Possibly the Quickest Interview in the World!? Keiji Inafune and Eiko Tanaka on the “RED ASH” Kickstarter Project

On July 4 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, prominent Japanese game creator Keiji Inafune, known for his popular titles Mega Man and Onimusha, announced an exciting new Kickstarter project titled Red Ash.

“Hatsune Miku Dreams of Electric Sheep” Collaboration Event Between Hatsune Miku and Artists Opens

An exhibit and sales event is being held now at Gallery Nucleus in LA for approximately 60 Hatsune Miku works that include about 40 newly drawn works by artists curated in the gallery and 17 works chosen from a public vote.

Exclusive Interview with the Founder of MyAnimeList, a Colossal Site with 120 Million Monthly PVs

Fans who love anime are no doubt very familiar with the name MyAnimeList (MAL). Even in Japan, we use database sites for those times when we can’t figure out which anime we should watch next.

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA As the Main Act!!

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA

Masterpieces of the Past Lined Up! “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” Exhibit

On June 24 in Nogizaka in Tokyo, an exhibition for otaku called “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” started. The large-scale exhibit is being held in the wide-open space of the National Art Center. It’s open until Aug. 31.

TOM Attends E3 2015: Photo and Video Report

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is an annual event held in the Los Angeles Convention Center that celebrates the latest announcements in the gaming industry.

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 2

Have you decided what anime you’ll be watching this summer? We’ve gathered trailers, so be sure to check them out!!

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 1

Hey everyone, enjoying your anime life? It’s almost summer! Summer is the season of new anime! Accordingly, we’ve put together some of the trailers for the anime series which will be starting in July.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [2/2]

Acting in countless anime titles, receiving fanatic support from her fans—that is Kana Hanazawa. Currently, Kana is playing an active role in the music industry. Following the discussion about her thoughts on the live concert at the Budokan, we inquire about her 3rd album, Blue Avenue, and her personal life.

Interview: Square Enix’s New Studio - Thoughts on New RPG Project

At E3, held in the United States, Square Enix Holdings made a surprise announcement about the establishment of a new studio. This time, President and Representative Director of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda, and Director of the new studio, Atsushi Hashimoto, have agreed to an exclusive interview with TOM.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [1/2]

Currently, singer and voice actress Kana Hanazawa is playing an active role in the music industry. To the ever-busy Kana, we inquired about her career as a singer, and her live concert at the Budokan.

Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

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Mar. 9, 2015 13:00

Astonishingly Skilled Girls’ Band 5572320 Reveal MV for “Hanseiki Yuutousei” But Not Their Identity

Astonishingly Skilled Girls’ Band 5572320 Reveal MV for “Hanseiki Yuutousei” But Not Their Identity

Mysterious skilled girls’ rock band 5572320 (read: go go nana ni san ni rei) have appeared out of nowhere to reveal the MV for “Hanseiki Yuutousei” (Half a Century Honor Student) which is scheduled to be released on March 25th.

Mar. 9, 2015 05:00

Junichi Suwabe, Uki Satake, Hiroyuki Yoshino to Attend ‘Space Dandy’ Screening at TAAF 2015

Junichi Suwabe, Uki Satake, Hiroyuki Yoshino to Attend ‘Space Dandy’ Screening at TAAF 2015

A screening and talk event for the TV anime Space Dandy will be held at Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi on March 21.

Mar. 9, 2015 03:00

Hatsune Miku VocaloP Special Feature: ika, Creator of ‘Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru’

In this series, we introduce producers of Hatsune Miku Vocaloid music just in time for Miku Day, March 9! First up is ika.

Mar. 8, 2015 23:42

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Mar. 8, 2015 21:00

Cute! Girls Getting Hit on the Butt with a Baseball Bat: Is This the Birth of a New Landmark in Niigata?!

Cute! Girls Getting Hit on the Butt with a Baseball Bat: Is This the Birth of a New Landmark in Niigata?!

There has been a sudden wave of interest in a photo collection called “Ketsu Bat Girl!” - a collection created in Furumachi, Niigata of girls getting hit on the butt with a baseball bat.

Mar. 8, 2015 15:00

We Asked Everyone! Hatsune Miku Favorite Song Ranking No. 30–21!

We Asked Everyone! Hatsune Miku Favorite Song Ranking No. 30–21!

Tokyo Otaku Mode’s special focus on Hatsune Miku begins today!

Mar. 8, 2015 13:00

These ‘YuYu Hakusho’ Chibi Rubber Mascots Are Too Cute!

These ‘YuYu Hakusho’ Chibi Rubber Mascots Are Too Cute!

Yoshihiro Togashi’s YuYu Hakusho gets chibi rubber mascot series; available in gashapon machines throughout Japan

Mar. 8, 2015 05:00

Japanese Commercial Bonanza! Son Goku! Freeza! Dempagumi! Breakdancing Gachapin?

Japanese Commercial Bonanza! Son Goku! Freeza! Dempagumi! Breakdancing Gachapin?

It’s fairly well known that if you search for “Japanese commercial” on any video site, you are in for hours of amazing entertainment.

Mar. 7, 2015 21:00

Beauty Care Infused with Anime! ‘World Masterpiece Theater’ Joins Unique Face Pack Series!

Beauty Care Infused with Anime! ‘World Masterpiece Theater’ Joins Unique Face Pack Series!

Popular characters Nello and Patrasche from World Masterpiece Theater are now available as “Friend Face Packs.”

Mar. 7, 2015 13:00

Ninja Slayer From Animation Global Streaming, 2016 TV Broadcast Announced!

*Ninja Slayer From Animation* Global Streaming, 2016 TV Broadcast Announced!

Ninja Slayer dashes across the world; streaming to begin spring 2015; anime broadcast slated for 2016

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