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.

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.



Apr. 5, 2014 07:005

Roman Album: Samurai Champloo Only Fanbook to Be Republished in Celebration of the Series’ 10th Anniversary

*Roman Album: Samurai Champloo* Only Fanbook to Be Republished in Celebration of the Series’ 10th Anniversary

Visual Book Roman Album: Samurai Champloo, a fanbook to the series Samurai Champloo which broadcast in 2004, will be republished.

Apr. 5, 2014 03:131

Sanrio Character Ranking Group Selections Announced!

Sanrio Character Ranking Group Selections Announced!

A fierce fight is already brewing!

Apr. 5, 2014 01:005

Love Live! × Pacific Racing Car Revealed, All μ's Members Drawn on One Car

*Love Live!* × Pacific Racing Car Revealed, All μ's Members Drawn on One Car

The second season of Love Live! will begin in April. In a collaboration with Pacific Racing Team with Blitz, a special race car took part in the D1GP Series held on March 29 and 30.

Apr. 4, 2014 13:000

Flying from the 3DS to TV Screens - TV Anime Hero Bank to Begin on April 7

Flying from the 3DS to TV Screens - TV Anime *Hero Bank* to Begin on April 7

The popular Nintendo 3DS game Hero Bank is becoming a TV anime that will begin broadcasting on April 7 (Mon.) at 18:00 on TV Tokyo and six other networks.

Apr. 4, 2014 07:0010

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

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!

Apr. 4, 2014 01:007

Ebook Awards 2014 - Attack on Titan Takes the Top Prize!

Ebook Awards 2014 - *Attack on Titan* Takes the Top Prize!

On March 30, the eBook Awards 2014 Executive Committee announced the winners of the eBook Awards 2014.

Apr. 3, 2014 13:0071

Enter the World of Aincrad on Your Smartphone! Sword Art Online Fone to Release This Spring!

Enter the World of Aincrad on Your Smartphone! *Sword Art Online Fone* to Release This Spring!

Your smartphone’s interface can be completely transformed and act as a link to the world of Sword Art Online!

Apr. 3, 2014 07:000

“Northward Bound JoJo Front" Throughout Japan & Then the World: JoJo the World Tour Begins

“Northward Bound JoJo Front" Throughout Japan & Then the World: JoJo the World Tour Begins

JoJo the World Tour began at midnight on March 29.

Apr. 3, 2014 01:006

Teaser Visual Releases of Kyoto Animation’s Newest Work, Amagi Brilliant Park

Teaser Visual Releases of Kyoto Animation’s Newest Work, *Amagi Brilliant Park*

A teaser visual of Amagi Brilliant Park, the anime adaptation for which was decided on earlier this year, has released.

Apr. 2, 2014 19:006

The Bride’s Stories Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

*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.

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