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. 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.

Aug. 1, 2014 13:004

Tomomi Itano Brings Her SxWxAxG to USA!

Tomomi Itano Brings Her SxWxAxG to USA!

On July 19 and 20, 2014, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the annual J-Pop Summit featuring artists including the Guest of Honor, former AKB48 member ...

Aug. 1, 2014 07:005

First Naruto Movie in Two Years to Release in December, Large-Scale Exhibit to Be Held in 2015

First *Naruto* Movie in Two Years to Release in December, Large-Scale Exhibit to Be Held in 2015

Fifteen years since its serialization began, Naruto’s popularity isn’t just confined to Japan, it’s worldwide. Now, a large-scale project that will run from the end of 2014 through to 2015 is set to begin.

Jul. 31, 2014 22:1444

Advancing Alpacasso Corps! Sales Begin in August!

Advancing Alpacasso Corps! Sales Begin in August!

A new Alpacasso series has been activated! And they’re wearing green cloaks that look like…?!

Jul. 31, 2014 13:1519

The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

Check out XX photos of cool figures and cosplay from Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] held on July 27!

Jul. 31, 2014 13:001

Linking Up “Dots and Lines” Around the World: An Exclusive Interview with May’n

Linking Up “Dots and Lines” Around the World: An Exclusive Interview with May’n

On July 19 and 20, 2014, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the annual J-Pop Summit featuring artists such as May’n and former AKB48 member Tomomi Itano...

Jul. 31, 2014 07:003

America’s Otaku Items Expand to Japan! Harajuku Comic-Con 2014 is Underway

America’s Otaku Items Expand to Japan! Harajuku Comic-Con 2014 is Underway

Beginning on July 26, limited items from the San Diego Comic-Con in the U.S. became available to buy in real-time at the event Harajuku Comic-Con 2014 being held now at Tokyo’s flagship store for hot toys, Toysapiens.

Jul. 30, 2014 22:3023

27th Tokyo International Film Festival to Shine a Spotlight on Animation Films: “The World of Hideaki Anno”

27th Tokyo International Film Festival to Shine a Spotlight on Animation Films: “The World of Hideaki Anno”

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that we will be featuring works by Hideaki Anno, one of Japan’s most prominent filmmak...

Jul. 30, 2014 13:000

27th Tokyo International Film Festival to Open and Close with World Premieres of Two Blockbuster Movies, "Big Hero 6" and "PARASYTE"

27th Tokyo International Film Festival to Open and Close with World Premieres of Two Blockbuster Movies, "Big Hero 6" and "PARASYTE"

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that Disney’s latest animated film, “Big Hero 6,” has been selected as the opening film for the 27th TIFF.

Jul. 30, 2014 07:001

Nyan Nyan Hanten from Macross Frontier Comes to Tokyo! “Cafe & Bar Characro Feat. Macross Frontier” Opens!

Nyan Nyan Hanten from *Macross Frontier* Comes to Tokyo! “Cafe & Bar Characro Feat. Macross Frontier” Opens!

A concept cafe themed after the popular anime Macross Frontier has opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The pleasant restaurant overflows with everything Macross Frontier, from the decorations to the menu items!

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