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!

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.

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May. 26, 2014 00:004

Japacon TV #13: Part 5 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 5 Introduction

This is Part 5 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This time, we have one more interview to get the inside view on another anime commercial.

May. 25, 2014 13:0017

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

The Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition was held from May 13-24, 2014, at the Span Art Gallery in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

May. 25, 2014 07:006

PV and Original Illustrations to Be Used as in-Store Bonuses Release on Official Site for Hamatora: Look at Smoking World, Details on Game’s Adventure and Battle Components Also Release

PV and Original Illustrations to Be Used as in-Store Bonuses Release on Official Site for *Hamatora: Look at Smoking World*, Details on Game’s Adventure and Battle Components Also Release

On May 21, FuRyu released original illustrations to be used as in-store bonuses for the Nintendo 3DS game Hamatora: Look at Smoking World to release on July 17 on the game’s official site.

May. 25, 2014 01:0011

One Week Friends OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

*One Week Friends* OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

The TV anime One Week Friends, which began broadcasting on Tokyo MX and other networks in April, is a talked-about work that tells of the relationship between classmates, one of whom loses her memory of her friends every week.

May. 24, 2014 13:006

Shakugan no Shana S and Shakugan no Shana III BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

*Shakugan no Shana S* and *Shakugan no Shana III* BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

Blu-ray box sets have been announced of the anime Shakugan no Shana which has had wide development into other areas including movies and OVA.

May. 24, 2014 07:006

Sailor Moon Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

*Sailor Moon* Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

Viz Media, the largest North American company for Japanese anime and manga, has officially announced that it has acquired the North American license for Sailor Moon Crystal, which will release simultaneously worldwide this July.

May. 24, 2014 01:0011

Life Advice TV Anime Jinsei to Begin in July

Life Advice TV Anime *Jinsei* to Begin in July

The popular light novel Jinsei from Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko is becoming an anime to air this July.

May. 23, 2014 13:005

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of The Wind Rises

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of *The Wind Rises*

The Blu-ray and DVD of the hit anime movie The Wind Rises, which released in July 2013, will go on sale June 18. In commemoration of this, a “Photos of the Sky” contest will be held.

May. 23, 2014 07:0019

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

Marking its 15th anniversary, this year’s event has been extended to five days! Strong effort is being made to showcase traditional Japanese culture.

May. 23, 2014 01:0013

Legendary Pokémon Trainer Red Becomes an Unbelievable Nendoroid!

Legendary Pokémon Trainer Red Becomes an Unbelievable Nendoroid!

Legendary Pokémon trainer Red, main character of Pokémon Red/Green and Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen is joining the deformed figure series Nendoroid.

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