*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.

Check Out These Trailers of Summer 2014 Anime! [1/2]

We’ve collected trailers of anime beginning in July! First, let’s take a look at 11 action anime overflowing with tense battle scenes and cool characters.

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!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

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Jun. 20, 2014 07:0086

Huh, a Japanese Samurai Plays Soccer in Brazil?! Introducing the New Cup Noodle CM “Samurai in Brazil”

Huh, a Japanese Samurai Plays Soccer in Brazil?! Introducing the New Cup Noodle CM “Samurai in Brazil”

A samurai from Japan marches into Brazil, a huge soccer country and the stage for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which is currently ongoing––the curtain raises on this a surprising development in the new Nissin Cup Noodle commercial “Samurai in Brazil.”

Jun. 20, 2014 04:0020

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

Jun. 19, 2014 23:005

Final Fantasy Explorers, an Action RPG Supporting Four-Player Multiplayer, Coming to Nintendo 3DS

*Final Fantasy Explorers*, an Action RPG Supporting Four-Player Multiplayer, Coming to Nintendo 3DS

On June 16, Square Enix announced the Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers.

Jun. 19, 2014 13:009

Date A Live Movie Adaptation Greenlit, Shocking Announcement Comes in Final Episode of Second Season TV Anime

*Date A Live* Movie Adaptation Greenlit, Shocking Announcement Comes in Final Episode of Second Season TV Anime

A movie adaptation has been greenlit for the light novel Date A Live by Koshi Tachibana that is currently published by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko (Kadokawa/Fujimi Shobo).

Jun. 19, 2014 07:001

Pokémon Exhibit Gathering Successive Generations of Movies to Be Held in Roppongi Hills

Pokémon Exhibit Gathering Successive Generations of Movies to Be Held in Roppongi Hills

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction and the short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These? will both release Japan-wide on July 19. On the same day, a large Pokémon event will begin in Roppongi Hills.

Jun. 19, 2014 02:2812

redjuice! kz (livetune)! Satoshi Hase! Wonderful Entertainers to Hold BEATLESS Event!

redjuice! kz (livetune)! Satoshi Hase! Wonderful Entertainers to Hold *BEATLESS* Event!

BEATLESS (author: Satoshi Hase / character designer: redjuice) is a sci-fi novel that is still gathering attention for having been nominated for the 34th Nihon SF Taisho Award. The creation collection BEATLESS: Tool for the Outsourcers by redjuice, who is in charge of the illustrations for the novel, will be released on June 25.

Jun. 19, 2014 01:002

Fujiko F. Fujio’s Popular Characters Doraemon and Korosuke Become Transformable Robot Chogokin

Fujiko F. Fujio’s Popular Characters Doraemon and Korosuke Become Transformable Robot Chogokin

2014 marks the 80th birthday of Fujiko F. Fujio, whose representative works include the manga Doraemon. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Bandai’s toy brand Chogokin. Now, a surprising toy has been introduced as a project for both of these anniversaries.

Jun. 18, 2014 13:006

It’s So Cute! We Ask the Creator of This Sailor Moon-Style Tote Bag All About It

It’s So Cute! We Ask the Creator of This Sailor Moon-Style Tote Bag All About It

We conducted an online interview with Hikaru, creator of a Sailor Moon tote bag even adults can use that is currently trending on Twitter!

Jun. 18, 2014 07:005

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in *Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction*

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction will release countrywide in Japan on July 19.

Jun. 18, 2014 03:168

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Attack on Titan Capsule Q

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: *Attack on Titan* Capsule Q

Introducing Attack on Titan Capsule Q figures!

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