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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Nov. 14, 2014 23:003

Attack on Titan Ichiban Kuji - Collect the Figures to Recreate the CD Jacket

*Attack on Titan* Ichiban Kuji - Collect the Figures to Recreate the CD Jacket

Spanning manga, anime, movies, and even enormous exhibits, there is no sign of Attack on Titan’s popularity waning. On Dec. 9 (Tues.), the series will be introduced as an Ichiban Kuji titled “Ichiban Kuji Attack on Titan - March to Freedom.”

Nov. 14, 2014 13:008

Check Out These Girly Everyday Coordinations! Japan Label × Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion Collaboration Series Releases!

Check Out These Girly Everyday Coordinations! Japan Label × *Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion* Collaboration Series Releases!

Earth Music & Ecology Japan Label is releasing items themed after the everyday clothes worn by the five magical girls in the movie Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion released in October 2013.

Nov. 14, 2014 07:002

Non Non Biyori Volume 8 Special Edition with Earphone Jack Figure Release Confirmed

*Non Non Biyori* Volume 8 Special Edition with Earphone Jack Figure Release Confirmed

Non Non Biyori is a comedy about the country life that has over 10 million copies in print and to which a second season of the TV anime has been confirmed.

Nov. 13, 2014 23:001

“It” is the Current Must-Read Magazine - A Comic Magazine for Adult Women, Comic It to Launch in Early Spring 2015!

“It” is the Current Must-Read Magazine - A Comic Magazine for Adult Women, *Comic It* to Launch in Early Spring 2015!

Comic It, a female-oriented comic magazine comprised entirely of original works and targeted mainly at “adult otaku women” in their 20s-30s, will launch next year.

Nov. 13, 2014 13:004

Collaboration Car Between Legendary Super Car Orochi and Evangelion! Priced at 16 Million JPY

Collaboration Car Between Legendary Super Car Orochi and *Evangelion*! Priced at 16 Million JPY

Seven-Eleven has released a one-of-a-kind collaboration car between Evangelion and Orochi called the Mitsuoka Motors Evangelion Orochi.

Nov. 13, 2014 07:003

Undertaking a New Challenge with “Comiket Special 6” - Comic Market Recruiting Overseas Participants

Undertaking a New Challenge with “Comiket Special 6” - Comic Market Recruiting Overseas Participants

The application period to participate in the Overseas Circle at the special event “Comiket Special 6 - Otaku Summit 2015” to be held on March 28 and 29, 2015 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex has begun.

Nov. 12, 2014 23:003

Cute & Elegant! From Collaboration Series Between Fashion Doll Brand Pullip × Sailor Moon Comes Princess Serenity!

Cute & Elegant! From Collaboration Series Between Fashion Doll Brand Pullip × *Sailor Moon* Comes Princess Serenity!

The collaboration series between fashion doll brand Pullip and Sailor Moon continues to expand, and many TOM fans have likely been looking forward to the introduction of the next Sailor Soldier.

Nov. 12, 2014 18:002

Merry Christmas with Hello Kitty! Café Featuring Hello Kitty Opens in Shibuya

Merry Christmas with Hello Kitty! Café Featuring Hello Kitty Opens in Shibuya

THE GUEST café & diner, which is located inside Shibuya PARCO, will collaborate with the character everyone loves – Hello Kitty! Hello Kitty Café will be open from Nov 14 until Dec 25.

Nov. 12, 2014 13:004

Naruto App Launches, All 700 Chapters of the Manga and 220 Episodes of the Anime Available for Free

*Naruto* App Launches, All 700 Chapters of the Manga and 220 Episodes of the Anime Available for Free

Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto concluded in the newest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) on sale Nov. 10. Using this timing, a new and official iOS and Android Naruto app was launched.

Nov. 12, 2014 07:002

ClariS Restarts with New Member Karen, New Song Becomes ED Theme to Tsukimonogatari

ClariS Restarts with New Member Karen, New Song Becomes ED Theme to *Tsukimonogatari*

New member Karen has been welcomed into ClariS and the group has announced the Jan. 7 release of their single, “Border.”

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