Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Production on TV Anime *Show By Rock!!* Announced

From Sanrio! A TV anime themed after a rock band will begin its late-night broadcast in 2015!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

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!

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Jul. 30, 2014 07:001

Nyan Nyan Hanten from Macross Frontier Comes to Tokyo! “Cafe & Bar Characro Feat. Macross Frontier” Opens!

Nyan Nyan Hanten from *Macross Frontier* Comes to Tokyo! “Cafe & Bar Characro Feat. Macross Frontier” Opens!

A concept cafe themed after the popular anime Macross Frontier has opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The pleasant restaurant overflows with everything Macross Frontier, from the decorations to the menu items!

Jul. 30, 2014 01:033

Sales Begin for Danboard Yu-Pack - A Life-Size Danboard Goes to Work in a Post Office Together with Yotsuba!

Sales Begin for Danboard Yu-Pack - A Life-Size Danboard Goes to Work in a Post Office Together with Yotsuba!

The top of its head even has the blue box for the packing slip!

Jul. 29, 2014 13:003

Tunic One-Piece and Bracelet Themed After Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 to Release

Tunic One-Piece and Bracelet Themed After *Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2* to Release

Pre-orders have begun for a collaboration tunic one-piece and bracelet themed after Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 on the anime ≒ fashion site SuperGroupies.

Jul. 29, 2014 12:1915

WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

It was a varied event will new garage kits on display, cosplay photo shoots, performances, and more!

Jul. 29, 2014 07:002

Sanrio’s Hugely Popular Character KIRIMIchan to Perform at Summer Sonic!

Sanrio’s Hugely Popular Character KIRIMIchan to Perform at Summer Sonic!

It has been revealed that Sanrio’s hugely popular character KIRIMIchan will be performing at Summer Sonic 2014.

Jul. 29, 2014 01:0017

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Jul. 28, 2014 13:0010

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

It’s not just Nendoroids! We also took pre-release photos of new figma and scale figures!

Jul. 28, 2014 07:0012

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

Dreamy MIDORI’s recommendation is a collaboration between kendama and kaomoji!

Jul. 28, 2014 04:564

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Introducing full graphic T-shirts featuring the winning artworks from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, a Steins;Gate-themed illustration contest held on TOM back in May!

Jul. 28, 2014 01:001

Maaya Sakamoto, Macross Frontier, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

Maaya Sakamoto, *Macross Frontier*, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

The music label Flying Dog, which supports Japanese anime, has begun distributing high-resolution audio on its music site, Victor Studio HD-Music.

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