Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

New Ending Theme of TV Anime *Pokémon: XY* Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

Shokotan aka Shoko Nakagawa, who “greedily” takes part in all kinds of activities such as singing, show MCing, voice acting, acting, and producing the fashion brand mmts, has embarked on her tour “Shoko Nakagawa Live Tour 2014 ‘Donyoku Kakumei (Greed Revolution)’” on Oct. 12.

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Rage of Bahamut, the smartphone app that has garnered popularity around the world, will be made into an anime. It’s title will be Rage of Bahamut Genesis.

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Amuse Inc., creator of the popular Alpacasso series, held a private viewing for their new products!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Take a look back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, which recorded the event’s second highest attendance in its history!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

Here’s our selection of 10 different trailers for cheerful, comedic school anime that will begin broadcast this October!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Cosplayers & Booth Girls Collection

Games and beautiful girls go hand-in-hand? Introducing pictures of the beautiful cosplayers & booth girls we found at Tokyo Game Show 2014!

New Details About *Psycho-Pass 2* Anime Revealed Including Staff, Cast and Songs!

A new music video and other details have been released regarding the anime Psycho-Pass 2, which begins airing on Fuji TV's Noitamina on Oct. 9!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!



Sep. 11, 2014 07:008

Production on TV Anime Show By Rock!! Announced

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!

Sep. 11, 2014 06:162

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 2)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 2)

Today, Japanese manga is extensively known all over the world, but, surprisingly, little credit is given to the manga translators who support it.

Sep. 11, 2014 01:001

Production Greenlit for Third Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Anime

Production Greenlit for Third *Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono* Anime

The newest work has been announced in the Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono series, which consists of two well-received TV anime: Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono, which began broadcasting in October 2013, and Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Encore, which began broadcasting in January of this year.

Sep. 10, 2014 13:000

Akemi Takada’s Koremademo Korekaramo Itsudatte Creamy Mami! with DVD to Release

Akemi Takada’s *Koremademo Korekaramo Itsudatte Creamy Mami!* with DVD to Release

Koremademo Korekaramo Itsudatte Creamy Mami! will be published by Hobby Japan on Sept. 13. The work celebrates the 30th anniversary of the start of the TV broadcast of Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel in 1987.

Sep. 10, 2014 07:000

New Freckled Young Pullip Meg Has Arrived! A Full Look At Her Features & Secret Simple Beauty!

New Freckled Young Pullip Meg Has Arrived! A Full Look At Her Features & Secret Simple Beauty!

Here, we’ll take a look at Meg from the Pullip line of fashion dolls known for their unique proportions and cute, big eyes, who released in August. As usual, all of the shots in this piece have been taken by TOM.

Sep. 10, 2014 01:002

“Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0” - The Deepening Mystery of the Next Work in the Rebuild of Evangelion Series

On Sept. 5, on the Nippon TV movie program Friday Road Show!, a surprising announcement was made regarding the Rebuild of Evangelion series.

Sep. 9, 2014 13:001

Bags Themed After Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid from Detective Conan Release

Bags Themed After Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid from *Detective Conan* Release

SuperGroupies has released bags themed after Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid, both characters from the national hit anime Detective Conan to which its newest movie, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper, is a huge hit.

Sep. 9, 2014 07:003

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on Alice in Wonderland! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

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.

Sep. 9, 2014 01:003

Packaging/Spec Details Revealed for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Pack Releasing on Oct. 11

Packaging/Spec Details Revealed for *Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate* Special Pack Releasing on Oct. 11

Capcom released today (Sept. 5) information regarding the product packaging and specs of the limited edition “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Bundle Pack” that includes the company’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate game and a New Nintendo 3DS LL, which will be released on Oct. 11, 2014.

Sep. 8, 2014 13:002

1/48th Scale AV-98 Ingram Plastic Model from Patlabor with Number Plate Releases

1/48th Scale AV-98 Ingram Plastic Model from *Patlabor* with Number Plate Releases

The live-action series titled The Next Generation: Patlabor started screening in April 2014. On Sept. 6, a 1/48th scale plastic model of the AV-98 Ingram as depicted in the series was released. It is reproduced in minute detail, from the characteristic Patlamp down to the sign of the rising sun visible on its chest.

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