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?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

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Nov. 25, 2014 13:00

“I’m the Only One You Should Chew” Tooth Heroine Falls for 5 Gum-Turned-Handsome Men as Mysterious Project Begins

“I’m the Only One You Should Chew” Tooth Heroine Falls for 5 Gum-Turned-Handsome Men as Mysterious Project Begins

Lotte’s gum website, Crazy Gum Broadcasting Station, announced that it would begin the Gum Boyfriend Ballots featuring five “lovers for your mouth” who are handsome anthropomorphized versions of Lotte’s gum brands Black Black Gum, Xylitol, Acuo, Green Gum and Fit’s on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Nov. 25, 2014 07:00

Yui Ishikawa, Voice of Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Performs as Guest at Lucca Comics & Games 2014

Yui Ishikawa, Voice of Mikasa Ackerman in *Attack on Titan*, Performs as Guest at Lucca Comics & Games 2014

Yui Ishikawa, who is known for her role as Mikasa Ackerman in the hugely popular anime Attack on Titan, has drawn big reactions after having performed as a guest at the event Lucca Comics & Games held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Lucca, Italy.

Nov. 24, 2014 23:00

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

It has been confirmed that a compilation of the popular TV anime adaptation of Knights of Sidonia will release in theaters. The release date is March 6, 2015.

Nov. 24, 2014 13:00

Five Street Fighter II iPhone 6 Cases to Release in Mid-December

Five *Street Fighter II* iPhone 6 Cases to Release in Mid-December

Pre-orders have begun in Japan on Capcom’s official shopping site, e-Capcom, for iPhone cases that have fun designs that incorporate a clear case design and the iPhone 6 logo!

Nov. 24, 2014 07:00

Naruto Super Sounds to Release on Nov. 26, Special Event Also Planned in Shibuya

*Naruto Super Sounds* to Release on Nov. 26, Special Event Also Planned in Shibuya

Naruto finally reached its finale in Issue 50 of Weekly Shonen Jump released on Nov. 10.

Nov. 23, 2014 23:00

Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise Opens on Nov. 22, Rental Showcase Makes a Comeback

Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise Opens on Nov. 22, Rental Showcase Makes a Comeback

Figure maker Volks will celebrate the grand opening of Akihabara’s largest comprehensive hobby building, Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise, on Nov. 22.

Nov. 23, 2014 09:00

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

It has been confirmed that the second season of the TV anime Attack on Titan is in the works for 2016.

Nov. 23, 2014 07:00

Movie Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F: April 18, 2015 Release Date Confirmed Along with Reappearance of Frieza

Movie *Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F*: April 18, 2015 Release Date Confirmed Along with Reappearance of Frieza

The release date of the newest Dragon Ball Z film that was previously reported to be released during Golden Week 2015 has been confirmed along with the film’s official title. The movie’s title is Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F and it will release on April 18, 2015.

Nov. 22, 2014 23:00

IA / Kagerou Project Event in Kinokuniya Bookstores! Concert Video Encore Screening & Limited Goods Planned

IA / *Kagerou Project* Event in Kinokuniya Bookstores! Concert Video Encore Screening & Limited Goods Planned

An encore screening of a concert video of the popular IA featured at the after party to New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC), held in New York in October, will be held at Kinokuniya bookstores in the U.S. in December.

Nov. 22, 2014 13:00

Kenji Kamiyama Collaboration Accessories Round 2 - A Thoughtful Design of Two Skulls Facing Each Other

Kenji Kamiyama Collaboration Accessories Round 2 - A Thoughtful Design of Two Skulls Facing Each Other

The “Kenji Kamiyama Wizard Skull Collection,” the second round of collaboration accessories with director Kenji Kamiyama who is known for such hits as Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. and Eden of the East, will be built to order for a limited time from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 15, 2015. Differing from the last round of accessories that had an angel fossil motif, this round features a stimulating design arranged with skulls.

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