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.

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

You’ll find this kind of orchestra in Japan! A look at JAGMO, an orchestra that plays symphonic arrangements of music from popular Japanese games.

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May. 10, 2014 13:004

Studio Gokumi Releases First PV for Lance N’ Masques, First Anime Adaptation from Pony Canyon Books

Studio Gokumi Releases First PV for *Lance N’ Masques*, First Anime Adaptation from Pony Canyon Books

At the end of 2013, music label and video software manufacturer Pony Canyon embarked into the world of light novels. Many books are currently being published under the company’s publishing label, PoniCan Books.

May. 10, 2014 07:003

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit Opens in Paris, Shows Fusion Between Japan’s Traditions and Pop Culture

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit Opens in Paris, Shows Fusion Between Japan’s Traditions and Pop Culture

Many people attended Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit, a fusion of Japan’s traditions and pop culture, while it was in Japan, and from April of this year it has jumped abroad.

May. 10, 2014 06:0021

Figure Maker Kotobukiya Holds Event to Celebrate First Anniversary of Cu-Poche Figure Line

Figure Maker Kotobukiya Holds Event to Celebrate First Anniversary of Cu-Poche Figure Line

Join in and celebrate Cu-Poche’s first anniversary together!

May. 10, 2014 01:008

Luna Haruna’s “Luna-tic Word” Chosen as ED Theme to Sword Art Online II

Luna Haruna’s “Luna-tic Word” Chosen as ED Theme to *Sword Art Online II*

The ending theme of the TV anime Sword Art Online II to begin broadcasting in July has been confirmed.

May. 9, 2014 13:0012

TOM Special Creator Round Table [2/3]

TOM Special Creator Round Table [2/3]

Where does Kazuharu Kina’s motivation come from? Read on for the answer to this question and more in Part 2 of our Special Creator round table!

May. 9, 2014 10:262

Japacon TV #13: Part 4 Introduction

Japacon TV #13: Part 4 Introduction

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. Continuing from Part 3, we look at the inside story behind the collaboration commercial between Mercedes-Benz and Production I.G called “Next A-Class.”

May. 9, 2014 07:003

Denkigai no Honya-san TV Anime Greenlit, Broadcast Scheduled for Fall 2014

*Denkigai no Honya-san* TV Anime Greenlit, Broadcast Scheduled for Fall 2014

The popular manga Denkigai no Honya-san, which is currently serialized in the manga magazine Monthly Comic Flapper (Kadokawa, Media Factory), is becoming an anime.

May. 9, 2014 01:009

A Levistone Pendant that Lights Up When “Balse!” is Chanted!

A Levistone Pendant that Lights Up When “Balse!” is Chanted!

The levistone pendant from the anime Castle in the Sky that glows at the sound of the word “Balse” being chanted will be released from Benelic in July.

May. 8, 2014 13:006

TV Anime Persona 4 Golden to Begin in July, Cast Includes Daisuke Namikawa and Kana Hanazawa

TV Anime *Persona 4 Golden* to Begin in July, Cast Includes Daisuke Namikawa and Kana Hanazawa

The popular RPG Persona 4 Golden released in 2012 by Atlus is becoming an anime.

May. 8, 2014 07:005

To Aru Series Vending Machines Appear in Tachikawa! A Certain Cider from the Series Also Goes on Sale

*To Aru* Series Vending Machines Appear in Tachikawa! A Certain Cider from the Series Also Goes on Sale

Original vending machines designed after the popular Japanese anime A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun have appeared in Tachikawa.

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