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!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

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!

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!

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.

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!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Jul. 25, 2014 07:0013

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

Jul. 24, 2014 20:004

Momoiro Clover Z Releases New Song “Moon Pride” Comprised of Clips from Sailor Moon Crystal

Momoiro Clover Z Releases New Song “Moon Pride” Comprised of Clips from *Sailor Moon Crystal*

The music video to Momoiro Clover Z’s new single “Moon Pride” was made available after the broadcast of Episode 2 of the anime Sailor Moon Crystal on Niconico Live.

Jul. 24, 2014 13:009

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

"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!

Jul. 24, 2014 07:008

Love Live! Themed Pumps Announced - 10 Cute Designs Themed After Each Member’s Outfit

*Love Live!* Themed Pumps Announced - 10 Cute Designs Themed After Each Member’s Outfit

Orders have begun on 2pmWorks for collaboration pumps between Love Live!, a work that is becoming increasingly difficult not to be swept up by with a movie that is also in the works, and designer shoes brand Tyake Tyoke.

Jul. 24, 2014 01:000

Even Ayana Taketatsu is Participating! Yukijirushi Coffee Personification Character Yukico-tan Forms Idol Unit

Even Ayana Taketatsu is Participating! Yukijirushi Coffee Personification Character Yukico-tan Forms Idol Unit

Six versions of the personification character Yukico-tan were chosen in a public vote held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yukijirushi Meg Milk, and along with popular voice actress Ayana Taketatsu who’s playing the role of Yukico-tan, the idol unit Yukicotans was born.

Jul. 23, 2014 18:005

An Unbelievable Collaboration Between Two Japanese Staples: Introducing Sushi Ninja

An Unbelievable Collaboration Between Two Japanese Staples: Introducing *Sushi Ninja*

Sushi Ninja, which was introduced recently in Los Angeles, U.S. at the event Anime Expo 2014, a big event themed around Japanese anime and manga, is currently trending.

Jul. 23, 2014 13:002

Talk with Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Author of the Novel Behind Major Hollywood Film Edge of Tomorrow

Talk with Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Author of the Novel Behind Major Hollywood Film *Edge of Tomorrow*

Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, opened in theatres across Japan on July 4. The story, which has become a hit not just in Japan, but worldwide, actually originated in Japan.

Jul. 23, 2014 03:0431

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku appears in the palm-size 3D video experience toy “Hako Vision”! Available for testing at the San Diego Comic Con.

Jul. 23, 2014 01:0014

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

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!

Jul. 22, 2014 13:003

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

From the exhausting countryside life comedy anime Non Non Biyori comes a Nendoroid of Renge Miyauchi, aka Ren-chan, by Good Smile Company.

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