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.

Dec. 22, 2014 08:32

“Analoghack” Illustration Collection Based on the World of “Beatless” to Release at Comiket 87!

“Analoghack” Illustration Collection Based on the World of “Beatless” to Release at Comiket 87!

Analoghack, an illustration compilation based on the world of the science fiction novel Beatless and made with the participation of a total of 18 unique illustrators is going to be released at Comic Market 87, held from Dec. 28-30.

Nov. 26, 2014 17:30

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda   Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

MIAMI – Sebastian Masuda, a contemporary artist and the founder of Harajuku Kawaii culture, emblematized by his Harajuku shop, 6%DOKIDOKI, is pleased to announce the start of a long-term participatory art project “Time After Time Capsule.”

Nov. 8, 2014 23:00

Jim Lee Comes to Japan: American Comic Legend to Hold Live Painting in Akihabara

Jim Lee Comes to Japan: American Comic Legend to Hold Live Painting in Akihabara

Jim Lee, a super artist in the world of American comics, is coming to Japan and will hold a special event in Akihabara. The event, titled “AmeComi Night Jim Lee Special,” will take place on Nov. 22 at Kotobukiya Akihabara-kan.

Oct. 11, 2014 22:34

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

Drawings of 151 Pokémon submitted to the portfolio service Behance are blowing up online.

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