An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

PlayStation Vita *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd* Launch Project Commences

Dance to the opening theme “Decorator” in sync with the in-game action! "Dance with PS Vita" video encourages players to dance along with Hatsune Miku!

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Nov. 26, 2013 06:0031

Secretly Enjoy the Kanmusu While at Work - Pre-Orders Begin for Kantai Collection Ita-Neckties

Secretly Enjoy the Kanmusu While at Work - Pre-Orders Begin for Kantai Collection Ita-Neckties

This piece of attire may be indispensable for admirals working in an office!

Nov. 26, 2013 01:004

New One-Hour Special Anime for Mushishi to Broadcast in January 2014

New One-Hour Special Anime for Mushishi to Broadcast in January 2014

Mushishi, a manga written by Yuki Urushibara and serialized in Monthly Afternoon, is a popular work that was adapted into an anime in 2005 and 2006. The anime splendidly captured the work’s unique world and received great praise from many who viewed it. Now, a long-awaited new broadcast has been announced.

Nov. 25, 2013 16:000

Char’s Zaku Comes to the iPhone! 3D Gundam iPhone Jackets Announced

Char’s Zaku Comes to the iPhone! 3D Gundam iPhone Jackets Announced

On Nov. 18, Bandai announced 3D Mobile Suit Gundam iPhone jackets.

Nov. 25, 2013 11:0046

Check Out These Trailers of Anime Starting in January 2014!

Check Out These Trailers of Anime Starting in January 2014!

Information about anime to begin broadcast in January is being uploaded in rapid succession. Start putting your watch list together now by checking out these trailers.

Nov. 25, 2013 06:005

TV Anime Hamatora to Begin Broadcasting in January 2014 on TV Tokyo, Manga to Begin Serialization in Weekly Young Jump

TV Anime Hamatora to Begin Broadcasting in January 2014 on TV Tokyo, Manga to Begin Serialization in Weekly Young Jump

Things are beginning to quickly pick up for Hamatora, a project that crosses multiple forms of media including TV anime, manga, and games.

Nov. 25, 2013 01:001

Final Chapter of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn to Release in 34 Theaters Throughout Japan on May 17, 2014 for a Limited Four-Week Run

Final Chapter of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn to Release in 34 Theaters Throughout Japan on May 17, 2014 for a Limited Four-Week Run

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, the newest animated work in the Gundam series that has been produced since 2010 and spans seven episodes, will come to its conclusion in 2014.

Nov. 24, 2013 14:000

Pupipō! Gets TV Anime, Broadcast to Begin Dec. 20 on TV Tokyo

Pupipō! Gets TV Anime, Broadcast to Begin Dec. 20 on TV Tokyo

Pupipō!, a manga created by Rensuke Oshikiri and published in the webcomic magazine Comic Meteor, is becoming a TV anime. The broadcast will begin on Dec. 20 at 1:53 a.m. on TV Tokyo.

Nov. 24, 2013 08:006

Pokémon Store Tokyo Station to Open on Tokyo Character Street, Original Train-Themed Products to Be Sold

Pokémon Store Tokyo Station to Open on Tokyo Character Street, Original Train-Themed Products to Be Sold

The Pokémon Company has announced that the first small-size branch of the Pokémon Store called Pokémon Store Tokyo Station will be opening along the Tokyo Character Street of First Avenue Tokyo Station on Dec. 9.

Nov. 24, 2013 05:000

Six Hour JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Special to Air on TV During the New Year!

Six Hour JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Special to Air on TV During the New Year!

The TV anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders will begin broadcasting next spring.

Nov. 24, 2013 01:008

One Piece: Unlimited World R Finally Releases! Information on New Characters, Quests, and Mini Games Revealed

One Piece: Unlimited World R Finally Releases! Information on New Characters, Quests, and Mini Games Revealed

On Nov. 21, Namco Bandai Games released the Nintendo 3DS game One Piece: Unlimited World R.

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