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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May. 30, 2014 13:0013

Production Press Conference Held in Fukui for TV Anime Glasslip, New 4-Minute PV Releases

Production Press Conference Held in Fukui for TV Anime *Glasslip*, New 4-Minute PV Releases

A production press conference for the anime series Glasslip, which will begin its TV broadcast this July, was recently held at the Mikuni Cultural Center in Mikuni, Sakai, Fukui Prefecture.

May. 30, 2014 10:0614

Anime ONE PIECE × New Era Limited Edition Caps

Anime ONE PIECE × New Era Limited Edition Caps

TV anime “ONE PIECE” celebrates the 15th year since the start of its broadcasting.

May. 30, 2014 07:0011

Ao Haru Ride to Begin Broadcasting on July 7, Maaya Uchida Voices Second PV from Futaba’s Point of View

*Ao Haru Ride* to Begin Broadcasting on July 7, Maaya Uchida Voices Second PV from Futaba’s Point of View

The broadcast start date of the TV anime adaptation of Ao Haru Ride, a popular shoujo manga currently serialized in Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha), has been announced.

May. 30, 2014 01:001

European Soccer Club FC Barcelona Supports Captain Tsubasa Exhibit, FC Barcelona Corner Created

European Soccer Club FC Barcelona Supports Captain Tsubasa Exhibit, FC Barcelona Corner Created

“The Ball is Your Friend. Captain Tsubasa Exhibit,” a large-scale exhibit introducing the charms of soccer and Yoichi Takahashi’s popular sports manga Captain Tsubasa, will be held at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo beginning on June 14.

May. 29, 2014 13:0019

A Gathering of Anime Goods! Fans Get an Overview of Today’s Character Business at CafeReo Character Convention

A Gathering of Anime Goods! Fans Get an Overview of Today’s Character Business at CafeReo Character Convention

The event CafeReo Character Convention was held by CafeReo, a company that sculpts, sells, and distributes anime goods, on April 16 in Asakusabashi, Tokyo.

May. 29, 2014 07:009

Trailer for Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears Releases - Motoko Kusanagi in Love is a Must-See

Trailer for *Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears* Releases - Motoko Kusanagi in Love is a Must-See

The latest work in the Ghost in the Shell: Arise series, titled Border 3: Ghost Tears, premieres in movie theaters across Japan on June 28.

May. 29, 2014 03:2528

Calling all otaku! *All applications will close at 5:00pm PST on 6/18/2014

Calling all otaku! *All applications will close at 5:00pm PST on 6/18/2014

his summer, Tokyo Otaku Mode is offering its worldwide fans a very special opportunity - to produce content for its nearly 15 million fans around the globe!

May. 29, 2014 01:004

Sailor Moon Tribute, Bonus Vinyl Disc Box Design Revealed

Sailor Moon Tribute, Bonus Vinyl Disc Box Design Revealed

A 7-inch vinyl disc bonus box design has been released for Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute available on June 25.

May. 28, 2014 13:006

Eir Aoi Does OP, Luna Haruna Does ED for Sword Art Online II, Both Songs to Release Aug. 20

Eir Aoi Does OP, Luna Haruna Does ED for *Sword Art Online II*, Both Songs to Release Aug. 20

The TV anime Sword Art Online II will begin its broadcast in July.

May. 28, 2014 10:0013

TOM Special Creators Are Even Participating! Original Service for Making Anime and Character Bromides Releases at Convenience Stores Across Japan

TOM Special Creators Are Even Participating! Original Service for Making Anime and Character Bromides Releases at Convenience Stores Across Japan

On May 29, the Japanese convenience store chain Family Mart released a new multi-copy service called Famima Print.

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