*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!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

We talked to with shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana about what it’s like making shoes for worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga!

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May. 12, 2014 07:002

Gero Second Live Tour Announced, 25 Stops Planned from Hokkaido to Okinawa, First Show to Be Held July 26

Gero Second Live Tour Announced, 25 Stops Planned from Hokkaido to Okinawa, First Show to Be Held July 26

Having overwhelming popularity on video sites, artist Gero who had his major debut in 2013 will hold his second long-anticipated live tour, and details have now been revealed for Gero Live Tour 2014 - Second.

May. 12, 2014 01:001

960-Page King of Works Includes Production Materials, Original Art, and Script from Tiger & Bunny: The Rising

960-Page *King of Works* Includes Production Materials, Original Art, and Script from *Tiger & Bunny: The Rising*

A production materials collection packed with everything from Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, which released on Feb. 8 and was very well received by fans, will release on June 20.

May. 11, 2014 13:0016

TOM Special Creator Round Table [3/3]

TOM Special Creator Round Table [3/3]

Why does Nonomy continue to crossplay?

May. 11, 2014 07:002

100 Popular Artists Draw “Kawaii” - Eshi 100 Exhibit Report

100 Popular Artists Draw “Kawaii” - Eshi 100 Exhibit Report

At Akiba Square in Akihabara, Tokyo, works by illustrators and manga artists were on display from April 29 to May 6 at Eshi 100 Exhibit.

May. 11, 2014 01:0018

Daily Play: Have You Noticed “That Secret” Hidden in the Steins;Gate Logo?

Daily Play: Have You Noticed “That Secret” Hidden in the *Steins;Gate* Logo?

The anime version has started broadcasting and Steins;Gate is showing a rise in popularity once again. The truth is, the logo holds a certain secret…

May. 10, 2014 13:005

Studio Gokumi Releases First PV for Lance N’ Masques, First Anime Adaptation from Pony Canyon Books

Studio Gokumi Releases First PV for *Lance N’ Masques*, First Anime Adaptation from Pony Canyon Books

At the end of 2013, music label and video software manufacturer Pony Canyon embarked into the world of light novels. Many books are currently being published under the company’s publishing label, PoniCan Books.

May. 10, 2014 07:003

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit Opens in Paris, Shows Fusion Between Japan’s Traditions and Pop Culture

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit Opens in Paris, Shows Fusion Between Japan’s Traditions and Pop Culture

Many people attended Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit, a fusion of Japan’s traditions and pop culture, while it was in Japan, and from April of this year it has jumped abroad.

May. 10, 2014 06:0021

Figure Maker Kotobukiya Holds Event to Celebrate First Anniversary of Cu-Poche Figure Line

Figure Maker Kotobukiya Holds Event to Celebrate First Anniversary of Cu-Poche Figure Line

Join in and celebrate Cu-Poche’s first anniversary together!

May. 10, 2014 01:008

Luna Haruna’s “Luna-tic Word” Chosen as ED Theme to Sword Art Online II

Luna Haruna’s “Luna-tic Word” Chosen as ED Theme to *Sword Art Online II*

The ending theme of the TV anime Sword Art Online II to begin broadcasting in July has been confirmed.

May. 9, 2014 13:0012

TOM Special Creator Round Table [2/3]

TOM Special Creator Round Table [2/3]

Where does Kazuharu Kina’s motivation come from? Read on for the answer to this question and more in Part 2 of our Special Creator round table!

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