The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

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!

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Feb. 10, 2015 05:00

‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,’ ‘CC Sakura’...Tons of Famous Heart-Piercing Songs: Aika Yoshioka’s ‘Nakeru Anison ~With You~’

‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,’ ‘CC Sakura’...Tons of Famous Heart-Piercing Songs: Aika Yoshioka’s ‘Nakeru Anison ~With You~’

Aika Yoshioka is an artist who enlivens such Otomate games as Hakuoki and Nise no Chigiri with her beautiful songs. On Feb. 11, her CD Nakeru Anison ~With You~, a cover album of “emotional anime songs” including “Kawaranai Mono” ( The Girl Who Leapt Through Time ) and “Platinum” ( Cardcaptor Sakura ), will be released.

Feb. 10, 2015 03:43

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

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.

Feb. 10, 2015 01:00

New ‘Persona 5’ Trailer Released! Are the Protagonists Phantom Thieves This Time Around?

New ‘Persona 5’ Trailer Released! Are the Protagonists Phantom Thieves This Time Around?

On Feb. 5, Atlus released a new trailer for the new PRG Persona 5, currently in development for the PS4/PS3.

Feb. 9, 2015 21:00

Director Aramaki’s Evangelion, Activate! Featuring Supremely Lifelike CG Released at Japan Anima(tor) Expo

Director Aramaki’s Evangelion, Activate! Featuring Supremely Lifelike CG Released at Japan Anima(tor) Expo

Evangelion: Another Impact (Confidential) has just been released at the Japan Anima(tor) Expo. The Japan Anima(tor) Expo began in October of 2014, and this marks the 12th animation short released.

Feb. 9, 2015 17:00

‘Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju’: Popular Voice Actors Koichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara Recruited; First Preview Released

‘Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju’: Popular Voice Actors Koichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara Recruited; First Preview Released

The main staff and supporting cast of the anime Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju have been revealed. The announcement builds momentum towards a new OAD and a TV series.

Feb. 9, 2015 13:00

Five Additional Cast Members Announced for ‘Sound! Euphonium’ Including Minako Kotobuki, Minori Chihara & Takahiro Sakurai

Five Additional Cast Members Announced for ‘Sound! Euphonium’ Including Minako Kotobuki, Minori Chihara & Takahiro Sakurai

New visuals and additional cast information have been revealed for Sound! Euphonium, a new anime to air in April 2015!

Feb. 9, 2015 09:00

Trailer Released for ‘Garo: Gold Storm Sho,’ Features Ryuga's Gold Armor Form

Trailer Released for ‘Garo: Gold Storm Sho,’ Features Ryuga's Gold Armor Form

Garo: Gold Storm Sho will be released in theaters on Saturday, March 28. It’s the latest installment of the popular Garo series.

Feb. 9, 2015 05:00

Special Movie Collaboration Between Theater Version of ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ and Tokyo Joypolis to Feature Projection Mapping

Special Movie Collaboration Between Theater Version of ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ and Tokyo Joypolis to Feature Projection Mapping

Performances for the stage play Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner, will start from March 2015. To celebrate this, the production will do a collaboration with Sega’s theme park, Tokyo Joypolis.

Feb. 9, 2015 04:36

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

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...

Feb. 9, 2015 01:00

How About Firing a Kamehameha in Shibuya? ‘Utou ze! Kamehameha! Budokai’ Begins

How About Firing a Kamehameha in Shibuya? ‘Utou ze! Kamehameha! Budokai’ Begins

From Thursday, Feb. 5, you can shoot Kamehameha at the Shibuya Parco Shibuya Koen-dori Square in Tokyo.

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