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!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

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Apr. 25, 2014 07:009

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

How does one enjoy dolls? Let’s take a close look at the worldwide popular doll series Pullip!

Apr. 25, 2014 01:002

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. Continuing from Part 2, we will introduce the collaborative Next A-Class commercial created by Mercedes-Benz, Production I.G, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Apr. 24, 2014 14:006

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

*Magic Knight Rayearth* Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

Magic Knight Rayearth (original author: Clamp) is a series that was serialized in Kodansha’s shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi in the 1990s, and it was even adapted into an anime.

Apr. 24, 2014 08:003

Dengeki Festival is a Media Mix Blitzkrieg

Dengeki Festival is a Media Mix Blitzkrieg

As a fan there’s nothing scarier than a Hollywood remake.

Apr. 24, 2014 02:3027

Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Apr. 24, 2014 01:003

Stand By Me Doraemon Theme Song is a Ballad by Motohiro Hata

*Stand By Me Doraemon* Theme Song is a Ballad by Motohiro Hata

Doraemon, a national series of Japan, is becoming a 3D CG animated film for the first time in the series’ history.

Apr. 23, 2014 13:0063

The Results Are In! Ota-Q “What Anime Made You Cry While Watching it?” As Expected, the Top Ranked Tearjerker is…

The Results Are In! Ota-Q “What Anime Made You Cry While Watching it?” As Expected, the Top Ranked Tearjerker is…

The aggregate results of the Ota-Q held on the TOM Facebook page between Jan. 5-11 are finally in!

Apr. 23, 2014 07:002

Sailor Moon Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

*Sailor Moon* Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

Banpresto has launched its new brand aimed at adult females called Girls Memories and announced on April 17 that the first round of arcade prizes for the brand will be based on Sailor Moon.

Apr. 23, 2014 06:041

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014 took place in Anaheim, California near Disneyland from April 18 to April 20.

Apr. 23, 2014 01:002

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

This year, Gosho Aoyama’s popular manga Detective Conan is welcoming its 20th year since it began serialization. Many commemorative projects are popping up one after the next, but one that cannot be missed is happening during Golden Week at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

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