Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Production on TV Anime *Show By Rock!!* Announced

From Sanrio! A TV anime themed after a rock band will begin its late-night broadcast in 2015!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

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!

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Jun. 7, 2014 01:009

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from Haikyū!! to Release

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from *Haikyū!!* to Release

More Karasuno High than even we thought.

Jun. 6, 2014 13:002

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

The special cafe Kiki & Lala Cafe ongoing now at The Guest Cafe & Diner on the seventh floor of Shibuya Parco Part 1 is being extended until July 7.

Jun. 6, 2014 07:006

Puchi-Chara! Sailor Moon Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” Release Announced, Six Figures in Total Include Usagi in Her School Uniform

Puchi-Chara! *Sailor Moon* Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” Release Announced, Six Figures in Total Include Usagi in Her School Uniform

The release of the hugely popular Puchi-Chara! Sailor Moon Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” has been announced.

Jun. 6, 2014 01:0015

New Story Arc Announced for Anime Hunter x Hunter

New Story Arc Announced for Anime *Hunter x Hunter*

Serialization of Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga Hunter x Hunter resumed in Issue 27 of Weekly Shonen Jump on sale June 2.

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.

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