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!

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.

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Jan. 16, 2015 13:00

Madhouse to Produce ‘My Love Story!!’, Cast Includes Takuya Eguchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki & Megumi Han

Madhouse to Produce ‘My Love Story!!’, Cast Includes Takuya Eguchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki & Megumi Han

My Love Story!!––a shoujo manga with a main character who is 2 meters tall, 120 kilograms, and has a rough, stern face––is getting a TV anime adaptation. The confirmation of the anime came in November 2014, and now at last the staff and cast on this attention-grabbing series have been revealed.

Jan. 16, 2015 07:00

‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid’ to Start in April 2015, Characters Continue to Appear on the Growing Official Site

‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid’ to Start in April 2015, Characters Continue to Appear on the Growing Official Site

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, the newest sequel to the popular anime series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was announced in August 2014. As the series has many enthusiastic fans, the news was greeted with great applause.

Jan. 16, 2015 01:00

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel the Movie’ Specialty Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shinjuku

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel the Movie’ Specialty Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shinjuku

The movie Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC will release on Jan. 31 at Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters across Japan. Along with this release, various events are set to begin in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Jan. 16, 2015 00:38

Thailand’s Biggest Japanese Festival, Japan Expo in Thailand 2015, Is Coming to Bangkok

Thailand’s Biggest Japanese Festival, Japan Expo in Thailand 2015, Is Coming to Bangkok

Japan Expo in Thailand 2015 is coming to Bangkok, Thailand from Feb. 6-8 with Jeducation, a company that supports students in Thailand in studying abroad in Japan, as the main sponsor.

Jan. 15, 2015 13:00

Evangelion Unit-13 Plastic Model to Release in May 2015

Evangelion Unit-13 Plastic Model to Release in May 2015

Model and figure maker Kotobukiya will release in May 2015 the plastic model “Eva Unit-13 Pseudo-Evolution No. 3+ Phase (Estimated).” This Eva appeared in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, and grabbed the spotlight.

Jan. 15, 2015 09:39

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

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.

Jan. 15, 2015 07:00

‘Psycho-Pass: The Movie’ New PV Available - A Highlight-Filled 2 Minutes and a Look at Shinya Kogami at Last

‘Psycho-Pass: The Movie’ New PV Available - A Highlight-Filled 2 Minutes and a Look at Shinya Kogami at Last

The long-awaited Psycho-Pass: The Movie finally released nationwide in Japan on Jan. 9. The movie is an entirely new entry in the series, which began as a TV anime in 2012 and returned for its second season in fall 2014.

Jan. 15, 2015 01:00

Ume Aoki’s First Solo Exhibit ‘Aoki Ume Exhibit’ Coming to Mori Art Museum in Ueno This Fall

Ume Aoki’s First Solo Exhibit ‘Aoki Ume Exhibit’ Coming to Mori Art Museum in Ueno This Fall

Known for Hidamari Sketch, Madoka Magica, and other series, popular illustrator and manga artist Ume Aoki’s first solo exhibit, titled “Aoki Ume Exhibit,” has been confirmed.

Jan. 14, 2015 13:00

Last One Prize Is a Small Teapot and Teacup Set! Ichiban Kuji ‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ Ayakashi General Store Items Bring a Spring Feel

Last One Prize Is a Small Teapot and Teacup Set! Ichiban Kuji ‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ Ayakashi General Store Items Bring a Spring Feel

In the Ichiban Kuji coming to convenience stores and Animate locations throughout Japan in mid-February 2015, titled “Ayakashi General Store ‘New Spring Items Have Arrived,’” is a lineup of items in new spring patterns themed after Nyanko-sensei.

Jan. 14, 2015 07:00

Release Finally Confirmed for Insanely Cute Cat Ear Headphones!

Release Finally Confirmed for Insanely Cute Cat Ear Headphones!

A wide-scale release has finally been confirmed for Axent Wear, cat ear headphones equipped with external speakers that became massively popular through raising funds on overseas crowdfunding services.

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