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!

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.

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Dec. 27, 2014 13:00

‘Tamako Market’ Blu-ray Box to Release March 18, 2015, Newly Recorded SP Drama CD and Storyboard Collection to Be Included

‘Tamako Market’ Blu-ray Box to Release March 18, 2015, Newly Recorded SP Drama CD and Storyboard Collection to Be Included

A Blu-ray box set has been confirmed for Tamako Market, an anime that was broadcast beginning in January 2013. The set will release on March 18, 2015.

Dec. 27, 2014 07:00

The Rose of Versailles Prepares Isetan Shinjuku for the New Year

The Rose of Versailles Prepares Isetan Shinjuku for the New Year

Isetan Shinjuku introduces the manga “The Rose of Versailles” and Hanafuda (Japanese playing cards) for its campaign kicking off the New Year.

Dec. 27, 2014 04:31

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

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!

Dec. 27, 2014 01:00

“One Piece” to Turn into a Kabuki Play Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

“One Piece” to Turn into a Kabuki Play Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

One Piece, a popular manga series with fans from around the world, will be combined with kabuki, Japan’s traditional performance loved by many, to create a new cultural revolution.

Dec. 26, 2014 13:00

Official Website for “Naruto Exhibition” Opens, Masashi Kisihimoto Draws for the Site

Official Website for “Naruto Exhibition” Opens, Masashi Kisihimoto Draws for the Site

“Naruto Exhibition - Masashi Kishimoto - Celebration of the Completion of Serialization” will open on April 25, 2015 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills. An official website for the event is now open, and includes comments from Masashi Kishimoto, the artist of the manga and exhibition.

Dec. 26, 2014 07:00

Anime “Shokugeki no Soma” Broadcast to Begin in April 2015, New Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Yuki Ono, Saori Onishi & Takahiro Sakurai

Anime “Shokugeki no Soma” Broadcast to Begin in April 2015, New Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Yuki Ono, Saori Onishi & Takahiro Sakurai

An anime adaptation of the popular Shokugeki no Soma currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump was announced in November, drawing huge attention in the process.

Dec. 26, 2014 01:00

Anime “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Enters Egypt Arc, Rebroadcast to Begin on Jan. 9, 2015

Anime “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Enters Egypt Arc, Rebroadcast to Begin on Jan. 9, 2015

The TV anime series of Hirohiko Araki’s bestselling manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure that re-depicts the series from the first volume is entering a new adventure beginning in 2015.

Dec. 25, 2014 13:00

“Attack on Titan Exhibit” Advances on West Japan - Touring Exhibit Coming to Oita and Osaka

“Attack on Titan Exhibit” Advances on West Japan - Touring Exhibit Coming to Oita and Osaka

It has been confirmed that a touring exhibit will come to both Oita in the summer and Osaka in the fall of 2015.

Dec. 25, 2014 07:00

“Seraph of the End” Anime PV Releases, Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 with Second Season Airing in October

“Seraph of the End” Anime PV Releases, Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 with Second Season Airing in October

A TV anime has been greenlit for Seraph of the End, a popular manga currently serialized in Jump SQ (Shueisha). Since this announcement, the series has attracted huge attention, and a batch of information concerning the anime was revealed on Dec. 20.

Dec. 25, 2014 06:45

Comic Market 87 to Have Free Wi-Fi Support for Foreign Visitors

Comic Market 87 to Have Free Wi-Fi Support for Foreign Visitors

“Wi2 300 One-Time (1-Day)” passes and Travel Japan Wi-Fi premium codes will be given out at the event to be held at the end of the year.

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