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...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Nov. 9, 2014 14:2160

One Piece Celebrates the Finale of Naruto? A Hidden Message in One Piece Published in Latest Jump Issue

*One Piece* Celebrates the Finale of *Naruto*? A Hidden Message in *One Piece* Published in Latest Jump Issue

The author of One Piece lays out on the front cover the phrase “Naruto, thanks for everything.”

Nov. 9, 2014 13:001

Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow Stage Greetings and Event Confirmed

*Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow* Stage Greetings and Event Confirmed

It has been confirmed that stage greetings for Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow to release on Nov. 22 will be held on two days, Nov. 22 and 23, and will include appearances by Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager), Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman), Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert), and director Tetsuro Araki.

Nov. 9, 2014 07:002

[Winter 2015 Anime] The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Broadcast Information Releases! Broadcast to Begin on Jan. 9 on Tokyo MX!

[Winter 2015 Anime] *The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls* Broadcast Information Releases! Broadcast to Begin on Jan. 9 on Tokyo MX!

New information on the anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls to begin broadcasting in January has been released.

Nov. 8, 2014 23:001

Jim Lee Comes to Japan: American Comic Legend to Hold Live Painting in Akihabara

Jim Lee Comes to Japan: American Comic Legend to Hold Live Painting in Akihabara

Jim Lee, a super artist in the world of American comics, is coming to Japan and will hold a special event in Akihabara. The event, titled “AmeComi Night Jim Lee Special,” will take place on Nov. 22 at Kotobukiya Akihabara-kan.

Nov. 8, 2014 11:011

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of Evangelion [2/2]

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of *Evangelion* [2/2]

TOM Interview Question: From hearing you speak, I can feel how much you love animation. Considering the state of things now, what kind of work do you want to do most?

Nov. 8, 2014 11:004

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of Evangelion [1/2]

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of *Evangelion* [1/2]

In 1995, Hideaki Anno directed the TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, which went on to become a social phenomenon and secured his place in the anime world. He's gone on to create the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, and in November 2012, announced the latest film, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Fans from around the world listened eagerly to what he had to say.

Nov. 8, 2014 07:008

Samurai Warriors TV Anime Series Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin January 2015 on TV Tokyo

*Samurai Warriors* TV Anime Series Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin January 2015 on TV Tokyo

With the first game released in 2004, the Samurai Warriors series has attained tremendous support up to the present from fans, and now it’s becoming a TV anime series.

Nov. 8, 2014 03:000

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Second!

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Second!

Hi there! This is K, in charge of animations here at KADOKAWA. My apologies once again for having to cut the report short last time due to time constraints.

Nov. 7, 2014 23:001

Blood Blockade Battlefront TV Anime Greenlit, Stellar Staff Announced

*Blood Blockade Battlefront* TV Anime Greenlit, Stellar Staff Announced

The popular manga Blood Blockade Battlefront by Yasuhiro Nightow, who has a diehard fanbase thanks to his works including Trigun, is getting a TV anime adaptation.

Nov. 7, 2014 11:002

Evangelion 20th Anniversary Bombshell, a Mysterious Work Just Like Attack on Titan, and… Hideaki Anno Talk Show “Director Edition” Report

*Evangelion* 20th Anniversary Bombshell, a Mysterious Work Just Like *Attack on Titan*, and… Hideaki Anno Talk Show “Director Edition” Report

This is Part 2 of our report on the Hideaki Anno talk event held at Tokyo International Film Festival. This time, Anno talks deeply about the animation works he has directed. And he drops a bombshell about Evangelion...

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