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.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Oct. 18, 2014 01:002

Long Live Japan, Land of Female Figures! Gomora as a Girl in a Bathing Suit is Too Cute!

Long Live Japan, Land of Female Figures! Gomora as a Girl in a Bathing Suit is Too Cute!

Figure and merchandise developer/manufacturer/supplier Surprise Next has made a Gomora-chan figure from Bakutendo’s Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphism Project: The 4-Koma (Tentative) section of Kadokawa’s Dengeki G’s Magazine.

Oct. 17, 2014 13:004

Video of an Old Mario Goes Viral, Princess Peach is in Danger?

Video of an Old Mario Goes Viral, Princess Peach is in Danger?

The story is of a Mario who has become old and lonely after Princess Peach, who should have been with Mario, married Mario’s younger twin brother, Luigi. Then…

Oct. 17, 2014 07:003

Various Akame ga Kill! Events Come to Akiba Including Materials Exhibit at Gamers Honten

Various *Akame ga Kill!* Events Come to Akiba Including Materials Exhibit at Gamers Honten

The TV anime Akame ga Kill! rushed into its second season at the beginning of October. The anime is an adaptation of the manga of the same name written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. The series depicts the activities of the assassination squad Night Raid which stands up to destroy the evil in the decayed capital.

Oct. 17, 2014 05:039

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 2: Character's Rough Sketch

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 2:  Character's Rough Sketch

Hi all! This is Akira Himekawa. Today, we’re starting the Manga Maker series. We were asked to explain the method in which we create manga. So, we wil...

Oct. 17, 2014 01:00176

Adult Naruto Is Here! Movie Poster Full of Hints Released - The Last Story Tells a Tale of Love

Adult Naruto Is Here! Movie Poster Full of Hints Released - The Last Story Tells a Tale of Love

The sudden announcement that Naruto is going to conclude in the Nov. 10 issue was a great shock to fans not only in Japan but overseas as well.

Oct. 16, 2014 14:261

[Tokyo International Film Festival] ULTRAMAN to Walk the TIFF Opening Carpet! “Ultra Seven” HD Remastered 2.0 Edition debuts Oct. 26

[Tokyo International Film Festival] ULTRAMAN to Walk the TIFF Opening Carpet! “Ultra Seven” HD Remastered 2.0 Edition debuts Oct. 26

ULTRAMAN will stroll down the opening carpet this year along with many guests from around the world.

Oct. 16, 2014 13:002

Yukari Tamura’s New Single is a Christmas Present Set for Dec. 24 Release

Yukari Tamura’s New Single is a Christmas Present Set for Dec. 24 Release

Yukari Tamura, who is affectionately referred to as “Yukarin” by fans, is hugely popular both as a voice actress and as a singer. It has been announced that her 25th single will release this year on Dec. 24.

Oct. 16, 2014 07:000

Lupin the Third Series Newest Installment to Finally Release on Blu-ray & DVD on Nov. 28, Event Also to Be Held

*Lupin the Third* Series Newest Installment to Finally Release on Blu-ray & DVD on Nov. 28, Event Also to Be Held

Lupin the Third: Daisuke Jigen’s Tombstone is the newest work in the Lupin the Third series and was screened for a limited time this year in June. This highly praised work will release on Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 28.

Oct. 16, 2014 04:042

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Oct. 15, 2014 18:000

Audio Preview for TRUSTRICK’s Danganronpa Theme Song Revealed!

Audio Preview for TRUSTRICK’s Danganronpa Theme Song Revealed!

TRUSTRICK, a duo made of Sayaka Kanda (vocals) and Billy (guitar), released the cover art and the preview clip of their new single, World’s End Curtai...

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