Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

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!

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Jan. 20, 2015 07:00

Title of the 2015 Summer ‘Pokémon’ Movie Announced - ‘Pokémon the Movie XY:The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa’

Title of the 2015 Summer ‘Pokémon’ Movie Announced - ‘Pokémon the Movie XY:The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa’

It has been announced that the newest Pokémon movie that releases on July 18 (Sun.) in Japan will be titled Pokémon the Movie XY: Ringu no Choumajin Fuupa (The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa).

Jan. 20, 2015 01:00

Takumen.com Releases Collaboration Ramen with ‘Psycho-Pass,’ Bonus Postcards Available in Limited Numbers

Takumen.com Releases Collaboration Ramen with ‘Psycho-Pass,’ Bonus Postcards Available in Limited Numbers

Psycho-Pass: The Movie was just released on Jan. 9, and it’s off to a good start. It’s now releasing collaboration ramen with Takumen.com, a popular ramen site.

Jan. 19, 2015 13:00

‘Attack on Titan’ x Real Escape Game Collaboration To Be Held in 3 US Cities: NY, LA, SF

‘Attack on Titan’ x Real Escape Game Collaboration To Be Held in 3 US Cities: NY, LA, SF

In 2014, “Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game Collaboration – Escape from the Walled City” was held in large venues nationwide in Japan, and since the game has achieved huge popularity, it will now head to the United States.

Jan. 19, 2015 07:00

‘Detective Conan’ Nominated for Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year for Seventh Time

‘Detective Conan’ Nominated for Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year for Seventh Time

The nominees of the 38th Japan Academy Prize, an award ceremony for honoring the excellent films of 2014 and the staff who made them, were announced on Jan. 14. This year, five works were nominated for Animation of the Year.

Jan. 19, 2015 01:00

Part 2 of ‘Kuroko’s Basketball’ and Jins PC Collaboration Glasses Launches, Online Pre-Orders Begin

Part 2 of ‘Kuroko’s Basketball’ and Jins PC Collaboration Glasses Launches, Online Pre-Orders Begin

It has been announced that pre-orders for Part 2 of a series of collaboration PC glasses between Kuroko’s Basketball and Jins PC called “Kuroko’s Basketball x Bandai x Jins PC” (5,292 yen, tax included, shipping & handling separate) will begin on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai, on Monday, Jan. 19 at 11:00 a.m. (JST).

Jan. 19, 2015 00:00

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

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!

Jan. 18, 2015 13:00

Ingram Vigilant Against Terrorism, Live-Action Film ‘Patlabor’ x National Police Agency’s 7th Poster

Ingram Vigilant Against Terrorism, Live-Action Film ‘Patlabor’ x National Police Agency’s 7th Poster

The seventh and most recent chapter in The Next Generation - Patlabor series of live-action shorts, started showing in theaters on Jan. 10. Meanwhile, anticipation builds for the nationwide release on May 1 of the full-length feature film, The Next Generation - Patlabor: Shuto Kessen (Final Battle in the Capital).

Jan. 18, 2015 07:00

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

The release date of the Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell based on Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi manga of the same name has been confirmed.

Jan. 18, 2015 03:00

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Pullip fashion doll collaborative series with Sailor Moon, the new second season of which has started on Niconico, was only lacking Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter of the Inner Sailor Guardians.

Jan. 18, 2015 01:00

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-orders have begun for collaboration pumps and booties between Clamp’s popular comic Cardcaptor Sakura and shoe brand Tyake Tyoke. Pre-orders will be taken until Sunday, Feb. 1.

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