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!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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May. 5, 2014 01:0017

Meet Steve Jobko, the Anime-style Feminization of Steve Jobs

Meet Steve Jobko, the Anime-style Feminization of Steve Jobs

"You can, like, totally do that with an iPhone"

May. 4, 2014 13:0022

Cosplayer Alodia to Become a 2D Illustration?!

Cosplayer Alodia to Become a 2D Illustration?!

It’s cosplayer meets illustrator! World famous cosplayer Alodia is developing something with two Japanese Special Creators. But what could it be?

May. 4, 2014 07:008

Rurouni Kenshin Trailer & Theme Song Release

*Rurouni Kenshin* Trailer & Theme Song Release

In the three days following the trailer’s release on March 20 on the official site, it was viewed more than 330,000 times, with international versions in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog receiving more than 225,000 views. The trailer was accessed on YouTube from a total of 143 countries.

May. 4, 2014 01:006

The Garden of Words Wins AniMovie Category Grand Prix at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

*The Garden of Words* Wins AniMovie Category Grand Prix at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Director Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words won the Grand Prix in the AniMovie category at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

May. 4, 2014 00:2418

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [2/2]

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [2/2]

This time, I’ll be taking a look at the upper floors that stock an array of core content!

May. 3, 2014 11:442

Chiaki Kuriyama from Kill Bill Appears in New CM for the Popular Game App Puyopuyo!! Quest

Chiaki Kuriyama from *Kill Bill* Appears in New CM for the Popular Game App *Puyopuyo!! Quest*

Puyopuyo!! Quest turns 1! Japanese actress Chiaki Kuriyama does PR for the game in a new commercial! And the wonderful, long-awaited new work by dance music project VIVIVID, whose debut music video has received over 300,000 views, is chosen as the game’s support song!

May. 3, 2014 07:0011

First New Serialization from Hiro Mashima in Five Years to Begin in Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine

First New Serialization from Hiro Mashima in Five Years to Begin in *Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine*

The rebooted TV anime Fairy Tail began broadcasting in April. Fans are casting an enthusiastic gaze on the anime due to it being the first new TV anime for the series in about a year.

May. 3, 2014 01:003

Kuroko’s Basketball Doujinshi Event “Kuroket” to Be Held By Comic Market Preparatory Committee

*Kuroko’s Basketball* Doujinshi Event “Kuroket” to Be Held By Comic Market Preparatory Committee

The Comic Market Preparatory Committee announced that on March 29, 2015, it will hold the event Kuroket which focuses on the popular manga Kuroko’s Basketball.

May. 2, 2014 13:002

MimimemeMIMI’s New Song “Say-You” Ties in with Game Atelier Shallie

MimimemeMIMI’s New Song “Say-You” Ties in with Game *Atelier Shallie*

New information has been announced regarding the two-person unit MimimemeMIMI comprised of singer/songwriter Yuka and illustrator Chamooi.

May. 2, 2014 04:0030

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [1/2]

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [1/2]

An array of richly varied, official products! TOM reporter Kyoka stops in!

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