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 Messe, Chiba 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.

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?!

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Dec. 4, 2014 07:00

Psycho-Pass Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

*Psycho-Pass* Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

Anifone, a character application for smartphones that has been bathed in attention, has confirmed that free distribution will begin in December for Psycho-Pass Fone. Advance registration has begun ahead of the start of distribution.

Dec. 4, 2014 07:00

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After Cardcaptor Sakura, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After *Cardcaptor Sakura*, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-orders have begun on the anime ≒ fashion site SuperGroupies for earrings and berets themed after Clamp’s popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura.

Dec. 4, 2014 01:00

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? *Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends* Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the blockbuster that brought in 430 million yen this year in Japan, will be released on Blu-ray disc on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. In addition, “Rurouni Kenshin Complete Blu-ray Box,” a box set of all three Rurouni Kenshin films, will also be produced in limited numbers and released the same day.

Dec. 3, 2014 13:00

Tokyo Ghoul √A Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

*Tokyo Ghoul √A* Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

The official title of the second season of the talked-about series Tokyo Ghoul to begin in January 2015 has been confirmed along with information on the broadcast. A key visual to the anime has also been released, which stirs up excitement for the new season that is being developed with a new story.

Dec. 3, 2014 07:00

Psycho-Pass Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

*Psycho-Pass* Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

New information on Psycho-Pass: The Movie has been released. The movie is a sequel to the popular TV anime series, and will release all throughout Japan on Jan. 9, 2015. Up until this point, characters and visuals, scenery of the world and, of course, the story has been hush-hush.

Dec. 3, 2014 01:00

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh The Empire of Corpses Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh *The Empire of Corpses* Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

The theatrical anime adaptation of The Empire of Corpses, co-authored by science fiction author Keikaku Ito and fellow author Toh EnJoe, was announced during the Noitamina Project Conference 2015, which was held on Nov. 27 at Mediage in Odaiba, Tokyo.

Dec. 2, 2014 13:00

Cute Poses with Fuchico on the Cup! A Collaboration Between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty Comes True

Cute Poses with Fuchico on the Cup! A Collaboration Between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty Comes True

The first collaboration between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty! “Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty” will release on Dec. 6 (Sat.) at Sanrio shops and on Dec. 13 (Sat.) at Tokyu Hands shops, with a general release on Dec. 20 (Sat.). The cost of each is 540 yen (tax included).

Dec. 2, 2014 07:00

Punchline to Broadcast from Spring on Noitamina, Music by Tetsuya Komuro

*Punchline* to Broadcast from Spring on Noitamina, Music by Tetsuya Komuro

Information on the original TV anime Punchline to broadcast from April 2015 was officially announced on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Noitamina Project Press Conference 2015.

Dec. 2, 2014 01:10

Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here to be Released in Two Parts!

Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here to be Released in Two Parts!

On November 29, it was announced that the Beyond the Boundary anime, which first aired in October 2013, will become a full length animated film. Poster art and a special teaser trailer for the film, Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here, have also been released.

Dec. 1, 2014 13:00

Magic Knight Rayearth's Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu Boots Now Available for Preorder

*Magic Knight Rayearth's* Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu Boots Now Available for Preorder

Some specially made short boots and accessories based on Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji from the Magic Knight Rayearth series are now available for preorder, courtesy of the SuperGroupies shop.

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