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. 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.

May. 22, 2014 22:0070

A Popular Product Has Returned! One Piece 3D Mousepads (15th Anniversary Ver.) to Release in June

A Popular Product Has Returned! *One Piece* 3D Mousepads (15th Anniversary Ver.) to Release in June

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the TV anime One Piece, character goods company Morimoto Sangyo is releasing new 3D mousepads.

May. 22, 2014 13:0040

Ota-Q - “What Are Your Top Three Favorite Anime?” The Results Are in! Did Your Favorite Make the List?

Ota-Q - “What Are Your Top Three Favorite Anime?” The Results Are in! Did Your Favorite Make the List?

The results are in for the Ota-Q question “What are your top three favorite anime?” posted to the Tokyo Otaku Mode Facebook page from Dec. 23-31, 2013.

May. 22, 2014 07:005

Viz Media in Charge of North American Development of Sailor Moon Anime, Former Series Also Developing Concurrently

The new anime series Sailor Moon Crystal will begin broadcasting simultaneously around the world in July.

May. 22, 2014 01:003

Fully Enjoy Mobile Suit Gundam UC Through Music, 55 Songs Released on High-Resolution Audio Soundtracks

Fully Enjoy *Mobile Suit Gundam UC* Through Music, 55 Songs Released on High-Resolution Audio Soundtracks

Mobile Suit Gundam UC Episode 7 “Over the Rainbow” finally started broadcasting on May 17. A highlight is the high-quality visuals unique to the Gundam series. However, the highlights don’t end there. The music is another big one.

May. 21, 2014 13:002

Anime Yowamushi Pedal Season 2 Announced to Begin in October

Anime *Yowamushi Pedal* Season 2 Announced to Begin in October

The story of the TV anime Yowamushi Pedal, which has been broadcasting on TV Tokyo and other networks since October 2013, will continue.

May. 21, 2014 07:004

Will it Be the Turning Point for Overseas Expansion? Pokémon Center to Open for Limited Time in Paris

Will it Be the Turning Point for Overseas Expansion? Pokémon Center to Open for Limited Time in Paris

It is now known that a Pokémon Center will open for a limited time in the capital of France, Paris, from June 4-21.

May. 21, 2014 02:0114

Future Tweet Campaign Now On! Share Works on Twitter for a Chance at a Prize!

Future Tweet Campaign Now On! Share Works on Twitter for a Chance at a Prize!

We on the TOM Team are full of both surprise and gratitude for the wonderful and pleasant submissions all of you continue to upload. But the contest is far from over. We look forward to seeing works that shows your passion for Steins;Gate!

May. 21, 2014 01:003

Free Nintendo 3DS Game The Band of Thieves and 1000 Pokémon to Tie in with Latest Movie

Free Nintendo 3DS Game *The Band of Thieves and 1000 Pokémon* to Tie in with Latest Movie

Pokémon the Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction will release in Japan on July 19. Ahead of this, a free Nintendo 3DS game themed after the movie titled The Band of Thieves and 1000 Pokémon will release on June 5.

May. 21, 2014 01:0054

A Maker's Obsession Breaks New Ground, Catwoman Doll Released After Two Years

A Maker's Obsession Breaks New Ground, Catwoman Doll Released After Two Years

When you hear the word "doll," what comes to mind? Is it a traditional French doll? Is it Barbie? As you may know, dolls have been a beloved plaything worldwide for many generations. But in Japan, the doll is evolving in a unique way.

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