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!

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!

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May. 26, 2014 00:004

Japacon TV #13: Part 5 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 5 Introduction

This is Part 5 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This time, we have one more interview to get the inside view on another anime commercial.

May. 25, 2014 13:0017

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

The Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition was held from May 13-24, 2014, at the Span Art Gallery in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

May. 25, 2014 07:006

PV and Original Illustrations to Be Used as in-Store Bonuses Release on Official Site for Hamatora: Look at Smoking World, Details on Game’s Adventure and Battle Components Also Release

PV and Original Illustrations to Be Used as in-Store Bonuses Release on Official Site for *Hamatora: Look at Smoking World*, Details on Game’s Adventure and Battle Components Also Release

On May 21, FuRyu released original illustrations to be used as in-store bonuses for the Nintendo 3DS game Hamatora: Look at Smoking World to release on July 17 on the game’s official site.

May. 25, 2014 01:0011

One Week Friends OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

*One Week Friends* OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

The TV anime One Week Friends, which began broadcasting on Tokyo MX and other networks in April, is a talked-about work that tells of the relationship between classmates, one of whom loses her memory of her friends every week.

May. 24, 2014 13:006

Shakugan no Shana S and Shakugan no Shana III BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

*Shakugan no Shana S* and *Shakugan no Shana III* BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

Blu-ray box sets have been announced of the anime Shakugan no Shana which has had wide development into other areas including movies and OVA.

May. 24, 2014 07:006

Sailor Moon Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

*Sailor Moon* Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

Viz Media, the largest North American company for Japanese anime and manga, has officially announced that it has acquired the North American license for Sailor Moon Crystal, which will release simultaneously worldwide this July.

May. 24, 2014 01:0011

Life Advice TV Anime Jinsei to Begin in July

Life Advice TV Anime *Jinsei* to Begin in July

The popular light novel Jinsei from Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko is becoming an anime to air this July.

May. 23, 2014 13:005

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of The Wind Rises

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of *The Wind Rises*

The Blu-ray and DVD of the hit anime movie The Wind Rises, which released in July 2013, will go on sale June 18. In commemoration of this, a “Photos of the Sky” contest will be held.

May. 23, 2014 07:0019

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

Marking its 15th anniversary, this year’s event has been extended to five days! Strong effort is being made to showcase traditional Japanese culture.

May. 23, 2014 01:0016

Legendary Pokémon Trainer Red Becomes an Unbelievable Nendoroid!

Legendary Pokémon Trainer Red Becomes an Unbelievable Nendoroid!

Legendary Pokémon trainer Red, main character of Pokémon Red/Green and Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen is joining the deformed figure series Nendoroid.

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