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. 15, 2014 07:005

P.A. Works’ Newest Work Glasslip to Broadcast This Summer, Heroine is 17 Year Old from Fukui

P.A. Works’ Newest Work *Glasslip* to Broadcast This Summer, Heroine is 17 Year Old from Fukui

It has been announced that animation company P.A. Works is working on a new original TV anime called Glasslip.

Mar. 15, 2014 01:002

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Release Ninth Single, “Family Party,” in April

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Release Ninth Single, “Family Party,” in April

It has already been announced that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her ninth single, “Family Party,” on April 16.

Mar. 14, 2014 13:000

Original In-Store Announcements for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Begin at Participating Stores Nationwide, Video Showing Live In-Store Announcements Releases

Original In-Store Announcements for *Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes* Begin at Participating Stores Nationwide, Video Showing Live In-Store Announcements Releases

On March 10, Konami announced the start of in-store announcements at participating stores nationwide in Japan for its upcoming PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360 game (Xbox One release date still TBA) Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes to release on March 20.

Mar. 14, 2014 07:001

Popular PSP Game Comes to TV: Anime Adaptation for Bakumatsu Rock & Panel Event at AnimeJapan 2014

Popular PSP Game Comes to TV: Anime Adaptation for *Bakumatsu Rock* & Panel Event at AnimeJapan 2014

Just released on Feb. 27, Bakumatsu Rock, a high-profile PSP game targeted at female audiences, is already being adapted into an anime.

Mar. 14, 2014 01:008

Makaku City Actors Illustration Contest Begins, Winning Works to Be Used in Each Episode’s ED

*Makaku City Actors* Illustration Contest Begins, Winning Works to Be Used in Each Episode’s ED

An end card illustration contest for Makaku City Actors began on Nico Nico Douga on March 8.

Mar. 13, 2014 13:0015

We Take on Lotteria’s 10-Meter Class Titan Burger!

We Take on Lotteria’s 10-Meter Class Titan Burger!

As a collaboration project with the social phenomenon that is Attack on Titan, Lotteria began selling a “10-Meter Class Titan Meal Set” on March 6 for a limited time.

Mar. 13, 2014 09:1926

An Associate Professor Who’s an Otaku? Kaichiro Morikawa - The Man Spreading Otaku Culture

An Associate Professor Who’s an Otaku? Kaichiro Morikawa - The Man Spreading Otaku Culture

A popular anime exhibit entitled “Little Witch Academia and Anime mirai Project: Inside the Magic of Animation” was held from Feb. 22-27. The exhibit came about through the hard work of its organizer Kaichiro Morikawa, a unique associate professor.

Mar. 13, 2014 01:092

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? - Create Coffee of Memories with Cocoa and the Gang at Nazomate

*Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?* - Create Coffee of Memories with Cocoa and the Gang at Nazomate

The event “Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? × Nazomate” will be held in the Hulic Hall in Asakusabashi from May 2-5.

Mar. 12, 2014 13:005

Kill la Kill Exhibit Opens in Osaka and Fukuoka, World’s Only Two Scissor Blades on Display

*Kill la Kill* Exhibit Opens in Osaka and Fukuoka, World’s Only Two Scissor Blades on Display

The school battle anime Kill la Kill which started in October 2013 is a buzzworthy work that has become popular due to its break-neck pace.

Mar. 12, 2014 01:0026

It Looks Just Like the 3D Maneuver Gear! Attack on Titan and Master-Piece Collab Bag

It Looks Just Like the 3D Maneuver Gear! *Attack on Titan* and Master-Piece Collab Bag

2pmWorks, a company that creates items with high anime world aesthetics, has collaborated with the popular Attack on Titan for its newest products.

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