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!

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!

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Feb. 5, 2015 21:00

‘Locodol’ 2nd Early Summer Nagarekawa Festival to Be Held

‘Locodol’ 2nd Early Summer Nagarekawa Festival to Be Held

An event will be held for the anime series Locodol, which originally broadcast from July to September 2014.

Feb. 5, 2015 17:00

PV Introducing ‘Show By Rock!!’ Female Middle School Idol Group Now Available

PV Introducing ‘Show By Rock!!’ Female Middle School Idol Group Now Available

The broadcast of the TV anime Show By Rock!! will begin this April. This talked-about work is picking up attention for being a Sanrio character project. Now, the newest PV of the anime has been released.

Feb. 5, 2015 13:00

Uproariously Hilarious Anime ‘Omakase Mamitasu’ to Broadcast on NHK Starting This Spring, Shoko Nakagawa is Original Planner

Uproariously Hilarious Anime ‘Omakase Mamitasu’ to Broadcast on NHK Starting This Spring, Shoko Nakagawa is Original Planner

Shoko Nakagawa aka Shokotan is known for her love of anime and manga, and now she’s working as an original planner on an anime. That anime is the cat-themed TV anime Omakase Mamitasu.

Feb. 5, 2015 09:00

Anime ‘Bar Kiraware Yasai’ Coming in April, Joint Project Between Kadokawa & Shizuoka Asahi TV

Anime ‘Bar Kiraware Yasai’ Coming in April, Joint Project Between Kadokawa & Shizuoka Asahi TV

Production was announced to have begun on the short flash anime Bar Kiraware Yasai, a joint project between Kadokawa and Shizuoka Asahi TV.

Feb. 5, 2015 05:00

‘One Piece’ Connects All 47 Prefectures, 47 Character Posters Appear Throughout Japan

‘One Piece’ Connects All 47 Prefectures, 47 Character Posters Appear Throughout Japan

From the hugely popular series One Piece, One Piece Nippon Judan! 47 Cruise CD was released on Jan. 28. The concept behind the album is that the characters go on a journey through music.

Feb. 5, 2015 01:00

‘Knights of Sidonia’ Taking to the World Skies, Singapore Airlines to Offer In-Flight Showings to 60 Cities in 30 Countries

‘Knights of Sidonia’ Taking to the World Skies, Singapore Airlines to Offer In-Flight Showings to 60 Cities in 30 Countries

The anime series Knights of Sidonia gained popularity during its three-month broadcast between April and June 2014, and is now expanding into the world skies.

Feb. 4, 2015 21:00

‘Naruto’ Exhibition Begins Advance Ticket Sales on Feb. 7, Bundled with Bonus Manga Drawn by Masashi Kishimoto!

‘Naruto’ Exhibition Begins Advance Ticket Sales on Feb. 7, Bundled with Bonus Manga Drawn by Masashi Kishimoto!

A hot topic even after its serialization drew to a close in the fall of 2014, the manga Naruto is to receive its own exhibition, titled “Commemoration of Serialization Completion: Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto the Exhibition,” opening its doors starting April 25 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.

Feb. 4, 2015 17:00

First Official ‘One Piece’ Smartphone App Launches in China

First Official ‘One Piece’ Smartphone App Launches in China

One Piece is a series popular not just in Japan but the world over, and now the series is expanding into China as well.

Feb. 4, 2015 13:00

‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ Comes to J-World Tokyo with Exclusive Menu Items and Mini Games

‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ Comes to J-World Tokyo with Exclusive Menu Items and Mini Games

A tie-in campaign is set to begin between J-World Tokyo, a Shonen Jump theme park in Ikebukuro, and the TV anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.

Feb. 4, 2015 09:45

AFA Singapore 2014 Review: A Grand Gathering of Japanese Pop Culture!

AFA Singapore 2014 Review: A Grand Gathering of Japanese Pop Culture!

Moe Tsurumi, the goodwill ambassador from the idol group that sung for Pixiv, Conquistador del Arcoiris, makes her appearance as well!

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