Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

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!

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May. 15, 2015 13:00

A New Kind of Food Porn! These Illustrations of Sushi Depicted as Bishoujo Are Just Too Cute

A New Kind of Food Porn! These Illustrations of Sushi Depicted as Bishoujo Are Just Too Cute

In a time when everything from swords to 3D printers is getting personified, personified sushi illustrations published on Twitter are gathering attention.

May. 15, 2015 09:51

[J-Fashion] We Have Exciting News for LIZ LISA Fans! Can You Guess What It Is?

[J-Fashion] We Have Exciting News for LIZ LISA Fans! Can You Guess What It Is?

Welcome back to our Japanese fashion blog! We’re thrilled to be able to give you an early look at our newest LIZ LISA item, a special Lucky Bag (fukubukuro) that just debuted in Japan this month.

May. 15, 2015 07:00

[Español] "Naruto: The Last Movie" Trailer Oficial

[Español] "Naruto: The Last Movie" Trailer Oficial

A pesar de que "Naruto: The Last Movie" es la décima película del universo de Naruto, esta película promete ser una de las más especiales.

May. 15, 2015 07:00

[Español] "Naruto: The Last Movie" llega a las salas de cine de Latinoamérica

[Español] "Naruto: The Last Movie" llega a las salas de cine de Latinoamérica

"Se podrá disfrutar de la más reciente entrega cinematográfica del universo de Naruto en México.

May. 15, 2015 05:00

Anna Sui Collaborates with Seven Manga; Unveils Items Fashionistas Will Crave

Anna Sui Collaborates with Seven Manga; Unveils Items Fashionistas Will Crave

Anna Sui, who has continued to be showered in attention in the fashion world for her abundance of creativity, has joined with the pop culture Japan sends to the world.

May. 15, 2015 02:04

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

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!

May. 15, 2015 01:00

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

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.

May. 14, 2015 21:00

KEI Specially Creates Lovely, Whimsical Miku Poster for Hatsune Miku Expo in New York!

KEI Specially Creates Lovely, Whimsical Miku Poster for Hatsune Miku Expo in New York!

Poster drawn by KEI exclusively as first-come bonus has been released! Experience the fever of Hatsune Miku Expo in New York

May. 14, 2015 13:00

A Massive Success Again This Year! HaraKawa Takes Over Harajuku

A Massive Success Again This Year! HaraKawa Takes Over Harajuku

The Harajuku culture festival “Harajuku Kawaii!! Week 2015” (HaraKawa) was held throughout Harajuku for two days, May 9 and 10.

May. 14, 2015 05:00

A New Collaboration is Born Between Eva and Schick; The Shave Impact Begins

A New Collaboration is Born Between Eva and Schick; The Shave Impact Begins

A new development has been announced in the ongoing collaboration between Evangelion and Schick Japan which began in 2012 and has caught massive attention.

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