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. 14, 2014 13:00

“Samurai Warriors” TV Anime to Begin on Jan. 11, 2015, Character Songs Also Announced

“Samurai Warriors” TV Anime to Begin on Jan. 11, 2015, Character Songs Also Announced

The date and time of the first broadcast of the TV anime Samurai Warriors based on the hugely popular action game Samurai Warriors 4 has been announced. The broadcast will begin on Jan. 11, 2015 on TV Tokyo and other networks.

Dec. 14, 2014 07:00

Newest Video to Release for PS4 Game “Disgaea 5” Introduces Personality and Special Skills of Killia, a Young Demon Who Vows Revenge

Newest Video to Release for PS4 Game “Disgaea 5” Introduces Personality and Special Skills of Killia, a Young Demon Who Vows Revenge

Today (Dec. 11, 2014), Nippon Ichi Software released the newest video for its PlayStation 4 software Disgaea 5 slated to release on March 26, 2015.

Dec. 14, 2014 01:00

In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto “Naruto Exhibit” to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka in 2015

In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto “Naruto Exhibit” to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka in 2015

The serialization to the popular manga Naruto concluded in November, and it has been confirmed that a commemoration exhibit called “In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibit” will be held in Tokyo in spring 2015.

Dec. 13, 2014 13:00

Gainax’s Mysterious Project “Uru in Blue” Takes Aim at the World Stage, Main Production to Take Place in Singapore

Gainax’s Mysterious Project “Uru in Blue” Takes Aim at the World Stage, Main Production to Take Place in Singapore

Many fans no doubt know that a project spanning many years is warming up for a sequel to the feature length anime Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, a masterpiece that left its mark on the history of anime.

Dec. 13, 2014 09:51

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Slice of Life & Comedy Edition

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Slice of Life & Comedy Edition

2014 has been a year of many hot anime, but it’s almost over. To all you anime fans wondering what kind of anime are in store for next year, here’s an introduction to the new anime beginning in January along with their trailers. In this first part, we’ll look at 10 slice of life, comedy, and school life series!

Dec. 13, 2014 07:43

Advance Ticket Purchase Present!! “Encore” Live Concert Movie Screening Comes to Los Angeles on Dec. 15 with exclusive US Pre-Sale of “IA/03”

Advance Ticket Purchase Present!! “Encore” Live Concert Movie Screening Comes to Los Angeles on Dec. 15 with exclusive US Pre-Sale of “IA/03”

Finally, the live concert movie featuring IA and Kagerou Project comes to Los Angeles on Dec. 15 at Downtown Independent for a special one-time engagement!

Dec. 13, 2014 07:00

See Life-Size Titans at USJ “AoT” Attraction! Levi Also Appears Thanks to Human Recreation Technique

See Life-Size Titans at USJ “AoT” Attraction! Levi Also Appears Thanks to Human Recreation Technique

Universal Studios Japan announced on Dec. 8 through its official website new information on the “Universal Cool Japan” project to be held for a limited time from Jan. 23 to May 10, 2015.

Dec. 13, 2014 01:00

“Death Parade” Broadcast Begins Jan. 9, 2015 on Nippon TV

“Death Parade” Broadcast Begins Jan. 9, 2015 on Nippon TV

The on-air schedule for the TV anime Death Parade has been confirmed. The broadcast will begin on Jan. 9, 2015 on Nippon TV and other networks.

Dec. 12, 2014 13:00

18K and Platinum?! Cute and Gorgeous Nekomimi Jewelry: Mimi Ring Premium

18K and Platinum?! Cute and Gorgeous Nekomimi Jewelry: Mimi Ring Premium

Cat-themed accessories have gathered unflinching popularity, and now extraordinarily gorgeous nekomimi (cat ears) rings have been introduced. These “Mimi Rings” on sale on the online jewelry site All Jewelry are genuine pieces of jewelry that come in silver, gold (10K/18K), or platinum.

Dec. 12, 2014 07:00

“Anno Hideaki’s World” and “Evangelion Exhibit” Are Being Held Concurrently in Hideaki Anno’s Hometown of Ube

“Anno Hideaki’s World” and “Evangelion Exhibit” Are Being Held Concurrently in Hideaki Anno’s Hometown of Ube

The special exhibits “Anno Hideaki’s World” and “Evangelion Exhibit” are being held concurrently in Hideaki Anno’s hometown of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture until Jan. 12, 2015.

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