Masterpieces of the Past Lined Up! “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” Exhibit

On June 24 in Nogizaka in Tokyo, an exhibition for otaku called “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” started. The large-scale exhibit is being held in the wide-open space of the National Art Center. It’s open until Aug. 31.

TOM Attends E3 2015: Photo and Video Report

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is an annual event held in the Los Angeles Convention Center that celebrates the latest announcements in the gaming industry.

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 2

Have you decided what anime you’ll be watching this summer? We’ve gathered trailers, so be sure to check them out!!

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 1

Hey everyone, enjoying your anime life? It’s almost summer! Summer is the season of new anime! Accordingly, we’ve put together some of the trailers for the anime series which will be starting in July.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [2/2]

Acting in countless anime titles, receiving fanatic support from her fans—that is Kana Hanazawa. Currently, Kana is playing an active role in the music industry. Following the discussion about her thoughts on the live concert at the Budokan, we inquire about her 3rd album, Blue Avenue, and her personal life.

Interview: Square Enix’s New Studio - Thoughts on New RPG Project

At E3, held in the United States, Square Enix Holdings made a surprise announcement about the establishment of a new studio. This time, President and Representative Director of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda, and Director of the new studio, Atsushi Hashimoto, have agreed to an exclusive interview with TOM.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [1/2]

Currently, singer and voice actress Kana Hanazawa is playing an active role in the music industry. To the ever-busy Kana, we inquired about her career as a singer, and her live concert at the Budokan.

Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

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Apr. 7, 2015 05:00

We’ve Been Waiting So Long! New Hakuoki Musical Publicity Photos Released!!

We’ve Been Waiting So Long!  New Hakuoki Musical Publicity Photos Released!!

Hakuoki musical long awaited character publicity photos released; plenty of fresh faces lined up

Apr. 6, 2015 21:00

Hayao Miyazaki Plans and Organizes New Exhibition for Edogawa Ranpo’s ‘Ghost Tower’ at Ghibli Museum

Hayao Miyazaki Plans and Organizes New Exhibition for Edogawa Ranpo’s ‘Ghost Tower’ at Ghibli Museum

Director Hayao Miyazaki, who has given the world such masterpieces as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and many more, has been working on an Edogawa Ranpo-themed exhibit entitled “Welcome to the Ghost Tower –The Road to Popular Culture–.”

Apr. 6, 2015 13:00

Wha–! An ‘Attack on Titan’ Drama is On the Way?!

Wha–! An ‘Attack on Titan’ Drama is On the Way?!

Satomi Ishihara looks so brave! Live-action drama linked to Attack on Titan films confirmed

Apr. 6, 2015 05:00

A Free-to-Play ‘Pokémon’ Action Game! Become a Toy and Go on a Battle Frenzy!

A Free-to-Play ‘Pokémon’ Action Game! Become a Toy and Go on a Battle Frenzy!

It has been announced that the Nintendo 3DS action game Pokémon Rumble World (Minna no Pokémon Scramble), which lets players control and play as Pokémon toys, will be available to download and play for free beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Apr. 5, 2015 21:00

[News Flash] Kaiju Sakaba Returns After Closure as Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba

[News Flash] Kaiju Sakaba Returns After Closure as Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba

Kaiju Sakaba, a restaurant that opened in Kawasaki in March 2014 and was thought to have closed reluctantly on March 31, 2015, will open its doors on April 15 once more after a half-month renewal period with the new name Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba.

Apr. 5, 2015 13:00

Do You Love Heroes So Much You Can Hardly Stand It?!

Do You Love Heroes So Much You Can Hardly Stand It?!

Kazuhiko Shimamoto’s Hero Company, the popular Monthly Hero’s manga, is to become an anime

Apr. 5, 2015 05:00

‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Exhibit Comes to Nakano; Includes Valuable Artwork, Animation Materials & More

‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Exhibit Comes to Nakano; Includes Valuable Artwork, Animation Materials & More

An exhibit will be held in Pixiv Zingaro on the second floor of Nakano Broadway in Nakano, Japan, for the anime Yurikuma Arashi, the final episode to which was broadcast late night on Tokyo MX on March 30.

Apr. 4, 2015 21:00

Taken Out of Water! New Photo Book ‘Amphibious Knee-High Girls’ Takes on Unique Theme

Taken Out of Water! New Photo Book ‘Amphibious Knee-High Girls’ Takes on Unique Theme

The spin-off of the Underwater Knee-High Girls series, a photo collection depicting girls wearing knee-high socks underwater, titled Amphibious Knee-High Girls was released on April 3 (Fri).

Apr. 4, 2015 13:00

The Adorable Boy Hisoka! A ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Side Story from the Author of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

The Adorable Boy Hisoka! A ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Side Story from the Author of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

On April 1 (Wed.), April Fools’ Day, Sui Ishida, the author of the manga Tokyo Ghoul, announced on Twitter that he is working on a draft of a side story on Hisoka, a popular character appearing in Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga, Hunter x Hunter.

Apr. 4, 2015 05:00

Wii U Game ‘Mario Maker’ Release Confirmed for September 2015; Create Original Stages and Share Them with Players Worldwide

Wii U Game ‘Mario Maker’ Release Confirmed for September 2015; Create Original Stages and Share Them with Players Worldwide

In its April 2 episode of Nintendo Direct, Nintendo confirmed a September 2015 release for the Wii U game Mario Maker.

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