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!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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Nov. 19, 2013 13:002

Doraemon to Appear in His First 3D CG Film! New Doraemon Film to Release Next Summer

Doraemon to Appear in His First 3D CG Film! New Doraemon Film to Release Next Summer

Doraemon is not only Fujio F. Fujiko’s representative work, but is also well known as an anime. Next summer, the series’ first 3D CG animated film will be released. That film is titled Stand By Me Doraemon.

Nov. 19, 2013 07:000

Moe Artist Nankotsu Misakura Collaborates with Flower Artist - Exhibit to Be Held in Yokohama Saikei-en

Moe Artist Nankotsu Misakura Collaborates with Flower Artist - Exhibit to Be Held in Yokohama Saikei-en

From Nov. 20-24, a collaborative exhibit between illustrator Nankotsu Misakura and flower artist Guren called “Re:shadow” will be held in the main building of the former Tōmyōji temple in Yokohama Saikei-en.

Nov. 19, 2013 01:4511

Singapore Heats Up! AFA Singapore 2013 Attracts 85,000 People!

Singapore Heats Up! AFA Singapore 2013 Attracts 85,000 People!

TOM Japanese writer's report on the booths at Anime Festival Asia 2013! What gathered the most attention?

Nov. 18, 2013 13:008

The Sequel Fans Have Been Waiting Three Years For - Introduction to God Eater 2 via Gameplay Video

The Sequel Fans Have Been Waiting Three Years For - Introduction to God Eater 2 via Gameplay Video

God Eater 2 (PlayStation Vita/PSP) released by Namco Bandai Games on Nov. 14 is a continuation that takes place three years after the events of the popular God Eater Burst.

Nov. 18, 2013 07:009

A New Place for Otaku Opens in Ikebukuro! We Check Out Anime and Collaboration Restaurant Cafe & Bar Characro’s First Collaboration - Tiger & Bunny!

A New Place for Otaku Opens in Ikebukuro! We Check Out Anime and Collaboration Restaurant Cafe & Bar Characro’s First Collaboration - Tiger & Bunny!

Akihabara is probably a place that is synonymous with “otaku city” for most everyone. However, Ikebukuro is also quite the otaku city.

Nov. 18, 2013 01:002

Kanami Sekiguchi P.A. Works Illustrations is Packed with Over 140 Pages of Color Illustrations

Kanami Sekiguchi P.A. Works Illustrations is Packed with Over 140 Pages of Color Illustrations

P.A. Works is an anime studio that was established in 2000 in Toyama Prefecture. Since 2008, the studio has brought to the world many TV anime and animated films.

Nov. 17, 2013 17:008

Main Cast and Artists to Participate in Full Force at Next Year’s Blood Lad Fan Appreciation Event

Main Cast and Artists to Participate in Full Force at Next Year’s Blood Lad Fan Appreciation Event

The TV anime Blood Lad was broadcast this year from July to October. Even now after the broadcast has ended, there is huge news for fans to get excited about.

Nov. 17, 2013 11:0013

Madoka Magica the Movie Premium Chocolate to Release Next Year in Time for Valentine’s Day

Madoka Magica the Movie Premium Chocolate to Release Next Year in Time for Valentine’s Day

Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion released in theaters nationwide in Japan on Oct. 26 and is already a big hit. To match up with this release, many tie-in projects and new products are being announced in succession.

Nov. 17, 2013 05:001

Free Distribution of 1 Million Blu-rays and DVDs Containing the First Six Minutes of The Tale of Princess Kaguya Begins

Free Distribution of 1 Million Blu-rays and DVDs Containing the First Six Minutes of The Tale of Princess Kaguya Begins

The countrywide release of director Isao Takahata’s first new work in 14 years, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, is drawing near.

Nov. 17, 2013 04:383

Evening - Behind the Scenes of Making Comics with Yuzo Takada

Evening - Behind the Scenes of Making Comics with Yuzo Takada

An interview with Yuzo Takada, creator of Captain Alice and 3x3 Eyes!

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