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!

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.

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Jun. 16, 2014 13:002

Gundam Build Fighters New TV Series to Start This Fall

*Gundam Build Fighters* New TV Series to Start This Fall

There will be a new development for Gundam Build Fighters, an anime broadcast from October 2013 to March 2014 that boasts a broad popularity that includes kids to adults.

Jun. 16, 2014 07:003

Sanrio Cafe Appears in Harajuku! Abundant Original Menu Includes My Melody and Kuromi Parfaits and More

Sanrio Cafe Appears in Harajuku! Abundant Original Menu Includes My Melody and Kuromi Parfaits and More

The limited time Sanrio Character Ranking Cafe will be open from June 28 (Sat.) to July 31 (Thurs.) at Tokyu Plaza in Harajuku, Omotesando.

Jun. 16, 2014 01:008

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [2/2]

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [2/2]

In Part 2 of our interview, we talk with Asada about the birth of his popular manga series Tegami Bachi.

Jun. 15, 2014 20:0028

School Swimsuit Cafe Girls Press Onigiri, Help Us Get Through the Damp and Dreary Rainy Season

School Swimsuit Cafe Girls Press Onigiri, Help Us Get Through the Damp and Dreary Rainy Season

We checked out the School Swimsuit Cafe, a place that features female waitresses who serve you in one-piece swimsuits. We were overwhelmed by their bare legs and bikini lines!

Jun. 15, 2014 07:002

Seventeen Stores Throughout Akihabara to Participate in Stamp Rally for Akame ga Kill!

Seventeen Stores Throughout Akihabara to Participate in Stamp Rally for *Akame ga Kill!*

The dark fantasy Akame ga Kill! which is currently serializing in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) is becoming an anime.

Jun. 15, 2014 04:1222

Ota-Q: "What anime character would you want as your dad?"

Ota-Q: "What anime character would you want as your dad?"

Just what anime character do fans most want as their dad?

Jun. 15, 2014 01:002

Popular Manga Fantasista Stella is Becoming an Anime, Player Keisuke Honda Collaborates on Draft

Popular Manga *Fantasista Stella* is Becoming an Anime, Player Keisuke Honda Collaborates on Draft

The popular soccer manga Fantasista Stella currently serializing in the manga magazine Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) is becoming an anime.

Jun. 14, 2014 13:0012

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [1/2]

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [1/2]

To commemorate the release of his latest book, we sat down with Hiroyuki Asada, the man behind such popular series as I’ll and Tegami Bachi, and asked him about his life as a manga artist.

Jun. 14, 2014 07:0010

Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen - Warner and Xebec Make Original Robot Anime to Release This Summer

*Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen* - Warner and Xebec Make Original Robot Anime to Release This Summer

The new original TV anime Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen that was announced on March 22 on the Warner Home Video stage during Anime Japan 2014 is finally taking shape.

Jun. 14, 2014 02:154

New Information Continues to Be Released for Hanayamata, Broadcast to Begin July 7 on TV Tokyo

New Information Continues to Be Released for *Hanayamata*, Broadcast to Begin July 7 on TV Tokyo

The broadcast start date has been revealed for the TV anime Hanayamata, the manga to which is currently serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward (Houbunsha).

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