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!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Aug. 4, 2014 22:427

Information Releases for New Anime to Broadcast in October, CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon

Information Releases for New Anime to Broadcast in October, *CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon*

A full lineup of wonderful voice stars from King Records! The Sunrise × King Records original TV anime CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon will begin broadcasting this October!

Aug. 4, 2014 13:0044

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

Aug. 4, 2014 07:0046

Teaser Releases for The Last: Naruto the Movie, Available in Theaters and on Official Site

Teaser Releases for *The Last: Naruto the Movie*, Available in Theaters and on Official Site

Recently, activity began to pick up for the first Naruto film in two years, The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Aug. 4, 2014 01:005

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

We talked to with shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana about what it’s like making shoes for worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga!

Aug. 3, 2014 13:002

New PV Using Illustrations by Redjuice Releases for Anime Genocidal Organ and Harmony

New PV Using Illustrations by Redjuice Releases for Anime *Genocidal Organ* and *Harmony*

Two works by the late sci-fi author Keikaku Itoh, who passed away at the age of 34 in 2009, are becoming animated films set for a 2015 release. Those two works are Genocidal Organ and Harmony.

Aug. 3, 2014 07:0090

Which Ones Do You Like? Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

Which Ones Do You Like? Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

KanColle, MadoMagi, Evangelion! Find your new favorite figures here!

Aug. 3, 2014 01:001

Soul Revolver Manga Departs Monthly Hero’s and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

*Soul Revolver* Manga Departs *Monthly Hero’s* and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

Soul Revolver, a manga currently serialized in Monthly Hero’s is getting a live-action movie adaptation. What’s more, the film is being worked on by Hollywood producers and it’s being created in Hollywood as well.

Aug. 2, 2014 13:006

Parasyte: Probability of Survival to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

*Parasyte: Probability of Survival* to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

Two projects are underway for the legendary manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki. One is a live-action movie and the other is a TV anime series.

Aug. 2, 2014 07:005

TV Anime Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete to Broadcast in October, Takuma Terashima to Play Main Character

TV Anime *Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete* to Broadcast in October, Takuma Terashima to Play Main Character

The romance adventure game Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete released in 2010 is getting an anime adaptation.

Aug. 2, 2014 01:000

Aikatsu! The Movie Key Visual Releases, An Unprecedented Idol Movie Begins

*Aikatsu! The Movie* Key Visual Releases, An Unprecedented Idol Movie Begins

The veil has finally been removed from the key visual to the anime movie Aikatsu! The Movie, which will release countrywide in Japan on Dec. 13.

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