Which Japanese menswear magazine are you?

ACL provides insight into the wide array of premium men's mags
Mar 29
A Continuous Lean is one of the premiere sites for menswear content, and they have a nice breakdown of some of the Japanese men's magazines out there. If you've ever been interested in what Japan has to show you, their guide ... read
Persona Magazine

The Persona Magazine to return next month

Atlus preparing their hype machine.
Nov 21
Back before Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena had hit their respective consoles, Atlus began running the Persona Magazine to hype up their popular franchise. Each issue featured interviews, new screenshots, and a few comic... read
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan prequel is reprinted by demand

An early look into the new manga
Nov 08
So apparently there will be a prequel manga based off of Levi, the protagonist in Attack on Titan. I haven't finished the series yet, nor have I read the manga. Everyone is talking about how amazing it is, though! I was alrea... read

Otaku USA to hit Wal-Mart shelves in July!

Jun 14
Great news for all of you Wal-Mart-shopping otaku: Wal-Mart will be replacing its Shonen Jump issues with Otaku USA starting July 31st. Shonen Jump ceased publication in March of 2012 after the launch of the digital platform ... read

Wait, what? The Madoka movie is actually a trilogy

Nov 08
Well, I didn't see that one coming. Or did I? It seems that the upcoming Puella Magi Madoka Movie-ca is a real thing. In fact it's three real things. A trilogy of Movie-cas, if you will. That is, unless you don't count compil... read

Print is alive! Persona series getting its own magazine

Oct 20
Madness! First a manga, then an anime, then a rerelease, then a fighter spin-off, and now, another social game and a monthly magazine! Yes, you read that right. Atlus is making Persona Magazine, a magazine that's all about th... read

AKB48's Maeda Atsuko isn't camera shy

Jun 25
Maeda Atsuko recently had a sexy photo spread in an issue of Anan magazine. The article talks about diet and how "perfect" Maeda's body is. Are you guys reading it for diet tips? Which is your favorite AKB48 gal? I don't know, I keep getting distracted by these pictures. [Via Tokyo Hive]   read

Hatsune Miku to appear in Weekly Playboy

Mar 24
Our sweet, innocent Vocaloid queen, appearing in Playboy? It sounds like a racy story, but it's not as naughty as you think. The March 28 issue of Weekly Playboy in Japan will feature the virtual idol, drawn by illustrator "b... read

Editor tells all about the 'Shounen Jump' relaunch

Nov 11
What you know so far: Shounen Jump is getting relaunched.What Senior Editor Joel Enos just revealed in an interview with ICv2: it's going to be a lot bigger than you thought. read

Minor Pokemon leak somehow justifies jail time

Nov 02
And now for more news on Japan's police being totally hardcore. The Chikusei Police were on "cyber patrol," and - hold on, let's stop right there. Claiming you were on "cyber patrol" conjures up images of ... read

Kinokuniya USA says 'no more' to anime pin-up magazines

Jul 28
Ah, the pin-up magazine. Long the best way to get tons of pictures of hot ladies to put up on the wall of your man-child sanctuary, the likes of Megami and Nyantype also served as a great source for ambitious desktop wallpape... read

Yen Plus launches online version with free issue

Jul 26
After meeting an untimely end that so many print publications seem to be facing these days, Yen Plus has now relaunched online. To celebrate the new format choice, publisher Yen Press is offering free access to the August iss... read

See some screenshots from the Black Rock Shooter OVA

Jul 11
If you've ever wanted evidence of the creative feedback loop that powers the best otaku fads, one need look no further than Black Rock Shooter. What started as a single illustration and Vocaloid song (by Huke and ryo of Super... read
I haven't really done much cosplay; I dressed up as Rei Ayanami once, but that was back during those teen-aged years that I've been 99% successful at blocking out of my mind, so I can't tell you much about it. Besides, do I r... read feature

Cool story, TV Bros.: Love Plus+ makes the magazine cover

Jun 22
Had enough of our covering Love Plus, a game that's unlikely to ever come stateside, despite Konami's, err...unique disposition? No you haven't!Everyone's favorite virtual girlfriend sim has proven itself the phenomenon once ... read

When I was born, this is what an otaku room looked like

Apr 20
At least, that's what a series of scans from Newtype magazine circulating about the web would have you believe. The picture above is from 1985. The other two, from 1995 and the present day, depict the evolution of the modern ... read

Rockstars: K-ON!! gets on Rolling Stone cover

Apr 14
It seems that Ritsu and co. weren't kidding when they declared that they were out to become rock stars. Their dream of performing at the Budokan may be closer to fruition than they think, as Houkago Tea Time has made it onto ... read

Can you name all the anime in this Tokyo Anime Fair ad?

