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    Thursday October 8, 2015
  • "Creamy Mami" Character Designer Draws Original Gatchaman for Anime Busience Magazine

    The theme of the latest issue is "anime's overseas strategy"

    The latest 9th issue of Genco's quarterly anime business magazine Anime Busience features an illustration of Ken the Eagle from the original Gatchman anime series in the mid-1970s on its cover. It is newly drawn by Akemi Takada, best known as the character designer for Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel. Check the image after the jump.

  • Friday June 5, 2015
  • Otaku USA Launches Free Japanese Horror e-Book

    Free download now available along with newsletter sign-ups

    Hey, everyone, if you fancy yourself a fan of the spookier side of our hobby, Otaku USA magazine has a new free e-Book available for download. Japanese Horror: Anime, Manga & Film is officially live here, and all you have to do is sign up for the free newsletter, which includes a bunch of regular content—news, interviews, and reviews of theatrical releases—from our editors in Japan. Read on for more.

  • Friday March 7, 2014
  • Latest "Kill la Kill" Ending Art Featuring Mako Becomes Latte Art

    Art director Koyama also posted his latest art to support the release of the ending theme

    Plenty of characters from Kill la Kill have already received the latte art treatment in Japan and Mako is no exception...but this Mako latte art is really cute! I know Mako is always cute, but this time, it's the deformed Mako from the latest ending! In fact, the ending theme, Shin Sekai Koukyo Kyoku was just released on March 6th in Japan. Click to see the latte art, the cover of anime edition of the ending theme and Ryuko on the cover of a graphic design magazine after the jump.

  • Saturday October 26, 2013
  • Location Inspiration for "Free!" Anime Hosts Cosplay Event On Makoto's Birthday

    Event details and teaser images of up-coming deformed figures and official fan book!

    The beautiful town of Iwami in Tottori prefecture, which is known as the location of summer swimming anime Free!, will host a cosplay event / day tour on November 17th, which is the birthday of one of the most popular characters from the anime, Tachibana Makoto. Plus, teaser images of upcoming deformed figures and official fan book and a new magazine cover featuring fashionable Free! boys after the jump!

  • Thursday October 3, 2013
  • Mega Hobby Confirms Additional "Kuroko's Basketball" Figures

    At least two other players are confirmed.

    Figure maker Mega Hobby has announced that the great Kuroko figure from Kuroko's Basketball that will be available in January, 2014 and has also confirmed that he'll be followed figures with figures of Kagami Taiga and Kise Ryota. Also, the cover of manga vol. 24 and an interesting future collaboration teased by one particular magazine after the jump.

  • Saturday September 28, 2013
  • "Free!"'s Kou Finally Gets Swimsuit Pin-up Poster

    Latest issue of Nyan type includes her poster

    Sexy summer swimming anime Free! succeeded in covering up Kou / Gou, the cute manager of the Iwatobi swim club / the little sister of the sharp-teethed rival for the entire series, but after the final episode the latest issue of Japanese anime magazine Nyan Type included her swimsuit pin-up! See the image after the jump!

  • Tuesday September 24, 2013
  • "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Characters Featured In Japanese Fashion Magazine

    Madoka and Homura appear as models

    The girls of Puella Magi Madoka Magica already have enough apparel offerings to outfit themselves from head to toe, as there are hats, contact lenses, clothing, tights and even nail film, but they didn't need any of that to be featured in a fashion magazine where they appear as models. See the pages after the jump!

  • Friday September 20, 2013
  • "Kuroko's Basketball" Lands Japanese Basketball Magazine Cover With Pro Player

    Kuroko and Kagami appear on the cover with Japanese pro basketball player

    Japanese basketball magazine Gekkan Basketball has revealed the cover of the November issue which features Kuroko Tetsuya and Kagami Taiga from Kuroko's Basketball along with Japanese pro basketball player Kawamura Takuya of the Wakayama Trian's basketball team. See the cover after the jump!

  • Tuesday July 23, 2013
  • New Magazine Cover Puts "Free!" Boys In Sailor Outfits

    Spoon 2Di comes out on July 31st with Free! and Danganronpa on the cover

    Are you tired of seeing sexy swimming boys from Free! in swim trunks yet? I don't think that will be the case any time soon, but how about some variety? Spoon 2Di, a Japanese anime magazine will feature the boys in sailor outfits on the front cover, while characters from Danganronpa occupy the back cover. See the new illustration after the jump!