Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Sep. 2, 2014 13:000

Chara Hobby 2014 Was a Huge Success This Year as Well - 67,800 in Attendance, KanColle Booth Was Popular

Chara Hobby 2014 Was a Huge Success This Year as Well - 67,800 in Attendance, KanColle Booth Was Popular

Chara Hobby, a colossal event that brings together characters and hobby content, was held for two days this year on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.

Sep. 2, 2014 07:000

A Brilliant Achievement for a Domestic Japanese CG Anime: Stand by Me Doraemon Breaks Through 5 Billion Yen, Ranks First for Three Consecutive Weeks

A Brilliant Achievement for a Domestic Japanese CG Anime: *Stand by Me Doraemon* Breaks Through 5 Billion Yen, Ranks First for Three Consecutive Weeks

Stand by Me Doraemon, which released Japan-wide on Aug. 8, has become a record-breaking hit. Twenty days after its release, on Aug. 27, the official box office earnings were announced to be 5,043,058,900, well over 5 billion yen. Tickets sold numbered 3,817,074.

Sep. 2, 2014 01:000

Swarovski Crystals Shining in Five Colors! Sailor Moon Crystal Brooch Pendant for Fall and Winter Fashion

Swarovski Crystals Shining in Five Colors! *Sailor Moon Crystal* Brooch Pendant for Fall and Winter Fashion

Sailor Moon Crystal has been broadcasting on Nico Nico Douga since July 2014. Now, a pendant that is based on Sailor Moon’s brooch in this new anime will be released as part of an accessory line called “Crystal Make Up Jewelry.”

Sep. 2, 2014 01:008

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

Sep. 1, 2014 13:000

Anime Greenlit for Seraph of the End, Popular Manga Serialized in Jump SQ

Anime Greenlit for *Seraph of the End*, Popular Manga Serialized in *Jump SQ*

The popular manga Seraph of the End serializing in Jump SQ (Shueisha) is becoming an anime. The first information regarding this was announced on the official Jump SQ site on Aug. 28.

Sep. 1, 2014 07:001

Attack on Titan and KanColle Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

Sep. 1, 2014 02:149

The Beginner's Guide to Japanese Part 4: Kanji Study Tips

The Beginner's Guide to Japanese Part 4: Kanji Study Tips

Did you ever have difficulty studying kanji? Did you ever want to bypass the “kanji-wall”? Introducing to you the fourth article in our Beginner’s Guide to Japanese series: Mnemonic Kanji!

Sep. 1, 2014 01:002

Original Anime by Naoki Hisaya and QP:flapper - Sora no Method Broadcast Details Announced

Original Anime by Naoki Hisaya and QP:flapper - *Sora no Method* Broadcast Details Announced

The TV anime Sora no Method will begin broadcasting this fall. Now, new information has been revealed. Sora no Method is an original anime being created by original planner and screenplay writer Naoki Hisaya and character planner QP:flapper.

Sep. 1, 2014 01:001

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Aug. 31, 2014 13:001

A Pokémon Battle for the 20-Somethings: Pokkén Tournament Set for a 2015 Arcade Release

A Pokémon Battle for the 20-Somethings: *Pokkén Tournament* Set for a 2015 Arcade Release

The Pokémon franchise, which began as a video game in 1996, has now spawned into various anime series, manga series, countless character goods, and more. It’s a phenomenon that’s become incredibly popularity not just within Japan, but abroad as well.

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