Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

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!

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.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

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!

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Aug. 3, 2014 07:0090

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

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

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

Aug. 3, 2014 01:001

Soul Revolver Manga Departs Monthly Hero’s and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

*Soul Revolver* Manga Departs *Monthly Hero’s* and Gets Live-Action Hollywood Movie Adaptation, All Nippon Entertainment Works Also Cooperating

Soul Revolver, a manga currently serialized in Monthly Hero’s is getting a live-action movie adaptation. What’s more, the film is being worked on by Hollywood producers and it’s being created in Hollywood as well.

Aug. 2, 2014 13:008

Parasyte: Probability of Survival to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

*Parasyte: Probability of Survival* to Begin Broadcasting in October - Aya Hirano, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kana Hanazawa Join the Cast

Two projects are underway for the legendary manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki. One is a live-action movie and the other is a TV anime series.

Aug. 2, 2014 07:005

TV Anime Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete to Broadcast in October, Takuma Terashima to Play Main Character

TV Anime *Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete* to Broadcast in October, Takuma Terashima to Play Main Character

The romance adventure game Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete released in 2010 is getting an anime adaptation.

Aug. 2, 2014 01:000

Aikatsu! The Movie Key Visual Releases, An Unprecedented Idol Movie Begins

*Aikatsu! The Movie* Key Visual Releases, An Unprecedented Idol Movie Begins

The veil has finally been removed from the key visual to the anime movie Aikatsu! The Movie, which will release countrywide in Japan on Dec. 13.

Aug. 1, 2014 13:004

Tomomi Itano Brings Her SxWxAxG to USA!

Tomomi Itano Brings Her SxWxAxG to USA!

On July 19 and 20, 2014, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the annual J-Pop Summit featuring artists including the Guest of Honor, former AKB48 member ...

Aug. 1, 2014 07:005

First Naruto Movie in Two Years to Release in December, Large-Scale Exhibit to Be Held in 2015

First *Naruto* Movie in Two Years to Release in December, Large-Scale Exhibit to Be Held in 2015

Fifteen years since its serialization began, Naruto’s popularity isn’t just confined to Japan, it’s worldwide. Now, a large-scale project that will run from the end of 2014 through to 2015 is set to begin.

Jul. 31, 2014 22:1444

Advancing Alpacasso Corps! Sales Begin in August!

Advancing Alpacasso Corps! Sales Begin in August!

A new Alpacasso series has been activated! And they’re wearing green cloaks that look like…?!

Jul. 31, 2014 13:1519

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

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!

Jul. 31, 2014 13:001

Linking Up “Dots and Lines” Around the World: An Exclusive Interview with May’n

Linking Up “Dots and Lines” Around the World: An Exclusive Interview with May’n

On July 19 and 20, 2014, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the annual J-Pop Summit featuring artists such as May’n and former AKB48 member Tomomi Itano...

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