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. 25, 2014 01:0011

One Week Friends OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

*One Week Friends* OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

The TV anime One Week Friends, which began broadcasting on Tokyo MX and other networks in April, is a talked-about work that tells of the relationship between classmates, one of whom loses her memory of her friends every week.

May. 24, 2014 13:006

Shakugan no Shana S and Shakugan no Shana III BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

*Shakugan no Shana S* and *Shakugan no Shana III* BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

Blu-ray box sets have been announced of the anime Shakugan no Shana which has had wide development into other areas including movies and OVA.

May. 24, 2014 07:006

Sailor Moon Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

*Sailor Moon* Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

Viz Media, the largest North American company for Japanese anime and manga, has officially announced that it has acquired the North American license for Sailor Moon Crystal, which will release simultaneously worldwide this July.

May. 24, 2014 01:0011

Life Advice TV Anime Jinsei to Begin in July

Life Advice TV Anime *Jinsei* to Begin in July

The popular light novel Jinsei from Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko is becoming an anime to air this July.

May. 23, 2014 13:005

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of The Wind Rises

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of *The Wind Rises*

The Blu-ray and DVD of the hit anime movie The Wind Rises, which released in July 2013, will go on sale June 18. In commemoration of this, a “Photos of the Sky” contest will be held.

May. 23, 2014 07:0019

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

Marking its 15th anniversary, this year’s event has been extended to five days! Strong effort is being made to showcase traditional Japanese culture.

May. 23, 2014 01:0016

Legendary Pokémon Trainer Red Becomes an Unbelievable Nendoroid!

Legendary Pokémon Trainer Red Becomes an Unbelievable Nendoroid!

Legendary Pokémon trainer Red, main character of Pokémon Red/Green and Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen is joining the deformed figure series Nendoroid.

May. 22, 2014 22:0070

A Popular Product Has Returned! One Piece 3D Mousepads (15th Anniversary Ver.) to Release in June

A Popular Product Has Returned! *One Piece* 3D Mousepads (15th Anniversary Ver.) to Release in June

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the TV anime One Piece, character goods company Morimoto Sangyo is releasing new 3D mousepads.

May. 22, 2014 13:0040

Ota-Q - “What Are Your Top Three Favorite Anime?” The Results Are in! Did Your Favorite Make the List?

Ota-Q - “What Are Your Top Three Favorite Anime?” The Results Are in! Did Your Favorite Make the List?

The results are in for the Ota-Q question “What are your top three favorite anime?” posted to the Tokyo Otaku Mode Facebook page from Dec. 23-31, 2013.

May. 22, 2014 07:005

Viz Media in Charge of North American Development of Sailor Moon Anime, Former Series Also Developing Concurrently

The new anime series Sailor Moon Crystal will begin broadcasting simultaneously around the world in July.

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