WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

It was a varied event will new garage kits on display, cosplay photo shoots, performances, and more!

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.

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Mar. 30, 2014 13:007

Fans Gather in LA for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

Mar. 30, 2014 07:004

Nitroplus Chiral’s Masterpiece BL Game Dramatical Murder is Becoming an Anime for Summer 2014 Release

Nitroplus Chiral’s Masterpiece BL Game *Dramatical Murder* is Becoming an Anime for Summer 2014 Release

Nitroplus creates games with rich stories that drive players wild. Now, the game Dramatical Murder by Nitroplus Chiral, a female oriented brand, is becoming an anime. Fans will be able to see it this summer.

Mar. 30, 2014 01:004

Original New Work by Warner is a Robot Anime! Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen to Broadcast This Summer

Original New Work by Warner is a Robot Anime! *Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen* to Broadcast This Summer

Announced some time ago was that Warner Home Video was creating a new original anime. The title of that anime was finally revealed on March 22.

Mar. 29, 2014 13:006

A Popular and Dearly Missed Toy Returns! Pre-Orders Begin for “Light Masquerade Pen” from Sailor Moon!

A Popular and Dearly Missed Toy Returns! Pre-Orders Begin for “Light Masquerade Pen” from *Sailor Moon*!

The Sailor Moon “Light Masquerade Pen,” roughly 200,000 of which were sold when it released in 1992, is making a comeback.

Mar. 29, 2014 07:0021

Kill la Kill Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

Mar. 29, 2014 03:4329

New Systems Set This Year! Sanrio Character Ranking

New Systems Set This Year! Sanrio Character Ranking

The Sanrio Character Ranking is a well-established event for Sanrio fans held annually since 1986. This year, the event has evolved to include new systems.

Mar. 29, 2014 01:007

Rail Wars! TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Broadcast to Begin This Summer on TBS

*Rail Wars!* TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Broadcast to Begin This Summer on TBS

On March 22, it was announced that the popular light novel Rail Wars! Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai is becoming a TV anime.

Mar. 28, 2014 22:172

Commemoration Party Planned for Japan Release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Commemoration Party Planned for Japan Release of *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

To commemorate the broadcast in Japan of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) anime to begin broadcasting on April 4 (Fri.), a free-to-attend party will be held at Omotesando Hills, Tokyo on March 30 (Sun.).

Mar. 28, 2014 13:005

Shinichirō Watanabe, Kazuto Nakazawa, Yōko Kanno, and Animation Studio Mappa Are Working on Zankyō no Terror

Shinichirō Watanabe, Kazuto Nakazawa, Yōko Kanno, and Animation Studio Mappa Are Working on *Zankyō no Terror*

Director Shinichirō Watanabe and composer Yōko Kanno, both of whom worked on the 2013 TV anime Kids on the Slope, are joining forces once again.

Mar. 28, 2014 04:004

Japacon TV #13 - Part 1 Advertising utilizing animation special edition

*Japacon TV* #13 - Part 1  Advertising utilizing animation special edition

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. In this first part, we will introduce the history and trends of commercials that utilize animation.

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