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!

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!

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Jul. 4, 2014 01:001

HappinessCharge PreCure! The Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls to Release in Theaters on Oct. 11, Advance Ticket Sales to Begin on July 19

*HappinessCharge PreCure! The Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls* to Release in Theaters on Oct. 11, Advance Ticket Sales to Begin on July 19

The PreCure series, which has acquired overwhelming support since its inception, is turning 10 this year. Now, the release date has been announced for a movie based on HappinessCharge PreCure!, the newest work in the series.

Jul. 3, 2014 13:004

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - Persona 4 Arena Becomes Stage Play

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - *Persona 4 Arena* Becomes Stage Play

A stage play has been announced for the popular fighting game Persona 4 Arena. Performances will be held for five days from Dec. 19-23, 2014 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Jul. 3, 2014 09:044

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

We’ve got comments from the TOM Special Creators behind the Kaiju girl illustrations!

Jul. 3, 2014 07:0015

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

The setting is a school. In the corner of a classroom, a young girl assembles a tabletop planetarium.

Jul. 3, 2014 01:2116

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

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!

Jul. 2, 2014 23:413

France’s Japan Expo Anime Song DJs, Otagei and More!

France’s Japan Expo Anime Song DJs, Otagei and More!

The biggest Japanese culture event in Europe, Japan Expo 2014, is being held in Paris, France from July 2-6. The event’s stage is set to be packed with performances by DJs, dancers and MCs on the forefront of Japan’s Akihabara culture.

Jul. 2, 2014 07:008

Popular Manga Assassination Classroom to Become TV Anime and Movie in 2015!

Popular Manga *Assassination Classroom* to Become TV Anime and Movie in 2015!

With over 10.1 million copies of the manga’s 10 volumes in print, the popular work is becoming an anime! And the specialty shop Korosensei Shop opens in Odaiba, Tokyo!

Jul. 2, 2014 01:004

Enjoy Original Art from the Anime - Last Volume of Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Art Book to Finally Release

Enjoy Original Art from the Anime - Last Volume of *Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo* Art Book to Finally Release

The last volume of Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo will release on Aug. 22. The large A4-size, 384-page, full color art book is comprised of several thousand illustrations.

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.

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