Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

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!

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Aug. 22, 2014 03:303

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market closed with an attendance count of 550,000 people. The next upcoming otaku event is Tokyo Game Show!

Aug. 22, 2014 01:0037

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

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!

Aug. 21, 2014 13:006

Shirobako to Begin Broadcasting in October, First PV Releases

*Shirobako* to Begin Broadcasting in October, First PV Releases

A promotional video for Shirobako, an original TV anime that will begin broadcasting this October, was released on Aug. 18 on the official site.

Aug. 21, 2014 07:003

Original TV Anime Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru to Begin Broadcasting in October, Character PVs Release

Original TV Anime *Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru* to Begin Broadcasting in October, Character PVs Release

The original TV anime Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru, which is being worked on by a group of hitmakers, will begin broadcasting this October.

Aug. 21, 2014 01:079

Eir Aoi releases SAO2 OP single “IGNITE”!

Eir Aoi releases SAO2 OP single “IGNITE”!

opening theme song for the TV anime series, Sword Art Online II

Aug. 20, 2014 22:2767

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

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

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 01:0013

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.

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