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!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Jun. 18, 2014 07:005

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in *Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction*

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction will release countrywide in Japan on July 19.

Jun. 18, 2014 03:1611

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Attack on Titan Capsule Q

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: *Attack on Titan* Capsule Q

Introducing Attack on Titan Capsule Q figures!

Jun. 18, 2014 01:006

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

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.

Jun. 17, 2014 13:0017

First PV Releases for New Game "Dragon Ball: Xenoverse"

First PV Releases for New Game "Dragon Ball: Xenoverse"

A new generation of Dragon Ball games! Here’s the first promotional video for the PlayStation®4/PlayStation®3/Xbox 360 game Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.

Jun. 17, 2014 12:2236

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Co., Ltd., a new Domain Registry Operator, announced on July 17 that it will open the Internet’s most unique Top Level Domain (TLD)(1), ".moe", to the public starting Tuesday June 17th.

Jun. 17, 2014 07:006

Second Trailer for Saint Seiya Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

Second Trailer for *Saint Seiya* Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

The movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will release countrywide on June 21. The talked-about work is the movie version of Masami Kurumada’s popular manga with new visuals.

Jun. 17, 2014 01:004

A Full Introduction to Pullip Violetta, a Cute Doll Born from a Collaboration with tokidoki and Hello Kitty!

A Full Introduction to Pullip Violetta, a Cute Doll Born from a Collaboration with tokidoki and Hello Kitty!

Pullip is a diverse series of dolls that has collaborated with anime, games, artists, movies, apparel brands, and more. Even for those who aren’t interested in dolls, many hobby fans surely can call to mind the look of their unique proportions and huge eyes.

Jun. 16, 2014 13:002

Gundam Build Fighters New TV Series to Start This Fall

*Gundam Build Fighters* New TV Series to Start This Fall

There will be a new development for Gundam Build Fighters, an anime broadcast from October 2013 to March 2014 that boasts a broad popularity that includes kids to adults.

Jun. 16, 2014 07:003

Sanrio Cafe Appears in Harajuku! Abundant Original Menu Includes My Melody and Kuromi Parfaits and More

Sanrio Cafe Appears in Harajuku! Abundant Original Menu Includes My Melody and Kuromi Parfaits and More

The limited time Sanrio Character Ranking Cafe will be open from June 28 (Sat.) to July 31 (Thurs.) at Tokyu Plaza in Harajuku, Omotesando.

Jun. 16, 2014 01:009

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [2/2]

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [2/2]

In Part 2 of our interview, we talk with Asada about the birth of his popular manga series Tegami Bachi.

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