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...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

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!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Oct. 12, 2014 13:00100

Official Site Opens for Newest Sword Art Online Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

Official Site Opens for Newest *Sword Art Online* Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

On Oct. 8, the official site of the forthcoming 2015 PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita game Sword Art Online: Lost Song launched and a teaser video was released.

Oct. 12, 2014 07:006

Newcomer Artist Rei Yasuda’s Debut Album Suddenly Reaches No. 1, Also Popular on The Irregular at Magic High School

Newcomer Artist Rei Yasuda’s Debut Album Suddenly Reaches No. 1, Also Popular on *The Irregular at Magic High School*

Female artist Rei Yasuda who debuted in 2013 is at the center of attention. Her first album Will, released on Oct. 8, ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s J-Pop Top Album chart and No. 2 on the Overall Album chart. This is a rare feat for a new artist.

Oct. 11, 2014 22:3415

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

Drawings of 151 Pokémon submitted to the portfolio service Behance are blowing up online.

Oct. 11, 2014 13:004

Amnesia World and Storm Lover 2nd Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

*Amnesia World* and *Storm Lover 2nd* Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

Romantica Clothes, an apparel brand by Romantica, a brand of perfumes themed after characters from anime, manga, and games, has a new development for fall 2014.

Oct. 11, 2014 07:003

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and Star Wars - Star Wars Battle Pod Announced

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and *Star Wars* - *Star Wars Battle Pod* Announced

Today, Oct. 9, Bandai Namco Games announced its plans to successively implement its arcade shooting game based on the movie franchise Star Wars, Stars Wars Battle Pod, first in America and then worldwide. Currently, it is unknown when the game will come to Japan, Asia, or Europe.

Oct. 11, 2014 01:001

Aikatsu! Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

*Aikatsu!* Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

Fans of the popular TV anime Aikatsu! can now enjoy it at their fingertips at any time. An official Aikatsu! account has launched on the free talk and mail app, Line.

Oct. 10, 2014 13:002

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Everyone in Russia, check this out!

Oct. 10, 2014 07:005

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Oct. 10, 2014 06:336

Slave to Bezier Curves! Spotlight on Illustrator REOspikee’s Art of Girls

Slave to Bezier Curves! Spotlight on Illustrator REOspikee’s Art of Girls

It has been 27 years since the representative vector software, Adobe Illustrator, was released. Vector software is more tuned for drawing compared to point software and analog and is difficult to learn and operate. An example of a difficult technique in the program is the Bezier curve.

Oct. 10, 2014 01:000

Collaborative Illustrations with a Famous Bicycle Maker - Junta Teshima from Yowamushi Pedal Rides a Cannondale

Collaborative Illustrations with a Famous Bicycle Maker - Junta Teshima from *Yowamushi Pedal* Rides a Cannondale

Junta Teshima’s favorite bikes are the newest model Cannondales?!

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