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…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

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Jul. 1, 2015 21:00

I’m Shinnosuke Nohara. Hooray~~~!

I’m Shinnosuke Nohara. Hooray~~~!

Box office revenue for Crayon Shin-chan movie breaks series record for first time in 12 years, surpassing 2.22 billion yen.

Jul. 1, 2015 13:00

The Results Are In!! Who Won This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking?!

The Results Are In!! Who Won This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking?!

Pompompurin, Shingan Crimsonz rank high in Sanrio Character Ranking; Show By Rock!! also makes big leap up the ranking

Jul. 1, 2015 05:00

Streaming Begins Aug. 15 for All Three Episodes of “Attack on Titan” Live-Action Series Starring Satomi Ishihara

Streaming Begins Aug. 15 for All Three Episodes of “Attack on Titan” Live-Action Series Starring Satomi Ishihara

The scope of popular series Attack on Titan, which went from a manga to a hugely popular anime and now a live-action movie, is now widening even more to include a live-action drama.

Jun. 30, 2015 21:00

“Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin Dai-ni-bu: Hibiki” Trailer Released

“Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin Dai-ni-bu: Hibiki” Trailer Released

Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin Dai-2-bu: Hibiki (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 2: Echo) will be released for a limited 2-week run beginning Aug. 29.

Jun. 30, 2015 13:00

Exciting “SuzakiNishi the Animation” Key Visual Shows Aya Suzaki and Asuka Nishi

Exciting “SuzakiNishi the Animation” Key Visual Shows Aya Suzaki and Asuka Nishi

Broadcast information has been released for SuzakiNishi the Animation, which has been picking up attention for its surprising development from a radio show to a TV anime.

Jun. 30, 2015 05:00

Same-Sex Marriage Made Possible in New Release of Popular Series “Fire Emblem: Fates,” Fans Rejoice!

Same-Sex Marriage Made Possible in New Release of Popular Series “Fire Emblem: Fates,” Fans Rejoice!

The new marriage system in Fire Emblem: Fates, released on June 25, has made it possible for characters to marry partners of the same sex.

Jun. 29, 2015 21:00

Yukiho Hagiwara

Yukiho Hagiwara

Today I’m going to be taking a look at… Phat! Company’s 1/8th Scale… Yukiho Hagiwara!

Jun. 29, 2015 13:00

“World Masterpiece Theater Exhibit” to Display Important Production Materials from Hayao Miyazaki’s “Anne of Green Gables”

“World Masterpiece Theater Exhibit” to Display Important Production Materials from Hayao Miyazaki’s “Anne of Green Gables”

From July 30 to Aug. 18, the planned exhibition “World Masterpiece Theater Exhibit: 40 Years of Nippon Animation” will be held at the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Japan.

Jun. 29, 2015 05:00

“Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” and “Knights of Sidonia” Sneakers Unveiled

“Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” and “Knights of Sidonia” Sneakers Unveiled

Popular sneaker label UBIQ has announced two pairs of collaborative footwear themed after sci-fi series Ghost in the Shell and Knights of Sidonia.

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