Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

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!

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Apr. 9, 2014 13:1017

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Apr. 9, 2014 04:0041

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Apr. 9, 2014 01:003

Attack on Titan Exhibition to Be Held This Winter at the Ueno Royal Museum

*Attack on Titan* Exhibition to Be Held This Winter at the Ueno Royal Museum

Starting with Hajime Isayama’s manga, the Attack on Titan series has spread to various other media worldwide, including a TV anime, theatrical anime, live-action movie, music, and spin-off manga. The series’ momentum shows no signs of slowing down.

Apr. 8, 2014 13:0044

Theatrical Attack on Titan Anime Announced - “Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow” to Release This Winter

Theatrical *Attack on Titan* Anime Announced - “Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow” to Release This Winter

With both the original manga which began serialization in 2009 and the 2013 TV anime both being monumental hits, the record-breaking Attack on Titan boom charges on.

Apr. 8, 2014 10:0037

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd

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.

Apr. 8, 2014 07:006

Hot Topic in Japan: Rola Dresses Up as Sailor Moon in ViVi

Hot Topic in Japan: Rola Dresses Up as Sailor Moon in ViVi

Rola appears dressed up as the popular character “Sailor Moon” in the May issue of ViVi magazine, in stands from Mar 22. A special movie has also been...

Apr. 8, 2014 01:0053

A Robot Dance with Akihabara as the Backdrop - What is the Appeal of Music Group World Order’s New PV?

A Robot Dance with Akihabara as the Backdrop - What is the Appeal of Music Group World Order’s New PV?

Embodying the stereotypical “salaryman” image that many foreigners have of clean-cut men in suits with glasses and well-groomed hairstyles, seven men each sporting a poker face dance a choreographed, robot-inspired routine.

Apr. 7, 2014 23:573

Entertaining Shop Space by Precure and Isetan!

Entertaining Shop Space by Precure and Isetan!

For its 10th anniversary, popular Japanese anime “Pretty Cure,” widely known as Precure, opens a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). From Apr 1 to 15.

Apr. 7, 2014 01:009

Haruma Miura Joins Main Cast of Live Action Attack on Titan Movie to Release in 2015

Haruma Miura Joins Main Cast of Live Action *Attack on Titan* Movie to Release in 2015

A follow-up report has been announced regarding the live-action movie project for Attack on Titan, a huge hit TV anime that broadcast in 2013.

Apr. 6, 2014 13:000

Check out the Charm of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call with These Videos - 20-Minute “Complete Musical Works Vol. 1” and New Trailer Release

Check out the Charm of *Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call* with These Videos - 20-Minute “Complete Musical Works Vol. 1” and New Trailer Release

On April 1, Square Enix released two promotional videos for its Nintendo 3DS game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call to release on April 24.

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