Possibly the Quickest Interview in the World!? Keiji Inafune and Eiko Tanaka on the “RED ASH” Kickstarter Project

On July 4 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, prominent Japanese game creator Keiji Inafune, known for his popular titles Mega Man and Onimusha, announced an exciting new Kickstarter project titled Red Ash.

“Hatsune Miku Dreams of Electric Sheep” Collaboration Event Between Hatsune Miku and Artists Opens

An exhibit and sales event is being held now at Gallery Nucleus in LA for approximately 60 Hatsune Miku works that include about 40 newly drawn works by artists curated in the gallery and 17 works chosen from a public vote.

Exclusive Interview with the Founder of MyAnimeList, a Colossal Site with 120 Million Monthly PVs

Fans who love anime are no doubt very familiar with the name MyAnimeList (MAL). Even in Japan, we use database sites for those times when we can’t figure out which anime we should watch next.

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA As the Main Act!!

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA

Masterpieces of the Past Lined Up! “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” Exhibit

On June 24 in Nogizaka in Tokyo, an exhibition for otaku called “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” started. The large-scale exhibit is being held in the wide-open space of the National Art Center. It’s open until Aug. 31.

TOM Attends E3 2015: Photo and Video Report

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is an annual event held in the Los Angeles Convention Center that celebrates the latest announcements in the gaming industry.

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 2

Have you decided what anime you’ll be watching this summer? We’ve gathered trailers, so be sure to check them out!!

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 1

Hey everyone, enjoying your anime life? It’s almost summer! Summer is the season of new anime! Accordingly, we’ve put together some of the trailers for the anime series which will be starting in July.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [2/2]

Acting in countless anime titles, receiving fanatic support from her fans—that is Kana Hanazawa. Currently, Kana is playing an active role in the music industry. Following the discussion about her thoughts on the live concert at the Budokan, we inquire about her 3rd album, Blue Avenue, and her personal life.

Interview: Square Enix’s New Studio - Thoughts on New RPG Project

At E3, held in the United States, Square Enix Holdings made a surprise announcement about the establishment of a new studio. This time, President and Representative Director of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda, and Director of the new studio, Atsushi Hashimoto, have agreed to an exclusive interview with TOM.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [1/2]

Currently, singer and voice actress Kana Hanazawa is playing an active role in the music industry. To the ever-busy Kana, we inquired about her career as a singer, and her live concert at the Budokan.

Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

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Mar. 21, 2015 05:00

GA Bunko School Sword Action Series ‘Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit

GA Bunko School Sword Action Series ‘Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit

An anime adaptation has been greenlit for GA Bunko’s (SB Creative) popular series Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry. The anime’s official site and official Twitter have also opened, revealing a teaser visual.

Mar. 21, 2015 03:00

Hatsune Miku VocaloP Special Feature: DECO*27, Creator of “Two Breaths Walking”

In this series, we introduce one Vocaloid producer of Hatsune Miku songs each day! In this 13th volume, we feature DECO*27 (pronounced “Deco Nina”), creator of “Two Breaths Walking”!

Mar. 20, 2015 21:00

No More Naked Laptops! No More Naked Laptops! Expose Your Otaku Soul With Stickers

No More Naked Laptops! No More Naked Laptops! Expose Your Otaku Soul With Stickers

In foreign countries, street art like graffiti are part of urban culture, but in Japan, there are original art forms born out of otaku culture like “itasha” (cars decorated with anime or game characters) or “ita-nail” (nail art with anime or game characters).

Mar. 20, 2015 13:00

Developed Jointly by Bandai Namco and Sega, Smartphone Game ‘Xuccess Heaven’ Announced!

Developed Jointly by Bandai Namco and Sega, Smartphone Game ‘Xuccess Heaven’ Announced!

Xuccess Heaven production announced; impressive staff and voice cast to create anime-like experience through smartphone game

Mar. 20, 2015 10:59

Join the Challenge of a Stadium Escape Game! 5,000 Attempts at AT&T Park, The Game is Coming to LA and NYC!

Join the Challenge of a Stadium Escape Game! 5,000 Attempts at AT&T Park, The Game is Coming to LA and NYC!

The titans are coming, and they’re hungry. Based on the anime and manga megahit, Attack on Titan, the newest Real Escape Game (REG) takes players to a world inhabited by giant, humanoid creatures that live for no other purpose than to make a snack of all of us.

Mar. 20, 2015 05:00

Kaito Kid Steals ‘Shonen Sunday’ Logo?! First Issue in 56 Years Published Without Logo

Kaito Kid Steals ‘Shonen Sunday’ Logo?! First Issue in 56 Years Published Without Logo

The audacious crime project Kid Steal Project is underway in which Kaito Kid, the rival character from Detective Conan, appears unexpectedly all over Japan to steal various things.

Mar. 20, 2015 03:00

Hatsune Miku VocaloP Special Feature: OSTER, Creator of ‘Koisuru VOC@LOID’

Special VocaloP feature number 12! This time we introduce Vocaloid producer OSTER.

Mar. 19, 2015 21:00

‘Hirohiko Araki’s Manga Techniques’ to Be Published; Popular Author Reveals the Secrets Behind His Work

‘Hirohiko Araki’s Manga Techniques’ to Be Published; Popular Author Reveals the Secrets Behind His Work

Popular manga artist Hirohiko Araki, known for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure among others, will reveal the secrets behind his work. The new book Hirohiko Araki’s Manga Techniques, which focuses on how he created massively popular series, will be published by Shueisha on April 17.

Mar. 19, 2015 13:00

Popular BL Anime Series ‘Junjou Romantica’ Season 3 Starts in July 2015!

Popular BL Anime Series ‘Junjou Romantica’ Season 3 Starts in July 2015!

Junjou Romantica 3 to begin TV broadcast in July; popular BL series based on manga by Shungiku Nakamura to enter third season

Mar. 19, 2015 10:30

Awesome Akihabara-Style Idol Group’s New Single Features Skirts that Light Up the Highly Coveted Absolute Territory!

Awesome Akihabara-Style Idol Group’s New Single Features Skirts that Light Up the Highly Coveted Absolute Territory!

The Akihabara-style idol unit Moso Calibration (also known as MoCali) has debuted a music video for their new single, “Mahou no Juice,” featuring them dancing in Hikaru Skirts! The video was released on March 15, 2015.

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