The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.

A Dream Collaboration Between Pullip and Sailor Moon Comes True! Introduction to Pullip Sailor Moon Through TOM-Exclusive Photos

“In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” This is a phrase that anime fans around the world are likely familiar with. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, which is loved not just in Japan but all over the world.

Check Out These Trailers of Summer 2014 Anime! [1/2]

We’ve collected trailers of anime beginning in July! First, let’s take a look at 11 action anime overflowing with tense battle scenes and cool characters.

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

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Mar. 22, 2014 07:009

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Information on Theme Songs and Cast Announced, Official Site Reopens

*Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii* Information on Theme Songs and Cast Announced, Official Site Reopens

The anime adaptation of Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, a fantasy romance manga currently serialized in Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), will begin broadcasting on Nippon TV and other networks on April 5.

Mar. 22, 2014 01:003

Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Three-Part Work to Begin Operation in Fall 2014, Theatrical Version Also Planned

*Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow* Three-Part Work to Begin Operation in Fall 2014, Theatrical Version Also Planned

The Strike Witches series began in 2007 as an OVA and successively widened its reach with a two-season TV anime and a theatrical movie. Now, the series’ next target is another OVA.

Mar. 22, 2014 01:0010

Eight Boys and Girls in a Near Future Tokyo - Cast and Staff Announced for M3: Sono Kuroki Tetsu

Eight Boys and Girls in a Near Future Tokyo - Cast and Staff Announced for *M3: Sono Kuroki Tetsu*

Continuing on from the surprise announcement of the new TV anime M3: Sono Kuroki Tetsu on March 13, new information has now been announced.

Mar. 21, 2014 13:008

All That Awaits Those Who Make a Wrong Move is Death - Gameplay Video Introduces Kadokawa Games’ New SRPG Natural Doctrine

All That Awaits Those Who Make a Wrong Move is Death - Gameplay Video Introduces Kadokawa Games’ New SRPG *Natural Doctrine*

Natural Doctrine, which will be releasing in April on the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, is the first simulation RPG by newly formed Kadokawa Game Studio.

Mar. 21, 2014 13:003

Ao Haru Ride Key Visual Releases, Daisuke Hirakawa Joins Cast

*Ao Haru Ride* Key Visual Releases, Daisuke Hirakawa Joins Cast

The official site of the anime Ao Haru Ride, which will begin its TV broadcast in July, has reopened.

Mar. 21, 2014 07:004

Alodia’s Tokyo Life #4: Enjoying Harajuku with a Charismatic Blogger

Alodia’s Tokyo Life #4: Enjoying Harajuku with a Charismatic Blogger

We bring to you the fourth installment of “Alodia’s Tokyo Life,” which chronicles the everyday life of world-renowned cosplayer Alodia by Alodia herself!

Mar. 21, 2014 01:009

TV Anime Shonen Hollywood to Begin in July, Anime to Take Place 15 Years After Novel

TV Anime *Shonen Hollywood* to Begin in July, Anime to Take Place 15 Years After Novel

Ikuyo Hashiguchi’s popular novel Shonen Hollywood is becoming an anime.

Mar. 20, 2014 13:007

Captain Tsubasa and J. League Collaborate - “Razor Shoot” Recreated by Pro Athletes

*Captain Tsubasa* and J. League Collaborate - “Razor Shoot” Recreated by Pro Athletes

Yōichi Takahashi’s manga Captain Tsubasa is collaborating with Japan’s pro soccer league, J. League.

Mar. 20, 2014 07:001

“Art of Godzilla” Exhibit by Kaiju Artist Yūji Kaida to Be Held for First Time in Tokyo

“Art of Godzilla” Exhibit by Kaiju Artist Yūji Kaida to Be Held for First Time in Tokyo

The kaiju movie Godzilla welcomed its 60th anniversary this year.

Mar. 20, 2014 06:2546

PlayStation Vita Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Launch Project Commences

PlayStation Vita *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd* Launch Project Commences

Dance to the opening theme “Decorator” in sync with the in-game action! "Dance with PS Vita" video encourages players to dance along with Hatsune Miku!

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