Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

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.

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Jul. 29, 2014 07:002

Sanrio’s Hugely Popular Character KIRIMIchan to Perform at Summer Sonic!

Sanrio’s Hugely Popular Character KIRIMIchan to Perform at Summer Sonic!

It has been revealed that Sanrio’s hugely popular character KIRIMIchan will be performing at Summer Sonic 2014.

Jul. 29, 2014 01:003

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Jul. 28, 2014 13:002

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

It’s not just Nendoroids! We also took pre-release photos of new figma and scale figures!

Jul. 28, 2014 07:008

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

Dreamy MIDORI’s recommendation is a collaboration between kendama and kaomoji!

Jul. 28, 2014 04:563

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Introducing full graphic T-shirts featuring the winning artworks from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, a Steins;Gate-themed illustration contest held on TOM back in May!

Jul. 28, 2014 01:001

Maaya Sakamoto, Macross Frontier, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

Maaya Sakamoto, *Macross Frontier*, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

The music label Flying Dog, which supports Japanese anime, has begun distributing high-resolution audio on its music site, Victor Studio HD-Music.

Jul. 27, 2014 23:240

Space Brothers #0 Movie Trailer Released! Origins of Space Brothers Mutta and Hibito to Be Revealed in New Film

*Space Brothers #0* Movie Trailer Released! Origins of Space Brothers Mutta and Hibito to Be Revealed in New Film

The origins of Space Brothers’ main characters Mutta and Hibito are to be revealed in this latest animated film.

Jul. 27, 2014 13:002

The Successor to Itasha is Ita-Beya?! Decorate Your Interior with Your Favorite Characters!

The Successor to Itasha is Ita-Beya?! Decorate Your Interior with Your Favorite Characters!

The otaku service “Ita-Beya,” now in its beta release, has obtained funding from East Ventures and welcomes Microsoft Japan’s technology evangelist as CTO.

Jul. 27, 2014 07:000

Hyrule Warriors Gameplay Video #10 Releases - Enjoy Exciting Action as Link Wields a Globe Chain Hammer and Throws Builders at Enemies

*Hyrule Warriors* Gameplay Video #10 Releases - Enjoy Exciting Action as Link Wields a Globe Chain Hammer and Throws Builders at Enemies

On July 22, Tecmo Koei Games released the 10th gameplay video for its Wii U game Hyrule Warriors to release on Aug. 14.

Jul. 26, 2014 18:002

eBook Japan Asks Women in Their 20s and 30s - The Results Are in for the “Female Manga Character Who Has the Ideal Body” Ranking!

eBook Japan Asks Women in Their 20s and 30s - The Results Are in for the “Female Manga Character Who Has the Ideal Body” Ranking!

No. 1 is Fujiko Mine, No. 2 is Nami, and No. 3 is Lum - there’s a full gathering of female characters with stout and strong bodies.

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