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. 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.

May. 22, 2014 22:0069

A Popular Product Has Returned! One Piece 3D Mousepads (15th Anniversary Ver.) to Release in June

A Popular Product Has Returned! *One Piece* 3D Mousepads (15th Anniversary Ver.) to Release in June

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the TV anime One Piece, character goods company Morimoto Sangyo is releasing new 3D mousepads.

May. 22, 2014 13:0039

Ota-Q - “What Are Your Top Three Favorite Anime?” The Results Are in! Did Your Favorite Make the List?

Ota-Q - “What Are Your Top Three Favorite Anime?” The Results Are in! Did Your Favorite Make the List?

The results are in for the Ota-Q question “What are your top three favorite anime?” posted to the Tokyo Otaku Mode Facebook page from Dec. 23-31, 2013.

May. 22, 2014 07:005

Viz Media in Charge of North American Development of Sailor Moon Anime, Former Series Also Developing Concurrently

The new anime series Sailor Moon Crystal will begin broadcasting simultaneously around the world in July.

May. 22, 2014 01:003

Fully Enjoy Mobile Suit Gundam UC Through Music, 55 Songs Released on High-Resolution Audio Soundtracks

Fully Enjoy *Mobile Suit Gundam UC* Through Music, 55 Songs Released on High-Resolution Audio Soundtracks

Mobile Suit Gundam UC Episode 7 “Over the Rainbow” finally started broadcasting on May 17. A highlight is the high-quality visuals unique to the Gundam series. However, the highlights don’t end there. The music is another big one.

May. 21, 2014 13:002

Anime Yowamushi Pedal Season 2 Announced to Begin in October

Anime *Yowamushi Pedal* Season 2 Announced to Begin in October

The story of the TV anime Yowamushi Pedal, which has been broadcasting on TV Tokyo and other networks since October 2013, will continue.

May. 21, 2014 07:004

Will it Be the Turning Point for Overseas Expansion? Pokémon Center to Open for Limited Time in Paris

Will it Be the Turning Point for Overseas Expansion? Pokémon Center to Open for Limited Time in Paris

It is now known that a Pokémon Center will open for a limited time in the capital of France, Paris, from June 4-21.

May. 21, 2014 02:0114

Future Tweet Campaign Now On! Share Works on Twitter for a Chance at a Prize!

Future Tweet Campaign Now On! Share Works on Twitter for a Chance at a Prize!

We on the TOM Team are full of both surprise and gratitude for the wonderful and pleasant submissions all of you continue to upload. But the contest is far from over. We look forward to seeing works that shows your passion for Steins;Gate!

May. 21, 2014 01:003

Free Nintendo 3DS Game The Band of Thieves and 1000 Pokémon to Tie in with Latest Movie

Free Nintendo 3DS Game *The Band of Thieves and 1000 Pokémon* to Tie in with Latest Movie

Pokémon the Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction will release in Japan on July 19. Ahead of this, a free Nintendo 3DS game themed after the movie titled The Band of Thieves and 1000 Pokémon will release on June 5.

May. 21, 2014 01:0054

A Maker's Obsession Breaks New Ground, Catwoman Doll Released After Two Years

A Maker's Obsession Breaks New Ground, Catwoman Doll Released After Two Years

When you hear the word "doll," what comes to mind? Is it a traditional French doll? Is it Barbie? As you may know, dolls have been a beloved plaything worldwide for many generations. But in Japan, the doll is evolving in a unique way.

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