Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

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!

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Nov. 29, 2013 07:0010

Main Cast Revealed for Director Junichi Sato’s Newest Work, Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins

Main Cast Revealed for Director Junichi Sato’s Newest Work, Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins

Information has been revealed all at once relating to hitmaker and director Junichi Sato’s first original work in 10 years, the action-packed anime Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins.

Nov. 29, 2013 02:3021

Evangelion Interpreted Through Modern Techniques! Bringing it to Life with Kaiyodo Figures [2/2]

Evangelion Interpreted Through Modern Techniques! Bringing it to Life with Kaiyodo Figures [2/2]

Tons of superb dioramas using figures from the Evangelion Revoltech series!

Nov. 28, 2013 01:041

Monogatari Series Second Season New Part, Koimonogatari, Begins

Monogatari Series Second Season New Part, Koimonogatari, Begins

A new part to Monogatari Series Second Season, Koimonogatari, started on Nov. 23.

Nov. 28, 2013 01:004

The Garden of Sinners: Gospel in the Future Blu-ray and DVD to Include Special Music CD and Drama CD, Set to Release in February 2014

The Garden of Sinners: Gospel in the Future Blu-ray and DVD to Include Special Music CD and Drama CD, Set to Release in February 2014

The release date for the Blu-ray and DVD of the movie The Garden of Sinners: Gospel in the Future, which sparked wild enthusiasm in fans once more when it released in theaters earlier this fall on Sept. 28, has been announced.

Nov. 28, 2013 01:001

Pre-Orders Begin for Replica of Sheryl Nome’s Belt from Macross Frontier

Pre-Orders Begin for Replica of Sheryl Nome’s Belt from Macross Frontier

Pre-orders are being taken for a limited time in celebration of Sheryl Nome’s birthday.

Nov. 27, 2013 15:002

Akazukin Chacha Returns After 13 Years, Sequel Akazukin Chacha N Goes on Sale

Akazukin Chacha Returns After 13 Years, Sequel Akazukin Chacha N Goes on Sale

The first volume of the sequel to Min Ayahana’s manga Akazukin Chacha, Akazukin Chacha N, was released on Nov. 25.

Nov. 27, 2013 08:002

Four Gunpla to Be Sold Exclusively at Gundam Front Tokyo Announced, Lineup Includes Unicorn Gundam Unit 3

Four Gunpla to Be Sold Exclusively at Gundam Front Tokyo Announced, Lineup Includes Unicorn Gundam Unit 3

Models of popular Gunpla spanning many generations to be sold exclusively at Diver City Tokyo’s Gundam Front have been announced.

Nov. 27, 2013 00:1317

Hatsune Miku’s Angelic Voice Echoes Through an Onsen Town - The Event “Trans City feat. Hatsune Miku” Begins

Hatsune Miku’s Angelic Voice Echoes Through an Onsen Town - The Event “Trans City feat. Hatsune Miku” Begins

The event “Trans City feat. Hatsune Miku”––a collaboration with Miku and Japan’s leading onsen (spa) town, Beppu––kicked off on Nov. 15.

Nov. 26, 2013 16:003

Smartphone-Operated Figure Case Gives Otaku an Even Better Way to Photograph Their “Beloved” Characters!

Smartphone-Operated Figure Case Gives Otaku an Even Better Way to Photograph Their “Beloved” Characters!

Figure Stage, a display case made just for figures, allows you to control the lighting and turntable using your smartphone. It’s useful for photographing your prized figures.

Nov. 26, 2013 13:224

Christmas Comes to Sanrio Puroland! My Melody’s Christmas Market Report

Christmas Comes to Sanrio Puroland! My Melody’s Christmas Market Report

Nov. 1, 2014 is the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. To celebrate, an exciting event called “My Melody’s Christmas Market” featuring many popular characters including Hello Kitty and My Melody is going on now until Dec. 25 at the Sanrio Puroland theme park.

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