These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.

A Dream Collaboration Between Pullip and Sailor Moon Comes True! Introduction to Pullip Sailor Moon Through TOM-Exclusive Photos

“In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” This is a phrase that anime fans around the world are likely familiar with. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, which is loved not just in Japan but all over the world.

Check Out These Trailers of Summer 2014 Anime! [1/2]

We’ve collected trailers of anime beginning in July! First, let’s take a look at 11 action anime overflowing with tense battle scenes and cool characters.

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

You’ll find this kind of orchestra in Japan! A look at JAGMO, an orchestra that plays symphonic arrangements of music from popular Japanese games.

First PV Releases for New Game "Dragon Ball: Xenoverse"

A new generation of Dragon Ball games! Here’s the first promotional video for the PlayStation®4/PlayStation®3/Xbox 360 game Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.

A Full Introduction to Pullip Violetta, a Cute Doll Born from a Collaboration with tokidoki and Hello Kitty!

Pullip is a diverse series of dolls that has collaborated with anime, games, artists, movies, apparel brands, and more. Even for those who aren’t interested in dolls, many hobby fans surely can call to mind the look of their unique proportions and huge eyes.

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [2/2]

In Part 2 of our interview, we talk with Asada about the birth of his popular manga series Tegami Bachi.

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [1/2]

To commemorate the release of his latest book, we sat down with Hiroyuki Asada, the man behind such popular series as I’ll and Tegami Bachi, and asked him about his life as a manga artist.

Collaboration Unfolds Between Hatsune Miku and TOM Special Creators! Many Enjoyable Miku Items Announced!

A collaboration between Tokyo Otaku Mode and Hatsune Miku has been realized! Versions of Miku drawn by young and popular illustrators in Japan are taking over TOM!

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Jul. 13, 2014 13:001

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is Attack on Titan Vol. 13! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is *Attack on Titan Vol. 13*! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, *Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin* Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

Booklista, a growing ebook service, announced on July 9 the results of the Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014, which is comprised of the top selling ebooks available on Booklista’s ebook store.

Jul. 13, 2014 07:000

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro in Clothing

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of *Knights of Sidonia* and *Dorohedoro* in Clothing

MHz is a design company that produces apparel of anime depicting unique worlds, such as Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro. We asked them about their fixations on the designs that sublimate the worlds of such works into fashion apparel in Hz, a selection shop under MHz’s management.

Jul. 13, 2014 01:002

An 18-Meter Life-Size Gundam to Move by 2019?! Global Challenge Project Begins

An 18-Meter Life-Size Gundam to Move by 2019?! Global Challenge Project Begins

A working 18-meter tall Mobile Suit Gundam may not be too far off. Work on the Gundam Global Challenge, which is burdened with making this dream a reality, has begun.

Jul. 12, 2014 13:000

Terra Formars Annex 1 Cast Announced, Lineup Full of Popular Seiyū

*Terra Formars* Annex 1 Cast Announced, Lineup Full of Popular Seiyū

Terra Formars is a talked-about TV anime that will begin broadcasting this fall. This anime adaptation is based on a manga of the same name by Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana that is currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha).

Jul. 12, 2014 07:000

Sailor Moon Crystal Anime Breaks Through 1 Million Views Worldwide in Just Two Days

*Sailor Moon Crystal* Anime Breaks Through 1 Million Views Worldwide in Just Two Days

The simultaneous worldwide broadcast of the talked-about new anime Sailor Moon Crystal began on July 5.

Jul. 12, 2014 01:002

Hanayamata and Eizan Electric Railway Collaborate, Trains with Special Headsigns Begin Service on July 10

*Hanayamata* and Eizan Electric Railway Collaborate, Trains with Special Headsigns Begin Service on July 10

Various collaborations are in development between the Kyoto railway company Eizan Electric Railway and Manga Time Kirara (Houbunsha).

Jul. 11, 2014 13:000

The World of One Piece Comes to USJ! “One Piece Summer Adventure” Opening Day Report

The World of *One Piece* Comes to USJ! “One Piece Summer Adventure” Opening Day Report

A limited time event themed after One Piece that will run until Sept. 7 has opened at Universal Studios Japan.

Jul. 11, 2014 07:007

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Jul. 11, 2014 02:150

Knights of Sidonia Anime Goods Sold at Tokyo’s Tokyo Now Available on TOM!

*Knights of Sidonia* Anime Goods Sold at Tokyo’s Tokyo Now Available on TOM!

Introducing must-see items from Knights of Sidonia, the hit anime that will broadcast worldwide this summer!

Jul. 11, 2014 01:0017

Create an Original Sailor Scout Online - “Sailor Senshi Maker” Trending Overseas

Create an Original Sailor Scout Online - “Sailor Senshi Maker” Trending Overseas

“Sailor Senshi Maker,” with which you can create your very own original Sailor Scout, is gathering a lot of attention overseas.

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