Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

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.

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Apr. 17, 2014 01:002

Anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel Official Archive - 192 Loaded Pages in a Huge A4 Size

Anime *Arpeggio of Blue Steel* Official Archive - 192 Loaded Pages in a Huge A4 Size

Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, the anime adaptation of Ark Performance’s manga that broadcast from October to December 2013, was an epoch-making work.

Apr. 16, 2014 13:0029

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Apr. 16, 2014 07:004

Sailor Moon AC Charger Announced! Comes in Crystal Star Brooch and Cosmic Heart Compact Designs

*Sailor Moon* AC Charger Announced! Comes in Crystal Star Brooch and Cosmic Heart Compact Designs

Sailor Moon AC chargers with a USB outlet will go on sale this June at stationery stores and bookstores throughout Japan.

Apr. 16, 2014 01:003

Live-Action Ao Haru Ride Movie New Cast Members Announced - Mitsuki Takahata and Yudai Chiba to Play Love Rivals

Live-Action *Ao Haru Ride* Movie New Cast Members Announced - Mitsuki Takahata and Yudai Chiba to Play Love Rivals

With the anime adaptation and now a live-action movie in the works, Io Sakisaka’s original work Ao Haru Ride has suddenly been bathed in attention.

Apr. 15, 2014 13:003

Kagerou Project Mekakushi Dan Store to Open in Shinjuku

*Kagerou Project* Mekakushi Dan Store to Open in Shinjuku

The first episode of the TV anime Mekaku City Actors broadcast on April 12 at 24:00 on Tokyo MX, BS 11, and Nico Nico Douga.

Apr. 15, 2014 07:008

Scandal to Sing Pokémon the Movie Theme Song “Yoake no Ryūseigun”

Scandal to Sing *Pokémon the Movie* Theme Song “Yoake no Ryūseigun”

A countrywide roadshow release will begin for the movie Pokémon the Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction in Japan on July 19.

Apr. 15, 2014 01:000

That's a Ticket?! The Impressive Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Art Exhibit Commemorative Ticket

That's a Ticket?! The Impressive *Space Battleship Yamato 2199* Art Exhibit Commemorative Ticket

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has been well-received both as films and as a TV series, and a new theatrical release is planned for late autumn 2014.

Apr. 14, 2014 13:003

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine Releases on Same Day as Print Version

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of *Bessatsu Shonen Magazine* Releases on Same Day as Print Version

On April 9, a digital version of Kodansha’s popular monthly manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine began.

Apr. 14, 2014 07:0013

Character Visual Released for Live-Action Lupin III Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Character Visual Released for Live-Action *Lupin III* Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Monkey Punch’s popular manga Lupin III is becoming a live-action film that will release in theaters countrywide in Japan on Aug. 30, 2014.

Apr. 14, 2014 01:006

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

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