Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

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.

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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.

May. 8, 2014 06:499

Releasing Again This Year by Popular Demand! Check Out Illustration 2014 Here!

Releasing Again This Year by Popular Demand! Check Out *Illustration 2014* Here!

Do you remember Illustration 2013? It was a huge hit when it released last year, and it even made headlines here on TOM.

May. 8, 2014 01:0011

Exhibit “Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibit: I want to See You Once More…” is Held!

Exhibit “Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibit: I want to See You Once More…” is Held!

Enjoy the story of Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion one more time!

May. 7, 2014 13:0021

TOM Special Creator Round Table [1/3]

TOM Special Creator Round Table [1/3]

Seven TOM Special Creators came to visit the TOM office!

May. 7, 2014 07:0012

Re:_Hamatora to Broadcast on TV Tokyo in July with Director Seiji Kishi and Anime Studio Lerche

*Re:_Hamatora* to Broadcast on TV Tokyo in July with Director Seiji Kishi and Anime Studio Lerche

It has been revealed that the TV anime Re:_Hamatora will begin broadcasting this July on TV Tokyo.

May. 7, 2014 04:2913

Kiki & Lala Everywhere! Collaboration Cafe Opens in Shibuya Parco!

Kiki & Lala Everywhere! Collaboration Cafe Opens in Shibuya Parco!

A collaboration cafe has opened in The Guest Cafe & Diner on the seventh floor of Shibuya Parco Part 1.

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