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. 1, 2014 22:462

AKIRA YAMAOKA, FIRST GUEST OF HONOR OF JAPAN EXPO 2ND IMPACT !

AKIRA YAMAOKA, FIRST GUEST OF HONOR OF JAPAN EXPO 2ND IMPACT !

His unique music style is both surprising and unsettling, being a perfect match for video games by stimulating the gamer’s imagination. Known for the Silent Hill series, Akira YAMAOKA also composed the music of the film adaptation by Christophe GANS, Akira.

Jul. 1, 2014 13:004

Yui Ishikawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kenshō Ono Appointed to New Cast of Fafner in the Azure - Exodus

Yui Ishikawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kenshō Ono Appointed to New Cast of *Fafner in the Azure - Exodus*

Fafner in the Azure - Exodus, a new series based on the TV anime Fafner in the Azure which was broadcast from July to December 2004, will begin in January 2015.

Jul. 1, 2014 07:004

Tokyo Game Show 2014 to Have 224 Company Booths, Over 20% More Than Last Year’s 181

Tokyo Game Show 2014 to Have 224 Company Booths, Over 20% More Than Last Year’s 181

The companies and organizations that will have booths at Tokyo Game Show 2014 were announced on June 27.

Jul. 1, 2014 01:3914

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

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.

Jul. 1, 2014 01:2317

Niconico to Stream the Anime Worldwide with 12 Language Subtitles ”Sailor Moon Crystal”

Niconico to Stream the Anime  Worldwide with 12 Language Subtitles  ”Sailor Moon Crystal”

Tokyo – Dwango Co. announced that its video-sharing site Niconico will stream the brand new series Sailor Moon Crystal with twelve language subtitles on July 5, with episodes premiering on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Jul. 1, 2014 00:302

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

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

Jun. 30, 2014 13:003

HELLO KITTY and My Melody Glitch Items at Isetan Event for New Trends

HELLO KITTY and My Melody Glitch Items at Isetan Event for New Trends

The event “Glitch @ Tokyo Kaihouku” is open on the second floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until July 1. The focus is on fashion items designed under the concept “Glitch.”

Jun. 30, 2014 01:005

Girlfriend (Beta) TV Anime Confirmed, Production Announcement Conference to Be Held on July 19

*Girlfriend (Beta)* TV Anime Confirmed, Production Announcement Conference to Be Held on July 19

Girlfriend (Beta), the popular school romance game for smartphones, is becoming an anime. This announcement was made on the official site on June 26.

Jun. 29, 2014 13:009

Knights of Sidonia Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

*Knights of Sidonia* Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

The second season of the TV anime Knights of Sidonia has been confirmed. Knights of Sidonia began broadcasting on Animeism in April of this year and it ended with Episode 12, “Return to Ship.”

Jun. 29, 2014 07:014

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Writer Satoshi Hase's science-fiction novel BEATLESS was shortlisted for the 2014 Nihon SF Taishō Award. As a project, BEATLESS has expanded across several mediums, including figures, novels and manga.

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