Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Production on TV Anime *Show By Rock!!* Announced

From Sanrio! A TV anime themed after a rock band will begin its late-night broadcast in 2015!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

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!

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Jul. 15, 2014 13:001

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - Final Fantasy Explorers to Release This Winter

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - *Final Fantasy Explorers* to Release This Winter

During Nintendo’s presentation video “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” released on July 11, it was announced that Square Enix’s Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers will be released this winter.

Jul. 15, 2014 07:005

Akame ga Kill! to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

*Akame ga Kill!* to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

The broadcast of the TV anime Akame ga Kill! began earlier this month. The anime is broadcast every Sunday on Tokyo MX at 24:00.

Jul. 15, 2014 01:000

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of Metal Gear Solid Comic Series, to Attend

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of *Metal Gear Solid* Comic Series, to Attend

An event has landed in Japan that focuses on the world-popular creative group ThreeA.

Jul. 14, 2014 13:001

Anime Garo: Honō no Kokuin Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Anime *Garo: Honō no Kokuin* Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Things are finally starting to pick up for Garo: Honō no Kokuin, which will begin broadcasting this fall.

Jul. 14, 2014 07:004

Galaco, New Vocaloid Whose Voice is Modeled After Kou Shibasaki, to Release in Early August

Galaco, New Vocaloid Whose Voice is Modeled After Kou Shibasaki, to Release in Early August

A new addition to Yamaha’s Vocaloid series of software, “Vocaloid 3 Library Galaco NEO,” will release in early August. The characteristic of this female vocal library is that it is based on the voice of actress Kou Shibasaki.

Jul. 14, 2014 01:001

AniCool - Zero Intermediate Fee Anime Production Crowdfunding Site Opens

AniCool - Zero Intermediate Fee Anime Production Crowdfunding Site Opens

AniCool, a zero intermediate fee crowdfunding site that specializes in anime, opened on July 10.

Jul. 13, 2014 13:0015

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is Attack on Titan Vol. 13! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is *Attack on Titan Vol. 13*! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, *Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin* Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

Booklista, a growing ebook service, announced on July 9 the results of the Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014, which is comprised of the top selling ebooks available on Booklista’s ebook store.

Jul. 13, 2014 07:001

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro in Clothing

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of *Knights of Sidonia* and *Dorohedoro* in Clothing

MHz is a design company that produces apparel of anime depicting unique worlds, such as Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro. We asked them about their fixations on the designs that sublimate the worlds of such works into fashion apparel in Hz, a selection shop under MHz’s management.

Jul. 13, 2014 01:0010

An 18-Meter Life-Size Gundam to Move by 2019?! Global Challenge Project Begins

An 18-Meter Life-Size Gundam to Move by 2019?! Global Challenge Project Begins

A working 18-meter tall Mobile Suit Gundam may not be too far off. Work on the Gundam Global Challenge, which is burdened with making this dream a reality, has begun.

Jul. 12, 2014 13:001

Terra Formars Annex 1 Cast Announced, Lineup Full of Popular Seiyū

*Terra Formars* Annex 1 Cast Announced, Lineup Full of Popular Seiyū

Terra Formars is a talked-about TV anime that will begin broadcasting this fall. This anime adaptation is based on a manga of the same name by Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana that is currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha).

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