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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Jun. 24, 2014 01:0033

Six Cute and Elegant Stained Glass Design Sailor Moon Smartphone Jackets to Release

Six Cute and Elegant Stained Glass Design *Sailor Moon* Smartphone Jackets to Release

It has been announced that new designs of the previous series of popular stained glass design Sailor Moon smartphone jackets for the iPhone 5 and 5s will be released.

Jun. 23, 2014 23:2114

Digimon Adventure Turns 15! Memorial Event to be Held in Odaiba

*Digimon Adventure* Turns 15! Memorial Event to be Held in Odaiba

The first event of the 15th Anniversary Project will be held on Aug. 1!

Jun. 23, 2014 13:007

Sableye Mega Evolution Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Sableye Mega Evolution Revealed for *Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire*

On June 20, The Pokémon Company revealed that Sableye will have a Mega Evolution in the games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire to release on Nov. 21.

Jun. 23, 2014 07:005

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu TV Anime Greenlit

*Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu* TV Anime Greenlit

The popular light novel Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu published by Gagaga Bunko (Shogakukan) is becoming a TV anime.

Jun. 23, 2014 01:005

New Kuroko’s Basketball Items Themed After Summer to Release Successively by Banpresto

New *Kuroko’s Basketball* Items Themed After Summer to Release Successively by Banpresto

Summer-themed items for Kuroko’s Basketball, a popular manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) turned popular anime, will be released one after the next.

Jun. 22, 2014 13:004

Tsugumori Knights of Sidonia Anime Edition Becomes Plastic Model to Release from Kotobukiya in October 2014

Tsugumori *Knights of Sidonia* Anime Edition Becomes Plastic Model to Release from Kotobukiya in October 2014

The Guardians from the TV anime Knights of Sidonia, which began airing in April, are becoming popular. The secret to their popularity is likely Tsutomu Nihei’s free use of edgy drawings and story as well as their transition to animation.

Jun. 22, 2014 07:004

Tezuka Otome Exhibit to Be Held - What Will Occur During This Collaboration With the Popular Game Brand Otomate and Osamu Tezuka?

Tezuka Otome Exhibit to Be Held - What Will Occur During This Collaboration With the Popular Game Brand Otomate and Osamu Tezuka?

Osamu Tezuka, who left big footprints on Japanese manga post WWII, has brought to the world many masterpiece manga. Among them are even many stories intended for young girls. From age 5 to 24, he was a resident of Takarazuka, the city home to the Takarazuka Revue, the influence of which can be seen in his work.

Jun. 22, 2014 01:001

Perfect for Everyday Use! Sailor Moon × Its’ Demo Collaboration Items to Release in July

Perfect for Everyday Use! *Sailor Moon* × Its’ Demo Collaboration Items to Release in July

The release of collaboration items between Sailor Moon and fashion convenience store Its’ Demo have been announced.

Jun. 21, 2014 08:2512

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

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!

Jun. 21, 2014 07:162

Babymetal Answers Lady Gaga’s Passionate Love Call, Will Perform on Tour for Five Stops as Support Act

Babymetal Answers Lady Gaga’s Passionate Love Call, Will Perform on Tour for Five Stops as Support Act

Babymetal, a band picking up attention from all over the world, has answered Lady Gaga’s passionate love call and will be performing as a support act during the American stops on her tour titled “Lady Gaga’s ArtRave: The Artpop Ball.”

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