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. 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!

Nov. 17, 2013 00:587

Anime for Shoji Kawamori’s Multidimensional Project “The Fool” Announced, Mamoru Miyano to Voice Oda Nobunaga.

Anime for Shoji Kawamori’s Multidimensional Project “The Fool” Announced, Mamoru Miyano to Voice Oda Nobunaga.

From the mind of rare visionary and creator Shoji Kawamori comes the multidimensional project “The Fool.” Continuing from the stage play, the anime Nobunaga the Fool has finally been announced.

Nov. 16, 2013 19:0014

A Look Back at the Anime of Fall 2013! Review of Kill la Kill Episodes 1-3

A Look Back at the Anime of Fall 2013! Review of Kill la Kill Episodes 1-3

Transfer student Ryuko Matoi has arrived at Honnouji Academy’s 2nd year K class.

Nov. 16, 2013 10:002

Shoko Nakagawa Shows Off Her Fir Tree Hair on the Jacket for Her New Single

Shoko Nakagawa Shows Off Her Fir Tree Hair on the Jacket for Her New Single

The jacket photo and music videos for Shoko Nakagawa’s new single Sakasama Sekai/Once Upon a Time - Kibou no Uta has been released.

Nov. 16, 2013 02:342

Patema Inverted Tops the Pia First Day Satisfaction Ranking at 91.5% Satisfaction

Patema Inverted Tops the Pia First Day Satisfaction Ranking at 91.5% Satisfaction

The animated film Patema Inverted which was just released on Nov. 9 is receiving high praise from those who have already seen it.

Nov. 15, 2013 16:001

SiegKrone Attack on Titan Booster Box Releases! Collaboration Campaign Begins Between SiegKrone and Social Game Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack

SiegKrone Attack on Titan Booster Box Releases! Collaboration Campaign Begins Between SiegKrone and Social Game Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack

Beginning on Nov. 14 (Thursday), a celebratory collaboration campaign for the release of an Attack on Titan booster pack between the Attack on Titan version of the SiegKrone trading card game (TGS) and the Attack on Titan social game Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack began.

Nov. 15, 2013 11:002

Kalafina Performs New Song “Kimi no Gin no Niwa” for the First Time to 6,000 Fans, Song Used as Theme Song to New Madoka Magica Movie

Kalafina Performs New Song “Kimi no Gin no Niwa” for the First Time to 6,000 Fans, Song Used as Theme Song to New Madoka Magica Movie

On Nov. 11, the vocal unit Kalafina performed their new song “Kimi no Gin no Niwa” in front of fans for the first time.

Nov. 15, 2013 07:1512

English is Finally Supported! An Amazing Otome Game Now Available for Free!

English is Finally Supported! An Amazing Otome Game Now Available for Free!

Libre Publishing, whose forte lies in creating content geared toward females, has released 2/2 Lover - Angels and Demons, a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Nov. 15, 2013 06:002

Noriyuki Asakura Appointed as Composer and Yoshikazu Iwanami Appointed as Sound Director of Knights of Sidonia

Noriyuki Asakura Appointed as Composer and Yoshikazu Iwanami Appointed as Sound Director of Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia, which will begin its TV broadcast in spring 2014, is a sensation. Along with the announcement of the staff and cast of the anime on Nov. 9, the composer and sound director have now been appointed.

Nov. 15, 2013 01:005

Introducing Sailor Moon Chopsticks - Use the Moon Stick to Scarf Down Rice

Introducing Sailor Moon Chopsticks - Use the Moon Stick to Scarf Down Rice

Chopsticks themed after items from Sailor Moon called “Sailor Moon DX My Chopstick Collection” have been announced.

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