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. 5, 2014 13:009

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Reboots After Four Years, “Haruhi Hunting” Campaign Begins

*The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya* Reboots After Four Years, “Haruhi Hunting” Campaign Begins

The “Haruhi Hunting” campaign began on June 1.

Jun. 5, 2014 07:0016

Game Toukiden: Kiwami to Release on Aug. 28

Game *Toukiden: Kiwami* to Release on Aug. 28

Now, defeat the ultimate demons!

Jun. 5, 2014 01:005

Akiman Design Works Turns Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace into an Extraordinary Book

Akiman Design Works Turns *Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace* into an Extraordinary Book

The book Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace - Akiman Design Works was published on May 27.

Jun. 4, 2014 12:3015

Italian Watch Brand GaGa Milano Collaborates with Evangelion!

Italian Watch Brand GaGa Milano Collaborates with *Evangelion*!

The first collaboration item between Rebuild of Evangelion and Italian watch brand GaGa Milano is an item limited to 300 selling from GaGa Japan. Now, two of these highly rare watches are being sold on Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Jun. 4, 2014 07:002

A Kart Themed After Mercedes-Benz’s “New GLA Class” Appears in Mario Kart 8, Tournament Using the GLA Kart to Be Held This Autumn

A Kart Themed After Mercedes-Benz’s “New GLA Class” Appears in *Mario Kart 8*, Tournament Using the GLA Kart to Be Held This Autumn

On May 29, Mercedes-Benz announced a collaboration between its compact SUV “New GLA Class” and Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros.

Jun. 4, 2014 01:260

Live Communicating Anime LIVE ON Ladder Streaming Live

Live Communicating Anime *LIVE ON Ladder* Streaming Live

MUGENUP began streaming LIVE ON Ladder through Niconico Live and YouTube Live on May 27. LIVE ON Ladder is said to be the world’s first live-broadcast anime to use “live communicating” technology.

Jun. 3, 2014 13:006

Riddle Story of Devil Exhibition to Be Held in Tokyo and Nagoya, Original Script to Be Given as Bonus for Purchasing Goods

*Riddle Story of Devil* Exhibition to Be Held in Tokyo and Nagoya, Original Script to Be Given as Bonus for Purchasing Goods

An exhibit has been announced for the TV anime Riddle Story of Devil, which has been broadcasting on Animeism since April of this year.

Jun. 3, 2014 07:003

Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel Becomes Cosmetics Aimed at Adult Females, Compact Eye Shadow Announced

*Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel* Becomes Cosmetics Aimed at Adult Females, Compact Eye Shadow Announced

An eyeshadow themed after the Magic Compact yearned for by young girls has been announced.

Jun. 3, 2014 01:0025

Commemorating the Release of the Newest Volume - Experience the World of Black Lagoon Through a Collaboration with Shooting Bar EA

Commemorating the Release of the Newest Volume - Experience the World of *Black Lagoon* Through a Collaboration with Shooting Bar EA

A collaboration campaign is underway to commemorate the release of the newest volume of the manga Black Lagoon.

Jun. 2, 2014 13:007

Psycho-Pass is Becoming an Xbox One Game, New Content to Continue from TV and Movie Series

*Psycho-Pass* is Becoming an Xbox One Game, New Content to Continue from TV and Movie Series

The TV anime Psycho-Pass, which was broadcast for half a year starting in fall 2012, is a popular series with a grouping of top creators that includes the Bayside Shakedown series’ Katsuyuki Motohiro as chief director, Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus) as story planner, and Akira Amano as character planner.

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