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!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

We talked to with shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana about what it’s like making shoes for worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga!

Which Ones Do You Like? Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

KanColle, MadoMagi, Evangelion! Find your new favorite figures here!

The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

Check out XX photos of cool figures and cosplay from Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] held on July 27!

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Jul. 16, 2014 07:037

Focus: Amuse’s Kawaii Products Bring Happiness to the World!

Focus: Amuse’s Kawaii Products Bring Happiness to the World!

What are Alpacasso, those cute characters themed after alpaca that are available now on the TOM Premium Shop? And what is Amuse?

Jul. 15, 2014 22:3053

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

Jul. 15, 2014 13:001

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - Final Fantasy Explorers to Release This Winter

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - *Final Fantasy Explorers* to Release This Winter

During Nintendo’s presentation video “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” released on July 11, it was announced that Square Enix’s Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers will be released this winter.

Jul. 15, 2014 07:005

Akame ga Kill! to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

*Akame ga Kill!* to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

The broadcast of the TV anime Akame ga Kill! began earlier this month. The anime is broadcast every Sunday on Tokyo MX at 24:00.

Jul. 15, 2014 01:000

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of Metal Gear Solid Comic Series, to Attend

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of *Metal Gear Solid* Comic Series, to Attend

An event has landed in Japan that focuses on the world-popular creative group ThreeA.

Jul. 14, 2014 13:001

Anime Garo: Honō no Kokuin Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Anime *Garo: Honō no Kokuin* Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Things are finally starting to pick up for Garo: Honō no Kokuin, which will begin broadcasting this fall.

Jul. 14, 2014 07:004

Galaco, New Vocaloid Whose Voice is Modeled After Kou Shibasaki, to Release in Early August

Galaco, New Vocaloid Whose Voice is Modeled After Kou Shibasaki, to Release in Early August

A new addition to Yamaha’s Vocaloid series of software, “Vocaloid 3 Library Galaco NEO,” will release in early August. The characteristic of this female vocal library is that it is based on the voice of actress Kou Shibasaki.

Jul. 14, 2014 01:001

AniCool - Zero Intermediate Fee Anime Production Crowdfunding Site Opens

AniCool - Zero Intermediate Fee Anime Production Crowdfunding Site Opens

AniCool, a zero intermediate fee crowdfunding site that specializes in anime, opened on July 10.

Jul. 13, 2014 13:0015

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is Attack on Titan Vol. 13! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is *Attack on Titan Vol. 13*! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, *Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin* Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

Booklista, a growing ebook service, announced on July 9 the results of the Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014, which is comprised of the top selling ebooks available on Booklista’s ebook store.

Jul. 13, 2014 07:001

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro in Clothing

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of *Knights of Sidonia* and *Dorohedoro* in Clothing

MHz is a design company that produces apparel of anime depicting unique worlds, such as Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro. We asked them about their fixations on the designs that sublimate the worlds of such works into fashion apparel in Hz, a selection shop under MHz’s management.

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