season 2 to Parody Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Sumire Uesaka to Play Motoko Kusanagi

Parody Project *Channel 5.5* Season 2 to Parody *Ghost in the Shell: Arise*, Sumire Uesaka to Play Motoko Kusanagi

Season 2 of the parody anime project Channel 5.5 by energy supplement Calorie Mate and Frogman will release on April 14 (Mon.) at 15:00 (JST).

Apr. 11, 2014 07:0013

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment New 60-Second TV Commercial Releases! Check Out the Game’s Elements and Charming Female Characters

*Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment* New 60-Second TV Commercial Releases! Check Out the Game’s Elements and Charming Female Characters

On April 7, Namco Bandai Games released a new 60-second TV commercial for its PS Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment to release in Japan on April 24.

Apr. 11, 2014 01:002

Japacon TV #13: Part 2 Introduction

Japacon TV #13: Part 2 Introduction

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. In this second part, we will introduce one genre of anime commercials: collaborations.

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