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!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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...

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Dec. 18, 2014 13:00

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PreCure series, the “PreCure All Stars Compact Mirror Collection,” which is themed after successive PreCures, was released on Monday, Dec. 15 in Gachapon® machines across Japan.

Dec. 18, 2014 07:00

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

A collaboration with Monster Hunter and fashion brand Dresscamp in celebration of the video game series’ 10th anniversary has been confirmed!

Dec. 18, 2014 01:10

THE DIARY OF OCHIBI : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

*THE DIARY OF OCHIBI* : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

PARTY, Inc. and the artist management / literary agency CORK, Inc. have launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform to fund their stop-motion animation film project: The Diary of Ochibi.

Dec. 17, 2014 13:00

Staff Sings Theme Song to “Expelled from Paradise”! Making-of & Acapella Version of the Trending Video Also Releases

Staff Sings Theme Song to “Expelled from Paradise”! Making-of & Acapella Version of the Trending Video Also Releases

Expelled from Paradise, which was released on Nov. 15, continues to be a hit. Though it’s been roughly a month since the release, audiences are still flocking to theaters.

Dec. 17, 2014 07:00

Mitsuru, Sanada, Aigis, Naoto, and Labrys - Round 3 of "P4U" Stage Play Character Visuals Releases

Mitsuru, Sanada, Aigis, Naoto, and Labrys - Round 3 of "P4U" Stage Play Character Visuals Releases

Performances of the stage play Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena will begin on Dec. 19 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Playhouse. The third round of character visuals have now been released.

Dec. 17, 2014 01:00

“Mushishi” Stage Production Confirmed for March 2015, Anime Team Offers Full Cooperation

“Mushishi” Stage Production Confirmed for March 2015, Anime Team Offers Full Cooperation

A stage production to Mushishi, the second season of which has been broadcasting since April, has been confirmed. The production, titled “Stage Reading: Mushishi,” will be performed at the Spiral Hall in Aoyama beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Dec. 17, 2014 01:00

Newest Movie in "Pokémon the Movie XY" Series to Release July 18, 2015, New Visual Released

Newest Movie in "Pokémon the Movie XY" Series to Release July 18, 2015, New Visual Released

The huge hit Pokémon movie series is a yearly event that ushers in summer, and now the release date of the 2015 movie has been confirmed.

Dec. 16, 2014 13:00

Main Characters Become High School Students - New Digimon Series Digimon Adventure Tri Key Visual Releases

Main Characters Become High School Students - New *Digimon* Series *Digimon Adventure Tri* Key Visual Releases

They key visual to a new anime in the Digimon Adventure series, Digimon Adventure Tri, has been released.

Dec. 16, 2014 07:00

Jungle King Tar-chan Digital Remaster DVD Box Edition Confirmed

*Jungle King Tar-chan* Digital Remaster DVD Box Edition Confirmed

A DVD Box set of the anime Jungle King Tar-chan broadcast between 1993-94 has been confirmed.

Dec. 16, 2014 01:00

PG 1/60 Unicorn Gundam Released on December 13th; Full Armor Mode available with Expansion Unit

PG 1/60 Unicorn Gundam Released on December 13th; Full Armor Mode available with Expansion Unit

The PG 1/60 Unicorn Gundam model was finally released on Saturday, Dec. 13. Pre-orders for the expansion unit, which allows fans to recreate the original Full Armor Unicorn Gundam, also began on Wednesday, Dec.10 on Premium Bandai.

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