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!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

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Jun. 24, 2013 15:461

The Third Gundam Collaborative Tofu, “Big Zam Tofu,” Announced!

The Third Gundam Collaborative Tofu, “Big Zam Tofu,” Announced!

Sagamiya Foods, a tofu producing company of Maebashi city, announced “Big Zam Tofu” as the third tofu of its Gundam series tofu that has included the green, shocking “Zaku Tofu” and the hotpot-intended “Z’Gok Tofu.” The tofu went on sale on June 6.

Jun. 24, 2013 14:434

Pony Canyon is Looking for Works to Make into Anime! Your Work Could Be the Winner!

Pony Canyon is Looking for Works to Make into Anime! Your Work Could Be the Winner!

Pony Canyon, makers of such anime as the currently broadcasting Attack on Titan and The Devil is a Part-Timer, together with Hisanori Yoshida, an announcer for Nippon Broadcasting who is active in anime-related programs and events, are jointly holding the Animeka Taishou Awards.

Jun. 24, 2013 14:405

Your Chance to Thoroughly Study Japanese Anime! DHU to Hold Program Intended for Foreign Students

This summer, Digital Hollywood University will hold the “Summer Program 2013,” which is targeted toward foreign students interested in Japan’s pop culture.

Jun. 24, 2013 14:241

Dempagumi.inc’s “Denden Passion” Reaches Fifth Place in Oricon Daily Charts

Dempagumi.inc’s “Denden Passion” Reaches Fifth Place in Oricon Daily Charts

Dempagumi.inc’s new single “Denden Passion” released on May 29 has reached fifth place on the Oricon Daily Ranking.

Jun. 23, 2013 05:1411

The World of Game Development: Interview with Game Conceptor Keiji Inafune on “Soul Sacrifice” [3/3]

The World of Game Development: Interview with Game Conceptor Keiji Inafune on “Soul Sacrifice” [3/3]

We interviewed game conceptor Keiji Inafune to find out all about his new PS Vita game, Soul Sacrifice.

Jun. 23, 2013 05:122

“A Certain Scientific Railgun S” Episode 8 Recap: “ITEM”

“A Certain Scientific Railgun S” Episode 8 Recap: “ITEM”

When Mikoto infiltrates the next facility, she is attacked by traps one after the other.

Jun. 23, 2013 05:126

Listening Party to be Held for ClariS’ Second Album, “Second Story”

Listening Party to be Held for ClariS’ Second Album, “Second Story”

The second album by the girl unit ClariS, Second Story, will be released on June 26. To commemorate the album’s release, an event will be held on June 25 at Nicofarre in Roppongi, Tokyo.

Jun. 23, 2013 05:103

Porno Graffitti and Director Masaaki Yuasa Scheduled to Attend Anime Expo 2013

Porno Graffitti and Director Masaaki Yuasa Scheduled to Attend Anime Expo 2013

The big name guest artists for North America’s biggest Japanese anime event, Anime Expo 2013, have now been announced.

Jun. 23, 2013 05:090

Third Part of Stage Play for “Yowamushi Pedal” Will Cover Inter High School Vol.

Third Part of Stage Play for “Yowamushi Pedal” Will Cover Inter High School Vol.

The newest stage play for Yowamushi Pedal, a popular manga currently serialized in Weekly Shonen Champion (published by Akita Publishing), will be performed this summer.

Jun. 23, 2013 05:0711

“Monster Hunter 4” to Release Sept. 14, Two Special Edition Nintendo 3DS XLs Revealed!

“Monster Hunter 4” to Release Sept. 14, Two Special Edition Nintendo 3DS XLs Revealed!

Capcom’s Nintendo 3DS game Monster Hunter 4 will be released on Sept. 14 in Japan.

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