As part of its Valentine's Day promotional project, the KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN anime franchise held a live event at Tora no Ana's Akihabara A store on February 10, including live-drawing performance by blackboard artist Rana Suzuki and the OP song "Iwanaikedone" performance by Yuiko Ohara. Watch the six-minute video report from the from the mecca of otaku after the jump!
A Valentine from Ms. Koizumi would be a rare treat -- and cosplaying fans in Akiba can get just that! Find out about the "Fill Valentine's Day with Ramen" campaign after the jump!
Which anime boy would you make Valentine's Day chocolate for? Japanese fans were asked for their Valentine via a recent poll. See their responses -- including a nine-way tie -- after the jump!
Is your valentine this year a ship? KanColle is rolling out their Valentine's Day updates, featuring art for two new characters and a variety of dialogue options. Check out new looks for Kuma and Ushio after the jump!
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the girls of Slow Start! The school anime will be celebrating with chocolate and cards in Akihabara, a cafe in Ikebukuro, and a White Day release for their character song album. Get all the info 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!
Want to show your favorite ship girl you care? Lawson will be launching a KanColle collaboration later this month! Check out the goods, snacks, and art for the campaign after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the TV anime KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN has announced that 23-year-old voice actress Rie Takahashi, the voice of its main heroine Takagi-san, will join the upcoming Valentine's Day event in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on February 11, to deliver her chocolates directly to the fans. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, Shueisha accepted to receive this year's Valentine's Day chocolates for the characters of Takeshi Konomi's The Prince of Tennis manga series between February 7 and 14. The manga author has posted photos of the piles of boxes stacked in the publisher's storerooms on his official Twitter. Check the love of the fans for their favorite characters after the jump!
As reported, Gamer's main store in Akihabara started offering five-type Tirol Valentine chocolates with illustrated package of Rem from Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, for free from today to February 19. And on its first day only, a cosplayer of Rem joined the event to hand out the chocolate directly to the fans. Check the cosplay photos from the Akihabara events after the jump!
As part of her birthday celebration event, Gamer's main store in Akihabara will give out five-type Tirol Valentine chocolates with illustrated package of Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, for free on its seventh floor between February 14 and 19. Hit the jump for more details.
Takeshi Konomi, the author of The Prince of Tennis manga series, has announced on his official Twitter that an annual character popularity contest based on the number of Valentine's Day chocolates will launch on February 7. The contest began in 2001 with only 313 chocolates, but the publisher received a huge 112,863 gifts last year. Hit the jump for more details.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and Japanese food and dairy company Meiji is gearing up to spread the love with a little help from their Poifull jellybeans and a heart-shaped puppet voiced by Norio Wakamoto. Hit the jump to learn more.