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. 20, 2014 02:42

Kosuke Fujishima’s First Art Exhibit Confirmed - Coming to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya in February 2015

Kosuke Fujishima’s First Art Exhibit Confirmed - Coming to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya in February 2015

The first large-scale art exhibit has been confirmed for manga artist Kosuke Fujishima, who is well known for Oh My Goddess!, You’re Under Arrest, and other popular series.

Dec. 19, 2014 13:00

“Love Live!” is Coming to Your City - Fan Meeting Tour to Stop in 10 Cities Across Japan

“Love Live!” is Coming to Your City - Fan Meeting Tour to Stop in 10 Cities Across Japan

The cross-media series Love Live! which has been developed into anime, music, and more tells the story of a group of nine students who stand up to become idols to save their school, Otonokizaka Academy, from being closed down.

Dec. 19, 2014 07:00

Kenji Kamiyama × Dr Monroe Collaboration Accessories with Skull Motif Finally Release

Kenji Kamiyama × Dr Monroe Collaboration Accessories with Skull Motif Finally Release

Director Kenji Kamiyama, known for the Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. series, Eden of the East, and other works, is collaborating with popular accessory brand Dr. Monroe.

Dec. 19, 2014 01:00

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Comic Market (Comiket), the biannual event held each summer and winter, is known for drawing in crowds of upwards of 500,000 to 600,000 people.

Dec. 18, 2014 13:00

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PreCure series, the “PreCure All Stars Compact Mirror Collection,” which is themed after successive PreCures, was released on Monday, Dec. 15 in Gachapon® machines across Japan.

Dec. 18, 2014 07:00

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

A collaboration with Monster Hunter and fashion brand Dresscamp in celebration of the video game series’ 10th anniversary has been confirmed!

Dec. 18, 2014 01:10

THE DIARY OF OCHIBI : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

*THE DIARY OF OCHIBI* : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

PARTY, Inc. and the artist management / literary agency CORK, Inc. have launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform to fund their stop-motion animation film project: The Diary of Ochibi.

Dec. 17, 2014 13:00

Staff Sings Theme Song to “Expelled from Paradise”! Making-of & Acapella Version of the Trending Video Also Releases

Staff Sings Theme Song to “Expelled from Paradise”! Making-of & Acapella Version of the Trending Video Also Releases

Expelled from Paradise, which was released on Nov. 15, continues to be a hit. Though it’s been roughly a month since the release, audiences are still flocking to theaters.

Dec. 17, 2014 07:00

Mitsuru, Sanada, Aigis, Naoto, and Labrys - Round 3 of "P4U" Stage Play Character Visuals Releases

Mitsuru, Sanada, Aigis, Naoto, and Labrys - Round 3 of "P4U" Stage Play Character Visuals Releases

Performances of the stage play Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena will begin on Dec. 19 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Playhouse. The third round of character visuals have now been released.

Dec. 17, 2014 01:00

“Mushishi” Stage Production Confirmed for March 2015, Anime Team Offers Full Cooperation

“Mushishi” Stage Production Confirmed for March 2015, Anime Team Offers Full Cooperation

A stage production to Mushishi, the second season of which has been broadcasting since April, has been confirmed. The production, titled “Stage Reading: Mushishi,” will be performed at the Spiral Hall in Aoyama beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

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