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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Feb. 17, 2015 05:0015

This Time it’s Yuki Who Has Disappeared! TV Anime ‘The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan’ to Begin in 2015!

This Time it’s Yuki Who Has Disappeared! TV Anime ‘The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan’ to Begin in 2015!

The Haruhi Suzumiya series, which was first published in 2003, is big hit light novel franchise. The TV anime version followed in 2006 and created a huge movement both in Japan and overseas.

Feb. 16, 2015 21:0010

‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ Moon Stick & Castle Stand Pre-Order Begins! Stand Also Acts as an Accessory Holder!

‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ Moon Stick & Castle Stand Pre-Order Begins! Stand Also Acts as an Accessory Holder!

The “Moonlight Memory Series” is a product line with designs based off of the toys that were released during the 1992 television run of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon anime!

Feb. 16, 2015 13:000

“CP9’s Strongest Member” and Lucci Join the Series - ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Latest Gameplay Videos Introduce 4 Playable Characters

“CP9’s Strongest Member” and Lucci Join the Series - ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Latest Gameplay Videos Introduce 4 Playable Characters

On Feb. 12, Bandai Namco Games released new videos for its action game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4 / PS3 / PS Vita) to be released on March 26.

Feb. 16, 2015 05:000

Second Album in School Mystery ‘Shuuen no Shiori Project’ to Be Released in March

Second Album in School Mystery ‘Shuuen no Shiori Project’ to Be Released in March

It has been revealed that the second album in 150P’s (One Half-P) Shuuen no Shiori Project, Shuuen - Re:mind, will be released by Victor Entertainment on March 25.

Feb. 16, 2015 04:0023

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Feb. 15, 2015 21:003

Main Cast Confirmed: Juri Kimura to Star in ‘Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku’

Main Cast Confirmed: Juri Kimura to Star in ‘Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku’

The latest news has been announced for Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, which has been confirmed to be getting a TV anime adaptation. Revealed this time is information on the cast and opening theme, and the main visual.

Feb. 15, 2015 13:002

Production for ‘Terra Formars’ Live-Action Film Decided; Takashi Miike to Direct, Release Set for 2016

Production for ‘Terra Formars’ Live-Action Film Decided; Takashi Miike to Direct, Release Set for 2016

The popular sci-fi manga Terra Formars, written by Yu Sasuga and illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana, will be adapted into a live-action film. This was announced by Warner Bros. Entertainment on Feb. 12, who will release the film in 2016.

Feb. 15, 2015 05:009

‘K’ TV Anime Season 2 Slated for Fall 2015; Newest PV Now Available

‘K’ TV Anime Season 2 Slated for Fall 2015; Newest PV Now Available

It has been revealed that the second season of the TV anime K that has fans talking, originally announced at an event at Pacifico Yokohama in November 2014, is slated to begin this fall. This news was announced on Feb. 11.

Feb. 14, 2015 21:003

Schedule Announced for First Leg of Babymetal’s Second World Tour

Schedule Announced for First Leg of Babymetal’s Second World Tour

The schedule for Babymetal World Tour 2015, the second world tour for the band following last year’s, has been released.

Feb. 14, 2015 05:001

Eir Aoi & Luna Haruna Sing Their Hearts Out at Hong Kong C3, Perform Theme Songs to ‘SAO: Lost Song’ for First Time

Eir Aoi & Luna Haruna Sing Their Hearts Out at Hong Kong C3, Perform Theme Songs to ‘SAO: Lost Song’ for First Time

Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna are two artists in the anime music scene being showered in attention, and now they’ve shown a huge following on Hong Kong too. The two performed at C3 in Hong Kong 2015, held for three days from Feb. 6-8, and were warmly welcomed by the local fans.

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