Anime

A stage event celebrating the success of Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel – I.presage flower was held on Nov. 11! During the event, bonuses being distributed at theaters from Nov. 18 through Dec. 8 were also revealed, including 35mm film frames and a special commentary book. The Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel film series is a trilogy
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Good Smile Company has opened pre-orders for charming mini figures from Sankaku Head’s Himouto! Umaru-chan! As the second volume in the figure series “Himouto! Umaru-chan Trading Figures,” this newest line-up consists of six known figures and one secret figure, each one based on Umaru in a different scenario. Some channel the silly and amusing traits
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Fans buying tickets to see the live action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist will be in for a special treat, as the first round of special bonus gifts will include the first all new story by original author Arakawa Hiromu in seven years! Titled Fullmetal Alchemist: 0, the new chapter will act as a direct prequel
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Good Smile Company is releasing a Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Ver. Memorial Box figure to celebrate the iconic Vocaloid’s huge anniversary! The design was sculpted by Kawahara Takayuki based on the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary commemorative main visual, and preorders are now open. Aug. 31, 2017 marked Miku’s 10th anniversary, and to celebrate that, Hatsune
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Premium Bandai has opened preorders for cushion sets themed after the lazy brothers from Akatsuka Fujio’s Osomatsu-san! Since the series features six brothers with wildly different personalities, it makes sense that fans have their choice of Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jyushimatsu, or Todomatsu. They are currently on sale for 6,264 yen and are set to
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Video recipe service Tastemade Japan has released a video on how to prepare katsudon pirozhki, a food made famous by hit ice skating anime Yuri!!! on Ice! Tastemade Japan uploaded the mouth-watering video “Anyone Know This? Voluminous Katsudon Pirozhki” to various social media platforms including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, receiving tons of messages from
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The popular smartphone game spin-off to the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order, will be running a special celebratory campaign to mark the broadcast of the Fate/Apocrypha TV anime which has just been released worldwide via Netflix. During the campaign, which runs from Nov. 8 – 22, users will be able to “summon” some of the characters
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The “One Piece Kumamoto Restoration Project”, held in cooperation with various municipalities across Kumamoto prefecture, is to continue in 2018! Kumamon, Kumamoto prefecture’s PR mascot character, visited the editorial department of Weekly Shonen Jump on Nov. 6 to express thanks for and request further help in restoring Kumamoto, to which editor-in-chief Nakano Hiroyuki readily agreed.
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Get pumped and motivated everyday with the 2nd Attack on Titan daily desktop calendar! This time it’s the Attack on Titan Desktop Flip Calender: “I’ve Always Been Talkative” Levi Ver., a part of official Attack on Titan fansite Mingeki ​and ​Tokyo Otaku Mode product development project Attack on Your Wallet Corps. Pre-orders have already been
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A new limited time event will have J-WORLD TOKYO experiencing a Shinsengumi takeover! The “Gintama Shinsengumi Crisis Arc in J-WORLD TOKYO” lasts from Nov. 11 to Jan. 8, 2018 and is based on the arc where Hijikata Toushirou comes into possession of a cursed sword! One of the highlights of this event is a new
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Are you ready to step through the Anywhere Door to a world of unique Doraemon art? The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017 is now open to the public at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo and is running until Jan. 8! A total of 30 participants (26 solo artists and 2 pairs) were brought
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Gundam Docks, the ongoing series of giant Mobile Suit Gundam installations, arrives in Japan on Nov. 20. Gundam Docks at Tokyo Japan will bring 21 giant Gundam models plus a selection of other displays and limited edition merchandise to Japanese fans from Nov. 21, 2017 to Jan. 8, 2018. Making its first appearance in Japan,
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Plan on dropping by the JR Kyoto Station anytime soon? If so, a new service by Nestlé Japan will let you immortalize your recent travels with a personalized Kit Kat package! The service is called “Tabi no Omoide Kit Kat” and launched on Nov. 2. As the name suggests, the concept revolves around choosing one
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This January, the first Cardcaptor Sakura movie was brought back to theaters and was met with an overwhelming positive response. Following the success of the first movie, Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card is getting a revival screening from Dec. 29 in nine movie theaters. Theaters screening the movie will also have some exclusive
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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru compilation movie Makuai Kaisouroku (Interlude Reminiscences) opens in cinemas across Japan from Dec. 1. With the release only a few weeks away, a 60 second trailer has just been released featuring many of the series’ iconic Touken Danshi. The trailer also introduces the movie’s main theme – “Hanamaru◎Biyori! 47-furi ver”. A cover
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Kyoto International Film and Art Festival 2017 was held for four days between October 12 and 15. This is the fourth year this festival has been held, and in honor of 2017 being the 100th year anniversary since the birth of Japanese anime, they added an Animation category to the film festival. They held six
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Top jewellery brand U Treasure is teaming up with Sailor Moon for a new collection of necklaces and bridal rings. The Neo Queen Serenity Tiara engagement ring is available either in platinum (PT950) with 0.162ct diamond (280,000 yen), K18 white/yellow/pink gold with 0.162ct diamond (250,000 yen – pink gold is fan club exclusive), or silver
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The first Pokémon anime debuted on Apr. 1, 1997. In the 20 years and 7 months (has it really been that long?!) that has passed since then, the series has been broadcasted 1,000 times ,including Advanced Generation, Diamond & Pearl, Best Wishes!, XY, and Sun & Moon! To celebrate this incredible milestone, there are a
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One popular attraction for Kuroko’s Basketball is gearing up for an update at J-WORLD TOKYO! “Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game – Special Room” was a popular 3D attraction where fans could experience the life of a basketball manager by guiding and practicing alongside life-sized characters like Kuroko Tetsuya. While the premise is still very much the
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