The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

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

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

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.

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Jul. 23, 2014 13:000

Talk with Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Author of the Novel Behind Major Hollywood Film Edge of Tomorrow

Talk with Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Author of the Novel Behind Major Hollywood Film *Edge of Tomorrow*

Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, opened in theatres across Japan on July 4. The story, which has become a hit not just in Japan, but worldwide, actually originated in Japan.

Jul. 23, 2014 03:0410

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku appears in the palm-size 3D video experience toy “Hako Vision”! Available for testing at the San Diego Comic Con.

Jul. 23, 2014 01:005

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Jul. 22, 2014 13:002

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

From the exhausting countryside life comedy anime Non Non Biyori comes a Nendoroid of Renge Miyauchi, aka Ren-chan, by Good Smile Company.

Jul. 22, 2014 07:002

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

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

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Jul. 22, 2014 01:000

Special Space Brothers #0 Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

Special *Space Brothers #0* Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

In celebration of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a special video has been made of the anime Space Brothers, which will be releasing theatrically on Aug. 9. This video was released on July 20.

Jul. 21, 2014 23:4224

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

Want to win TOM points to spend on the TOM Premium Shop? Want to pick up some basic otaku vocabulary? Introducing the Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japane...

Jul. 21, 2014 13:005

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

Introducing Nendoroid Hatsune Miku.

Jul. 21, 2014 07:002

Live-Action Patlabor Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

Live-Action *Patlabor* Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

The Next Generation: Patlabor*, a project comprised of 12 episodes across 7 chapters spearheaded by Mamoru Oshii, is gaining attention from fans due to the consecutively released episodes loaded with personality.

Jul. 21, 2014 01:002

One Piece Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

*One Piece* Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

A One Piece theme park will be coming to the middle of Tokyo next spring. It was revealed on the official One Piece site that “One Piece Theme Park” (tentative name) will be opening in Tokyo Tower in the spring of 2015.

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