Cosplayers, photographers, and onlookers from all over the world are preparing to descend on the streets of Ikebukuro in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Japan for the 6th annual "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest", a two day event full of cosplay-themed festivities on October 26 - 27, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Dwango is beefing up its virtual reality and mo-cap capabilities with a new company! TUNEDiD will be offering its services commercially, allowing companies to create live videos with upwards of 10 virtual characters. Check out their studio after the jump!
It was announced in the "Dwango Anime Kaigi (kari)" program last night that Virtual-san wa Miteiru/Virtualsan-Looking, a new TV anime featuring more than 30 popular Japanese virtual YouTubers (VTubers) is set to premiere on Tokyo MX on January 9, 2019. A new anime production company named Lide is established for this anime. Hit the jump for more details including its OP movie teaser clip.
Dwango and Honda are teaming up for a smart car collaboration entitled "Let's Drive with Miku!" which combines the talents of manga authors, musicians, cosplayers, and more to promote a unique marriage of smart phone, automobile, and Vocaloid virtual idol. Hit the jump to learn more.
Curious about techniques used in modern anime? Dwango is introducing the Tokigaharas as mascots for their animation-aiding AI! Hit the jump to meet the two new characters and learn about their purpose.
A new key visual and a new trailer have been released for LOST SONG, an upcoming original fantasy TV anime in which the lives of two very different young women are entwined by the power of their magical songs. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new preview video has been released for LOST SONG, an upcoming original fantasy TV anime about a world where the power of music and song can work miracles for good or for evil. Hit the jump to check it out.
The main staff and other details have been revealed of LOST SONG, an upcoming original fantasy TV anime in which the voices of two very different young ladies have miraculous powers. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara has joined forces with Dwango to create Project Q -- a new company devoted to bringing the anime industry to the island of Kyushu and increasing animation quality overall. The announcement came out on Nico Nico, and the site is already online. Hit the jump to learn more!