Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

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!

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Feb. 12, 2015 05:00

Become the Pilot of Chamber! ‘Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet’ Virtual Event

Become the Pilot of Chamber! ‘Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet’ Virtual Event

Event screenings of Suisei no Gargantia: Meguru Koro, Haruka ~ Kouhen will begin on April 4. This is a sequel to Production I.G’s original sci-fi anime Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) which was broadcast beginning in April 2013.

Feb. 12, 2015 03:10

Follow-up Information Announced for Naruto Exhibition; Sales of Advance Tickets for the Tokyo Venue Begin

Follow-up Information Announced for Naruto Exhibition; Sales of Advance Tickets for the Tokyo Venue Begin

Those who purchase advance tickets for Naruto Exhibition will be presented with the Naruto Exhibition Premium Fan Book - Shinden: Rai no Sho, a small comic pamphlet available only at the event. It also includes a specially drawn one-shot manga by author Masashi Kishimoto.

Feb. 11, 2015 21:34

‘Dramatical Murder’ Live Reading Held; Dramatic Reading Captivates Fans

‘Dramatical Murder’ Live Reading Held; Dramatic Reading Captivates Fans

On Feb. 1, a live reading of the TV anime Dramatical Murder was held at U-Port Hall. Members of the cast were onstage for the event, and a dramatic reading and discussion excited the many fans in attendance.

Feb. 11, 2015 13:00

After 12 Years! New ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Series ‘Boys Over Flowers Season 2’ to Start Serialization from Feb. 15

After 12 Years! New ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Series ‘Boys Over Flowers Season 2’ to Start Serialization from Feb. 15

After 12 years, a new series of the popular shoujo manga Boys Over Flowers titled Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (Hana Nochi Hare ~ Hanadan Next Season) was announced to start serialization in the manga magazine application Shonen Jump + from Feb. 15.

Feb. 11, 2015 05:00

Original TV Anime by Rejet ‘Dance with Devils’ announced! An Original Project Centering on Keyword “Song”

Original TV Anime by Rejet ‘Dance with Devils’ announced! An Original Project Centering on Keyword “Song”

Known for Diabolik Lovers and many such popular works for girls, Rejet is now working on a project to create an original anime! Rejet will team up with music production group Elements Garden and famous record label Avex for this anime project.

Feb. 10, 2015 21:00

"Tuesday" is the Theme of Futabasha Publishers’ 'Manga Action' and Akita Shoten’s 'Young Champion' Collaboration

"Tuesday" is the Theme of Futabasha Publishers’ 'Manga Action' and Akita Shoten’s 'Young Champion' Collaboration

Futabasha Publishers’ Manga Action and Akita Shoten’s Young Champion are both manga magazines aimed at young men. Both of the long-running magazines are popular, so we can say that they are rivals.

Feb. 10, 2015 17:00

Momoiro Clover Z Do Character Voice of Angels in the Upcoming Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F”!

Momoiro Clover Z Do Character Voice of Angels in the Upcoming Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F”!

In this spring new Dragon Ball Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F” is released, and at the press conference it was revealed that Momoiro Clover Z do character voice of angels in the movie!!

Feb. 10, 2015 14:32

World’s First ‘Otaku Expo’ Event to Be Held at Comiket Special

World’s First ‘Otaku Expo’ Event to Be Held at Comiket Special

The Comiket Special 6 ~Otaku Summit 2015~ special project, Otaku Expo, will be held at Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on March 28 and 29.

Feb. 10, 2015 13:00

Kozue Amano’s Aria Series Returns with New Anime Aria the Avvenire Announced to Be in the Works; Screening Event to Be Held on Sept. 26

Kozue Amano’s *Aria* Series Returns with New Anime *Aria the Avvenire* Announced to Be in the Works; Screening Event to Be Held on Sept. 26

Manga series Aria and its predecessor Aqua by Kozue Amano ran a total of approximately eight years following its first serialization in 2001.

Feb. 10, 2015 09:00

Mysterious Site’s Countdown Clock Reaches 0, Theatrical Anime ‘Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai’ 2015 Release Announced

Mysterious Site’s Countdown Clock Reaches 0, Theatrical Anime ‘Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai’ 2015 Release Announced

The countdown ended at the end of January on a teaser site displaying the text “The restoration of the world...will begin” and a countdown clock, and a new visual was revealed along with the title Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai (Vitreous Flower Destroy the World).

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