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. 3, 2014 01:003

Teaser Visual Releases of Kyoto Animation’s Newest Work, Amagi Brilliant Park

Teaser Visual Releases of Kyoto Animation’s Newest Work, *Amagi Brilliant Park*

A teaser visual of Amagi Brilliant Park, the anime adaptation for which was decided on earlier this year, has released.

Apr. 2, 2014 19:003

The Bride’s Stories Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

*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.

Apr. 2, 2014 13:001

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Koromaru and Kanji Tatsumi Introduction Videos Release

*Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth* Koromaru and Kanji Tatsumi Introduction Videos Release

On March 28, Atlus released videos introducing two of the playable characters in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, a Nintendo 3DS game scheduled to release on June 5: Kuromaru (CV: ?) and Kanji Tatsumi (CV: Tomokazu Seki).

Apr. 2, 2014 07:001

Worldwide Animation Film Festival Georama 2014 Lineup Announced - New Michel Gondry Film & More

Worldwide Animation Film Festival Georama 2014 Lineup Announced - New Michel Gondry Film & More

Independent label CALF has drawn attention by launching the new international animation festival Georama.

Apr. 2, 2014 03:0014

Simulation Drama by Director Kenji Kamiyama that Depicts the Way Cell Phones Should Be in the Future Comes to a Close

Simulation Drama by Director Kenji Kamiyama that Depicts the Way Cell Phones Should Be in the Future Comes to a Close

An anime developed on the online open laboratory au Future Laboratory, which researches the way cell phones should be in the future, has come to a close with the release of its third and final part.

Apr. 2, 2014 01:002

A-1 Pictures Produces Anime for Tokyo Station’s 100th Anniversary - Toki wa Meguru: Tokyo Station

A-1 Pictures Produces Anime for Tokyo Station’s 100th Anniversary - *Toki wa Meguru: Tokyo Station*

2014 marks 100 years since the opening of Tokyo Station. To commemorate the occasion, an anime short entitled Toki wa Meguru: Tokyo Station is being produced.

Apr. 1, 2014 19:003

Osaka POP: Mio & Tsukushi are Born!

Osaka POP: Mio & Tsukushi are Born!

On Mar 28, the Osaka Tourism Bureau announced the winners of the two contests “Mio & Tsukushi” and “Art Cosplay.” The two contests began last November.

Apr. 1, 2014 08:1023

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

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!

Apr. 1, 2014 07:005

Yowamushi Pedal and Fullmetal Alchemist Rank No. 1 on “Male Manga that Are Popular with Girls Ranking”

*Yowamushi Pedal* and *Fullmetal Alchemist* Rank No. 1 on “Male Manga that Are Popular with Girls Ranking”

In the May issue of the new magazine Entermix (Kadokawa Enterbrain) that released on March 20, there was a feature on the “Male Manga that Are Popular with Girls Ranking” chosen by female bookstore employees.

Apr. 1, 2014 01:002

“Mobile Suit Gundam Exhibition” to Be Held in Osaka and Tokyo, Promises Unprecedentedly Grand Scale

“Mobile Suit Gundam Exhibition” to Be Held in Osaka and Tokyo, Promises Unprecedentedly Grand Scale

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Gundam series, and many projects are in the works. One project commemorating the year is the exhibit “Mobile Suit Gundam Exhibition: The Art of Gundam” to be held at the Osaka Culturarium at Tenpozan from July 12 to Aug. 31.

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