We saw the top 10 anime boyfriend poll earlier and now, here are the top 10 female anime characters Japanese male otaku voted on as their dream girlfriend for White Day tomorrow! Charapedia recently posted the results of their online survey and the results reflect votes from otaku. About 70% of the online votes were made by males in their teens~20s and the rest of the votes are from over 30s. See the results after the jump!
Japanese anime portal site Charapedia recently asked 10,000 female otaku internet users which anime character they would like to have as their boyfriend and the results are in! These results reflect the vote of people who consider themselves otaku and the results may surprise you. See the top 10 anime boyfriends after the jump!
The official Hatsune Miku You Tube channel has posted the first installment of its new documentary series that takes a closer look at the technology behind Hatsune Miku. The eight and a half minute documentary captures behind-the-scenes footage of Miku's latest music video where a real musician and the virtual idol to perform together real time. The video is also subtitled in English for non-Japanese speakers. Watch the video after the jump!
Cosplayers rejoice! The official red eyeglass frames for Rei Ryugazaki from Free! are finally available! Now you can accurately recreate and reenact detective Rei action, in theory. If that's not enough, you can play Rin by dropping the official swimming competition trophy to the ground like you could care less, have your friends wear the official medal and say "Rin, you've changed!" Check them out after the jump!
On top of the Free! collaboration campaign, Japanese convenience store chain Lawson has announced another promotion campaign with popular idol anime and game, Love Live! The first promotion will start on March 18th with a lottery to win original Love Live! T-shirts and goods when purchasing campaign products from Kirin Beverage and the participants will choose the promotion image girl for the campaign. Check it out after the jump!
To promote the second season, which is rumored to start in July (fingers crossed), sexy summer swimming anime Free! will launch a collaboration campaign with Japanese convenience store franchise Lawson and the first collaboration images have been posted. The boys are in Lawson uniform inspired track jerseys, which matche perfectly with the Iwatobi High School colors. Check it out after the jump!
A photo of a store display at an undisclosed anime shop in Japan is getting lots of attention because the display is showcasing the majority of the idol anime / game franchises for male audiences together. Ps, Love Livers, WUG fans and AiKatsu Ojisans are discussing the possible idol war due to this brave, but thoughtless act of promotion. Is this act bad enough to cause a war between fandoms? See the controversial photo after the jump.
March 9th is a special day for both green-haired Vocaloid fans and mobile suit fans in Japan, because the phonic pronunciation of 3 and 9 can be either "Miku" or "Zaku"! Lots of great illustrations to celebrate the day are posted annually and some of this year's contributions were found on Twitter. Check out some of the fan art after the jump!
As long as he's been around in some form of media, Doraemon has made the cover of countless magazines and books over the years in Japan. Now, he'll be on 51 magazines published by Shogakukan between February 15th to April 7th in Japan. This Doraemon On Cover promotion is for the upcoming film which will open this weekend in Japan and also to celebrate the 80th birthday of the author, Fujiko F Fujio. More after the jump!
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.
The official site for sexy summer swimming anime Free! has announced that the re-broadcast of the first season will start in April on ABC and BS 11 in Japan. The news was announced yesterday in Japan and got many fans speculating on the second season airing in July. THIS July, to be more precise. More after the jump!
Do you remember Iwatobi-chan, that memorable mascot from sexy summer swimming anime, Free!? There are different kinds and types of merchandise for the mascot due to the the anime's popularity, and now it's a cream puff! Sound cute? Think again! It perfectly captures the creepy-cuteness of the mascot in a dessert form. Plus, some questionable official character merch also featuring Iwatobi-chan after the jump!
Did you play with dress up sticker books as a child and think you've out-grown it? Well, you may want to think again because Premium Bandai is offering a new sticker book with half-naked cyclists from Yowapeda that you can play dress up with and is meant for fans over 15. The sticker book is called "Mousou note", that literally translates as a "delusion notebook". Watch the promotional video to find out more after the jump!
While the second season of the anime gets more and more exciting, the Magi manga won the boy's manga category of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award 2013 and the author, Shinobu Ohtaka gave away a special treat at the award celebration party to the attendees to show her gratitude for all the support she received. See the special treat after the jump!
Although it is now widely enjoyed as an entertainment medium regardless of age, a lot of people still feel anime is for kids. With that said, which anime could satisfy the different tastes of more mature audiences to the point that they get hooked? Goo Ranking asked their registered users during one week in December 2013 and 1,076 people voted. See the full list after the jump!