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. 9, 2015 04:3676

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

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...

Feb. 9, 2015 01:0013

How About Firing a Kamehameha in Shibuya? ‘Utou ze! Kamehameha! Budokai’ Begins

How About Firing a Kamehameha in Shibuya? ‘Utou ze! Kamehameha! Budokai’ Begins

From Thursday, Feb. 5, you can shoot Kamehameha at the Shibuya Parco Shibuya Koen-dori Square in Tokyo.

Feb. 8, 2015 21:003

New ‘Saint Seiya’ Series, ‘Soul of Gold,’ Coming in Spring

Saint Seiya, which started in 1986, is set to celebrate its upcoming 30th anniversary in 2016 with a brand new series. Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold will begin being broadcast in spring 2015.

Feb. 8, 2015 17:000

‘Gundam The Origin’ Movie Premiere and Paid Online Viewing to Be Available Worldwide at the Same Time, Release Date for Blu-ray Disc in Japan and Other Countries Also to Be the Same

‘Gundam The Origin’ Movie Premiere and Paid Online Viewing to Be Available Worldwide at the Same Time, Release Date for Blu-ray Disc in Japan and Other Countries Also to Be the Same

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, the newest movie in the Gundam series, which created the world of Universal Century, will be released on Feb. 28, 2015.

Feb. 8, 2015 13:000

‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Gets in on the Valentine’s Day Spirit: New Commercial Now On-Air for Specially Made Jibanyan Chocolate Bar

‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Gets in on the Valentine’s Day Spirit: New Commercial Now On-Air for Specially Made Jibanyan Chocolate Bar

A new TV commercial has been made for the popular product Jibanyan’s Chocolate, the same confection seen in the anime Yo-Kai Watch. The version made public this time is a Valentine’s Day version that will be available for a limited time to bring even more excitement to this time of year.

Feb. 8, 2015 09:006

The Largest in History: Gigantic Darth Vader Ice Sculpture Completed at Sapporo Snow Festival

The Largest in History: Gigantic Darth Vader Ice Sculpture Completed at Sapporo Snow Festival

The 66th Sapporo Snow Festival, the largest winter event in Japan, finally kicked off on Feb. 4. At the venue of the event, Odori Park, the largest snow sculpture in the event’s history has been unveiled.

Feb. 8, 2015 05:000

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ to Broadcast on MBS, MX & BS11, Amaru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Hikaru Midorikawa Confirmed for Cast

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ to Broadcast on MBS, MX & BS11, Amaru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Hikaru Midorikawa Confirmed for Cast

It has been confirmed that the TV anime Blood Blockade Battlefront will broadcast from this April on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11. Also, respective roles have been confirmed for the fourth round of cast members: Amaru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, and Hikaru Midorikawa.

Feb. 8, 2015 01:007

PV to ‘Persona 3 the Movie #3’ Has Been Released, Ryoji Mochizuki, the Key to the Story, Also Appears

PV to ‘Persona 3 the Movie #3’ Has Been Released, Ryoji Mochizuki, the Key to the Story, Also Appears

A new key visual and PV have been released for Part 3 of the Persona 3 movie, Persona 3 the Movie #3: Falling Down, set to open in theaters on April 4.

Feb. 7, 2015 21:003

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

The channels to broadcast the new April 2015 TV anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches have been confirmed.

Feb. 7, 2015 17:0012

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

An anime adaptation has been greenlit for Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga Ushio and Tora previously serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) in the ‘90s.

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