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!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Jul. 4, 2014 13:005

Hyrule Warriors Fifth Gameplay Video Releases - See First Original Character, Sorceress Lana, in Action

*Hyrule Warriors* Fifth Gameplay Video Releases - See First Original Character, Sorceress Lana, in Action

On July 1, Tecmo Koei Games released the fifth gameplay video for its upcoming Wii U game Hyrule Warriors to release on Aug. 14.

Jul. 4, 2014 07:0056

Cool Nekomimi Headphones Are Here! Share Music With Nekomimi Loaded with Speakers!

Cool Nekomimi Headphones Are Here! Share Music With Nekomimi Loaded with Speakers!

Recommended for those who want headphones that dress well and are fashionable!

Jul. 4, 2014 01:001

HappinessCharge PreCure! The Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls to Release in Theaters on Oct. 11, Advance Ticket Sales to Begin on July 19

*HappinessCharge PreCure! The Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls* to Release in Theaters on Oct. 11, Advance Ticket Sales to Begin on July 19

The PreCure series, which has acquired overwhelming support since its inception, is turning 10 this year. Now, the release date has been announced for a movie based on HappinessCharge PreCure!, the newest work in the series.

Jul. 3, 2014 13:004

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - Persona 4 Arena Becomes Stage Play

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - *Persona 4 Arena* Becomes Stage Play

A stage play has been announced for the popular fighting game Persona 4 Arena. Performances will be held for five days from Dec. 19-23, 2014 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Jul. 3, 2014 09:044

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

We’ve got comments from the TOM Special Creators behind the Kaiju girl illustrations!

Jul. 3, 2014 07:0015

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

The setting is a school. In the corner of a classroom, a young girl assembles a tabletop planetarium.

Jul. 3, 2014 01:2116

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

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!

Jul. 2, 2014 23:413

France’s Japan Expo Anime Song DJs, Otagei and More!

France’s Japan Expo Anime Song DJs, Otagei and More!

The biggest Japanese culture event in Europe, Japan Expo 2014, is being held in Paris, France from July 2-6. The event’s stage is set to be packed with performances by DJs, dancers and MCs on the forefront of Japan’s Akihabara culture.

Jul. 2, 2014 07:008

Popular Manga Assassination Classroom to Become TV Anime and Movie in 2015!

Popular Manga *Assassination Classroom* to Become TV Anime and Movie in 2015!

With over 10.1 million copies of the manga’s 10 volumes in print, the popular work is becoming an anime! And the specialty shop Korosensei Shop opens in Odaiba, Tokyo!

Jul. 2, 2014 01:004

Enjoy Original Art from the Anime - Last Volume of Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Art Book to Finally Release

Enjoy Original Art from the Anime - Last Volume of *Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo* Art Book to Finally Release

The last volume of Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo will release on Aug. 22. The large A4-size, 384-page, full color art book is comprised of several thousand illustrations.

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