Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Amuse Inc., creator of the popular Alpacasso series, held a private viewing for their new products!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Take a look back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, which recorded the event’s second highest attendance in its history!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

Here’s our selection of 10 different trailers for cheerful, comedic school anime that will begin broadcast this October!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Cosplayers & Booth Girls Collection

Games and beautiful girls go hand-in-hand? Introducing pictures of the beautiful cosplayers & booth girls we found at Tokyo Game Show 2014!

New Details About *Psycho-Pass 2* Anime Revealed Including Staff, Cast and Songs!

A new music video and other details have been released regarding the anime Psycho-Pass 2, which begins airing on Fuji TV's Noitamina on Oct. 9!

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.

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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).

Jul. 12, 2014 07:0010

Sailor Moon Crystal Anime Breaks Through 1 Million Views Worldwide in Just Two Days

*Sailor Moon Crystal* Anime Breaks Through 1 Million Views Worldwide in Just Two Days

The simultaneous worldwide broadcast of the talked-about new anime Sailor Moon Crystal began on July 5.

Jul. 12, 2014 01:004

Hanayamata and Eizan Electric Railway Collaborate, Trains with Special Headsigns Begin Service on July 10

*Hanayamata* and Eizan Electric Railway Collaborate, Trains with Special Headsigns Begin Service on July 10

Various collaborations are in development between the Kyoto railway company Eizan Electric Railway and Manga Time Kirara (Houbunsha).

Jul. 11, 2014 13:005

The World of One Piece Comes to USJ! “One Piece Summer Adventure” Opening Day Report

The World of *One Piece* Comes to USJ! “One Piece Summer Adventure” Opening Day Report

A limited time event themed after One Piece that will run until Sept. 7 has opened at Universal Studios Japan.

Jul. 11, 2014 07:00107

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

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!

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