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. 12, 2014 13:00

Naruto App Launches, All 700 Chapters of the Manga and 220 Episodes of the Anime Available for Free

*Naruto* App Launches, All 700 Chapters of the Manga and 220 Episodes of the Anime Available for Free

Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto concluded in the newest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) on sale Nov. 10. Using this timing, a new and official iOS and Android Naruto app was launched.

Nov. 12, 2014 07:00

ClariS Restarts with New Member Karen, New Song Becomes ED Theme to Tsukimonogatari

ClariS Restarts with New Member Karen, New Song Becomes ED Theme to *Tsukimonogatari*

New member Karen has been welcomed into ClariS and the group has announced the Jan. 7 release of their single, “Border.”

Nov. 12, 2014 04:09

UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN, a Range of Attractions Based on Four Popular Brands, Will Be Held in Universal Studios Japan

UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN, a Range of Attractions Based on Four Popular Brands, Will Be Held in Universal Studios Japan

Experience entertainment of an overwhelming scale and quality, featuring four popular brands from Japan that are renowned across the world. Time limited for 108 days from Jan. 23 (Friday) to May 10 (Sunday), 2015.

Nov. 12, 2014 02:41

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Collaboration with Popular Chip Brand!!

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Collaboration with Popular Chip Brand!!

According to recent news, snack company Koikeya’s tortilla chip series, one of their most popular, will collaborate with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.

Nov. 11, 2014 23:00

Masterpiece Magical Girl Comic Cardcaptor Sakura Main Character Sakura Kinomoto Appears as a figma Dressed in Outfit from Comic Vol. 1 Cover

Masterpiece Magical Girl Comic *Cardcaptor Sakura* Main Character Sakura Kinomoto Appears as a figma Dressed in Outfit from Comic Vol. 1 Cover

A figma has been introduced of main character Sakura Kinomoto from the masterpiece magical girl comic Cardcaptor Sakura wearing her outfit from the front cover of Vol. 1 of the comic.

Nov. 11, 2014 13:00

First Chapter of Naruto and Conclusion of Rurouni Kenshin - Free Distribution Begins of Weekly Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 43 Digital Reprint

First Chapter of *Naruto* and Conclusion of *Rurouni Kenshin* - Free Distribution Begins of *Weekly Shonen Jump* 1999 Issue 43 Digital Reprint

In Issue 50 of Weekly Shonen Jump on sale Nov. 10 is the conclusion to author Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto. As a commemoration project, the editing department at Weekly Shonen Jump have reissued digitally the first serialization of Naruto in Issue 43 of Weekly Shonen Jump released in 1999.

Nov. 11, 2014 07:00

Koro-sensei Moves! Newest PV for Anime *Assassination Classroom Complete, Screenings of Episode 0 Limited to Events

Koro-sensei Moves! Newest PV for Anime *Assassination Classroom Complete, Screenings of Episode 0 Limited to Events

It seems the huge hit work Assassination Classroom serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) will cause a whirlwind in 2015. The start of the broadcast of the TV anime series is set for Jan. 9, and a live-action movie will release countrywide in Japan on March 21. These two projects will be picking up attention from here on.

Nov. 10, 2014 23:28

Naruto Concludes After 700 Chapters, New Short-Term Naruto Serialization Announced for Spring 2015

*Naruto* Concludes After 700 Chapters, New Short-Term *Naruto* Serialization Announced for Spring 2015

The serialization of Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto, which has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) since September 1999, has come to an end after 15 years.

Nov. 10, 2014 13:00

Heroes and Horror Characters Get Cutified! Loads of Bishoujo Figures Based on DC Comics Characters!

Heroes and Horror Characters Get Cutified! Loads of Bishoujo Figures Based on DC Comics Characters!

Shunya Yamashita Bishoujo Exhibit is held in celebration of the release of Horror Bishoujo!

Nov. 10, 2014 07:00

Kantai Collection - KanColle Broadcast Begins in January 2015, Story to Begin at “Fubuki’s Arrival”

*Kantai Collection - KanColle* Broadcast Begins in January 2015, Story to Begin at “Fubuki’s Arrival”

Kantai Collection - KanColle, which started as a browser game and has become a phenomenon, has garnered popularity through expanding into various media including manga and character goods. In January 2015, the broadcast to the long-awaited anime will finally begin.

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