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. 12, 2015 13:0021

Online Re-Release Confirmed of Monumental ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Art Collection

Online Re-Release Confirmed of Monumental ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Art Collection

It has been confirmed that an art collection of the TV anime Cardcaptor Sakura containing three books–– Revised Key Frames by the Animation Director, Animated Artworks, and Character Designs [Full Scale Drawings]––will be re-released on the online store Anime Style Online Shop beginning on Friday, Feb. 13.

Feb. 12, 2015 12:0044

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

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?!

Feb. 12, 2015 05:000

Become the Pilot of Chamber! ‘Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet’ Virtual Event

Become the Pilot of Chamber! ‘Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet’ Virtual Event

Event screenings of Suisei no Gargantia: Meguru Koro, Haruka ~ Kouhen will begin on April 4. This is a sequel to Production I.G’s original sci-fi anime Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) which was broadcast beginning in April 2013.

Feb. 12, 2015 03:105

Follow-up Information Announced for Naruto Exhibition; Sales of Advance Tickets for the Tokyo Venue Begin

Follow-up Information Announced for Naruto Exhibition; Sales of Advance Tickets for the Tokyo Venue Begin

Those who purchase advance tickets for Naruto Exhibition will be presented with the Naruto Exhibition Premium Fan Book - Shinden: Rai no Sho, a small comic pamphlet available only at the event. It also includes a specially drawn one-shot manga by author Masashi Kishimoto.

Feb. 11, 2015 21:340

‘Dramatical Murder’ Live Reading Held; Dramatic Reading Captivates Fans

‘Dramatical Murder’ Live Reading Held; Dramatic Reading Captivates Fans

On Feb. 1, a live reading of the TV anime Dramatical Murder was held at U-Port Hall. Members of the cast were onstage for the event, and a dramatic reading and discussion excited the many fans in attendance.

Feb. 11, 2015 13:005

After 12 Years! New ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Series ‘Boys Over Flowers Season 2’ to Start Serialization from Feb. 15

After 12 Years! New ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Series ‘Boys Over Flowers Season 2’ to Start Serialization from Feb. 15

After 12 years, a new series of the popular shoujo manga Boys Over Flowers titled Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (Hana Nochi Hare ~ Hanadan Next Season) was announced to start serialization in the manga magazine application Shonen Jump + from Feb. 15.

Feb. 11, 2015 05:002

Original TV Anime by Rejet ‘Dance with Devils’ announced! An Original Project Centering on Keyword “Song”

Original TV Anime by Rejet ‘Dance with Devils’ announced! An Original Project Centering on Keyword “Song”

Known for Diabolik Lovers and many such popular works for girls, Rejet is now working on a project to create an original anime! Rejet will team up with music production group Elements Garden and famous record label Avex for this anime project.

Feb. 10, 2015 21:000

"Tuesday" is the Theme of Futabasha Publishers’ 'Manga Action' and Akita Shoten’s 'Young Champion' Collaboration

"Tuesday" is the Theme of Futabasha Publishers’ 'Manga Action' and Akita Shoten’s 'Young Champion' Collaboration

Futabasha Publishers’ Manga Action and Akita Shoten’s Young Champion are both manga magazines aimed at young men. Both of the long-running magazines are popular, so we can say that they are rivals.

Feb. 10, 2015 17:002

Momoiro Clover Z Do Character Voice of Angels in the Upcoming Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F”!

Momoiro Clover Z Do Character Voice of Angels in the Upcoming Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F”!

In this spring new Dragon Ball Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F” is released, and at the press conference it was revealed that Momoiro Clover Z do character voice of angels in the movie!!

Feb. 10, 2015 14:322

World’s First ‘Otaku Expo’ Event to Be Held at Comiket Special

World’s First ‘Otaku Expo’ Event to Be Held at Comiket Special

The Comiket Special 6 ~Otaku Summit 2015~ special project, Otaku Expo, will be held at Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on March 28 and 29.

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