New Details About *Psycho-Pass 2* Anime Revealed Including Staff, Cast and Songs!

A new music video and other details have been released regarding the anime Psycho-Pass 2, which begins airing on Fuji TV's Noitamina on Oct. 9!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

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!

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May. 27, 2014 07:001

More Than 40 Titles from Kodansha to Be Included in World’s First Shoujo Manga Subscription Service Joshi Comi Beginning on June 5

More Than 40 Titles from Kodansha to Be Included in World’s First Shoujo Manga Subscription Service Joshi Comi Beginning on June 5

Kodansha’s new monthly subscription service Joshi Comi will launch on the Yahoo Bookstore on June 5.

May. 27, 2014 01:003

Yahoo! Full Mario Action Figure to Release Worldwide for the First Time!

Yahoo! Full Mario Action Figure to Release Worldwide for the First Time!

On May 24, it was announced that Mario, main character of the hugely popular Nintendo game series Super Mario Bros., is now releasing worldwide for the first time as a full action figure, “S.H.Figuarts Mario.”

May. 26, 2014 13:007

Park - Harajuku Shop Themed After Fashion × Otaku × Creation Opens

Park - Harajuku Shop Themed After Fashion × Otaku × Creation Opens

Park, a shop themed after fashion × otaku × creation, opened in Harajuku on May 21.

May. 26, 2014 07:0010

White Sailor Uniform & Cardigan for Summer Cosplay Events? Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi School Uniform to Release

White Sailor Uniform & Cardigan for Summer Cosplay Events? *Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi* School Uniform to Release

A school outfit modeled after the one worn by the characters Miyuki Sone and Aoi Mukou from Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi will be released from the cosplay shop Cospatio.

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.

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