Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

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!

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Jun. 25, 2014 13:008

Akame ga Kill! New Key Visual, PV Also Releases in Which OP By Sora Amamiya Can Be Heard

*Akame ga Kill!* New Key Visual, PV Also Releases in Which OP By Sora Amamiya Can Be Heard

The TV anime Akame ga Kill! will begin airing on Tokyo MX on July 6. Coming before this, a new key visual has been released.

Jun. 25, 2014 06:302

New Anime TERRAFORMARS Promoted at Nico Nico Cho Kaigi!

New Anime *TERRAFORMARS* Promoted at Nico Nico Cho Kaigi!

New information regarding the much-discussed TERRAFORMARS was revealed and a figma joint project carried out at the recently held Nico Nico Cho Kaigi!

Jun. 25, 2014 00:007

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

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!

Jun. 24, 2014 10:0012

A Collaboration Between Talented Creators! Introduction to the Vocaloid Project “Mirage Dragoon”

A Collaboration Between Talented Creators! Introduction to the Vocaloid Project “Mirage Dragoon”

Illustrator TOKIYA SAKBA creates near futuristic work using solid patterns, and sound composer ATOLS constructs mysterious worlds through fairytale-like motifs. These two have now started a Vocaloid project called “Mirage Dragoon” through a form of rivalry.

Jun. 24, 2014 07:002

Knights of Sidonia Finally Coming to Europe and North America, Distribution to Begin on Netflix

*Knights of Sidonia* Finally Coming to Europe and North America, Distribution to Begin on Netflix

The TV anime Knights of Sidonia, which has been broadcasting in Japan since April, is finally coming to Europe and North America.

Jun. 24, 2014 03:001

Japacon TV #13: Part 7 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 7 Introduction

This is Part 7 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This time, we will focus on introducing anime film director Makoto Shinkai’s short film Dareka no Manazashi that was released in 2013.

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.

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