*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. 1, 2014 13:005

Cast Announced for New Sailor Moon Anime - Kotono Mitsuishi Once Again Voicing Usagi Tsukino

Cast Announced for New *Sailor Moon* Anime - Kotono Mitsuishi Once Again Voicing Usagi Tsukino

At a special Sailor Moon stage event held on April 27 during Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 at Makuhari Messe, the cast was announced for the new anime Sailor Moon Crystal that will begin airing on Nico Nico Live and around the world this July.

May. 1, 2014 11:43101

Labomen from All Over the World, Assemble! All Fan Art Will Reach the Steins Gate in the “STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest”

Labomen from All Over the World, Assemble! All Fan Art Will Reach the Steins Gate in the “STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest”

STEINS;GATE has already acquired many fans from all over the world. The game first released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. It picked up a large backing from the beginning and developed into a wide range of media including spin-off games, anime, and comics. It is a monumental work that has captured fans not just in Japan, but worldwide.

May. 1, 2014 07:001

Monster Hunter Frontier G Collaborates with Attack on Titan, Infinite Stratos, Thermae Romae, and Others

*Monster Hunter Frontier G* Collaborates with *Attack on Titan*, *Infinite Stratos*, *Thermae Romae*, and Others

On April 23, Capcom rolled out the large-scale update GG for its popular game Monster Hunter Frontier G.

May. 1, 2014 01:003

Magimoji Rurumo Anime Adaptation Greenlit - Wataru Watanabe’s Original Magical Comedy to Arrive in July

*Magimoji Rurumo* Anime Adaptation Greenlit - Wataru Watanabe’s Original Magical Comedy to Arrive in July

Popular manga artist Wataru Watanabe’s representative work Magimoji Rurumo is becoming an anime.

Apr. 30, 2014 13:002

Opening Theme Songs to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Now Available in High-Resolution Audio

Opening Theme Songs to *JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure* Now Available in High-Resolution Audio

The opening theme songs to the TV anime *JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure are now available in high-resolution audio, a high-quality audio that has been picking up massive attention.

Apr. 30, 2014 07:000

Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary Gold Poster Filled with Illustrations by Masami Kurumada Releases

*Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary* Gold Poster Filled with Illustrations by Masami Kurumada Releases

In celebration of Saint Seiya series creator Masami Kurumada’s 40 years as an artist, the theatrical movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will release across the country on June 21.

Apr. 30, 2014 01:0016

Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3: Japan’s Present Net Culture is Right Here!

Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3: Japan’s Present Net Culture is Right Here!

Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 was held for two days, April 26-27, at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Center in Chiba Prefecture. Nico Nico Douga is a UGC video sharing service built primarily for users in Japan. One of its characteristics is the ability of viewers to post comments on-screen over a video.

Apr. 29, 2014 13:0013

Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter is Resuming Serialization!

Yoshihiro Togashi’s *Hunter x Hunter* is Resuming Serialization!

It’s been announced that after a long hiatus from Weekly Shonen Jump, Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga Hunter x Hunter will resume serialization.

Apr. 29, 2014 07:005

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Anime Sarusuberi to Release Countrywide in 2015, Original Work by Hinako Sugiura, Production by Production I.G

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Anime *Sarusuberi* to Release Countrywide in 2015, Original Work by Hinako Sugiura, Production by Production I.G

Sarusuberi, the newest work by Keiichi Hara who is one of Japan’s representative animation directors, will release countrywide in 2015.

Apr. 29, 2014 01:003

“Summer School Festival” MF Bunko J Event to Be Held This Year As Well, Which Anime Adaptations Will Be Announced This Time?

“Summer School Festival” MF Bunko J Event to Be Held This Year As Well, Which Anime Adaptations Will Be Announced This Time?

The exciting MF Bunko J event Summer School Festival which attracted over 13,000 attendees last year is coming back this year.

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