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. 15, 2014 01:001

Rebuild of Evangelion Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

*Rebuild of Evangelion* Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

Since it’s start in 2007, the Rebuild of Evangelion series has remained an overwhelmingly popular series. It has spawned varied and numerous collaborative products so far, and has now teamed up with the Ichiban Kuji lottery.

Oct. 14, 2014 13:000

Brand New Film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

Brand New Film *Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune* Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

A series of screening events of Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai began in theaters across Japan on Oct. 11. The film is a special compilation of the hit Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV series that began in 2012 featuring a new cut and newly added narration. The talked-about film offers a new way to enjoy the series.

Oct. 14, 2014 07:0027

Socks from Underwater Knee-highs Plus Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Socks from *Underwater Knee-highs Plus* Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Two different pairs of knee-high socks from the Underwater Knee-highs Plus photo collection, which is set to go on sale On Monday, Oct. 20, will be available starting Friday, Oct. 24. The special underwater knee-highs and blue-ringed octopus themed socks will be on sale at the Underwater Knee-highs Plus exhibition.

Oct. 14, 2014 06:057

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda* Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Akira Himekawa teaches us how to draw manga as well as gives a look into their creation process!

Oct. 14, 2014 01:3113

New Tokyo Ghoul Series Serialization Starts in Weekly Young Jump, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

New *Tokyo Ghoul* Series Serialization Starts in *Weekly Young Jump*, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

The manga and TV anime held dear by so many fans, Tokyo Ghoul, met its grand finale in September. However, new developments are already coming as new series start in both manga and anime.

Oct. 13, 2014 13:00230

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

Axent Wear, the company behind these “Cat Ear Headphones,” which include external speakers in the shape of cat ears, is seeking development funds through crowdfunding service Indiegogo.

Oct. 13, 2014 07:000

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

AnimeJapan 2015, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from March 20-22, 2015, has announced new projects and festivities.

Oct. 12, 2014 22:2529

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Oct. 12, 2014 14:510

LBCC 2014 Takes Over Long Beach, California

LBCC 2014 Takes Over Long Beach, California

MochiBytesTV once again had the honor of covering a southern California trade show that is growing in popularity - Long Beach Comic Con.

Oct. 12, 2014 13:00100

Official Site Opens for Newest Sword Art Online Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

Official Site Opens for Newest *Sword Art Online* Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

On Oct. 8, the official site of the forthcoming 2015 PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita game Sword Art Online: Lost Song launched and a teaser video was released.

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