Japan's biggest event centered on female fans is coming this November! Animate Girls Festival 2018 will be taking over Ikebukuro with guests, shops, collaborations, and more. Get the first bits of news after the jump.
Mecha master Shoji Kawamori will be promoting his new spring title this month, and Animate is releasing merchandise from current and previous titles to celebrate! Visitors in May and June can pick up swag from Macross and Aquarion, and will also have an opportunity to meet the director himself. Hit the jump to preview the campaign!
Looking for a special way to celebrate 20 years of Cowboy Bebop? Animate Cafe and Good Smile are collaborating to create a special menu starting next month! Find out what we know so far after the jump.
The recent Pop Team Epic giveaway at Animate was so popular, it had to be shut down before it even started! But the shop is having another go. Check out the mask being handed out to aspiring members of the Pop-chin army after the jump.
Animate is helping fans in Japan celebrate a masterful Valentine's Day with the Fate/Valentine Fair! Shoppers get a variety of special gifts whenever they pick up a Fate/-related product. Preview the cards after the jump!
Life continues to imitate art in unexpected ways, because a recent flash event held in Akihabara for the Pop Team Epic TV anime drew so much attention from adoring fans that the cops had to come in and break it up. Hit the jump to learn more.
What's the best way to memorialize the return of film's five toughest gangs? Adorable CLAMP illustrations! The leads of HiGH&LOW will be available as adorable chibi bromides at select Animate shops in honor of the third film release. Find out more after the jump!
The women of Japanese fandom showed their love for their favorite titles this weekend at Animate Girls Festival, with a record-setting attendance in Ikebukuro! Check out what they got up to after the jump.
Are you a regular animate customer? You'll be glad to know their shipping prices are going down -- permanently! Also, they're releasing the latest installment of doujin DVD series HikiTabi later this month. Hit the jump for more info.
In commemoration of the upcoming second season of the TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu, Animate will open collaboration cafes in its three cafe shops in Japan: Ikebukuro, Shunjuku, and Kyoto on October 3, one day after the TV premiere. Check out the collaboration menu after the jump!
Good news for otaku looking to buy merchandise straight from Japan: Animate, Japan's largest retailer of anime & manga goods, has opened an online store aimed at the global market entitled Animate International. Hit the jump to learn more.