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. 8, 2014 13:000

Ufotable’s Resolution Becomes Clear at Advance Screening Event for Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Ufotable’s Resolution Becomes Clear at Advance Screening Event for *Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works*

It’s been 10 years since it was released to the world as a PC game. Ufotable, who excited fans with the clever direction and gorgeous visuals of Fate/Zero, which can be said to be the origin of the ever-expanding Fate world, is at it again. The anime Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works has finally begun broadcasting.

Oct. 8, 2014 11:048

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Oct. 8, 2014 07:005

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Oct. 8, 2014 05:000

Stuffed Animals at ecute Nippori: Gifts for Tohoku Children

Stuffed Animals at ecute Nippori: Gifts for Tohoku Children

JR East Station Retailing will support the “FELISSIMO Happy Toys Project” once again through its ecute commercial facilities.

Oct. 7, 2014 23:5322

The Finale of the 15-Year-Old Series - Naruto Serialization Comes to an End

The Finale of the 15-Year-Old Series - *Naruto* Serialization Comes to an End

It has been revealed that Masashi Kishimoto’s worldwide popular manga Naruto serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) will be concluded this November.

Oct. 7, 2014 13:006

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Oct. 7, 2014 07:000

BE@RBRICKs and Klaus Haapaniemi for Isetan Mitsukoshi Christmas Charity Project

BE@RBRICKs and Klaus Haapaniemi for Isetan Mitsukoshi Christmas Charity Project

Isetan Mitsukoshi will launch its “Merry Green Christmas” campaign at 37 of the group's and related stores from Dec 4.This campaign is being held ...

Oct. 7, 2014 01:055

Durarara!!x2 Split into Three Anime, New Information Releases Including New Cast & Toshiyuki Toyonaga’s Major Debut

*Durarara!!x2* Split into Three Anime, New Information Releases Including New Cast & Toshiyuki Toyonaga’s Major Debut

It has been revealed that the second season of the TV anime Durarara!!, Durarara!!x2, to begin in January will be arranged into three parts.

Oct. 6, 2014 12:368

Over 15.000 Foreign Attendees Going Crazy! Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2014 Closes with Great Success

Over 15.000 Foreign Attendees Going Crazy! Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2014 Closes with Great Success

The Japanese pop culture festival Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2014, sponsored by Moshi Moshi Nippon Project, an initiative aiming to deliver Japanese pop culture to the world, was held on Sept. 18 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. More than 15.000 people from abroad attended the event.

Oct. 6, 2014 07:002

PS Vita/PS3 Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Extra Data Vol. 7 Hits PS Store!

PS Vita/PS3 *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd* Extra Data Vol. 7 Hits PS Store!

On Sept. 30, Sega released on the PlayStation®Store the “Extra Data Vol. 7” downloadable content that widens the world of the PlayStation®Vita / PlayStation®3 game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd.

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