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!

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.

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Jul. 17, 2014 13:000

Nana Komatsu to Play Heroine Azuki in Live-Action Adaptation of Bakuman, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Takeru Satoh Also Announced

Nana Komatsu to Play Heroine Azuki in Live-Action Adaptation of *Bakuman*, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Takeru Satoh Also Announced

Bakuman, a manga that was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump beginning in 2008, is now becoming a live-action movie.

Jul. 17, 2014 04:006

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series Rozen Maiden Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

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.

Jul. 17, 2014 01:004

Hyrule Warriors Gameplay Video #8 Releases - Introducing Fi, the Wandering Sword Spirit from the World of Skyward Sword

*Hyrule Warriors* Gameplay Video #8 Releases - Introducing Fi, the Wandering Sword Spirit from the World of *Skyward Sword*

On July 14, Tecmo Koei Games released the eighth gameplay video for its Wii U game Hyrule Warriors to release on Aug. 14.

Jul. 16, 2014 13:0014

Tokyo Ghoul Non-Credit Theme Song Video Releases on Official Site

*Tokyo Ghoul* Non-Credit Theme Song Video Releases on Official Site

Tokyo Ghoul depicts ghouls who live among humans and eat them. This unique manga by Sui Ishida serializing in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha) has now become an anime.

Jul. 16, 2014 07:035

Focus: Amuse’s Kawaii Products Bring Happiness to the World!

Focus: Amuse’s Kawaii Products Bring Happiness to the World!

What are Alpacasso, those cute characters themed after alpaca that are available now on the TOM Premium Shop? And what is Amuse?

Jul. 15, 2014 22:3050

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

Jul. 15, 2014 13:001

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - Final Fantasy Explorers to Release This Winter

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - *Final Fantasy Explorers* to Release This Winter

During Nintendo’s presentation video “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” released on July 11, it was announced that Square Enix’s Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers will be released this winter.

Jul. 15, 2014 07:004

Akame ga Kill! to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

*Akame ga Kill!* to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

The broadcast of the TV anime Akame ga Kill! began earlier this month. The anime is broadcast every Sunday on Tokyo MX at 24:00.

Jul. 15, 2014 01:000

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of Metal Gear Solid Comic Series, to Attend

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of *Metal Gear Solid* Comic Series, to Attend

An event has landed in Japan that focuses on the world-popular creative group ThreeA.

Jul. 14, 2014 13:001

Anime Garo: Honō no Kokuin Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Anime *Garo: Honō no Kokuin* Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Things are finally starting to pick up for Garo: Honō no Kokuin, which will begin broadcasting this fall.

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