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.

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...

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Nov. 17, 2014 23:00

Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station is Real-Life Reproduction of Anime Restaurant McDaniel Hamburgers

Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station is Real-Life Reproduction of Anime Restaurant McDaniel Hamburgers

Gundam Cafe’s Tokyo Station location will reopen on Nov. 19 as McDaniel Hamburgers Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station.

Nov. 17, 2014 13:00

My Love Story!! Anime Adaptation Confirmed, Heroes Don’t Have to Be Good Looking in This Popular Shoujo Manga

*My Love Story!!* Anime Adaptation Confirmed, Heroes Don’t Have to Be Good Looking in This Popular Shoujo Manga

An anime adaptation has been confirmed for My Love Story!!, a work serializing in the shoujo manga magazine Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha). Along with this announcement on Nov. 13, the official teaser site also opened and the official Twitter launched.

Nov. 17, 2014 07:00

“Titan Montage” Released on Attack on Titan Exhibit Special Site!

“Titan Montage” Released on *Attack on Titan* Exhibit Special Site!

In anticipation of the opening of the Attack on Titan Exhibit at the Ueno Royal Museum on Friday, Nov. 28, the popular manga has released a “Titan Montage” on the Attack on Titan Exhibit special site that allows visitors to choose faces and generate a Titan-style portrait.

Nov. 16, 2014 23:00

Tons of Pikachus and Eevees! Pokémon Ichiban Kuji to Start Japanwide in December

Tons of Pikachus and Eevees! *Pokémon* Ichiban Kuji to Start Japanwide in December

The no-lose character lottery “Ichiban Kuji: DreamStore Pikachu & Friends with Berries,” which is themed after Pokémon and includes 17 prizes total across nine tiers plus a Last One Prize - any of which you are sure to win, will begin on Saturday, Dec. 20 at book stores, Tsutaya, hobby shops, Pokémon Centers, and amusement centers throughout Japan.

Nov. 16, 2014 13:00

A Marathon of Screenings from Angel’s Egg to MiniPato: Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015 to Be Held Dec. 13

A Marathon of Screenings from *Angel’s Egg* to *MiniPato*: Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015 to Be Held Dec. 13

Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015, a joint project between Ikebukuro’s Shin Bungeiza rivival house and anime magazine Anime Style, will begin in next month.

Nov. 16, 2014 07:00

Sailor Moon Crystal Storyboard Exhibit and Stamp Rally to Be Concurrently Held

*Sailor Moon Crystal* Storyboard Exhibit and Stamp Rally to Be Concurrently Held

In celebration of the Nov. 12 (Wed.) release of the second volume Blu-ray of the TV anime Sailor Moon Crystal, it has been confirmed that a storyboard exhibit will be held for a limited time from Nov. 14-16 (Friday-Sunday).

Nov. 15, 2014 23:00

My Neighbor Totoro Becomes Plushie Limited to 1,500 by Notable Teddy Bear Maker Steiff

*My Neighbor Totoro* Becomes Plushie Limited to 1,500 by Notable Teddy Bear Maker Steiff

Introducing the strange creature Totoro from director Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, which is popular the world over, as a superior plushie.

Nov. 15, 2014 13:00

“Eiichiro Oda’s Sketch Corner” Serialization Begins in Celebration of One Piece.com’s 1st Anniversary

“Eiichiro Oda’s Sketch Corner” Serialization Begins in Celebration of One Piece.com’s 1st Anniversary

One Piece.com, a portal site for all things One Piece, opened one year ago in November 2013.

Nov. 15, 2014 07:00

Part 3 of the Hugely Popular Collaboration Series Sailor Moon × Pullip: The Soldier of Love and Beauty, Sailor Venus!

Part 3 of the Hugely Popular Collaboration Series *Sailor Moon* × Pullip: The Soldier of Love and Beauty, Sailor Venus!

From a collaboration series between Sailor Moon, the popular new series to which is available now on Nico Nico Douga, and fashion doll brand Pullip comes the third Sailor Soldier, Sailor Venus.

Nov. 14, 2014 23:00

Attack on Titan Ichiban Kuji - Collect the Figures to Recreate the CD Jacket

*Attack on Titan* Ichiban Kuji - Collect the Figures to Recreate the CD Jacket

Spanning manga, anime, movies, and even enormous exhibits, there is no sign of Attack on Titan’s popularity waning. On Dec. 9 (Tues.), the series will be introduced as an Ichiban Kuji titled “Ichiban Kuji Attack on Titan - March to Freedom.”

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