Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Production on TV Anime *Show By Rock!!* Announced

From Sanrio! A TV anime themed after a rock band will begin its late-night broadcast in 2015!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

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Aug. 20, 2014 13:002

Even the Rivals, Teachers, and Kiyoko Are Included! Haikyū!! Ichiban Kuji to Release

Even the Rivals, Teachers, and Kiyoko Are Included! *Haikyū!!* Ichiban Kuji to Release

Haikyū!! is a hugely popular volleyball manga currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump. The TV anime, which began in April, has proved a huge hit with both boys and girls, and now an Ichiban Kuji is releasing.

Aug. 20, 2014 07:004

Dog Days Season 3 to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015, Nana Mizuki to Sing OP and Yui Horie to Sing ED

*Dog Days* Season 3 to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015, Nana Mizuki to Sing OP and Yui Horie to Sing ED

The popular series Dog Days by author and series composer Masaki Tsuzuki is returning for a new season.

Aug. 20, 2014 01:0012

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Aug. 19, 2014 13:0018

Tablet Maker Wacom, the Forefront of Digital Drawing

Tablet Maker Wacom, the Forefront of Digital Drawing

Wacom is currently releasing videos of famous creators in Japan drawing digitally for a digital drawing campaign.

Aug. 19, 2014 07:004

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid TV Anime Greenlit, Official Site Opens

*Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid* TV Anime Greenlit, Official Site Opens

A new TV anime series is in the works for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, which has received tremendous support from anime fans. Production on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid was announced on Aug. 15.

Aug. 19, 2014 01:001

Popular My Melody Cafe in Shibuya Parco Takes on Kuromi!

Popular My Melody Cafe in Shibuya Parco Takes on Kuromi!

A cafe themed after the Sanrio character My Melody called My Melody Cafe is open now at The Guest Cafe & Diner in Shibuya Parco 1.

Aug. 18, 2014 13:000

Ganba no Bouken HD Remaster Releases on Blu-ray Box Set, Includes All Episodes and Two Movies

*Ganba no Bouken* HD Remaster Releases on Blu-ray Box Set, Includes All Episodes and Two Movies

Ganba no Bouken, a TV anime series that was broadcasted in a total of 26 episodes in 1975, has now been revived in the form of new video.

Aug. 18, 2014 08:161

Knights of Sidonia Tsugumori Takeoff Scene Brought to Life in 360° VR Via New Oculus Rift DK2

*Knights of Sidonia* Tsugumori Takeoff Scene Brought to Life in 360° VR Via New Oculus Rift DK2

The Tsugumori takeoff scene as seen in the sci-fi anime Knights of Sidonia can now be experienced using the latest virtual reality Oculus Rift headset.

Aug. 18, 2014 01:008

Latest PV for The Irregular at Magic Highschool: Out of Order Features Main Character Battles Scenes and 3-Part Gameplay System Explanation

Latest PV for *The Irregular at Magic Highschool: Out of Order* Features Main Character Battles Scenes and 3-Part Gameplay System Explanation

On Aug. 11, the newest PV for the PS Vita game The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order, planned to release Oct. 30, was made public by Bandai Namco Games.

Aug. 17, 2014 13:005

Popular Sneaker Bunko Work The Testament of Sister New Devil Getting TV Anime in 2015

Popular Sneaker Bunko Work *The Testament of Sister New Devil* Getting TV Anime in 2015

The popular Sneaker Bunko light novel The Testament of Sister New Devil is becoming a TV anime to broadcast in 2015.

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