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. 23, 2014 13:002

Talk with Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Author of the Novel Behind Major Hollywood Film Edge of Tomorrow

Talk with Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Author of the Novel Behind Major Hollywood Film *Edge of Tomorrow*

Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, opened in theatres across Japan on July 4. The story, which has become a hit not just in Japan, but worldwide, actually originated in Japan.

Jul. 23, 2014 03:0433

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku appears in the palm-size 3D video experience toy “Hako Vision”! Available for testing at the San Diego Comic Con.

Jul. 23, 2014 01:0014

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

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!

Jul. 22, 2014 13:003

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

From the exhausting countryside life comedy anime Non Non Biyori comes a Nendoroid of Renge Miyauchi, aka Ren-chan, by Good Smile Company.

Jul. 22, 2014 07:004

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

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.

Jul. 22, 2014 01:003

Special Space Brothers #0 Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

Special *Space Brothers #0* Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

In celebration of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a special video has been made of the anime Space Brothers, which will be releasing theatrically on Aug. 9. This video was released on July 20.

Jul. 21, 2014 23:4248

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

Want to win TOM points to spend on the TOM Premium Shop? Want to pick up some basic otaku vocabulary? Introducing the Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japane...

Jul. 21, 2014 13:0010

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

Introducing Nendoroid Hatsune Miku.

Jul. 21, 2014 07:002

Live-Action Patlabor Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

Live-Action *Patlabor* Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

The Next Generation: Patlabor*, a project comprised of 12 episodes across 7 chapters spearheaded by Mamoru Oshii, is gaining attention from fans due to the consecutively released episodes loaded with personality.

Jul. 21, 2014 01:0055

One Piece Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

*One Piece* Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

A One Piece theme park will be coming to the middle of Tokyo next spring. It was revealed on the official One Piece site that “One Piece Theme Park” (tentative name) will be opening in Tokyo Tower in the spring of 2015.

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