The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.

A Dream Collaboration Between Pullip and Sailor Moon Comes True! Introduction to Pullip Sailor Moon Through TOM-Exclusive Photos

“In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” This is a phrase that anime fans around the world are likely familiar with. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, which is loved not just in Japan but all over the world.

Check Out These Trailers of Summer 2014 Anime! [1/2]

We’ve collected trailers of anime beginning in July! First, let’s take a look at 11 action anime overflowing with tense battle scenes and cool characters.

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

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Apr. 10, 2014 09:173

MimimemeMIMI to Perform First Concert, Opening Theme to TV Anime Blade & Soul to Release

MimimemeMIMI to Perform First Concert, Opening Theme to TV Anime *Blade & Soul* to Release

New information regarding the two-person female unit MimimemeMIMI, which is comprised of singer/songwriter Yuka and illustrator Chamooi, has been announced.

Apr. 10, 2014 01:009

Super Cute! New Products from Alpacasso Creators Amuse!

Super Cute! New Products from Alpacasso Creators Amuse!

We’ve got pictures of the new products from Amuse, the creators of Alpacasso!

Apr. 9, 2014 13:1017

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Apr. 9, 2014 04:0042

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Apr. 9, 2014 01:004

Attack on Titan Exhibition to Be Held This Winter at the Ueno Royal Museum

*Attack on Titan* Exhibition to Be Held This Winter at the Ueno Royal Museum

Starting with Hajime Isayama’s manga, the Attack on Titan series has spread to various other media worldwide, including a TV anime, theatrical anime, live-action movie, music, and spin-off manga. The series’ momentum shows no signs of slowing down.

Apr. 8, 2014 13:0048

Theatrical Attack on Titan Anime Announced - “Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow” to Release This Winter

Theatrical *Attack on Titan* Anime Announced - “Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow” to Release This Winter

With both the original manga which began serialization in 2009 and the 2013 TV anime both being monumental hits, the record-breaking Attack on Titan boom charges on.

Apr. 8, 2014 10:0038

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

Apr. 8, 2014 07:009

Hot Topic in Japan: Rola Dresses Up as Sailor Moon in ViVi

Hot Topic in Japan: Rola Dresses Up as Sailor Moon in ViVi

Rola appears dressed up as the popular character “Sailor Moon” in the May issue of ViVi magazine, in stands from Mar 22. A special movie has also been...

Apr. 8, 2014 01:0054

A Robot Dance with Akihabara as the Backdrop - What is the Appeal of Music Group World Order’s New PV?

A Robot Dance with Akihabara as the Backdrop - What is the Appeal of Music Group World Order’s New PV?

Embodying the stereotypical “salaryman” image that many foreigners have of clean-cut men in suits with glasses and well-groomed hairstyles, seven men each sporting a poker face dance a choreographed, robot-inspired routine.

Apr. 7, 2014 23:574

Entertaining Shop Space by Precure and Isetan!

Entertaining Shop Space by Precure and Isetan!

For its 10th anniversary, popular Japanese anime “Pretty Cure,” widely known as Precure, opens a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). From Apr 1 to 15.

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