‘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 Messe, Chiba 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.

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!

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Nov. 16, 2014 13:00

A Marathon of Screenings from Angel’s Egg to MiniPato: Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015 to Be Held Dec. 13

A Marathon of Screenings from *Angel’s Egg* to *MiniPato*: Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015 to Be Held Dec. 13

Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015, a joint project between Ikebukuro’s Shin Bungeiza rivival house and anime magazine Anime Style, will begin in next month.

Nov. 16, 2014 07:00

Sailor Moon Crystal Storyboard Exhibit and Stamp Rally to Be Concurrently Held

*Sailor Moon Crystal* Storyboard Exhibit and Stamp Rally to Be Concurrently Held

In celebration of the Nov. 12 (Wed.) release of the second volume Blu-ray of the TV anime Sailor Moon Crystal, it has been confirmed that a storyboard exhibit will be held for a limited time from Nov. 14-16 (Friday-Sunday).

Nov. 15, 2014 23:00

My Neighbor Totoro Becomes Plushie Limited to 1,500 by Notable Teddy Bear Maker Steiff

*My Neighbor Totoro* Becomes Plushie Limited to 1,500 by Notable Teddy Bear Maker Steiff

Introducing the strange creature Totoro from director Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, which is popular the world over, as a superior plushie.

Nov. 15, 2014 13:00

“Eiichiro Oda’s Sketch Corner” Serialization Begins in Celebration of One Piece.com’s 1st Anniversary

“Eiichiro Oda’s Sketch Corner” Serialization Begins in Celebration of One Piece.com’s 1st Anniversary

One Piece.com, a portal site for all things One Piece, opened one year ago in November 2013.

Nov. 15, 2014 07:00

Part 3 of the Hugely Popular Collaboration Series Sailor Moon × Pullip: The Soldier of Love and Beauty, Sailor Venus!

Part 3 of the Hugely Popular Collaboration Series *Sailor Moon* × Pullip: The Soldier of Love and Beauty, Sailor Venus!

From a collaboration series between Sailor Moon, the popular new series to which is available now on Nico Nico Douga, and fashion doll brand Pullip comes the third Sailor Soldier, Sailor Venus.

Nov. 14, 2014 23:00

Attack on Titan Ichiban Kuji - Collect the Figures to Recreate the CD Jacket

*Attack on Titan* Ichiban Kuji - Collect the Figures to Recreate the CD Jacket

Spanning manga, anime, movies, and even enormous exhibits, there is no sign of Attack on Titan’s popularity waning. On Dec. 9 (Tues.), the series will be introduced as an Ichiban Kuji titled “Ichiban Kuji Attack on Titan - March to Freedom.”

Nov. 14, 2014 13:00

Check Out These Girly Everyday Coordinations! Japan Label × Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion Collaboration Series Releases!

Check Out These Girly Everyday Coordinations! Japan Label × *Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion* Collaboration Series Releases!

Earth Music & Ecology Japan Label is releasing items themed after the everyday clothes worn by the five magical girls in the movie Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion released in October 2013.

Nov. 14, 2014 07:00

Non Non Biyori Volume 8 Special Edition with Earphone Jack Figure Release Confirmed

*Non Non Biyori* Volume 8 Special Edition with Earphone Jack Figure Release Confirmed

Non Non Biyori is a comedy about the country life that has over 10 million copies in print and to which a second season of the TV anime has been confirmed.

Nov. 13, 2014 23:00

“It” is the Current Must-Read Magazine - A Comic Magazine for Adult Women, Comic It to Launch in Early Spring 2015!

“It” is the Current Must-Read Magazine - A Comic Magazine for Adult Women, *Comic It* to Launch in Early Spring 2015!

Comic It, a female-oriented comic magazine comprised entirely of original works and targeted mainly at “adult otaku women” in their 20s-30s, will launch next year.

Nov. 13, 2014 13:00

Collaboration Car Between Legendary Super Car Orochi and Evangelion! Priced at 16 Million JPY

Collaboration Car Between Legendary Super Car Orochi and *Evangelion*! Priced at 16 Million JPY

Seven-Eleven has released a one-of-a-kind collaboration car between Evangelion and Orochi called the Mitsuoka Motors Evangelion Orochi.

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