Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

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Apr. 30, 2015 12:00

[Video] Ichigo Takano’s ‘Orange’ to Get Live Action Adaptation! Toho to Release Film Japan-wide in December 2015

[Video] Ichigo Takano’s ‘Orange’ to Get Live Action Adaptation! Toho to Release Film Japan-wide in December 2015

Ichigo Takano’s adolescent sci-fi love story, Orange (serialized in Futabasha’s Monthly Action), is getting a live action adaptation.

Apr. 30, 2015 06:00

[Event Report] Aloha from Kawaii Kon 2015!

[Event Report] Aloha from Kawaii Kon 2015!

Every spring, Oahu's otaku populace flock to the Hawaii Convention Center for a three day celebration of anime, comics and gaming with Kawaii Kon: Hawaii's Premier Anime Convention.

Apr. 30, 2015 01:30

An Original Concept by Akira Toriyama - ‘Dragon Ball Super’ All New TV Anime Series to Air from July

Toei has announced a completely new TV anime series of the popular Dragon Ball franchise will begin broadcasting on Fuji TV (among other channels) from July 2015.

Apr. 29, 2015 21:00

Niconico Chokaigi 2015 Sets Highest Attendance for Third Straight Year

Niconico Chokaigi 2015 Sets Highest Attendance for Third Straight Year

The large-scale event Niconico Chokaigi 2015 was held for two days on April 25 and 26 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba.

Apr. 29, 2015 13:00

Zawa… Zawa…

Zawa… Zawa…

”Nobuyuki Fukumoto 35th Anniversary Project ‘Zawa… Zawa...’ Exhibition” opens at GoFaLABO

Apr. 29, 2015 05:00

‘Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game’ Advance Ticket Bonus: Talking Levi Fan with Exclusively Recorded Voice

‘Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game’ Advance Ticket Bonus: Talking Levi Fan with Exclusively Recorded Voice

“Escape from an Amusement Park Besieged by Titans,” a collaborative event between Attack on Titan and Real Escape Game, will be held in Tokyo and Osaka this summer.

Apr. 29, 2015 00:43

Kana Hanazawa’s All-Japan Tour Starts in May

Kana Hanazawa’s All-Japan Tour Starts in May

Singer and voice actress Kana Hanazawa is starting on her Japan-wide tour “Kana Hanazawa Live 2015: Blue Avenue” on May 3.

Apr. 28, 2015 21:00

Hugely Popular! Additional Sales of “Tower of the Sun on the Cup” Confirmed

Hugely Popular! Additional Sales of “Tower of the Sun on the Cup” Confirmed

"Tower of the Sun on the Cup” collaboration with Taro Okamoto goes on sale; gigantic objet d’art also unveiled

Apr. 28, 2015 08:51

[J-Fashion] A Sneak Peek at Cute New Bags & Pouches with Osumashi Pooh-Chan!

[J-Fashion] A Sneak Peek at Cute New Bags & Pouches with Osumashi Pooh-Chan!

Welcome to our new Japanese fashion blog! Here we'll introduce you to cute, cool, and totally unique style straight from Japan.

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