Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

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!

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Sep. 12, 2014 00:397

27th Tokyo International Film Festival Welcomes “Father of Super Mario Bros.” Shigeru Miyamoto to Screen “PIKMIN Short Movies”

27th Tokyo International Film Festival Welcomes “Father of Super Mario Bros.” Shigeru Miyamoto to Screen “PIKMIN Short Movies”

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is excited to announce that “PIKMIN Short Movies” will premiere in 3D at this year’s festival as par...

Sep. 11, 2014 13:004

Anime Attack on Titan Unaired Special “Ilse’s Journal” to Broadcast on 28 Channels Throughout Japan

Anime *Attack on Titan* Unaired Special “Ilse’s Journal” to Broadcast on 28 Channels Throughout Japan

Developments are progressing for the anime Attack on Titan, the TV broadcast to which ran for half a year in 2013, that will match up with the release of the first theatrical movie in the series, Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow, on Nov. 22 throughout Japan.

Sep. 11, 2014 07:005

Production on TV Anime Show By Rock!! Announced

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!

Sep. 11, 2014 06:162

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 2)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 2)

Today, Japanese manga is extensively known all over the world, but, surprisingly, little credit is given to the manga translators who support it.

Sep. 11, 2014 01:001

Production Greenlit for Third Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Anime

Production Greenlit for Third *Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono* Anime

The newest work has been announced in the Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono series, which consists of two well-received TV anime: Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono, which began broadcasting in October 2013, and Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Encore, which began broadcasting in January of this year.

Sep. 10, 2014 13:000

Akemi Takada’s Koremademo Korekaramo Itsudatte Creamy Mami! with DVD to Release

Akemi Takada’s *Koremademo Korekaramo Itsudatte Creamy Mami!* with DVD to Release

Koremademo Korekaramo Itsudatte Creamy Mami! will be published by Hobby Japan on Sept. 13. The work celebrates the 30th anniversary of the start of the TV broadcast of Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel in 1987.

Sep. 10, 2014 07:000

New Freckled Young Pullip Meg Has Arrived! A Full Look At Her Features & Secret Simple Beauty!

New Freckled Young Pullip Meg Has Arrived! A Full Look At Her Features & Secret Simple Beauty!

Here, we’ll take a look at Meg from the Pullip line of fashion dolls known for their unique proportions and cute, big eyes, who released in August. As usual, all of the shots in this piece have been taken by TOM.

Sep. 10, 2014 01:002

“Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0” - The Deepening Mystery of the Next Work in the Rebuild of Evangelion Series

On Sept. 5, on the Nippon TV movie program Friday Road Show!, a surprising announcement was made regarding the Rebuild of Evangelion series.

Sep. 9, 2014 13:001

Bags Themed After Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid from Detective Conan Release

Bags Themed After Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid from *Detective Conan* Release

SuperGroupies has released bags themed after Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid, both characters from the national hit anime Detective Conan to which its newest movie, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper, is a huge hit.

Sep. 9, 2014 07:003

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

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.

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