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...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

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!

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Oct. 23, 2014 07:002

Jim Lee of Batman Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

Oct. 22, 2014 23:0011

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

A song that ties in with the currently airing TV anime Psycho-Pass 2! The jacket was created by redjuice!

Oct. 22, 2014 18:003

Voice Actress Unit BRILLIANT4 Reveals MV for “Amagi Brilliant Park” ED Song

Voice Actress Unit BRILLIANT4 Reveals MV for “Amagi Brilliant Park” ED Song

Following the OP song “Extra Magic Hour” by AKINO with bless4, Flying Dog has also posted a short version MV for “Elementalio de Aimashou!” (See You a...

Oct. 22, 2014 13:003

Anime Assassination Classroom Special Video Releases, 26 Cast Members of Class 3-E Announced

Anime *Assassination Classroom* Special Video Releases, 26 Cast Members of Class 3-E Announced

Yusei Matsui’s popular manga Assassination Classroom is becoming an anime the TV broadcast to which will begin in January 2015.

Oct. 22, 2014 10:121

AKB48′s Haruna Kojima Makes Surprise Appearance at Nogizaka46 Concert to Debut “Kojizaka 46” Song!

AKB48′s Haruna Kojima Makes Surprise Appearance at Nogizaka46 Concert to Debut “Kojizaka 46” Song!

Nogizaka46 may have been formed with the intention of being “the official rival of AKB48″ but recently, relations between the two factions have been g...

Oct. 22, 2014 07:008

Production Announced on New TV Anime Series Macross Delta, “Songstress Audition” Planned

Production Announced on New TV Anime Series *Macross Delta*, “Songstress Audition” Planned

the start of production on the newest TV anime in the franchise, Macross Delta, was revealed.

Oct. 21, 2014 23:001

Assassination Classroom Movie Coming Spring Break 2015, Release Set for March 21

*Assassination Classroom* Movie Coming Spring Break 2015, Release Set for March 21

The hugely popular manga Assassination Classroom serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) is becoming a live-action movie.

Oct. 21, 2014 13:009

Everyday Hoodie Designed After Homura Akemi’s Outfit in Madoka Magica to Release This Winter

Everyday Hoodie Designed After Homura Akemi’s Outfit in *Madoka Magica* to Release This Winter

It’s been announced Nijigen Cospa will begin sales of a hoodie in February 2015 designed after Homura Akemi as seen in Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion.

Oct. 21, 2014 07:0046

LiSA Sings “Crossing Field” in English, Song Included on Seventh SAO Single

LiSA Sings “Crossing Field” in English, Song Included on Seventh *SAO* Single

A new song to be included on Shirushi, the seventh single for artist LiSA who has rapidly grown since her debut in 2011, has been revealed.

Oct. 20, 2014 23:001

Talked-About Anime Produced by Trigger - Ninja Slayer from Animation to Begin in Spring 2015

Talked-About Anime Produced by Trigger - *Ninja Slayer from Animation* to Begin in Spring 2015

It appears that Ninja Slayer from Animation, the talked-about anime adaptation of a unique novel that began on Twitter, will show itself in spring 2015.

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