There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.
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Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!
A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.
On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.
The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.
TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.
The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.
Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.
The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…
Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem video trailer is most certainly real!
Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!
Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!
Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.
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 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.
The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.
The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.
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!
Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!
Jan. 15, 2015 01:00
Known for Hidamari Sketch, Madoka Magica, and other series, popular illustrator and manga artist Ume Aoki’s first solo exhibit, titled “Aoki Ume Exhibit,” has been confirmed.
Jan. 14, 2015 13:00
In the Ichiban Kuji coming to convenience stores and Animate locations throughout Japan in mid-February 2015, titled “Ayakashi General Store ‘New Spring Items Have Arrived,’” is a lineup of items in new spring patterns themed after Nyanko-sensei.
Jan. 14, 2015 07:00
A wide-scale release has finally been confirmed for Axent Wear, cat ear headphones equipped with external speakers that became massively popular through raising funds on overseas crowdfunding services.
Jan. 14, 2015 03:00
Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.
Jan. 14, 2015 01:00
On Jan. 8, 2015, Nippon Ichi Software released the opening movie of their PlayStation 4 software Disgaea 5 to release on March 26.
Jan. 13, 2015 13:00
Since she appeared in 1975, My Melody has been one of Sanrio’s representative characters, on level with the likes of Hello Kitty. With 2015 being the 40th year since her creation, Sanrio has much in store to celebrate, including an Anniversary Fair to be held at Sanrio Puroland that began Jan. 9.
Jan. 13, 2015 03:05
It has been confirmed that ClariS’ first best-of album titled ClariS - Single Best 1st will release on April 15.
Jan. 12, 2015 17:00
Along with a new film to release early this spring, there is yet another development in the Ghost in the Shell series. It has been confirmed that the broadcast of the TV series Ghost in the Shell: Arise will begin this April.
Jan. 12, 2015 10:00
“KuroBas Festival: KuroFes in J-World Tokyo” will open on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Jump World Tokyo, a theme park located in Ikebukuro Sunshine that focuses mainly on Jump works.
Jan. 12, 2015 03:49
As of Jan. 8, the details of the new Ghost in the Shell full-length feature film that was announced in September 2014 have been made public. The movie will be released in Japan nationwide in early summer 2015, under the official title Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie.