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.
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.
This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).
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.
Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!
An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.
America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!
Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!
Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!
Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!
KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!
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.
Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!
Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!
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 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!
“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana
Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!
We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!
Jul. 16, 2014 07:037
What are Alpacasso, those cute characters themed after alpaca that are available now on the TOM Premium Shop? And what is Amuse?
Jul. 15, 2014 13:001
During Nintendo’s presentation video “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” released on July 11, it was announced that Square Enix’s Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers will be released this winter.
Jul. 15, 2014 07:005
The broadcast of the TV anime Akame ga Kill! began earlier this month. The anime is broadcast every Sunday on Tokyo MX at 24:00.
Jul. 15, 2014 01:000
An event has landed in Japan that focuses on the world-popular creative group ThreeA.
Jul. 14, 2014 13:001
Things are finally starting to pick up for Garo: Honō no Kokuin, which will begin broadcasting this fall.
Jul. 14, 2014 07:004
A new addition to Yamaha’s Vocaloid series of software, “Vocaloid 3 Library Galaco NEO,” will release in early August. The characteristic of this female vocal library is that it is based on the voice of actress Kou Shibasaki.
Jul. 14, 2014 01:001
AniCool, a zero intermediate fee crowdfunding site that specializes in anime, opened on July 10.
Jul. 13, 2014 13:0015
The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is Attack on Titan Vol. 13! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!
Booklista, a growing ebook service, announced on July 9 the results of the Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014, which is comprised of the top selling ebooks available on Booklista’s ebook store.
Jul. 13, 2014 07:001
MHz is a design company that produces apparel of anime depicting unique worlds, such as Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro. We asked them about their fixations on the designs that sublimate the worlds of such works into fashion apparel in Hz, a selection shop under MHz’s management.