"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.

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!

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May. 4, 2014 14:0020

Cosplayer Alodia to Become a 2D Illustration?!

Cosplayer Alodia to Become a 2D Illustration?!

It’s cosplayer meets illustrator! World famous cosplayer Alodia is developing something with two Japanese Special Creators. But what could it be?

May. 4, 2014 08:007

Rurouni Kenshin Trailer & Theme Song Release

*Rurouni Kenshin* Trailer & Theme Song Release

In the three days following the trailer’s release on March 20 on the official site, it was viewed more than 330,000 times, with international versions in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog receiving more than 225,000 views. The trailer was accessed on YouTube from a total of 143 countries.

May. 4, 2014 02:006

The Garden of Words Wins AniMovie Category Grand Prix at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

*The Garden of Words* Wins AniMovie Category Grand Prix at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Director Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words won the Grand Prix in the AniMovie category at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

May. 4, 2014 01:2417

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [2/2]

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [2/2]

This time, I’ll be taking a look at the upper floors that stock an array of core content!

May. 3, 2014 12:442

Chiaki Kuriyama from Kill Bill Appears in New CM for the Popular Game App Puyopuyo!! Quest

Chiaki Kuriyama from *Kill Bill* Appears in New CM for the Popular Game App *Puyopuyo!! Quest*

Puyopuyo!! Quest turns 1! Japanese actress Chiaki Kuriyama does PR for the game in a new commercial! And the wonderful, long-awaited new work by dance music project VIVIVID, whose debut music video has received over 300,000 views, is chosen as the game’s support song!

May. 3, 2014 08:0010

First New Serialization from Hiro Mashima in Five Years to Begin in Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine

First New Serialization from Hiro Mashima in Five Years to Begin in *Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine*

The rebooted TV anime Fairy Tail began broadcasting in April. Fans are casting an enthusiastic gaze on the anime due to it being the first new TV anime for the series in about a year.

May. 3, 2014 02:003

Kuroko’s Basketball Doujinshi Event “Kuroket” to Be Held By Comic Market Preparatory Committee

*Kuroko’s Basketball* Doujinshi Event “Kuroket” to Be Held By Comic Market Preparatory Committee

The Comic Market Preparatory Committee announced that on March 29, 2015, it will hold the event Kuroket which focuses on the popular manga Kuroko’s Basketball.

May. 2, 2014 14:002

MimimemeMIMI’s New Song “Say-You” Ties in with Game Atelier Shallie

MimimemeMIMI’s New Song “Say-You” Ties in with Game *Atelier Shallie*

New information has been announced regarding the two-person unit MimimemeMIMI comprised of singer/songwriter Yuka and illustrator Chamooi.

May. 2, 2014 05:0030

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [1/2]

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [1/2]

An array of richly varied, official products! TOM reporter Kyoka stops in!

May. 2, 2014 04:5141

Only One in the World? We Try Out An Ice Cream Vending Machine that Let’s You Dance with an Idol!

Only One in the World? We Try Out An Ice Cream Vending Machine that Let’s You Dance with an Idol!

Seventeen Ice, one of Japan’s most popular ice cream brands, has collaborated with popular idol Ayami Mutou!

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