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!

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!

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Jun. 19, 2014 07:001

Pokémon Exhibit Gathering Successive Generations of Movies to Be Held in Roppongi Hills

Pokémon Exhibit Gathering Successive Generations of Movies to Be Held in Roppongi Hills

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction and the short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These? will both release Japan-wide on July 19. On the same day, a large Pokémon event will begin in Roppongi Hills.

Jun. 19, 2014 02:2812

redjuice! kz (livetune)! Satoshi Hase! Wonderful Entertainers to Hold BEATLESS Event!

redjuice! kz (livetune)! Satoshi Hase! Wonderful Entertainers to Hold *BEATLESS* Event!

BEATLESS (author: Satoshi Hase / character designer: redjuice) is a sci-fi novel that is still gathering attention for having been nominated for the 34th Nihon SF Taisho Award. The creation collection BEATLESS: Tool for the Outsourcers by redjuice, who is in charge of the illustrations for the novel, will be released on June 25.

Jun. 19, 2014 01:002

Fujiko F. Fujio’s Popular Characters Doraemon and Korosuke Become Transformable Robot Chogokin

Fujiko F. Fujio’s Popular Characters Doraemon and Korosuke Become Transformable Robot Chogokin

2014 marks the 80th birthday of Fujiko F. Fujio, whose representative works include the manga Doraemon. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Bandai’s toy brand Chogokin. Now, a surprising toy has been introduced as a project for both of these anniversaries.

Jun. 18, 2014 13:006

It’s So Cute! We Ask the Creator of This Sailor Moon-Style Tote Bag All About It

It’s So Cute! We Ask the Creator of This Sailor Moon-Style Tote Bag All About It

We conducted an online interview with Hikaru, creator of a Sailor Moon tote bag even adults can use that is currently trending on Twitter!

Jun. 18, 2014 07:005

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in *Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction*

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction will release countrywide in Japan on July 19.

Jun. 18, 2014 03:1611

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Attack on Titan Capsule Q

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: *Attack on Titan* Capsule Q

Introducing Attack on Titan Capsule Q figures!

Jun. 18, 2014 01:006

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

You’ll find this kind of orchestra in Japan! A look at JAGMO, an orchestra that plays symphonic arrangements of music from popular Japanese games.

Jun. 17, 2014 13:0017

First PV Releases for New Game "Dragon Ball: Xenoverse"

First PV Releases for New Game "Dragon Ball: Xenoverse"

A new generation of Dragon Ball games! Here’s the first promotional video for the PlayStation®4/PlayStation®3/Xbox 360 game Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.

Jun. 17, 2014 12:2236

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Co., Ltd., a new Domain Registry Operator, announced on July 17 that it will open the Internet’s most unique Top Level Domain (TLD)(1), ".moe", to the public starting Tuesday June 17th.

Jun. 17, 2014 07:006

Second Trailer for Saint Seiya Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

Second Trailer for *Saint Seiya* Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

The movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will release countrywide on June 21. The talked-about work is the movie version of Masami Kurumada’s popular manga with new visuals.

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