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. 7, 2014 13:007

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the One Piece TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the *One Piece* TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

This year, the TV anime One Piece, which began in October 1999, reaches its 15th year.

Jun. 7, 2014 07:003

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

Jun. 7, 2014 06:1610

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Hello Kitty lives on with the times.

Jun. 7, 2014 01:009

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from Haikyū!! to Release

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from *Haikyū!!* to Release

More Karasuno High than even we thought.

Jun. 6, 2014 13:002

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

The special cafe Kiki & Lala Cafe ongoing now at The Guest Cafe & Diner on the seventh floor of Shibuya Parco Part 1 is being extended until July 7.

Jun. 6, 2014 07:006

Puchi-Chara! Sailor Moon Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” Release Announced, Six Figures in Total Include Usagi in Her School Uniform

Puchi-Chara! *Sailor Moon* Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” Release Announced, Six Figures in Total Include Usagi in Her School Uniform

The release of the hugely popular Puchi-Chara! Sailor Moon Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” has been announced.

Jun. 6, 2014 01:0015

New Story Arc Announced for Anime Hunter x Hunter

New Story Arc Announced for Anime *Hunter x Hunter*

Serialization of Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga Hunter x Hunter resumed in Issue 27 of Weekly Shonen Jump on sale June 2.

Jun. 5, 2014 13:009

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Reboots After Four Years, “Haruhi Hunting” Campaign Begins

*The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya* Reboots After Four Years, “Haruhi Hunting” Campaign Begins

The “Haruhi Hunting” campaign began on June 1.

Jun. 5, 2014 07:0016

Game Toukiden: Kiwami to Release on Aug. 28

Game *Toukiden: Kiwami* to Release on Aug. 28

Now, defeat the ultimate demons!

Jun. 5, 2014 01:005

Akiman Design Works Turns Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace into an Extraordinary Book

Akiman Design Works Turns *Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace* into an Extraordinary Book

The book Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace - Akiman Design Works was published on May 27.

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