Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

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!

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?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Dec. 27, 2013 07:0010

Interview with Touhou Project Founder and Creator, ZUN - Part 1

Interview with Touhou Project Founder and Creator, ZUN - Part 1

Over the last four days, we have taken an in-depth look at the Touhou Project series to find out why it’s so appealing. As the conclusion of this week-long special, for three days starting from today, we are featuring a three-part interview with ZUN, the creator of Touhou Project, whom fans also respectfully refer to as “Kannushi.”

Dec. 27, 2013 01:004

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Commemorative Licca-chan Collaboration

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Commemorative Licca-chan Collaboration

Hello Kitty, who boasts a popularity both at home in Japan and abroad, is approaching her 40th year. A new collaboration is under way to commemorate this milestone.

Dec. 26, 2013 13:005

In-Depth Report on Kyoto Animation and Animation Do Event KyoAni & Do CTFK 2013 - Display Booths and Staff Discussions

In-Depth Report on Kyoto Animation and Animation Do Event KyoAni & Do CTFK 2013 - Display Booths and Staff Discussions

Here is the first part of our report on KyoAni & Do CTFK 2013, a joint event between Kyoto Animation and Animation Do that was held on Nov. 30.

Dec. 26, 2013 13:001

How About Getting One for Christmas? Amazon Begins Selling Gargantuan Humanoid Robot Kuratas

How About Getting One for Christmas? Amazon Begins Selling Gargantuan Humanoid Robot Kuratas

“Dad, I want this one.” “Which one...Yikes!”

Dec. 26, 2013 07:002

Trailer Releases for Director Yutaka Yamamoto’s New Movie Wake Up, Girls!

Trailer Releases for Director Yutaka Yamamoto’s New Movie Wake Up, Girls!

On Jan. 10, the new original anime Wake Up, Girls! will begin broadcasting.

Dec. 26, 2013 01:105

Touhou Project: Exploring What Makes This Japanese Doujin Shooting Game Such a Phenomenon - Derivative Works

Touhou Project: Exploring What Makes This Japanese Doujin Shooting Game Such a Phenomenon - Derivative Works

Comic Market, the world’s largest doujinshi event, is being held this weekend. This marks the 85th time the event is being held, and roughly 600,000 people are expected to attend between Dec. 29-31. The event, which started in 1975, has a history of almost 40 years, and in recent years, its popularity has expanded beyond just Japan to become worldwide.

Dec. 25, 2013 13:001

CD Jacket Revealed for New Single from ClariS to Release in January

CD Jacket Revealed for New Single from ClariS to Release in January

The CD jacket for ClariS’ ninth single Click to release on Jan. 29 has been revealed.

Dec. 25, 2013 07:002

Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V to Begin Broadcasting in Spring 2014 on TV Tokyo

Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V to Begin Broadcasting in Spring 2014 on TV Tokyo

A new development in the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh!, which started in 2000, is underway.

Dec. 25, 2013 02:2017

Touhou Project: Exploring What Makes This Japanese Doujin Shooting Game Such a Phenomenon - Characters

Touhou Project: Exploring What Makes This Japanese Doujin Shooting Game Such a Phenomenon - Characters

Multitudes of characters appear in Touhou Project. Every one of them has a unique personality that shows their individuality, and players can enjoy the characterization through the conversations interspersed throughout the game.

Dec. 24, 2013 16:003

Pre-Orders Begin for Red and Blue Versions of Framed Pokémon Hanafuda Sets that Each Include Original Gold Plate Showing Pikachu’s Smiling Face

Pre-Orders Begin for Red and Blue Versions of Framed Pokémon Hanafuda Sets that Each Include Original Gold Plate Showing Pikachu’s Smiling Face

Pre-orders are currently being taken for the “Pokémon Hanafuda Framed Ver. (Red)” and “Pokémon Hanafuda Framed Ver. (Blue)” collector’s items that will be released by Movic on Dec. 26.

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