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. 10, 2014 13:00

Good Smile Company’s 500th Nendoroid is Sakura Miku

Good Smile Company’s 500th Nendoroid is Sakura Miku

Introducing Good Smile Company’s first Nendoroid made in Japan: Sakura Miku.

Dec. 10, 2014 07:00

Collaboration with Brand abrAsus - Danboard Becomes Thin Wallet and Small Wallet

Collaboration with Brand abrAsus - Danboard Becomes Thin Wallet and Small Wallet

Danboard, the popular character from the comic Yotsuba&!, and apparel brand abrAsus have collaborated and sales have begun on the two-fold leather wallet “Thin Wallet abrAsus” and tri-fold leather wallet “Small Wallet abrAsus.”

Dec. 10, 2014 01:00

“Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju” TV Anime Confirmed, New OAD to Star Tomokazu Seki

“Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju” TV Anime Confirmed, New OAD to Star Tomokazu Seki

A TV anime adaptation has been confirmed for the manga Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju which is currently serializing in Itan (Shueisha). This announcement is made all the merrier by the previously announced new OAD that will be bundled with the seventh volume of the manga.

Dec. 9, 2014 23:28

“I’m the Happiest Person in the World!” Says a Moved Minori Chihara at 10th Anniversary Birthday Concert at Nippon Budokan

“I’m the Happiest Person in the World!” Says a Moved Minori Chihara at 10th Anniversary Birthday Concert at Nippon Budokan

Minori Chihara is well known as a voice actress appearing in many popular anime, including roles as Nagato Yuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Naze Mizuki from Beyond the Boundary, and more. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut, Minorin, as she is affectionately called by her fans, performed “Minori Chihara 10th Anniversary Live - Sanctuary - Supported by Joysound” on Nov. 18 at the Nippon Budokan, the “holy land” for Japanese music artists.

Dec. 9, 2014 13:00

Anime "Blood Blockade Battlefront" to Begin in April 2015, Official Site Opens

Anime "Blood Blockade Battlefront" to Begin in April 2015, Official Site Opens

In a big surprise announcement, a TV anime adaptation of Blood Blockade Battlefront was announced on Nov. 4, and now the broadcast schedule is already being released as well. The anime will begin broadcasting in April 2015.

Dec. 9, 2014 07:00

Fascinating Volume Published Revealing Storyboards for Gintama: The Final Chapter by Creator Hideaki Sorachi

Fascinating Volume Published Revealing Storyboards for *Gintama: The Final Chapter* by Creator Hideaki Sorachi

Gintama has entered its 10th year of serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha). In commemoration, Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya Hideaki Sorachi Storyboard Book and the Resulting Anime Comics was released on Dec. 4.

Dec. 9, 2014 01:00

An Untold Story About Mikasa and Annie - Attack on Titan Novel: Lost Girls Releases on Dec. 9

An Untold Story About Mikasa and Annie - *Attack on Titan Novel: Lost Girls* Releases on Dec. 9

Attack on Titan Novel: Lost Girls, a spin-off novel to the TV anime Attack on Titan, will release on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Dec. 8, 2014 13:13

Detective Conan: The Hellfire Sunflowers Movie to Release in April 2015, Featuring Kaito Kid

*Detective Conan: The Hellfire Sunflowers* Movie to Release in April 2015, Featuring Kaito Kid

Following the tradition of annual releases of Detective Conan movies, just recently announced are the title and visuals for the latest film! Under the title Detective Conan: The Hellfire Sunflowers, this new movie will feature the popular character Kaito Kid!

Dec. 8, 2014 07:00

Hikaru Utada 15th Anniversary Cover Album Tracklist Announced, New PV “Beautiful World” Created by Eva Team Releases

Hikaru Utada 15th Anniversary Cover Album Tracklist Announced, New PV “Beautiful World” Created by *Eva* Team Releases

The Hikaru Utada 15th anniversary cover album Utada Hikaru no Uta - 13 Kumi no Ongakuka ni Yoru 13 no Kaishaku Nitsuite will release on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The tracklist to the album has now been announced.

Dec. 8, 2014 01:00

New Feature-Length Movie by Team Behind Anohana - Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da to Release in 2015

New Feature-Length Movie by Team Behind *Anohana* - *Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da* to Release in 2015

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku wa Mada Shiranai (commonly called Anohana) is a sorrowful anime that has brought many feels to the world in the form of a TV anime in 2011 and a feature film in 2013. Now, the staff behind Anohana has a new project in the works for 2015.

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