AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

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!

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Jun. 2, 2014 13:007

Psycho-Pass is Becoming an Xbox One Game, New Content to Continue from TV and Movie Series

*Psycho-Pass* is Becoming an Xbox One Game, New Content to Continue from TV and Movie Series

The TV anime Psycho-Pass, which was broadcast for half a year starting in fall 2012, is a popular series with a grouping of top creators that includes the Bayside Shakedown series’ Katsuyuki Motohiro as chief director, Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus) as story planner, and Akira Amano as character planner.

Jun. 2, 2014 07:0026

[Shocking] A Figure Finally Appears of That Version of Gon…

[Shocking] A Figure Finally Appears of That Version of Gon…

From the Gashadepa series of capsule toys you won’t find in ordinary vending machines finally comes a gachapon of Gon that previously made headlines. Pre-orders began on May 28.

Jun. 2, 2014 01:004

Ogihara, Yamaguchi, and Kotani of Cerezo Osaka Challenge Themselves with Recreating Tsubasa Ozora’s and Tarō Misaki’s “Twin Shot”!

Ogihara, Yamaguchi, and Kotani of Cerezo Osaka Challenge Themselves with Recreating Tsubasa Ozora’s and Tarō Misaki’s “Twin Shot”!

The third PV has been released for the project in which trick shots from the world of Captain Tsubasa are recreated in real life by top J. League athletes.

Jun. 1, 2014 13:007

Character Visuals Revealed for Anime Adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul

Character Visuals Revealed for Anime Adaptation of *Tokyo Ghoul*

The broadcast of the TV anime Tokyo Ghoul will begin on Tokyo MX and other networks in July.

Jun. 1, 2014 07:002

Original Items and Limited Goods! Ichiban Kuji Kapibara-san × Earth Music & Ecology

Original Items and Limited Goods! Ichiban Kuji Kapibara-san × Earth Music & Ecology

Since his debut as a crane game character in 2003, Kapibara-san has been developed into books, CDs, and more, and now a collaboration with him and natural girly fashion brand Earth Music & Ecology has been initiated.

Jun. 1, 2014 01:002

Mamoru Oshii Directs Himself! Poster Visual Releases for Movie Patlabor Part 3: Episode 5: A Large Kaiju Appears

Mamoru Oshii Directs Himself! Poster Visual Releases for Movie *Patlabor Part 3: Episode 5: A Large Kaiju Appears*

Part 3 of The Next Generation: Patlabor, a large-scale project in which seven parts and a full-length movie are being released sequentially to theaters in Japan, will fly into theaters on July 12.

May. 31, 2014 20:0053

Your favorite ‘Attack on Titan’ characters dressed just like you!

Your favorite ‘Attack on Titan’ characters dressed just like you!

With the live action movie starring popular Japanese actor Haruma Miura slated for a much anticipated 2015 release, the world-wide frenzy over the ‘At...

May. 31, 2014 13:0035

Second PV for the Anime Sword Art Online II Releases!

Second PV for the Anime *Sword Art Online II* Releases!

The second promotional video for the TV anime Sword Art Online II, which will finally begin broadcasting on July 5, has been uploaded to YouTube.

May. 31, 2014 07:001

Shadow Play Girls and a Stained Glass Design! Revolutionary Girl Utena iPhone 5/5s Shell Jackets Announced

Shadow Play Girls and a Stained Glass Design! *Revolutionary Girl Utena* iPhone 5/5s Shell Jackets Announced

Since its broadcast in 1997, Revolutionary Girl Utena still captures the hearts of young boys and girls thanks to the characters and the scrupulously beautiful story by director Kunihiko Ikuhara and the rest of the cast.

May. 31, 2014 01:0015

Alice Leaves ClariS, Third Album Party Time to Be Her Last with the Group

Alice Leaves ClariS, Third Album *Party Time* to Be Her Last with the Group

Alice from the popular group ClariS, which is comprised of members Clara and Alice, has officially left the group, SME Records announced on May 26.

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