Feb 12
I was flipping through the latest weekly issue of Variety, and came across a big ol' ad for the Tokyo International Anime Fair happening in March. What caught my eye about the ad was the wide array of characters. I couldn't e... read

Japan taking its porn into the third dimension

Jan 13
In an effort to beat the other porn mags out, DVD Dream has decided to hop on the 3-D trend and provide a set of 3-D glasses for you to use while...enjoying the high-quality material that's included in DVD Dream's two discs.W... read

Yet another new Code Geass anime in the works?

Jan 06
That's right ladies and otaku, it seems that the mysterious power driving the Code Geass planning meeting has taken hold once more, announcing a new Geass for all lovers of CLAMP-designed noodle people to enjoy.Unlike the shu... read

Ichijinsha announces new cross dressing boys manga mag

Dec 29
How would you like to purchase a magazine where you can see more of what Japan tastefully calls "male maidens"? Uh, yeah. Leave it to Japan, every time. Called WAaI! boys in skirts, this new manga mag from Ichijinsh... read

Required reading: The original AMV and ShojoBerry

Oct 21
Watching AMVs is one of the great pastimes of the otaku community. Creating them, too. I've always wondered where they came from, though. Well, answered the question for me: Jim Kaposztas was the first. It's a fasc... read

Idol mag Sabra stops printing magazine, goes web-only

Oct 20
Today is not such a hot day for fans of beautiful gravure idols. First that news that idol Natsume Sano has decided to call it quits, and then I see over at Danny Choo that print mag Sabra (similar to Maxim here in the states... read

'NANA' author Yazawa Ai tosses Cookie publication aside for sick leave

Jun 30
According to Oricon (via MyAnimeList forums),  Yazawa Ai is suffering from a sudden and unexpected illness that requires some significant time off for treatment. As a result, publication of NANA will be suspended for the... read

Despera debuting as manga in Animage next month

Jun 08
Back at Sakuracon, Serial Experiments Lain creators Yoshitoshi Abe, Chikai Konaka, and Ryutaro Nakamura mentioned they've got an upcoming project called Despera coming out, but were relatively scant on details as to what exac... read

The death of print: Shoujo Beat no longer accepting subscriptions [update]

May 19
Well, the death of print marches on. Shoujo Beat, Shonen Jump's more demure sister magazine, is seeing the effects of the digital era. Once again, the otaku sphere of magazines available shrinks, with Newtype USA, PiQ, and An... read

Pantless loli WWII pilots second season CONFIRMED

Apr 28
The rumor of the mysterious second season of Gonzo’s Strike Witches anime will finally be confirmed. But it isn’t confirmed now, but will be announced on Thursday in the first issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Nyan... read

RIP Anime Insider, 2001 - 2009

Mar 26
We are gathered here today to celebrate the life of Wizard Entertainment’s Anime Insider Magazine. In the Name of Haruhi, the merciful tsundere, we commit the body of Anime Insider to the peace of the grave. Anime Insid... read

Computer Arts Projects - Issue 118: The Japanese Issue

Jan 11
As I was browsing the magazine section of the local Borders bookstore I found a copy of the newest issue of Computer Arts Projects. It is a UK based magazine that has numerous tutorials, designs, tips, etc. to help in digital... read

Hot off the presses: Japanator in Famitsu!

Dec 16
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that one of the dreams of every otaku has to be starring in a Japanese magazine, similar to the dream of being a Dragon Ball Z villain. Thanks to Famitsu and Otaku USA, Zero-Chan an... read

Urasawa announces newest manga series, Billy Bat

Oct 08
Naoki Urasawa, or the new god of manga as I like to call him, creator of such classics as 20th Century Boys, Monster, Yawara, and Pluto, has announced that he will have another baby in manga form. Its name is Billy Bat, which... read

Want to know the average viewership of your favorite Shonen Jump show?

Oct 03
The wonderful magazine ManiaxZ had compiled a list that shows the average television viewership of anime based off of Shonen Jump manga. I can’t be the only one to wonder what Shonen Jump anime are loved more in the mot... read

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