Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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Mar. 4, 2014 01:004

Academy Award Nominated Director Shuhei Morita’s Debut Work Kakurenbo to Release in 28 Countries

Academy Award Nominated Director Shuhei Morita’s Debut Work *Kakurenbo* to Release in 28 Countries

The 86th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, U.S. on March 3.

Mar. 3, 2014 11:004

Get a Rare Item By Popular Illustrator JohnHathway Now on the TOM Premium Shop!

Get a Rare Item By Popular Illustrator JohnHathway Now on the TOM Premium Shop!

Now offering a JohnHathway original item great even just on display!

Mar. 3, 2014 07:0041

Fairy Tail Relaunch to Begin in April - New Visual, Event, and Nico Nico Live Program to Draw Attention

*Fairy Tail* Relaunch to Begin in April - New Visual, Event, and Nico Nico Live Program to Draw Attention

The anime Fairy Tail based on Hiro Mashima’s well-loved manga is returning as a new TV series that will start in April.

Mar. 3, 2014 01:002

All 28 Trailers for Godzilla Series to Be Distributed on YouTube

All 28 Trailers for *Godzilla* Series to Be Distributed on YouTube

The new Hollywood Godzilla film will be released countrywide on July 25.

Mar. 2, 2014 19:003

Madoka! Homura! Mami! Madoka Magica Baked Characters Release at the New Makuhari City Center

Madoka! Homura! Mami! *Madoka Magica* Baked Characters Release at the New Makuhari City Center

On Dec. 20, a gigantic 128,000m 2 shopping mall called Aeon Mall New Makuhari City Center opened on the 192,000m 2 site of Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture.

Mar. 2, 2014 13:008

Sailor Moon Stick Ballpoint Pens Release!

*Sailor Moon* Stick Ballpoint Pens Release!

“Stretching” ballpoint pens based on the staffs and rods from Sailor Moon (author: Naoko Takeuchi / publisher: Kodansha) have gone on sale for a limited time on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai.

Mar. 2, 2014 07:002

Terra Formars Gets Anime - What is This Shockingly Huge Hit Manga About Fighting Against Evolved Cockroaches?

*Terra Formars* Gets Anime - What is This Shockingly Huge Hit Manga About Fighting Against Evolved Cockroaches?

Several talked-about and hit works have appeared again this year in the anime world.

Mar. 1, 2014 13:001

New PV Releases for Wild Adapter OVA Completely Supervised by Original Author Kazuya Minekura

New PV Releases for *Wild Adapter* OVA Completely Supervised by Original Author Kazuya Minekura

An OVA will be released for Wild Adapter by Kazuya Minekura, a manga artist well known for the Saiyuki series.

Mar. 1, 2014 07:000

Giovanni’s Island to Participate in New York International Children’s Film Festival Competition

*Giovanni’s Island* to Participate in New York International Children’s Film Festival Competition

Giovanni’s Island, an anime movie that depicts a post-WWII drama taking place on the southern Kuril Islands, was released to theaters Japan-wide on Feb. 22.

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