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. 14, 2014 01:006

Anime to Popular Shoujo Manga Akatsuki no Yona to Begin Broadcasting This October, PV to Release at Comic Market 86

Anime to Popular Shoujo Manga *Akatsuki no Yona* to Begin Broadcasting This October, PV to Release at Comic Market 86

Mizuho Kusanagi’s manga Akatsuki no Yona which is currently serialized in Hana to Yume (Hakusensha) is becoming an anime to begin broadcasting this October. A new PV will also be shown at the Marvelous booth during Comic Market 86 being held from Aug. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight.

Aug. 13, 2014 12:000

Recreated Down to the Tiniest Details! Creamy Mami-Themed One-Piece Dress Announced

Recreated Down to the Tiniest Details! *Creamy Mami*-Themed One-Piece Dress Announced

Pre-orders have begun for four items in the “Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel Laminate Series” beginning with a Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel one-piece dress on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai.

Aug. 13, 2014 05:0075

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime Under the Dog

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!

Aug. 13, 2014 04:2253

What’s the Inside Story Behind the Much-Talked About “Ninja School Girl” Video?!

What’s the Inside Story Behind the Much-Talked About “Ninja School Girl” Video?!

A video uploaded to YouTube titled “Japanese School Girl Chase” is gathering attention among fans of Japanese pop culture.

Aug. 13, 2014 01:001

“The Current Anime Industry, is Here” - New Original Anime by Tsutomu Mizushima and P.A. Works, Shirobako

“The Current Anime Industry, is Here” - New Original Anime by Tsutomu Mizushima and P.A. Works, *Shirobako*

Production has been announced on the original TV anime Shirobako which is slated to begin broadcasting this October.

Aug. 12, 2014 13:001

Gundam Reconguista in G Documentary Blu-ray to Release in Theaters for Limited 2-Week Period

*Gundam Reconguista in G* Documentary Blu-ray to Release in Theaters for Limited 2-Week Period

Gundam Reconguista in G, the long-awaited TV series by the creator of the Gundam series, Yoshiyuki Tomino, is finally set to begin. Before the broadcast begins in October, a limited two-week screening of the first three episodes of the TV series will take place in 13 theaters around Japan beginning on Aug. 23.

Aug. 12, 2014 07:0016

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

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!

Aug. 12, 2014 01:003

One Week Friends Soundtrack Including TV-Size Ver. of Theme Song to Release

*One Week Friends* Soundtrack Including TV-Size Ver. of Theme Song to Release

One Week Friends is an anime popular for its heartwrenching story that was broadcast from April to June of this year. Now, it has been announced that a soundtrack CD including all 32 songs that color the series will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Aug. 11, 2014 13:005

Tickets Available Now for Attack on Titan Exhibition Featuring a 1/1 Scale Colossal Titan and a 3D Visual Experience

Tickets Available Now for *Attack on Titan* Exhibition Featuring a 1/1 Scale Colossal Titan and a 3D Visual Experience

On Nov. 28, Tokyo's Ueno Royal Museum will be overrun by Titans. That's the day a large-scale Attack on Titan exhibition based on the hit anime and manga series is set to begin.

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