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. 9, 2013 03:000

Staff Stage Greeting Held at Shinjuku Piccadilly to Commemorate Release of Anime Movie “Hal”

Staff Stage Greeting Held at Shinjuku Piccadilly to Commemorate Release of Anime Movie “Hal”

Since its release in Japan on June 8, the anime film Hal has been receiving positive reviews. Giving back to the fans who have supported the film, a staff stage greeting put on by director Ryotaro Makihara and character designer and chief animation director Katsuhiko Kitada was held on June 20.

Jul. 9, 2013 01:0014

TV Anime “Brothers Conflict” Begins Broadcasting! Hinata Meets Her 13 New Step Brothers?!

TV Anime “Brothers Conflict” Begins Broadcasting! Hinata Meets Her 13 New Step Brothers?!

Brothers Conflict began as a project of the magazine Sylph, and since then, games, comics, and more have been developed for this mixed media series. Now, the TV anime Brothers Conflict has begun.

Jul. 8, 2013 22:304

Anime Song Column 9: DJ Kazu Discusses "Morning Arch"

Anime Song Column 9: DJ Kazu Discusses "Morning Arch"

Just as the title “Morning Arch” suggests, this is a song you’ll want to listen to outside in nice weather in the morning or daytime. It’s perfect for driving too!

Jul. 8, 2013 21:001

Unique English-Teaching Anime “Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan” Beings Airing

Unique English-Teaching Anime “Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan” Beings Airing

On July 5, the broadcast of the anime Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahou Shoujo the TV began on TV Tokyo.

Jul. 8, 2013 20:000

The Four Directors of the Omnibus Film “Short Peace” Gather in Ginza for a Talk Session

The Four Directors of the Omnibus Film “Short Peace” Gather in Ginza for a Talk Session

The omnibus anime film Short Peace, which is on the cutting edge of Japanese anime and looks to redefine expressionality using the medium, will finally release on July 20.

Jul. 8, 2013 19:001

First Issue of Collector’s Magazine “Figure Japan” to Include 1/10 Scale Ultimate Madoka Figure

First Issue of Collector’s Magazine “Figure Japan” to Include 1/10 Scale Ultimate Madoka Figure

Launching this December, Figure Japan is a figure collector’s magazine that will focus primarily on female figures and focus on one work of the otaku world per issue, as well as come with one character related to the featured work.

Jul. 8, 2013 17:303

Voice App “Voice Supplement” Gets New Character Voiced by Takuya Eguchi

Voice App “Voice Supplement” Gets New Character Voiced by Takuya Eguchi

The popular voice app for soothing weary hearts, Voice Supplement, by the app brand WonderForest has added the long-awaited new character Hibiki voiced by Takuya Eguchi.

Jul. 8, 2013 17:009

New Rage of Bahamut Figure is Too Beautiful to Miss

New Rage of Bahamut Figure is Too Beautiful to Miss

Hobby Japan has released a character figure from the social game Rage of Bahamut by Cygames for a limited period on their online shop.

Jul. 8, 2013 15:001

“Genshiken” and “Kujibiki Unbalance” Complete Blu-ray Boxes Available

“Genshiken” and “Kujibiki Unbalance” Complete Blu-ray Boxes Available

Complete Blu-ray boxes of the anime series Genshiken and Kujibiki Unbalance, the anime within the series, have released.

Jul. 8, 2013 14:000

“Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain” Makes International Screening Debut in Europe!

“Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain” Makes International Screening Debut in Europe!

The newest movie in the popular series Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain, has begun screening in countries around the world.

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