Possibly the Quickest Interview in the World!? Keiji Inafune and Eiko Tanaka on the “RED ASH” Kickstarter Project

On July 4 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, prominent Japanese game creator Keiji Inafune, known for his popular titles Mega Man and Onimusha, announced an exciting new Kickstarter project titled Red Ash.

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA As the Main Act!!

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA

Masterpieces of the Past Lined Up! “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” Exhibit

On June 24 in Nogizaka in Tokyo, an exhibition for otaku called “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” started. The large-scale exhibit is being held in the wide-open space of the National Art Center. It’s open until Aug. 31.

TOM Attends E3 2015: Photo and Video Report

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is an annual event held in the Los Angeles Convention Center that celebrates the latest announcements in the gaming industry.

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 2

Have you decided what anime you’ll be watching this summer? We’ve gathered trailers, so be sure to check them out!!

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 1

Hey everyone, enjoying your anime life? It’s almost summer! Summer is the season of new anime! Accordingly, we’ve put together some of the trailers for the anime series which will be starting in July.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [2/2]

Acting in countless anime titles, receiving fanatic support from her fans—that is Kana Hanazawa. Currently, Kana is playing an active role in the music industry. Following the discussion about her thoughts on the live concert at the Budokan, we inquire about her 3rd album, Blue Avenue, and her personal life.

Interview: Square Enix’s New Studio - Thoughts on New RPG Project

At E3, held in the United States, Square Enix Holdings made a surprise announcement about the establishment of a new studio. This time, President and Representative Director of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda, and Director of the new studio, Atsushi Hashimoto, have agreed to an exclusive interview with TOM.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [1/2]

Currently, singer and voice actress Kana Hanazawa is playing an active role in the music industry. To the ever-busy Kana, we inquired about her career as a singer, and her live concert at the Budokan.

Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

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Jul. 5, 2015 05:00

‘Vitreous Flower Destroys the World’ Second Key Visual Released; Two New Female Characters Revealed

‘Vitreous Flower Destroys the World’ Second Key Visual Released; Two New Female Characters Revealed

Garakowa -Restore the World- (also titled Vitreous Flower & Destroy the World), an original anime project from Pony Canyon and A-1 Pictures that is gathering buzz, is slated to be released sometime this year.

Jul. 4, 2015 21:00

“Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” Launches on Oct. 31, Featuring “Artesia’s Sorrow”

“Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” Launches on Oct. 31, Featuring “Artesia’s Sorrow”

The schedule of the second episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, an anime launched in April 2015, was revealed sooner than expected.

Jul. 4, 2015 19:14

Possibly the Quickest Interview in the World!? Keiji Inafune and Eiko Tanaka on the “RED ASH” Kickstarter Project

Possibly the Quickest Interview in the World!? Keiji Inafune and Eiko Tanaka on the “RED ASH” Kickstarter Project

On July 4 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, prominent Japanese game creator Keiji Inafune, known for his popular titles Mega Man and Onimusha, announced an exciting new Kickstarter project titled Red Ash.

Jul. 4, 2015 13:00

“The Heroic Legend of Arslan x Warriors” PV #1 Posted

“The Heroic Legend of Arslan x Warriors” PV #1 Posted

Arslan, Daryun, Narsus, Elam introduced through in-game scenes

Jul. 4, 2015 05:00

Comic Meteor’s Hot Spring Comedy “Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan” TV Series to Begin October 2015

Comic Meteor’s Hot Spring Comedy “Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan” TV Series to Begin October 2015

A television series based on Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan, which is currently distributed by the manga website Comic Meteor will be made into an animated TV series. Broadcasts will begin from October 2015 on Animax and Television Saitama, among others.

Jul. 3, 2015 21:00

“Kokosake” Heroine Runs Around Chichibu! Menma from “Anohana” Sings!

“Kokosake” Heroine Runs Around Chichibu! Menma from “Anohana” Sings!

Second TV commercial collaboration with Meiji posted.

Jul. 3, 2015 17:19

500 Nendoroid Exhibition at AX 2015!

500 Nendoroid Exhibition at AX 2015!

500 Nendoroid Exhibition at AX 2015

Jul. 3, 2015 13:00

How Do Anime Otaku Carry Their Love? Special Feature of Ita-bag!

How Do Anime Otaku Carry Their Love? Special Feature of Ita-bag!

Ita-bag, an abbreviation of Itai-bag is a bag to express love towards one’s yome, a way to say otaku’s favorite character.

Jul. 3, 2015 09:17

[J-Fashion] Style Inspiration From Our Photo Contest Winner!

[J-Fashion] Style Inspiration From Our Photo Contest Winner!

Last month, we held our first J-Fashion Photo Contest. As difficult as it was to choose a winner from among such wonderful candidates, we were especially intrigued by Yenny's entry!

Jul. 3, 2015 05:00

Collaboration Cafe to Open This Summer for Buzzworthy Sanrio Project “Show By Rock!!”

Collaboration Cafe to Open This Summer for Buzzworthy Sanrio Project “Show By Rock!!”

Show By Rock!! is a new character project by Sanrio that is also a popular TV anime.

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