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!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

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May. 17, 2014 07:0015

Takayama Toshiaki's Personal Exhibition "10 Years of T.com" Open!

Takayama Toshiaki's Personal Exhibition "10 Years of T.com"  Open!

There's a special exhibit being held by game card illustrator Takayama Toshiaki, and the event hall is bustling with excited fans!

May. 17, 2014 01:004

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure × Converse Part 2 Introduces Japanese Nishijin Weaves

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure × Converse Part 2 Introduces Japanese Nishijin Weaves

The popular manga “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” written by Hirohiko Araki teams up with Converse ALL STAR sneakers for the second time around.

May. 16, 2014 13:001

Akihabara Radio Kaikan is Finally Reopening on July 20

Akihabara Radio Kaikan is Finally Reopening on July 20

The well known Radio Kaikan building in Akihabara, which was built in 1957 and was closed in August 2011 to be torn down and rebuilt, is finally having its long-awaited grand reopening on July 20.

May. 16, 2014 07:0012

Guests Announced for World Premieres of K: Missing Kings, PV Released Online

Guests Announced for World Premieres of *K: Missing Kings*, PV Released Online

The guests have been announced for the world premieres of the movie K: Missing Kings, which will be held simultaneously in the U.S. and France.

May. 16, 2014 01:006

New Sailor Moon Gatcha to Release in June! Six Items Include Pouch and Scrunchie

New *Sailor Moon* Gatcha to Release in June! Six Items Include Pouch and Scrunchie

From Gashapon® comes new Sailor Moon capsule goods.

May. 15, 2014 13:008

Performing Cast and Character Visuals for Blue Exorcist Stage Play Look Good

Performing Cast and Character Visuals for *Blue Exorcist* Stage Play Look Good

Performances of the stage play “Blue Exorcist: Awakening the Blue Flame Arc/Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc” will begin on June 21 at Sunshine Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

May. 15, 2014 07:004

Official Evangelion Store Moves from Nico Nico Headquarters to Ikebukuro P’ Parco

Official *Evangelion* Store Moves from Nico Nico Headquarters to Ikebukuro P’ Parco

Evangelion Store Tokyo-01, the official store for Evangelion which, since November 2011, has gathered popularity for roughly two and a half years in its Harajuku, Tokyo location off of Takeshita-Dōri, is moving to Ikebukuro.

May. 15, 2014 01:5611

Love Live! Part 1 Collaboration! Good Smile x Animate Cafe Opens!

Love Live! Part 1 Collaboration! Good Smile x Animate Cafe Opens!

The “Good Smile x Animate Cafe” opened in Akihabara, Tokyo on April 25. The cafe is a collaboration between Good Smile Company, which creates and sells goods and figures, and Animate Cafe, which is managed by Animate, a specialty store for anime, comics, and games.

May. 15, 2014 01:005

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? Collaborates with Private Library Cafe Schatzkiste

*Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?* Collaborates with Private Library Cafe Schatzkiste

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?, a new TV anime that began airing in April, is currently collaborating with the private library cafe Schatzkiste until May 31 in Akihabara, Tokyo.

May. 14, 2014 07:000

The Wind Rises Six-Day Art Exhibit to Begin at Tokyo Solamachi on June 25

*The Wind Rises* Six-Day Art Exhibit to Begin at Tokyo Solamachi on June 25

An art exhibit to enjoy art from director Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises will be held beginning on June 25 at Space 634 in Tokyo Solamachi.

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