Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

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!

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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.

May. 20, 2014 13:004

TV Anime Hamatora Stage Play Announced, General Auditions to Be Held

TV Anime *Hamatora* Stage Play Announced, General Auditions to Be Held

It has been announced that the TV anime Hamatora is becoming a stage play.

May. 20, 2014 07:003

Hanayamata to Begin in July on AT-X and Three TV Tokyo Network Stations

*Hanayamata* to Begin in July on AT-X and Three TV Tokyo Network Stations

It was announced on May 16 that the anime Hanayamata will begin broadcasting in July.

May. 20, 2014 01:167

IN FOCUS: Nail Painting is an Art

IN FOCUS: Nail Painting is an Art

If you ever want to have a cute little onion on your finger nail, we know where you should go.

May. 19, 2014 13:0072

Pharrell Williams Remixes Hatsune Miku for Takashi Murakami

Pharrell Williams Remixes Hatsune Miku for Takashi Murakami

A remix of the theme song “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)” for contemporary artist Takashi Murakami’s debut film “Jellyfish Eyes” has been released. The remix was handled by Pharrell Williams, and the direction of the music video was handled by Murakami himself.

May. 19, 2014 07:006

Anime Adaptations Green-lit for Seven New Titles All at Once in Shonen Sunday’s Ambitious Project “Anisun”

Anime Adaptations Green-lit for Seven New Titles All at Once in *Shonen Sunday*’s Ambitious Project “Anisun”

Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday has brought to the world many popular manga, and on May 14 they announced a big anime project.

May. 19, 2014 00:0016

The Theatre Coffee × Hello Kitty Limited Time Cafe Opens!

The Theatre Coffee × Hello Kitty Limited Time Cafe Opens!

A limited time collaborative cafe has opened between The Theatre Coffee, located on the 11th floor of Shibuya Hikarie, and Hello Kitty! There is champagne, sweets, and even a photo spot!

May. 18, 2014 13:003

Will Japan Win Once Again? Entries Start for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2014

Will Japan Win Once Again? Entries Start for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2014

Gunpla Builders World Cup, a championship for crowning the world’s best Gunpla builder that is being held for the fourth time this year, has been ongoing by Bandai since February.

May. 18, 2014 07:001

A Sanrio-Wrapped Bus Appeared in Shibuya and Harajuku!

A Sanrio-Wrapped Bus Appeared in Shibuya and Harajuku!

Hello Kitty, My Melody, and other popular Sanrio characters are doing PR for the Sanrio Character Ranking!

May. 18, 2014 07:0012

livetune × redjuice - Two Top Creators Team Up Once Again!

livetune × redjuice - Two Top Creators Team Up Once Again!

Limited compilation set “BEATLESS - Tool for the Outsourcers” to release June 25!

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