Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Apr. 25, 2014 01:000

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. Continuing from Part 2, we will introduce the collaborative Next A-Class commercial created by Mercedes-Benz, Production I.G, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Apr. 24, 2014 14:000

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

*Magic Knight Rayearth* Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

Magic Knight Rayearth (original author: Clamp) is a series that was serialized in Kodansha’s shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi in the 1990s, and it was even adapted into an anime.

Apr. 24, 2014 08:001

Dengeki Festival is a Media Mix Blitzkrieg

Dengeki Festival is a Media Mix Blitzkrieg

As a fan there’s nothing scarier than a Hollywood remake.

Apr. 24, 2014 02:3023

Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Apr. 24, 2014 01:001

Stand By Me Doraemon Theme Song is a Ballad by Motohiro Hata

*Stand By Me Doraemon* Theme Song is a Ballad by Motohiro Hata

Doraemon, a national series of Japan, is becoming a 3D CG animated film for the first time in the series’ history.

Apr. 23, 2014 13:004

The Results Are In! Ota-Q “What Anime Made You Cry While Watching it?” As Expected, the Top Ranked Tearjerker is…

The Results Are In! Ota-Q “What Anime Made You Cry While Watching it?” As Expected, the Top Ranked Tearjerker is…

The aggregate results of the Ota-Q held on the TOM Facebook page between Jan. 5-11 are finally in!

Apr. 23, 2014 07:000

Sailor Moon Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

*Sailor Moon* Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

Banpresto has launched its new brand aimed at adult females called Girls Memories and announced on April 17 that the first round of arcade prizes for the brand will be based on Sailor Moon.

Apr. 23, 2014 06:041

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014 took place in Anaheim, California near Disneyland from April 18 to April 20.

Apr. 23, 2014 01:000

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

This year, Gosho Aoyama’s popular manga Detective Conan is welcoming its 20th year since it began serialization. Many commemorative projects are popping up one after the next, but one that cannot be missed is happening during Golden Week at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

Apr. 22, 2014 13:000

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

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