Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

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.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

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…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

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’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

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.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

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 Soon to Tour the States

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.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

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!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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.

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Dec. 6, 2014 01:00

Isuca to Broadcast from Jan. 23, Fans Can Check Out Episode 1 in Advance at Screening Event

*Isuca* to Broadcast from Jan. 23, Fans Can Check Out Episode 1 in Advance at Screening Event

The broadcast start date for the TV anime Isuca has been confirmed to be Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Dec. 5, 2014 13:00

“Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus” GIVE AWAY! Dive Headfirst into the World of Underwater Knee High Socks!

“Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus” GIVE AWAY! Dive Headfirst into the World of Underwater Knee High Socks!

With its ever increasing popularity, even on Tokyo Girls’ Update, the Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus exhibition celebrated its launch on October 24th at PATER’S Shop and Gallery in Harajuku and we couldn’t help but attend! Tokyo Rad Girl Saaya took a step into the gallery.

Dec. 5, 2014 07:00

Director Goro Taniguchi’s Maria the Virgin Witch to Begin Broadcasting Jan. 11, ZAQ and True in Charge of Theme Songs

Director Goro Taniguchi’s *Maria the Virgin Witch* to Begin Broadcasting Jan. 11, ZAQ and True in Charge of Theme Songs

Information on the broadcast of Maria the Virgin Witch as well as the theme song artists and the title of the theme songs were announced at an advance screening event for the first episode held on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Dec. 5, 2014 01:00

Hello Kitty Cafe × Monogatari Series, Three Characters Dress in Special Costumes

Hello Kitty Cafe × *Monogatari* Series, Three Characters Dress in Special Costumes

It has been confirmed that a collaboration cafe between Hello Kitty Cafe and the Monogatari series will be held for a limited time in Shibuya Parco. The cafe will open on Friday, Dec. 5.

Dec. 4, 2014 07:00

Psycho-Pass Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

*Psycho-Pass* Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

Anifone, a character application for smartphones that has been bathed in attention, has confirmed that free distribution will begin in December for Psycho-Pass Fone. Advance registration has begun ahead of the start of distribution.

Dec. 4, 2014 07:00

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After Cardcaptor Sakura, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After *Cardcaptor Sakura*, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-orders have begun on the anime ≒ fashion site SuperGroupies for earrings and berets themed after Clamp’s popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura.

Dec. 4, 2014 01:00

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? *Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends* Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the blockbuster that brought in 430 million yen this year in Japan, will be released on Blu-ray disc on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. In addition, “Rurouni Kenshin Complete Blu-ray Box,” a box set of all three Rurouni Kenshin films, will also be produced in limited numbers and released the same day.

Dec. 3, 2014 13:00

Tokyo Ghoul √A Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

*Tokyo Ghoul √A* Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

The official title of the second season of the talked-about series Tokyo Ghoul to begin in January 2015 has been confirmed along with information on the broadcast. A key visual to the anime has also been released, which stirs up excitement for the new season that is being developed with a new story.

Dec. 3, 2014 07:00

Psycho-Pass Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

*Psycho-Pass* Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

New information on Psycho-Pass: The Movie has been released. The movie is a sequel to the popular TV anime series, and will release all throughout Japan on Jan. 9, 2015. Up until this point, characters and visuals, scenery of the world and, of course, the story has been hush-hush.

Dec. 3, 2014 01:00

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh The Empire of Corpses Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh *The Empire of Corpses* Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

The theatrical anime adaptation of The Empire of Corpses, co-authored by science fiction author Keikaku Ito and fellow author Toh EnJoe, was announced during the Noitamina Project Conference 2015, which was held on Nov. 27 at Mediage in Odaiba, Tokyo.

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