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...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

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.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Nov. 3, 2014 13:000

Ultraman × BAPE KIDS at Isetan Shinjuku

Ultraman × BAPE KIDS at Isetan Shinjuku

The kids line “BAPE KIDS” from street fashion brand “A BATHING APE” will open a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (6F). To be held from Nov 5 to 18. A spe...

Nov. 3, 2014 07:003

Nine Brand New NisiOisiN Manga to Appear in Four Shueisha Manga Magazines, with Akira Akatsuki, Takeshi Obata & Akihisa Ikeda Collaborations

Nine Brand New NisiOisiN Manga to Appear in Four Shueisha Manga Magazines, with Akira Akatsuki, Takeshi Obata & Akihisa Ikeda Collaborations

After producing hit novels like the Monogatari series and Katana series, author NisiOisiN is taking on a new challenge. NisiOisiN will write nine completely new short stories, each of which will be drawn as manga by different manga artists.

Nov. 2, 2014 23:0014

Let’s Take a Look Back at 15 Years of Naruto on the Special Site “Naruto Final Countdown!”

Let’s Take a Look Back at 15 Years of *Naruto* on the Special Site “Naruto Final Countdown!”

A special site called “Naruto Final Countdown!” has opened on the official site of the hugely popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga Naruto, the conclusion to which is closing in.

Nov. 2, 2014 13:0013

Five Months After Alice’s Departure, the Rebirth of “ClariS” Begins! Song Featuring New Member Included in Lis-Ani!

Five Months After Alice’s Departure, the Rebirth of “ClariS” Begins! Song Featuring New Member Included in *Lis-Ani!*

It has been revealed that now, five months after the announcement regarding Alice’s departure from the group, the first song by the reborn “ClariS” that includes a new member will come on a CD to be included in Lis-Ani! Vol. 19 on sale Nov. 8.

Nov. 2, 2014 06:002

Overseas Performances Decided - The Circle of Anisongs Links the World! “15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014” Tokyo Concert

Overseas Performances Decided - The Circle of Anisongs Links the World! “15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014” Tokyo Concert

An overflowing love for anime songs and a gorgeous gathering of artists from the music label Lantis! The anisong festival comes to Tokyo!

Nov. 1, 2014 23:002

A Book that Thoroughly Explains the Charms of Bodacious Space Pirates the Movie Includes New Cover Artwork Drawn by Osamu Horiuchi

A Book that Thoroughly Explains the Charms of *Bodacious Space Pirates* the Movie Includes New Cover Artwork Drawn by Osamu Horiuchi

Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace - Complete Chart was published on Oct. 28.

Nov. 1, 2014 13:000

Seminar on Making Nobunaga Concerto Anime - Directors Introduce 3D CG Techniques Using Rotoscoping

Seminar on Making *Nobunaga Concerto* Anime - Directors Introduce 3D CG Techniques Using Rotoscoping

A seminar introducing the production process behind the anime Nobunaga Concerto will be held in Akihabara on Nov. 27.

Nov. 1, 2014 07:000

Prisma Illya 2wei! Character Song Vol. 1 Releases

*Prisma Illya 2wei!* Character Song Vol. 1 Releases

A CD single called Prisma Love Parade Vol. 1 that includes character songs from Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!, the second anime season of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, a spin-off work to Type-Moon’s popular Fate/stay night series, was released on Oct 29.

Oct. 31, 2014 23:008

We “Kyued Up” to Try the New Kyubey Pork Dumplings Now Available at Lawson!

We “Kyued Up” to Try the New Kyubey Pork Dumplings Now Available at Lawson!

Chinese pork dumplings based on Kyubey from the anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica will be available in Lawson convenience stores starting Nov. 4.

Oct. 31, 2014 16:213

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 4: Names

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 4: Names

When we manga makers say “name,” it’s not the English word “name.” It's a Japanese word borrowed from English meaning the process of "storyboarding" in the Movie and Anime industry.

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