The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

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!

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Jan. 23, 2015 13:00

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Work, ‘Sarusuberi ~Miss Hokusai~,’ to Be Released Countrywide in May, Anne Watanabe Takes on Voice Work as Main Character

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Work, ‘Sarusuberi ~Miss Hokusai~,’ to Be Released Countrywide in May, Anne Watanabe Takes on Voice Work as Main Character

The official title of Keiichi Hara’s long-awaited new feature-length film has been confirmed, and the release month revealed.

Jan. 23, 2015 07:00

Warship Boys Instead of Girls? Newest Video of ‘Kaiji no Yu’ Ikemen Bath Salts Hit Shelves

Warship Boys Instead of Girls? Newest Video of ‘Kaiji no Yu’ Ikemen Bath Salts Hit Shelves

The second promotion video of Kaiji no Yu, a bathing salt themed on escort vessels of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force was released on Jan. 19.

Jan. 22, 2015 13:00

‘Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork’ Opens in Ginza on Feb. 7

‘Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork’ Opens in Ginza on Feb. 7

“Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork” will open in Cheepa’s Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Jan. 22, 2015 07:00

‘Sailor Moon’ Musical Rocks Shanghai! First Overseas Performance is a Smashing Success!

‘Sailor Moon’ Musical Rocks Shanghai! First Overseas Performance is a Smashing Success!

On Jan. 16, the Sailor Moon Musical, Petite Étrangère, opened at the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) Theatre in Shanghai, China.

Jan. 22, 2015 01:00

TV Anime ‘6HP’ by Takashi Murakami to Broadcast in 2016, Announcement in Newest Issue of ‘Bijutsu Techo’

TV Anime ‘6HP’ by Takashi Murakami to Broadcast in 2016, Announcement in Newest Issue of ‘Bijutsu Techo’

An extraordinarily unique TV anime will broadcast in 2016. The anime project 6HP Six Hearts Princess has been progressing for some time between Takashi Murakami, an artist known worldwide, and company Kaikai Kiki which is managing the project.

Jan. 21, 2015 12:00

Special Site Opens for ‘Hikaru Skirt,’ a Wearable Device that Illuminates the Absolute Zone

Special Site Opens for ‘Hikaru Skirt,’ a Wearable Device that Illuminates the Absolute Zone

A site dedicated to Hikaru Skirt, a wearable device born to light up the zettai ryoiki (absolute zone), has opened.

Jan. 21, 2015 07:00

A Contract Has Been Made with Sapporo Snow Festival! ‘Madoka Magica’ Kyubey Ice Sculpture and a Collaboration Between Hatsune Miku and Homura

A Contract Has Been Made with Sapporo Snow Festival! ‘Madoka Magica’ Kyubey Ice Sculpture and a Collaboration Between Hatsune Miku and Homura

The 66th Sapporo Snow Festival will begin in Sapporo, Hokkaido on Feb. 5. It will last seven days, until Feb. 11. Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion is collaborating with this traditional event. It has been confirmed that an ice sculpture of the character Kyubey will be created at the event.

Jan. 21, 2015 01:00

Latest Movie Poster Released for Shunji Iwai's ‘The Case of Hana and Alice’

Latest Movie Poster Released for Shunji Iwai's ‘The Case of Hana and Alice’

Shunji Iwai's first long-form animation, The Case of Hana and Alice, is set to debut nationwide beginning on Feb. 20 at Shinjuku Wald 9. The latest promotional posters for the film have been released.

Jan. 20, 2015 13:00

These Five Sailor Moon Contact Lenses Let You Transform Your Eyes!

These Five Sailor Moon Contact Lenses Let You Transform Your Eyes!

These Sailor Moon color contacts are each based on a different character from the series. They go on sale Jan. 27.

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