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!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Jun. 9, 2014 01:0211

Tokyo Ghoul to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

*Tokyo Ghoul* to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

Broadcast information has been announced for the TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul to begin airing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 13:004

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of Jump Square in Celebration of Release of Rurouni Kenshin Movie

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of *Jump Square* in Celebration of Release of *Rurouni Kenshin* Movie

A two-part movie sequel based on the popular manga Rurouni Kenshin, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from 1994 to 1999, will be releasing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 07:007

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

I await your votes in the Character Ranking! -Yuko Yamaguchi

Jun. 8, 2014 04:0031

Are You Ready?! The Second Season of "Free!" Begins in July!

Are You Ready?! The Second Season of "Free!" Begins in July!

SAOII isn’t the only talked about anime this summer! That popular swimming anime is returning too! Have you seen the PVs yet?

Jun. 8, 2014 01:009

Makoto Shinkai Exhibit to Be Held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Will Introduce the Worlds of Four Works

Makoto Shinkai Exhibit to Be Held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Will Introduce the Worlds of Four Works

An exhibition introducing the worlds of works by director Makoto Shinkai, who has captured the hearts of many fans through his works, will be held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Jun. 7, 2014 13:007

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the One Piece TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the *One Piece* TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

This year, the TV anime One Piece, which began in October 1999, reaches its 15th year.

Jun. 7, 2014 07:003

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

Jun. 7, 2014 06:1610

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Hello Kitty lives on with the times.

Jun. 7, 2014 01:009

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from Haikyū!! to Release

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from *Haikyū!!* to Release

More Karasuno High than even we thought.

Jun. 6, 2014 13:002

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

The special cafe Kiki & Lala Cafe ongoing now at The Guest Cafe & Diner on the seventh floor of Shibuya Parco Part 1 is being extended until July 7.

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