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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Apr. 6, 2015 13:00

Wha–! An ‘Attack on Titan’ Drama is On the Way?!

Wha–! An ‘Attack on Titan’ Drama is On the Way?!

Satomi Ishihara looks so brave! Live-action drama linked to Attack on Titan films confirmed

Apr. 6, 2015 05:00

A Free-to-Play ‘Pokémon’ Action Game! Become a Toy and Go on a Battle Frenzy!

A Free-to-Play ‘Pokémon’ Action Game! Become a Toy and Go on a Battle Frenzy!

It has been announced that the Nintendo 3DS action game Pokémon Rumble World (Minna no Pokémon Scramble), which lets players control and play as Pokémon toys, will be available to download and play for free beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Apr. 5, 2015 21:00

[News Flash] Kaiju Sakaba Returns After Closure as Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba

[News Flash] Kaiju Sakaba Returns After Closure as Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba

Kaiju Sakaba, a restaurant that opened in Kawasaki in March 2014 and was thought to have closed reluctantly on March 31, 2015, will open its doors on April 15 once more after a half-month renewal period with the new name Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba.

Apr. 5, 2015 13:00

Do You Love Heroes So Much You Can Hardly Stand It?!

Do You Love Heroes So Much You Can Hardly Stand It?!

Kazuhiko Shimamoto’s Hero Company, the popular Monthly Hero’s manga, is to become an anime

Apr. 5, 2015 05:00

‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Exhibit Comes to Nakano; Includes Valuable Artwork, Animation Materials & More

‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Exhibit Comes to Nakano; Includes Valuable Artwork, Animation Materials & More

An exhibit will be held in Pixiv Zingaro on the second floor of Nakano Broadway in Nakano, Japan, for the anime Yurikuma Arashi, the final episode to which was broadcast late night on Tokyo MX on March 30.

Apr. 4, 2015 21:00

Taken Out of Water! New Photo Book ‘Amphibious Knee-High Girls’ Takes on Unique Theme

Taken Out of Water! New Photo Book ‘Amphibious Knee-High Girls’ Takes on Unique Theme

The spin-off of the Underwater Knee-High Girls series, a photo collection depicting girls wearing knee-high socks underwater, titled Amphibious Knee-High Girls was released on April 3 (Fri).

Apr. 4, 2015 13:00

The Adorable Boy Hisoka! A ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Side Story from the Author of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

The Adorable Boy Hisoka! A ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Side Story from the Author of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

On April 1 (Wed.), April Fools’ Day, Sui Ishida, the author of the manga Tokyo Ghoul, announced on Twitter that he is working on a draft of a side story on Hisoka, a popular character appearing in Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga, Hunter x Hunter.

Apr. 4, 2015 05:00

Wii U Game ‘Mario Maker’ Release Confirmed for September 2015; Create Original Stages and Share Them with Players Worldwide

Wii U Game ‘Mario Maker’ Release Confirmed for September 2015; Create Original Stages and Share Them with Players Worldwide

In its April 2 episode of Nintendo Direct, Nintendo confirmed a September 2015 release for the Wii U game Mario Maker.

Apr. 3, 2015 21:00

‘Dragon Ball’ Collaborates with Popular Store Chain!

‘Dragon Ball’ Collaborates with Popular Store Chain!

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ collaborates with CoCo Ichibanya; fantastic presents excite fans

Apr. 3, 2015 13:00

Earphones for Anime Songs Introduced!

Earphones for Anime Songs Introduced!

A new variety of earphones, known as the “neo:n” series, that is specially tuned for anime songs and game sounds has been created.

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