AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

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!

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Jul. 14, 2013 13:003

“Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000%” Official Character Stamps Go on Sale from Itaindo

“Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000%” Official Character Stamps Go on Sale from Itaindo

On June 30, collaboration stamps between Itaindo, a site that sells stamps with illustrations on them, and the anime Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000% went on sale in limited quantities.

Jul. 14, 2013 11:0015

Paris’ Passion for Otaku Culture Hasn’t Dwindled: Japan Expo 2013 Report

Paris’ Passion for Otaku Culture Hasn’t Dwindled: Japan Expo 2013 Report

From July 8-12 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Europe’s largest Japanese entertainment festival, Japan Expo, was held.

Jul. 14, 2013 09:002

First Set in the Reusable Nail Art "Charanail" Series to Release by Bandai

First Set in the Reusable Nail Art "Charanail" Series to Release by Bandai

On July 20, Bandai will release the character nail art series "Charanail," which allows you to enjoy simple nail art of several characters.

Jul. 14, 2013 07:003

Latest Gundam Series "Gunpla Battle" to Release This October with Support from SKE48's Rena Matsui

Latest Gundam Series "Gunpla Battle" to Release This October with Support from SKE48's Rena Matsui

On July 2, the latest Gundam product was unveiled in a press conference held at the Gundam Front in Tokyo's Diver City.

Jul. 14, 2013 05:0080

“Rurouni Kenshin” Sequel Announced: Takeru Satoh Takes on Tatsuya Fujiwara in Kyoto Arc!

“Rurouni Kenshin” Sequel Announced: Takeru Satoh Takes on Tatsuya Fujiwara in Kyoto Arc!

The popular drama will return after two years in summer 2014 as a sequel tentatively titled Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc/The Last of the Legend Arc.

Jul. 14, 2013 03:000

Visuals of New “Sailor Moon” Musical Show off Stunning New Costumes!

Visuals of New “Sailor Moon” Musical Show off Stunning New Costumes!

From Sep. 13-23, the musical Sailor Moon -La Reconquista- will be held at AiiA Theater Tokyo.

Jul. 14, 2013 01:003

Review: Japacon TV #11-03: "The World of Figures - Good Smile Company Vol. 1"

Review: Japacon TV #11-03: "The World of Figures - Good Smile Company Vol. 1"

We'd like to introduce the third part of “Modeling Business! The Latent Potential of the Figure Maker,” the 11th episode of the Japanese subculture TV program Japacon TV.

Jul. 14, 2013 00:000

“The Flowers of Evil” Episode 9 Recap

We are the ruins of lofty yet pathetic people...

Jul. 13, 2013 22:002

Interview with Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company), Planner of “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet” 3/4

Interview with Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company), Planner of “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet” 3/4

"I gradually had more chance to work together with Watanabe, and before I realized it, I was doing nothing but making figures."

Jul. 13, 2013 20:004

Bringing Smiles to the Children of Tohoku! Tanabata Festival to Be Held at Pokémon Center Tohoku This August!

Bringing Smiles to the Children of Tohoku! Tanabata Festival to Be Held at Pokémon Center Tohoku This August!

A Tanabata festival will be held from Aug. 1–8 at Pokémon Center Tohoku, an official Pokémon shop, with the purpose of bringing smiles to the children of Tohoku who were affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

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