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. 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.

Jul. 19, 2014 07:004

New Love Live! Products to Release in Advance at This Summer’s Comic Market

New *Love Live!* Products to Release in Advance at This Summer’s Comic Market

From brand Nijigen Cospa comes new Love Live! products!

Jul. 19, 2014 01:007

Hamatora Stage Play Character Visuals Released that Aim to Recreate the Anime Perfectly

*Hamatora* Stage Play Character Visuals Released that Aim to Recreate the Anime Perfectly

Season 2 of the TV anime Hamatora, Re: Hamatora, began airing earlier this month. A stage play titled “Hamatora the Stage - Crossing Time” will also be performed from Aug. 16-24.

Jul. 18, 2014 15:1411

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

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.

Jul. 18, 2014 13:0011

Disney’s New Movie, Big Hero 6, to Serialize as a Manga in Japan in Weekly Shonen Magazine Prior to its Release

Disney’s New Movie, *Big Hero 6*, to Serialize as a Manga in Japan in *Weekly Shonen Magazine* Prior to its Release

Disney’s newest animated film, Big Hero 6, which is releasing countrywide in Japan on Dec. 20, is now getting a Japan-exclusive development: it will be adapted into a manga and serialized in Japan.

Jul. 18, 2014 07:265

Yakuza Silver Accessories Release on July 18!

Yakuza Silver Accessories Release on July 18!

Strange Freak Designs has created collaborative silver accessories based on Sega’s popular game series Yakuza!

Jul. 18, 2014 07:005

Anime Trains Unveiled as Special Project for Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014

Anime Trains Unveiled as Special Project for Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014

As a special project for the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014 (Kyomaf 2014) to be held on Sept. 20 and 21, train cars wrapped in anime characters called Kyomaf Series have been unveiled!

Jul. 18, 2014 01:008

TV Anime Assassination Classroom to Begin Broadcasting Late Night Fridays on Fuji TV in January 2015

TV Anime *Assassination Classroom* to Begin Broadcasting Late Night Fridays on Fuji TV in January 2015

The huge hit manga Assassination Classroom, to which there are over 10.1 million copies of its individual volumes in print, is becoming a TV anime.

Jul. 17, 2014 13:001

Nana Komatsu to Play Heroine Azuki in Live-Action Adaptation of Bakuman, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Takeru Satoh Also Announced

Nana Komatsu to Play Heroine Azuki in Live-Action Adaptation of *Bakuman*, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Takeru Satoh Also Announced

Bakuman, a manga that was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump beginning in 2008, is now becoming a live-action movie.

Jul. 17, 2014 04:006

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series Rozen Maiden Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

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.

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