Aug. 1, 2015 22:00

World’s First Theater Specializing in 3DCG Holograms Opens in September at Yokohama Station

World’s First Theater Specializing in 3DCG Holograms Opens in September at Yokohama Station

Using state-of-the-art technology, an entertainment theater to be used exclusively for 3DCG holograms will be built in Yokohama.

Jul. 29, 2015 06:00

Tokyo Idols’ Update by Next Subculture Leader, Shinshi Okajima -Vol.1 : What is Subculture? (Part 1)

Tokyo Idols’ Update by Next Subculture Leader, Shinshi Okajima -Vol.1 : What is Subculture? (Part 1)

There is a word called “subculture”. According to the dictionary Digital Daijisen, it’s explained as, “Against the orthodox or traditional culture of society, a unique culture only belonging to a certain group of people.

Jun. 12, 2015 01:00

A Collection of Ultra-Unique Fan Art from “Splatoon”, the Game Taking Over the World One Color at a Time

A Collection of Ultra-Unique Fan Art from “Splatoon”, the Game Taking Over the World One Color at a Time

Everyone is talking about Nintendo’s newest TPS (third-person shooting) game Splatoon that has sold over 145,000 copies in its first week of sales.

Apr. 13, 2015 21:00

2D or 3D? The Mysteries of Pixel Art Sculpture

2D or 3D? The Mysteries of Pixel Art Sculpture

Bodies in 8-Bit: The Art of Ichitarō Suzuki

Mar. 20, 2015 21:00

No More Naked Laptops! No More Naked Laptops! Expose Your Otaku Soul With Stickers

No More Naked Laptops! No More Naked Laptops! Expose Your Otaku Soul With Stickers

In foreign countries, street art like graffiti are part of urban culture, but in Japan, there are original art forms born out of otaku culture like “itasha” (cars decorated with anime or game characters) or “ita-nail” (nail art with anime or game characters).

Mar. 16, 2015 05:00

Free After School Date Stock Images! Time Slip High School Girls Get Hearts Racing

Free After School Date Stock Images! Time Slip High School Girls Get Hearts Racing

Pakutaso - the free web-based stock image service, has released a new series of dreamlike photos recreating an after school date with a high school girl titled “Koi Suru Houkago Date” (Romantic After School Date).

Feb. 26, 2015 03:36

Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

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.

Feb. 16, 2015 04:00

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Feb. 12, 2015 13:00

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.

Jan. 14, 2015 03:00

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

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.

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