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!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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May. 16, 2014 01:006

New Sailor Moon Gatcha to Release in June! Six Items Include Pouch and Scrunchie

New *Sailor Moon* Gatcha to Release in June! Six Items Include Pouch and Scrunchie

From Gashapon® comes new Sailor Moon capsule goods.

May. 15, 2014 13:008

Performing Cast and Character Visuals for Blue Exorcist Stage Play Look Good

Performing Cast and Character Visuals for *Blue Exorcist* Stage Play Look Good

Performances of the stage play “Blue Exorcist: Awakening the Blue Flame Arc/Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc” will begin on June 21 at Sunshine Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

May. 15, 2014 07:004

Official Evangelion Store Moves from Nico Nico Headquarters to Ikebukuro P’ Parco

Official *Evangelion* Store Moves from Nico Nico Headquarters to Ikebukuro P’ Parco

Evangelion Store Tokyo-01, the official store for Evangelion which, since November 2011, has gathered popularity for roughly two and a half years in its Harajuku, Tokyo location off of Takeshita-Dōri, is moving to Ikebukuro.

May. 15, 2014 01:5611

Love Live! Part 1 Collaboration! Good Smile x Animate Cafe Opens!

Love Live! Part 1 Collaboration! Good Smile x Animate Cafe Opens!

The “Good Smile x Animate Cafe” opened in Akihabara, Tokyo on April 25. The cafe is a collaboration between Good Smile Company, which creates and sells goods and figures, and Animate Cafe, which is managed by Animate, a specialty store for anime, comics, and games.

May. 15, 2014 01:005

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? Collaborates with Private Library Cafe Schatzkiste

*Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?* Collaborates with Private Library Cafe Schatzkiste

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?, a new TV anime that began airing in April, is currently collaborating with the private library cafe Schatzkiste until May 31 in Akihabara, Tokyo.

May. 14, 2014 07:000

The Wind Rises Six-Day Art Exhibit to Begin at Tokyo Solamachi on June 25

*The Wind Rises* Six-Day Art Exhibit to Begin at Tokyo Solamachi on June 25

An art exhibit to enjoy art from director Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises will be held beginning on June 25 at Space 634 in Tokyo Solamachi.

May. 14, 2014 05:554

Guests for the American and French World Premieres of K: Missing Kings Have Been Announced!

Guests for the American and French World Premieres of *K: Missing Kings* Have Been Announced!

It was previously announced that the movie K: Missing Kings would have its world premiere at Anime Expo in America and Japan Expo in France, two of the world’s biggest otaku events, and now special guests for the world premieres have been announced.

May. 14, 2014 01:001

Sengoku Basara Judge End Staff Announced, Character Art Released

*Sengoku Basara Judge End* Staff Announced, Character Art Released

Staff information and character art has been released for the new TV anime Sengoku Basara Judge End that was announced to begin airing this year.

May. 14, 2014 00:2849

Pick Up: Shiina Pikarin - An Otaku-kei Artist

Pick Up: Shiina Pikarin - An Otaku-kei Artist

A multi-talented 19-year-old otaku who’s a fashion model, musician, and talent.

May. 13, 2014 13:0014

Hako Vision Part 3: A Handheld Hatsune Miku 3D Hologram Concert for 500 Yen

Hako Vision Part 3: A Handheld Hatsune Miku 3D Hologram Concert for 500 Yen

Hatsune Miku has been announced as Part 3 of the Hako Vision series, a popular way to freely enjoy 3D in the palm of your hand.

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