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.

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.

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Dec. 22, 2014 08:32

“Analoghack” Illustration Collection Based on the World of “Beatless” to Release at Comiket 87!

“Analoghack” Illustration Collection Based on the World of “Beatless” to Release at Comiket 87!

Analoghack, an illustration compilation based on the world of the science fiction novel Beatless and made with the participation of a total of 18 unique illustrators is going to be released at Comic Market 87, held from Dec. 28-30.

Dec. 22, 2014 07:00

“Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin - Part 1: Me - Kizashi” April 4, 2015 Release Confirmed

“Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin - Part 1: Me - Kizashi” April 4, 2015 Release Confirmed

New information has been revealed for the anime Tamayura, which was announced to be concluding with a four-part movie series. The official title of the movie series is Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin, and Part 1: Me - Kizashi will begin a limited two-week screening on April 4, 2015. Along with this information, a key visual and synopsis have also been released.

Dec. 22, 2014 01:00

“Madoka Magica” Soul Gem Candles Limited Edition Release

“Madoka Magica” Soul Gem Candles Limited Edition Release

The limited edition items “Puella Magi Madoka Magica Witch Pin Collection” and “Puella Magi Madoka Magica Soul Gem Candle Set” will go on sale in late December from Luxent.

Dec. 21, 2014 13:00

“Doraemon the Movie Festival” to Be Held - All 35 Movies to Be Screened in 35 Days in Jinbocho

“Doraemon the Movie Festival” to Be Held - All 35 Movies to Be Screened in 35 Days in Jinbocho

It has been revealed that coming before the release of the newest movie in the series, Doraemon: Nobita’s Space Heroes, will be the “Doraemon the Movie Festival.”

Dec. 21, 2014 07:00

Get Them First at Comiket! “Love Live!” Coordinated Outerwear & One-Piece Dresses from Cute Adult Fashion Brand Japan Label

Get Them First at Comiket! “Love Live!” Coordinated Outerwear & One-Piece Dresses from Cute Adult Fashion Brand Japan Label

Apparel and accessories themed after the members of µ’s (pronounced “Muse”) have been announced by Earth Music & Ecology Japan Label. They will be available for advance sale at Comic Market C87 being held at Tokyo Big Sight from Dec. 28-30.

Dec. 21, 2014 02:11

New “Evangelion” Video Suddenly Releases Online

New “Evangelion” Video Suddenly Releases Online

On Dec. 19, an Evangelion-themed piece by Studio Khara titled Until You Come to Me was released under Japan Anima(tor) Expo, a series of anime shorts produced by Hideaki Anno.

Dec. 21, 2014 01:00

This Time, Cerberus is the Main Character! “Cardcaptor Sakura” Ichiban Kuji Round 2 to Release Countrywide in Early January

This Time, Cerberus is the Main Character! “Cardcaptor Sakura” Ichiban Kuji Round 2 to Release Countrywide in Early January

It has been confirmed that the newest Ichiban Kuji, “Ichiban Kuji Cardcaptor Sakura - Cerberus and a Tea Party,” will release in bookstores and other stores around Japan in early January 2015.

Dec. 20, 2014 13:00

Phantom Hero Kamen Rider 3 to Be Revived in March 2015 Film “Superhero Taisen GP"

Phantom Hero Kamen Rider 3 to Be Revived in March 2015 Film “Superhero Taisen GP"

Kamen Rider 3, a character that Shotaro Ishinomori had created in the past but was never officially released on screen, will finally make a debut in this new movie.

Dec. 20, 2014 08:00

What Does Pink Curry Taste Like? The Café Menu for My Melody’s 40th Anniversary Is Super Adorable!

What Does Pink Curry Taste Like? The Café Menu for My Melody’s 40th Anniversary Is Super Adorable!

My Melody shines as the first place winner in the 2014 Sanrio Character Ranking, even defeating Hello Kitty.

Dec. 20, 2014 06:19

Comic Market Takes on a New Challenge: Calling All Creators Around the Globe!

Comic Market Takes on a New Challenge: Calling All Creators Around the Globe!

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