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.

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

You’ll find this kind of orchestra in Japan! A look at JAGMO, an orchestra that plays symphonic arrangements of music from popular Japanese games.

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Jun. 3, 2014 01:0025

Commemorating the Release of the Newest Volume - Experience the World of Black Lagoon Through a Collaboration with Shooting Bar EA

Commemorating the Release of the Newest Volume - Experience the World of *Black Lagoon* Through a Collaboration with Shooting Bar EA

A collaboration campaign is underway to commemorate the release of the newest volume of the manga Black Lagoon.

Jun. 2, 2014 13:007

Psycho-Pass is Becoming an Xbox One Game, New Content to Continue from TV and Movie Series

*Psycho-Pass* is Becoming an Xbox One Game, New Content to Continue from TV and Movie Series

The TV anime Psycho-Pass, which was broadcast for half a year starting in fall 2012, is a popular series with a grouping of top creators that includes the Bayside Shakedown series’ Katsuyuki Motohiro as chief director, Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus) as story planner, and Akira Amano as character planner.

Jun. 2, 2014 07:0025

[Shocking] A Figure Finally Appears of That Version of Gon…

[Shocking] A Figure Finally Appears of That Version of Gon…

From the Gashadepa series of capsule toys you won’t find in ordinary vending machines finally comes a gachapon of Gon that previously made headlines. Pre-orders began on May 28.

Jun. 2, 2014 01:003

Ogihara, Yamaguchi, and Kotani of Cerezo Osaka Challenge Themselves with Recreating Tsubasa Ozora’s and Tarō Misaki’s “Twin Shot”!

Ogihara, Yamaguchi, and Kotani of Cerezo Osaka Challenge Themselves with Recreating Tsubasa Ozora’s and Tarō Misaki’s “Twin Shot”!

The third PV has been released for the project in which trick shots from the world of Captain Tsubasa are recreated in real life by top J. League athletes.

Jun. 1, 2014 13:007

Character Visuals Revealed for Anime Adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul

Character Visuals Revealed for Anime Adaptation of *Tokyo Ghoul*

The broadcast of the TV anime Tokyo Ghoul will begin on Tokyo MX and other networks in July.

Jun. 1, 2014 07:002

Original Items and Limited Goods! Ichiban Kuji Kapibara-san × Earth Music & Ecology

Original Items and Limited Goods! Ichiban Kuji Kapibara-san × Earth Music & Ecology

Since his debut as a crane game character in 2003, Kapibara-san has been developed into books, CDs, and more, and now a collaboration with him and natural girly fashion brand Earth Music & Ecology has been initiated.

Jun. 1, 2014 01:002

Mamoru Oshii Directs Himself! Poster Visual Releases for Movie Patlabor Part 3: Episode 5: A Large Kaiju Appears

Mamoru Oshii Directs Himself! Poster Visual Releases for Movie *Patlabor Part 3: Episode 5: A Large Kaiju Appears*

Part 3 of The Next Generation: Patlabor, a large-scale project in which seven parts and a full-length movie are being released sequentially to theaters in Japan, will fly into theaters on July 12.

May. 31, 2014 20:0048

Your favorite ‘Attack on Titan’ characters dressed just like you!

Your favorite ‘Attack on Titan’ characters dressed just like you!

With the live action movie starring popular Japanese actor Haruma Miura slated for a much anticipated 2015 release, the world-wide frenzy over the ‘At...

May. 31, 2014 13:0034

Second PV for the Anime Sword Art Online II Releases!

Second PV for the Anime *Sword Art Online II* Releases!

The second promotional video for the TV anime Sword Art Online II, which will finally begin broadcasting on July 5, has been uploaded to YouTube.

May. 31, 2014 07:001

Shadow Play Girls and a Stained Glass Design! Revolutionary Girl Utena iPhone 5/5s Shell Jackets Announced

Shadow Play Girls and a Stained Glass Design! *Revolutionary Girl Utena* iPhone 5/5s Shell Jackets Announced

Since its broadcast in 1997, Revolutionary Girl Utena still captures the hearts of young boys and girls thanks to the characters and the scrupulously beautiful story by director Kunihiko Ikuhara and the rest of the cast.

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