Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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Dec. 2, 2013 01:009

Pre-Orders Begin for The Idolmaster, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, and Attack on Titan Smartphone Cases!

Pre-Orders Begin for The Idolmaster, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, and Attack on Titan Smartphone Cases!

On Nov. 26 at 1:00 p.m., pre-orders for new smartphone cases of characters from The Idolmaster, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, and Attack on Titan for smartphones of all kinds began on the smartphone character case on-demand service “Smartphone Museum” on Premium Bandai.

Dec. 1, 2013 13:009

Creator Interview: Sinitar

Creator Interview: Sinitar

TOM Special Creator Sinitar is an extremely talented, strategic, and intelligent cosplayer from Ukraine.

Dec. 1, 2013 07:000

Psychedelic Explosion! Screening Event of Filmmaker Ryo Hirano Also Featuring Tavito Nanao

Psychedelic Explosion! Screening Event of Filmmaker Ryo Hirano Also Featuring Tavito Nanao

Ryo Hirano is a young filmmaker born in 1988 who draws a world different from ours in a charming way while using Japanese taste.

Dec. 1, 2013 01:002

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Suit Styles by Haruyama

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Suit Styles by Haruyama

Haruyama Trading Company Limited. teams up with the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure written by Hirohiko Araki. 26 items are introduced for the special ...

Nov. 30, 2013 15:009

The Elaborately Detailed Sailor Moon: Complete Edition Volumes 1 and 2 Will Finally Be Released

The Elaborately Detailed Sailor Moon: Complete Edition Volumes 1 and 2 Will Finally Be Released

Volumes 1 and 2 of the Sailor Moon: Complete Edition manga will finally be released on Nov. 29 (Fri).

Nov. 30, 2013 01:007

Even the New Year is Full of Miku - Hatsune Miku Illustrated New Year’s Cards Go On Sale at Family Mart

Even the New Year is Full of Miku - Hatsune Miku Illustrated New Year’s Cards Go On Sale at Family Mart

On Nov. 27, Family Mart began selling New Year’s cards with Hatsune Miku illustrations on them. A three-card set costs ¥390.

Nov. 29, 2013 13:0019

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Levi DLC Available for Free for a Limited Time, Titan Eradication Challenge Begins on Twitter

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Levi DLC Available for Free for a Limited Time, Titan Eradication Challenge Begins on Twitter

On Nov. 22, Spike Chunsoft announced that the downloadable content “Levi Edition” for their Nintendo 3DS game Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind to release in Japan on Dec. 5 will be available for free for a limited time after the game's release.

Nov. 29, 2013 07:0010

Main Cast Revealed for Director Junichi Sato’s Newest Work, Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins

Main Cast Revealed for Director Junichi Sato’s Newest Work, Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins

Information has been revealed all at once relating to hitmaker and director Junichi Sato’s first original work in 10 years, the action-packed anime Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins.

Nov. 29, 2013 02:3021

Evangelion Interpreted Through Modern Techniques! Bringing it to Life with Kaiyodo Figures [2/2]

Evangelion Interpreted Through Modern Techniques! Bringing it to Life with Kaiyodo Figures [2/2]

Tons of superb dioramas using figures from the Evangelion Revoltech series!

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