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.

A Dream Collaboration Between Pullip and Sailor Moon Comes True! Introduction to Pullip Sailor Moon Through TOM-Exclusive Photos

“In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” This is a phrase that anime fans around the world are likely familiar with. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, which is loved not just in Japan but all over the world.

Check Out These Trailers of Summer 2014 Anime! [1/2]

We’ve collected trailers of anime beginning in July! First, let’s take a look at 11 action anime overflowing with tense battle scenes and cool characters.

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

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Jun. 13, 2014 13:000

Bakumatsu Rock Announces June 9 to be Rock Day, “Zecchou Daybreak” Chosen as TV Anime ED

*Bakumatsu Rock* Announces June 9 to be Rock Day, “Zecchou Daybreak” Chosen as TV Anime ED

The talked-about TV anime Bakumatsu Rock, which is based on a popular game, will begin this July.

Jun. 13, 2014 04:209

Collaboration Unfolds Between Hatsune Miku and TOM Special Creators! Many Enjoyable Miku Items Announced!

Collaboration Unfolds Between Hatsune Miku and TOM Special Creators! Many Enjoyable Miku Items Announced!

A collaboration between Tokyo Otaku Mode and Hatsune Miku has been realized! Versions of Miku drawn by young and popular illustrators in Japan are taking over TOM!

Jun. 13, 2014 03:000

Aiming for a Cinderella Story! Introducing My Sweet Piano

Aiming for a Cinderella Story! Introducing My Sweet Piano

Every year, Sanrio holds its original character popularity poll, the Sanrio Character Ranking, and this year as well many characters have entered. This time we’ll be introducing one such character named My Sweet Piano.

Jun. 13, 2014 01:0017

First Half of Attack on Titan Theatrical Movie to Release on Nov. 22

First Half of *Attack on Titan* Theatrical Movie to Release on Nov. 22

The movie Attack on Titan Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow has been slated for a Nov. 22, 2014 release date at Shinjuku Wald 9, Umeda Wald 7, and other theaters.

Jun. 12, 2014 13:002

PlayStation Titles to Be on Display at E3 2014 Revealed All at Once, Live Schedule Also Announced

PlayStation Titles to Be on Display at E3 2014 Revealed All at Once, Live Schedule Also Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced its live schedule that includes a title list, demos of new titles, and trailers for games to be displayed at E3 2014, which began on June 10.

Jun. 12, 2014 05:104

Sanrio’s Popular Twin Unit! Introducing Little Twin Stars

Sanrio’s Popular Twin Unit! Introducing Little Twin Stars

Every year, Sanrio holds its original character popularity poll, the Sanrio Character Ranking, and this year as well many characters have entered. This time we’ll be introducing the characters Little Twin Stars.

Jun. 12, 2014 04:005

Ultra Kaiju as Girls! Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project Further Advances into the World!

Ultra Kaiju as Girls! Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project Further Advances into the World!

Tsuburaya Productions has started a project that will shake the world: the Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project, in which the kaiju from the Ultraman series are transformed into cute girls!

Jun. 12, 2014 01:118

New PV Shown at Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Talk Show for TV Anime Dramatical Murder

New PV Shown at Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Talk Show for TV Anime *Dramatical Murder*

On June 7, 2014 in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, a new event was launched. That event is Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival, which aims to fuse anime and the city.

Jun. 11, 2014 13:006

TV Anime Persona 4 Golden to Begin Broadcasting July 10 on Animeism

TV Anime *Persona 4 Golden* to Begin Broadcasting July 10 on Animeism

The broadcast start time for the TV anime Persona 4 Golden, the broadcast to which was previously announced to begin this summer, has been cemented.

Jun. 11, 2014 07:5013

Full Custom Order Replica Japanese Swords - How to Order

Full Custom Order Replica Japanese Swords - How to Order

The Full Custom Order Replica Japanese Sword service allows you to choose Japanese katana parts and create an imitation sword.

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