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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Apr. 26, 2014 23:462

Mami Appears Before Your Eyes! Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel Virtual Handshake a Big Success

Mami Appears Before Your Eyes! *Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel* Virtual Handshake a Big Success

It’s been over 30 years since Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel first aired, and numerous plans have been made to commemorate the milestone.

Apr. 26, 2014 13:0018

From Madoka Magica Comes Radiant Soul Gems and Dark Orbs

From *Madoka Magica* Comes Radiant Soul Gems and Dark Orbs

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a work that has gained popularity for its unique world. That world is also decorated with many unique items.

Apr. 26, 2014 07:003

Mr. Hublot and 21 Other Works to Screen in CG Animation Category of Short Shorts Film Festival 2014

*Mr. Hublot* and 21 Other Works to Screen in CG Animation Category of Short Shorts Film Festival 2014

The season for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & Asia) has come once again this year.

Apr. 26, 2014 01:001

Haikyū!! and Tower Records Collaborate on Five Special Projects Including Store Opening Announcements to Be Done by Hinata and Kageyama

*Haikyū!!* and Tower Records Collaborate on Five Special Projects Including Store Opening Announcements to Be Done by Hinata and Kageyama

Tower Record’s special anime project “No Anime, No Life” is collaborating with Haikyū!! From April 28 to May 26, five different "Tower Anime Haikyū!!” special collaborative projects are set to take place.

Apr. 25, 2014 13:005

Six of Japan’s Greatest Idol Groups to Perform at Kawaii Pop Fes in Hong Kong!

Six of Japan’s Greatest Idol Groups to Perform at Kawaii Pop Fes in Hong Kong!

The event “Zepp Live Presents Kawaii Pop Fes by @JAM” will be held on June 28 and 29 at Music Zone, KITEC, Hong Kong.

Apr. 25, 2014 07:009

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

How does one enjoy dolls? Let’s take a close look at the worldwide popular doll series Pullip!

Apr. 25, 2014 01:002

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. Continuing from Part 2, we will introduce the collaborative Next A-Class commercial created by Mercedes-Benz, Production I.G, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Apr. 24, 2014 14:006

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

*Magic Knight Rayearth* Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

Magic Knight Rayearth (original author: Clamp) is a series that was serialized in Kodansha’s shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi in the 1990s, and it was even adapted into an anime.

Apr. 24, 2014 08:003

Dengeki Festival is a Media Mix Blitzkrieg

Dengeki Festival is a Media Mix Blitzkrieg

As a fan there’s nothing scarier than a Hollywood remake.

Apr. 24, 2014 02:3027

Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

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