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. 24, 2013 06:009

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

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

Touhou Project is a doujin game created by ZUN that’s incredibly popular, not just among game fans, but all otaku. What is it about this game that has grabbed the hearts of so many?

Dec. 24, 2013 01:007

The World of Mario Kart Looks Charming in Stop Motion

The World of Mario Kart Looks Charming in Stop Motion

An unlikely real-world version of Mario Kart.

Dec. 23, 2013 16:001

Demo of the Highly Realistic Jet Fighter Shooting Game Mach Storm

Demo of the Highly Realistic Jet Fighter Shooting Game Mach Storm

Mach Storm will begin being introduced to countries outside Japan in February 2014!

Dec. 23, 2013 11:002

Comic Market 85 Draws Near!

Comic Market 85 Draws Near!

Comic Market 85 (C85), the world’s largest otaku convention, will be held for three days from Dec. 29-31.

Dec. 23, 2013 06:009

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

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

The doujin game series Touhou Project is the most popular doujin series in Japan in recent memory. Set in the world of Gensokyo, the games in the series all share the same general story, that being the main character settling a calamity that befalls the world. The man behind the series is ZUN, a pro game creator who also engages in developing the commerce side of the series.

Dec. 23, 2013 01:0011

First Visual Released for 2014 Movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary

First Visual Released for 2014 Movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary

The movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will open in Japan in early summer 2014.

Dec. 22, 2013 07:0027

Check Out Trailers for New Anime Starting During the Winter 2014 Season! [Part 2]

Check Out Trailers for New Anime Starting During the Winter 2014 Season! [Part 2]

Introducing six more new trailers for anime starting during the winter 2014 season that have been uploaded to YouTube! Check them out and, if you haven’t already, start making your watch list!

Dec. 22, 2013 01:001

PreCure Pretty Store, the Largest Official Store for the Series to Date with More Than 1,000 Products, to Open in Umeba

PreCure Pretty Store, the Largest Official Store for the Series to Date with More Than 1,000 Products, to Open in Umeba

A new shop for the PreCure series, the fanbase to which spans from kids to adults, will be opening in February of next year in Hankyu Sanbangai in Umeda, Osaka.

Dec. 21, 2013 15:000

A Special Hello Kitty Created After the One and Only Lady Gaga is Currently Up for Auction on Yahoo Auctions!

A Special Hello Kitty Created After the One and Only Lady Gaga is Currently Up for Auction on Yahoo Auctions!

Only two were made and Lady Gaga herself owns one of them.

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