*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!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

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Jun. 11, 2014 01:0010

Doraemon Look-Alike “Toranomon” as the New Face of Tokyo

Doraemon Look-Alike “Toranomon” as the New Face of Tokyo

“Toranomon Hills,” scheduled to open on June 11, introduced its official character named Toranomon.

Jun. 10, 2014 13:009

Link’s Face is Special?! Interview: “Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Ver.” Planning & Production Heads!

Link’s Face is Special?! Interview: “Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Ver.” Planning & Production Heads!

Pre-orders have finally begun for "Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Ver.", a Nendoroid figure of Link, the protagonist of The Legend of Zelda series. This is an interview with the heads of Nendoroid planning and production about what led to its release and behind-the-scenes production stories.

Jun. 10, 2014 07:008

First Trailer for Sailor Moon Crystal Releases, the Sailor Scouts Come Alive

First Trailer for *Sailor Moon Crystal* Releases, the Sailor Scouts Come Alive

The first new anime in the Sailor Moon series in 17 years, Sailor Moon Crystal, will begin this year.

Jun. 10, 2014 04:5614

Interview: Musical Band angela [1/2]

Interview: Musical Band angela [1/2]

A duo on the forefront of the anime song world! Checking in with the band of atsuko and KATSU!

Jun. 10, 2014 00:494

A Favorite Supported by the Youth! Introducing My Melody

A Favorite Supported by the Youth! Introducing My Melody

Each year, Sanrio holds a popularity vote of its original characters called the Sanrio Character Ranking, and this year as well many characters have entered. Here, we will introduce one of them: My Melody.

Jun. 9, 2014 13:006

This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking Explained! We Asked Aoki and Ishii, the Faces Behind the Ranking

This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking Explained! We Asked Aoki and Ishii, the Faces Behind the Ranking

We interviewed Mr. Aoki and Mr. Ishii who are in charge of the Sanrio Character Ranking and asked them about the important aspects of the contest.

Jun. 9, 2014 07:003

Japacon TV #13: Part 6 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 6 Introduction

This is Part 6 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” Continuing from Part 5, we concentrate on an interview regarding the inside story of an anime commercial created by Taisei Corporation, Japan’s largest construction company.

Jun. 9, 2014 01:0211

Tokyo Ghoul to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

*Tokyo Ghoul* to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

Broadcast information has been announced for the TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul to begin airing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 13:004

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of Jump Square in Celebration of Release of Rurouni Kenshin Movie

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of *Jump Square* in Celebration of Release of *Rurouni Kenshin* Movie

A two-part movie sequel based on the popular manga Rurouni Kenshin, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from 1994 to 1999, will be releasing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 07:007

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

I await your votes in the Character Ranking! -Yuko Yamaguchi

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