Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

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!

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May. 8, 2015 05:00

“Typhoon Noruda” Trailer Released; Theme Song Revealed to Be New Song by Galileo Galilei

“Typhoon Noruda” Trailer Released; Theme Song Revealed to Be New Song by Galileo Galilei

The talked-about new anime studio Studio Colorido has produced a new feature-length anime. That anime is Typhoon Noruda, a story about a group of boys who meet at their school a mysterious girl the night before their cultural festival is hit by a typhoon.

May. 7, 2015 21:00

Eir Aoi Performs for First Time in Thailand at AFA Thailand to 3,000 Enthusiastic Overseas Fans

Eir Aoi Performs for First Time in Thailand at AFA Thailand to 3,000 Enthusiastic Overseas Fans

Popular artist Eir Aoi performed recently in Thailand at the anime convention Anime Festival Asia Thailand 2015.

May. 7, 2015 13:00

Licca-chan Series Gets First New Mama Doll in 14 Years, First New Papa Doll in 26 Years!

Licca-chan Series Gets First New Mama Doll in 14 Years, First New Papa Doll in 26 Years!

Licca-chan 6th generation Mama doll & 2nd generation Papa doll debut!

May. 7, 2015 06:22

[Español] ¡La película de Shin- chan llega a México! La proyección se llevó a cabo en una escuela local.

[Español] ¡La película de Shin- chan llega a México! La proyección se llevó a cabo en una escuela local.

La cinta “ Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!“ que fue estrenada en Japón el pasado 18 de Abril, ha llegado a México.

May. 7, 2015 05:00

“Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!” Swimsuit Illustrations Released; Commemorative Event Also Announced

“Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!” Swimsuit Illustrations Released; Commemorative Event Also Announced

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! is an anime adaptation of a manga by Hiroshi Hiroyama based on the original visual novel Fate/stay night by Type-Moon.

May. 6, 2015 21:00

Japan Anima(tor) Expo Relaunches 2 Hugely Popular Videos in Alternate Versions Including Making of 3D CGI Edition of “Evangelion”

Japan Anima(tor) Expo Relaunches 2 Hugely Popular Videos in Alternate Versions Including Making of 3D CGI Edition of “Evangelion”

Japan Anima(tor( Expo, which continues to upload the series of short videos it began in fall 2014, has launched another new project.

May. 6, 2015 17:00

Idols Who Sing and Dance in Lolita Outfits! A Look at meltia, a Lolita Idol Group Gaining Ground Overseas

Idols Who Sing and Dance in Lolita Outfits! A Look at meltia, a Lolita Idol Group Gaining Ground Overseas

meltia is a lolita idol group from Harajuku that sings and dances while wearing lolia outfits.

May. 6, 2015 13:00

“Blood Blockade Battlefront” Soundtrack to Be Released; Includes OP and BGM by Taisei Iwasaki

“Blood Blockade Battlefront” Soundtrack to Be Released; Includes OP and BGM by Taisei Iwasaki

An original soundtrack to the TV anime Blood Blockade Battlefront has been confirmed for a July 15 release.

May. 5, 2015 21:00

That Cute Young Alien Girl is Going to Be a Figure!!

That Cute Young Alien Girl is Going to Be a Figure!!

Alien Guts will be the second in the Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project series of girl character figures

May. 5, 2015 13:00

“Code Geass: Akito the Exiled” to Increase from 4 to 5 Chapters; “Itoshiki Monotachi e” to Hit Cinema Screens in Fall 2015

“Code Geass: Akito the Exiled” to Increase from 4 to 5 Chapters; “Itoshiki Monotachi e” to Hit Cinema Screens in Fall 2015

The most recent in the Code Geass series, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Chapter 3: Kagayaku Mono Ten Yori Otsu (Something Sparkling Falling from Heaven) was released in cinemas on May 2. At the same time as the movie began screening, a surprise announcement was made.

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