Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

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!

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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.

May. 31, 2014 01:0015

Alice Leaves ClariS, Third Album Party Time to Be Her Last with the Group

Alice Leaves ClariS, Third Album *Party Time* to Be Her Last with the Group

Alice from the popular group ClariS, which is comprised of members Clara and Alice, has officially left the group, SME Records announced on May 26.

May. 30, 2014 13:0013

Production Press Conference Held in Fukui for TV Anime Glasslip, New 4-Minute PV Releases

Production Press Conference Held in Fukui for TV Anime *Glasslip*, New 4-Minute PV Releases

A production press conference for the anime series Glasslip, which will begin its TV broadcast this July, was recently held at the Mikuni Cultural Center in Mikuni, Sakai, Fukui Prefecture.

May. 30, 2014 10:0613

Anime ONE PIECE × New Era Limited Edition Caps

Anime ONE PIECE × New Era Limited Edition Caps

TV anime “ONE PIECE” celebrates the 15th year since the start of its broadcasting.

May. 30, 2014 07:0011

Ao Haru Ride to Begin Broadcasting on July 7, Maaya Uchida Voices Second PV from Futaba’s Point of View

*Ao Haru Ride* to Begin Broadcasting on July 7, Maaya Uchida Voices Second PV from Futaba’s Point of View

The broadcast start date of the TV anime adaptation of Ao Haru Ride, a popular shoujo manga currently serialized in Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha), has been announced.

May. 30, 2014 01:001

European Soccer Club FC Barcelona Supports Captain Tsubasa Exhibit, FC Barcelona Corner Created

European Soccer Club FC Barcelona Supports Captain Tsubasa Exhibit, FC Barcelona Corner Created

“The Ball is Your Friend. Captain Tsubasa Exhibit,” a large-scale exhibit introducing the charms of soccer and Yoichi Takahashi’s popular sports manga Captain Tsubasa, will be held at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo beginning on June 14.

May. 29, 2014 13:0018

A Gathering of Anime Goods! Fans Get an Overview of Today’s Character Business at CafeReo Character Convention

A Gathering of Anime Goods! Fans Get an Overview of Today’s Character Business at CafeReo Character Convention

The event CafeReo Character Convention was held by CafeReo, a company that sculpts, sells, and distributes anime goods, on April 16 in Asakusabashi, Tokyo.

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