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. 22, 2014 07:004

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

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.

Jul. 22, 2014 01:003

Special Space Brothers #0 Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

Special *Space Brothers #0* Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

In celebration of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a special video has been made of the anime Space Brothers, which will be releasing theatrically on Aug. 9. This video was released on July 20.

Jul. 21, 2014 23:4245

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

Want to win TOM points to spend on the TOM Premium Shop? Want to pick up some basic otaku vocabulary? Introducing the Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japane...

Jul. 21, 2014 13:0010

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

Introducing Nendoroid Hatsune Miku.

Jul. 21, 2014 07:002

Live-Action Patlabor Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

Live-Action *Patlabor* Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

The Next Generation: Patlabor*, a project comprised of 12 episodes across 7 chapters spearheaded by Mamoru Oshii, is gaining attention from fans due to the consecutively released episodes loaded with personality.

Jul. 21, 2014 01:0055

One Piece Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

*One Piece* Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

A One Piece theme park will be coming to the middle of Tokyo next spring. It was revealed on the official One Piece site that “One Piece Theme Park” (tentative name) will be opening in Tokyo Tower in the spring of 2015.

Jul. 20, 2014 13:001

Nintendo 3DS Game Youkai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke Breaks Through 1.3 Million Copies Sold!

Nintendo 3DS Game *Youkai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke* Breaks Through 1.3 Million Copies Sold!

It’s here! The youkai boom! Youkai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke breaks through 1.3 million copies sold and isn’t slowing down!

Jul. 20, 2014 07:002

Gundam Build Fighters Try Broadcast Begins in October, Series New Characters and a New Story

*Gundam Build Fighters Try* Broadcast Begins in October, Series New Characters and a New Story

The broadcast for the TV anime Gundam Build Fighters Try will begin on TV Tokyo this October.

Jul. 20, 2014 01:005

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

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.

Jul. 19, 2014 13:0015

Pikachu Cafe Opens for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Cute Menu Items Abound

Pikachu Cafe Opens for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Cute Menu Items Abound

It has been announced that the Pikachu Cafe has opened in sync with the exhibit “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet at Roppongi Hills Observation Deck Tokyo City View!” which is being held from July 19 to Aug. 31 on the Roppongi Hills observation deck, Tokyo City View.

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