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. 6, 2014 01:003

Akira Toriyama’s Newest Work Jaco the Galactic Patrolman Releases on April 4, Goku’s Mother Introduced for the First Time

Akira Toriyama’s Newest Work *Jaco the Galactic Patrolman* Releases on April 4, Goku’s Mother Introduced for the First Time

The tankōbon version of Akira Toriyama’s newest manga Jaco the Galactic Patrolman was released by Jump Comics on April 4.

Apr. 5, 2014 13:004

Here is the Patlabor Part 2 Poster! Shigeki Arakawa Actor Naoto Takenaka Appears

Here is the *Patlabor* Part 2 Poster! Shigeki Arakawa Actor Naoto Takenaka Appears

The first installment of The Next Generation: Patlabor will begin in theatres across Japan on April 5. During this project, seven installments and a feature-length film will be released over the course of about a year, and the poster for Part 2 has already been released.

Apr. 5, 2014 07:004

Roman Album: Samurai Champloo Only Fanbook to Be Republished in Celebration of the Series’ 10th Anniversary

*Roman Album: Samurai Champloo* Only Fanbook to Be Republished in Celebration of the Series’ 10th Anniversary

Visual Book Roman Album: Samurai Champloo, a fanbook to the series Samurai Champloo which broadcast in 2004, will be republished.

Apr. 5, 2014 03:131

Sanrio Character Ranking Group Selections Announced!

Sanrio Character Ranking Group Selections Announced!

A fierce fight is already brewing!

Apr. 5, 2014 01:004

Love Live! × Pacific Racing Car Revealed, All μ's Members Drawn on One Car

*Love Live!* × Pacific Racing Car Revealed, All μ's Members Drawn on One Car

The second season of Love Live! will begin in April. In a collaboration with Pacific Racing Team with Blitz, a special race car took part in the D1GP Series held on March 29 and 30.

Apr. 4, 2014 13:000

Flying from the 3DS to TV Screens - TV Anime Hero Bank to Begin on April 7

Flying from the 3DS to TV Screens - TV Anime *Hero Bank* to Begin on April 7

The popular Nintendo 3DS game Hero Bank is becoming a TV anime that will begin broadcasting on April 7 (Mon.) at 18:00 on TV Tokyo and six other networks.

Apr. 4, 2014 07:0010

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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!

Apr. 4, 2014 01:006

Ebook Awards 2014 - Attack on Titan Takes the Top Prize!

Ebook Awards 2014 - *Attack on Titan* Takes the Top Prize!

On March 30, the eBook Awards 2014 Executive Committee announced the winners of the eBook Awards 2014.

Apr. 3, 2014 13:0067

Enter the World of Aincrad on Your Smartphone! Sword Art Online Fone to Release This Spring!

Enter the World of Aincrad on Your Smartphone! *Sword Art Online Fone* to Release This Spring!

Your smartphone’s interface can be completely transformed and act as a link to the world of Sword Art Online!

Apr. 3, 2014 07:000

“Northward Bound JoJo Front" Throughout Japan & Then the World: JoJo the World Tour Begins

“Northward Bound JoJo Front" Throughout Japan & Then the World: JoJo the World Tour Begins

JoJo the World Tour began at midnight on March 29.

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