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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Jun. 25, 2014 00:007

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

Jun. 24, 2014 10:0012

A Collaboration Between Talented Creators! Introduction to the Vocaloid Project “Mirage Dragoon”

A Collaboration Between Talented Creators! Introduction to the Vocaloid Project “Mirage Dragoon”

Illustrator TOKIYA SAKBA creates near futuristic work using solid patterns, and sound composer ATOLS constructs mysterious worlds through fairytale-like motifs. These two have now started a Vocaloid project called “Mirage Dragoon” through a form of rivalry.

Jun. 24, 2014 07:002

Knights of Sidonia Finally Coming to Europe and North America, Distribution to Begin on Netflix

*Knights of Sidonia* Finally Coming to Europe and North America, Distribution to Begin on Netflix

The TV anime Knights of Sidonia, which has been broadcasting in Japan since April, is finally coming to Europe and North America.

Jun. 24, 2014 03:001

Japacon TV #13: Part 7 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 7 Introduction

This is Part 7 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This time, we will focus on introducing anime film director Makoto Shinkai’s short film Dareka no Manazashi that was released in 2013.

Jun. 24, 2014 01:0033

Six Cute and Elegant Stained Glass Design Sailor Moon Smartphone Jackets to Release

Six Cute and Elegant Stained Glass Design *Sailor Moon* Smartphone Jackets to Release

It has been announced that new designs of the previous series of popular stained glass design Sailor Moon smartphone jackets for the iPhone 5 and 5s will be released.

Jun. 23, 2014 23:2114

Digimon Adventure Turns 15! Memorial Event to be Held in Odaiba

*Digimon Adventure* Turns 15! Memorial Event to be Held in Odaiba

The first event of the 15th Anniversary Project will be held on Aug. 1!

Jun. 23, 2014 13:006

Sableye Mega Evolution Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Sableye Mega Evolution Revealed for *Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire*

On June 20, The Pokémon Company revealed that Sableye will have a Mega Evolution in the games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire to release on Nov. 21.

Jun. 23, 2014 07:004

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu TV Anime Greenlit

*Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu* TV Anime Greenlit

The popular light novel Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu published by Gagaga Bunko (Shogakukan) is becoming a TV anime.

Jun. 23, 2014 01:004

New Kuroko’s Basketball Items Themed After Summer to Release Successively by Banpresto

New *Kuroko’s Basketball* Items Themed After Summer to Release Successively by Banpresto

Summer-themed items for Kuroko’s Basketball, a popular manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) turned popular anime, will be released one after the next.

Jun. 22, 2014 13:003

Tsugumori Knights of Sidonia Anime Edition Becomes Plastic Model to Release from Kotobukiya in October 2014

Tsugumori *Knights of Sidonia* Anime Edition Becomes Plastic Model to Release from Kotobukiya in October 2014

The Guardians from the TV anime Knights of Sidonia, which began airing in April, are becoming popular. The secret to their popularity is likely Tsutomu Nihei’s free use of edgy drawings and story as well as their transition to animation.

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