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. 16, 2014 07:00

Jungle King Tar-chan Digital Remaster DVD Box Edition Confirmed

*Jungle King Tar-chan* Digital Remaster DVD Box Edition Confirmed

A DVD Box set of the anime Jungle King Tar-chan broadcast between 1993-94 has been confirmed.

Dec. 16, 2014 01:00

PG 1/60 Unicorn Gundam Released on December 13th; Full Armor Mode available with Expansion Unit

PG 1/60 Unicorn Gundam Released on December 13th; Full Armor Mode available with Expansion Unit

The PG 1/60 Unicorn Gundam model was finally released on Saturday, Dec. 13. Pre-orders for the expansion unit, which allows fans to recreate the original Full Armor Unicorn Gundam, also began on Wednesday, Dec.10 on Premium Bandai.

Dec. 15, 2014 13:00

Funassyi Collaborates with “Fuchico on the Cup” - Enter the Surreal ”Fuchico on the Cup & Funassyi”!

Funassyi Collaborates with “Fuchico on the Cup” - Enter the Surreal ”Fuchico on the Cup & Funassyi”!

“Fuchico on the Cup” collaborates with Funassyi! Here comes “Fuchico on the Cup & Funassyi”!

Dec. 15, 2014 07:00

Mamoru Hosoda’s New Film “Bakemono no Ko” Announced to Premiere in July 2015

Mamoru Hosoda’s New Film “Bakemono no Ko” Announced to Premiere in July 2015

It has been revealed that Bakemono no Ko, the latest work in three years by director Mamoru Hosoda, whose name you might know from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Wolf Children, will premiere July 11, 2015 Japan-wide.

Dec. 15, 2014 01:52

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Action & Sci-Fi Edition

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Action & Sci-Fi Edition

We bring you a look at the new anime that will premiere beginning in January and their trailers. Our second installment rounds up 10 series in the battle action and sci-fi genres.

Dec. 15, 2014 01:00

“Genocidal Organ” Movie Trailer Broadcasts During “Psycho-Pass 2”

“Genocidal Organ” Movie Trailer Broadcasts During “Psycho-Pass 2”

Project Itoh’s sci-fi novel Genocidal Organ is getting a full-length animated feature film in 2015. The film has become widely talked about since it was greenlit, but information is still scarce.

Dec. 14, 2014 13:00

“Samurai Warriors” TV Anime to Begin on Jan. 11, 2015, Character Songs Also Announced

“Samurai Warriors” TV Anime to Begin on Jan. 11, 2015, Character Songs Also Announced

The date and time of the first broadcast of the TV anime Samurai Warriors based on the hugely popular action game Samurai Warriors 4 has been announced. The broadcast will begin on Jan. 11, 2015 on TV Tokyo and other networks.

Dec. 14, 2014 07:00

Newest Video to Release for PS4 Game “Disgaea 5” Introduces Personality and Special Skills of Killia, a Young Demon Who Vows Revenge

Newest Video to Release for PS4 Game “Disgaea 5” Introduces Personality and Special Skills of Killia, a Young Demon Who Vows Revenge

Today (Dec. 11, 2014), Nippon Ichi Software released the newest video for its PlayStation 4 software Disgaea 5 slated to release on March 26, 2015.

Dec. 14, 2014 01:00

In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto “Naruto Exhibit” to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka in 2015

In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto “Naruto Exhibit” to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka in 2015

The serialization to the popular manga Naruto concluded in November, and it has been confirmed that a commemoration exhibit called “In Commemoration of the Conclusion of Serialization! Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibit” will be held in Tokyo in spring 2015.

Dec. 13, 2014 13:00

Gainax’s Mysterious Project “Uru in Blue” Takes Aim at the World Stage, Main Production to Take Place in Singapore

Gainax’s Mysterious Project “Uru in Blue” Takes Aim at the World Stage, Main Production to Take Place in Singapore

Many fans no doubt know that a project spanning many years is warming up for a sequel to the feature length anime Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, a masterpiece that left its mark on the history of anime.

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