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.

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.

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Feb. 23, 2015 01:0031

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Feb. 22, 2015 21:0010

On Sale for Kids Only: ‘One Piece’ and Nissan Collaborative Thousand Sunny Car

On Sale for Kids Only: ‘One Piece’ and Nissan Collaborative Thousand Sunny Car

It has been decided that the concept car Thousand Sunny, a collaboration between popular anime One Piece and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., will be sold. Entries into a raffle for the car began being sold on Feb. 19.

Feb. 22, 2015 13:000

Survival Horror Game ‘Alien: Isolation’ to Be Released on PS4 and Xbox 360 in Japan in Summer 2015

Survival Horror Game ‘Alien: Isolation’ to Be Released on PS4 and Xbox 360 in Japan in Summer 2015

On Feb. 19, Sega announced that the survival horror game Alien: Isolation by developers The Creative Assembly will be released in Japan in summer 2015.

Feb. 22, 2015 05:0044

The Ultimate Cosplay Item?! These Wearable Breasts Are Amazing!

The Ultimate Cosplay Item?! These Wearable Breasts Are Amazing!

You need to make your breasts look bigger, but stuffing your bra is a pain… If you have ever had these thoughts, then there is good news! Behold this ample bust!

Feb. 21, 2015 21:000

Cute Antoinette, Stylish Oscar - New ‘The Rose of Versailles’ Fashion Collection

Cute Antoinette, Stylish Oscar - New ‘The Rose of Versailles’ Fashion Collection

Marie Antoinette and Oscar: the two heroines of the manga The Rose of Versailles. Series author Riyoko Ikeda has announced one piece dresses that she supervised the creation of themed after these two characters.

Feb. 21, 2015 13:005

[JAEPO 2015] Square Enix’s New Game is ‘Dissidia Final Fantasy’ Arcade Edition! Video Unveiled at Stage Event (Video Included)

[JAEPO 2015] Square Enix’s New Game is ‘Dissidia Final Fantasy’ Arcade Edition! Video Unveiled at Stage Event (Video Included)

Square Enix announced at the Japan Amusement Expo 2015 its new arcade title Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Feb. 21, 2015 05:000

Popular Drama ‘All Esper Dayo!’ Gets Movie Adaptation! Revival of the Tag Team of Director Shion Sono and Shota Sometani

Popular Drama ‘All Esper Dayo!’ Gets Movie Adaptation! Revival of the Tag Team of Director Shion Sono and Shota Sometani

A highly popular sci-fi comedy that began broadcasting in April 2013 during TV Tokyo’s Drama 24 programming block, on which a great number of masterpiece drama have been broadcast, is getting a movie adaptation! All Esper Dayo! the Movie will be released Japanwide in September.

Feb. 20, 2015 21:003

‘Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet’ Theme Songs Go to Angela & Customi-Z

‘Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet’ Theme Songs Go to Angela & Customi-Z

The TV anime Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet will begin broadcasting during Animeism on MBS, TBS, and other networks this April. This time, information on the theme songs has been announced.

Feb. 20, 2015 13:543

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

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.

Feb. 20, 2015 13:003

Intense Dialogue Between Masako Nozawa & Ryusei Nakao, Risa Yoshiki to Join in Too! ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods’ SP Edition Release Event

Intense Dialogue Between Masako Nozawa & Ryusei Nakao, Risa Yoshiki to Join in Too! ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods’ SP Edition Release Event

Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F will be released in Japan on April 18. The film is a completely new story in the nationally popular anime series Dragon Ball. There are likely many fans who can’t wait for the spring release.

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