Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"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.

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Jun. 26, 2013 06:427

Winning Figure of “Zoukei Tenkaichi Budokai 2” Made into Amusement Center Prize

Winning Figure of “Zoukei Tenkaichi Budokai 2” Made into Amusement Center Prize

Earlier this month, Namco Bandai Group’s Banpresto released the figure “Dragon Ball Z Master Stars Piece the Son Goku” in amusement centers throughout Japan.

Jun. 26, 2013 06:383

Mayu Watanabe’s Fourth Single “Rappa Renshuchu” Jacket Art Revealed!

Mayu Watanabe’s Fourth Single “Rappa Renshuchu” Jacket Art Revealed!

The jacket illustration of the pre-order exclusive limited edition of Mayu Watanabe’s fourth single “Rappa Renshuchu” was decided by a contest via the popular Japanese illustration site, Pixiv.

Jun. 25, 2013 22:330

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s First Japan-Wide Hall Tour Announced

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s First Japan-Wide Hall Tour Announced

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held an additional performance on her world tour on May 30 at Shibuya Public Hall.

Jun. 25, 2013 21:190

New “Pac-Man” Anime Begins Broadcasting in America. Namco Bandai Aims for Worldwide Development

New “Pac-Man” Anime Begins Broadcasting in America. Namco Bandai Aims for Worldwide Development

Pac-Man, the worldwide popular game created in Japan, has been made into a new TV anime.

Jun. 25, 2013 20:182

PornoGraffitti and Director Masaaki Yuasa to Attend Anime Expo 2013 as Guests of Honor!

PornoGraffitti and Director Masaaki Yuasa to Attend Anime Expo 2013 as Guests of Honor!

This year from July 4-7, Anime Expo, the largest otaku convention in the U.S., will be held in Los Angeles.

Jun. 25, 2013 19:173

Second Season of TV Anime “Senyu” to Begin Next Month! Special to Be Aired on Nico Nico Live!

Second Season of TV Anime “Senyu” to Begin Next Month! Special to Be Aired on Nico Nico Live!

The second season of Senyu, the TV anime adaptation of a popular comic that was born on Nico Nico Seiga, will begin on July 2.

Jun. 25, 2013 18:152

Convenient “Dragon Quest” Slime Hourglasses to Release!

Convenient “Dragon Quest” Slime Hourglasses to Release!

Square Enix has begun accepting pre-orders for the “Dragon Quest Slime Hourglass.”

Jun. 25, 2013 17:140

Release Date of Photo Book and Image Video for Popular Voice Actress Ayana Taketatsu Announced!

With the release of her first album Apple Symphony back in April, voice actress Ayana Taketatsu has gained tremendous support from those in the music industry and has carved out a new musical genre called “Akishiba.”

Jun. 25, 2013 16:142

There is No Way a Shaver’s Official Character Could Be This Cute!

There is No Way a Shaver’s Official Character Could Be This Cute!

On June 1, Izumi Products, a manufacturer of popular electric shavers and other products, introduced new packaging featuring a moe character.

Jun. 25, 2013 13:599

Collaborative Cafe, ClariS Cafe, Opens at Ufotable Cafe, Connects Staff and Anime Fans Together

Collaborative Cafe, ClariS Cafe, Opens at Ufotable Cafe, Connects Staff and Anime Fans Together

Ufotable Cafe is a cafe run by the anime production studio Ufotable, which is responsible for continuing to create hit works such as Fate/Zero and Kara no Kyokai.

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