WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

It was a varied event will new garage kits on display, cosplay photo shoots, performances, and more!

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.

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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.

Jun. 22, 2014 07:003

Tezuka Otome Exhibit to Be Held - What Will Occur During This Collaboration With the Popular Game Brand Otomate and Osamu Tezuka?

Tezuka Otome Exhibit to Be Held - What Will Occur During This Collaboration With the Popular Game Brand Otomate and Osamu Tezuka?

Osamu Tezuka, who left big footprints on Japanese manga post WWII, has brought to the world many masterpiece manga. Among them are even many stories intended for young girls. From age 5 to 24, he was a resident of Takarazuka, the city home to the Takarazuka Revue, the influence of which can be seen in his work.

Jun. 22, 2014 01:001

Perfect for Everyday Use! Sailor Moon × Its’ Demo Collaboration Items to Release in July

Perfect for Everyday Use! *Sailor Moon* × Its’ Demo Collaboration Items to Release in July

The release of collaboration items between Sailor Moon and fashion convenience store Its’ Demo have been announced.

Jun. 21, 2014 08:2512

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

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!

Jun. 21, 2014 07:162

Babymetal Answers Lady Gaga’s Passionate Love Call, Will Perform on Tour for Five Stops as Support Act

Babymetal Answers Lady Gaga’s Passionate Love Call, Will Perform on Tour for Five Stops as Support Act

Babymetal, a band picking up attention from all over the world, has answered Lady Gaga’s passionate love call and will be performing as a support act during the American stops on her tour titled “Lady Gaga’s ArtRave: The Artpop Ball.”

Jun. 21, 2014 07:004

Luna Haruna’s New Song “Startear” Chosen as ED Theme to Sword Art Online II

Luna Haruna’s New Song “Startear” Chosen as ED Theme to *Sword Art Online II*

It has been revealed that female artist Luna Haruna’s new song “Startear” will be used as the ending theme to the TV anime Sword Art Online II starting in July.

Jun. 21, 2014 06:040

TOM Reimports a Sci-Fi Novel Hugely Popular in Japan Back to America! Experience the Twitter-Born Novel Ninja Slayer!

TOM Reimports a Sci-Fi Novel Hugely Popular in Japan Back to America! Experience the Twitter-Born Novel *Ninja Slayer*!

On April 11, distribution began on Tokyo Otaku Mode of a ninja violence cyberpunk novel created by two Americans, Ninja Slayer. The original English version can only be read online on TOM.

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