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!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

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Aug. 9, 2014 13:0010

Cute with an Unmistakable Adult Taste! We Visit the Limited Time Rilakkuma Collab Cafe

Cute with an Unmistakable Adult Taste! We Visit the Limited Time Rilakkuma Collab Cafe

The Rilakkuma Collab Cafe open now until Aug. 17 is making headlines. We visited this chill-out cafe irresistible to fans of Rilakkuma.

Aug. 9, 2014 13:003

Yowamushi Pedal Re:Ride to Release Theatrically on Sept. 19, Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road TV Anime Season 2 Also in the Works

*Yowamushi Pedal Re:Ride* to Release Theatrically on Sept. 19, *Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road* TV Anime Season 2 Also in the Works

The TV anime Yowamushi Pedal based on the popular sports manga of the same name by Wataru Watanabe has become hugely popular in the nine months it has been on the air. It has gathered support from a wide audience that includes kids to adults regardless of gender.

Aug. 9, 2014 07:000

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of Creamy Mami Comes to Ginza

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of *Creamy Mami* Comes to Ginza

Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel is a monumental magical girl anime that began broadcasting in 1983. In 2013, events and goods were developed to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary, and the series’ first Blu-ray memorial box set was released in March of this year. Now, an exhibit for Akemi Takada, the character designer of the series, is coming to Ginza, Tokyo from Aug. 12 to Sept. 15.

Aug. 9, 2014 07:002

Bakumatsu Rock is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

*Bakumatsu Rock* is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

The currently airing TV anime Bakumatsu Rock is becoming a stage play with the name Ultra Musical Bakumatsu Rock.

Aug. 9, 2014 04:2436

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New Digimon Adventure Series Announced!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

Aug. 9, 2014 01:000

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), a shoujo manga magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will reach its 1,000th consecutive issue with the release of Issue 19 on Friday, Sept. 5. In celebration of this, the event “Hana to Yume Anime Festival” will be held at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Aug. 8, 2014 13:003

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Aug. 8, 2014 08:552

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

We bring to you a report from the anisong festival Lantis Festival 2014 held on July 26 and 27!

Aug. 8, 2014 07:008

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: Naruto Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: *Naruto* Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Naruto, a series highly popular not just in Japan but worldwide, will soon be delivered to fans in China in a new form.

Aug. 8, 2014 05:3123

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Do you love Japan but don’t have the time or money to visit? Fear not! There are thousands of Japan-lovers just like you! Fortunately, thanks to the I...

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