AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 1 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Nov. 24, 2013 01:008

One Piece: Unlimited World R Finally Releases! Information on New Characters, Quests, and Mini Games Revealed

One Piece: Unlimited World R Finally Releases! Information on New Characters, Quests, and Mini Games Revealed

On Nov. 21, Namco Bandai Games released the Nintendo 3DS game One Piece: Unlimited World R.

Nov. 23, 2013 15:002

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?, a Popular Work in Manga Time Kirara Max, Gets TV Anime

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?, a Popular Work in Manga Time Kirara Max, Gets TV Anime

A TV anime for the 4-koma manga Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? which is currently serialized in Manga Time Kirara Max has been decided.

Nov. 23, 2013 13:0738

Evangelion Interpreted Through Modern Techniques! - A Challenge for Japanese Swordsmiths [1/2]

Evangelion Interpreted Through Modern Techniques! - A Challenge for Japanese Swordsmiths [1/2]

The touring “Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit” will begin at The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo! Will it tour the world starting next year?

Nov. 23, 2013 09:0010

Limited Hand Towel of the “Ten Hunter Commandments” to Be Given to First 500,000 Moviegoers to see Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission

Limited Hand Towel of the “Ten Hunter Commandments” to Be Given to First 500,000 Moviegoers to see Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission

A limited present to be given out countrywide to the first moviegoers who see the much-anticipated movie Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission to be released on Dec. 27 has been announced.

Nov. 23, 2013 01:567

There’s Even a Campaign to Win a Figure Signed by a Seiyū! “Sega Lucky Kuji - Hyōka” to Begin This Month

There’s Even a Campaign to Win a Figure Signed by a Seiyū! “Sega Lucky Kuji - Hyōka” to Begin This Month

In the last third of November, Sega will implement the “Sega Lucky Kuji - Hyōka” in bookstores, rental shops, and other locations throughout Japan.

Nov. 22, 2013 13:004

New Gameplay Video of Arcadias no Ikusahime Shows Off the 10 Playable Characters and Gorgeous Tactics from the Development Staff

New Gameplay Video of Arcadias no Ikusahime Shows Off the 10 Playable Characters and Gorgeous Tactics from the Development Staff

On Nov. 19, Nippon Ichi Software released a gameplay video of the PlayStation 3 game Arcadias no Ikusahime.

Nov. 22, 2013 07:005

Magical Warfare TV Anime Set to Begin Broadcasting in January 2014, Mamoru Miyano Chosen to Voice Main Character

Magical Warfare TV Anime Set to Begin Broadcasting in January 2014, Mamoru Miyano Chosen to Voice Main Character

The previously announced anime adaptation of Hisashi Suzuki’s light novel Magical Warfare is finally drawing near.

Nov. 22, 2013 01:005

Sakura Trick to Begin Broadcasting in January, Additional Cast Members and First Key Visual Revealed

Sakura Trick to Begin Broadcasting in January, Additional Cast Members and First Key Visual Revealed

The anime Sakura Trick will begin broadcasting in January.

Nov. 21, 2013 13:0013

SoniAni - Super Sonico the Animation Broadcast to Begin Next January

SoniAni - Super Sonico the Animation Broadcast to Begin Next January

Nitroplus’ live mascot girl, Super Sonico, is picking up buzz thanks to the unthinkable decision to create a TV anime based on her.

Nov. 21, 2013 07:006

Patema Inverted to Release in North America via GKIDS

Patema Inverted to Release in North America via GKIDS

Since its release in Japan on Nov. 9, Patema Inverted has created a huge stir among movie fans and anime fans alike.

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