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. 24, 2014 01:004

Stand By Me Doraemon Theme Song is a Ballad by Motohiro Hata

*Stand By Me Doraemon* Theme Song is a Ballad by Motohiro Hata

Doraemon, a national series of Japan, is becoming a 3D CG animated film for the first time in the series’ history.

Apr. 23, 2014 13:0065

The Results Are In! Ota-Q “What Anime Made You Cry While Watching it?” As Expected, the Top Ranked Tearjerker is…

The Results Are In! Ota-Q “What Anime Made You Cry While Watching it?” As Expected, the Top Ranked Tearjerker is…

The aggregate results of the Ota-Q held on the TOM Facebook page between Jan. 5-11 are finally in!

Apr. 23, 2014 07:002

Sailor Moon Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

*Sailor Moon* Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

Banpresto has launched its new brand aimed at adult females called Girls Memories and announced on April 17 that the first round of arcade prizes for the brand will be based on Sailor Moon.

Apr. 23, 2014 06:041

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014 took place in Anaheim, California near Disneyland from April 18 to April 20.

Apr. 23, 2014 01:002

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

This year, Gosho Aoyama’s popular manga Detective Conan is welcoming its 20th year since it began serialization. Many commemorative projects are popping up one after the next, but one that cannot be missed is happening during Golden Week at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

Apr. 22, 2014 13:003

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

Apr. 22, 2014 07:005

Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary Main Theme Song to Be Created by X Japan’s Yoshiki

*Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary* Main Theme Song to Be Created by X Japan’s Yoshiki

Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary, a theatrical movie adaptation to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Masami Kurumada’s hugely popular Saint Seiya, will have a countrywide roadshow release in Japan on June 21.

Apr. 22, 2014 01:006

Dream Collaboration between Rurouni Kenshin and Kumamon, Special Straps Included with Advance Tickets

Dream Collaboration between *Rurouni Kenshin* and Kumamon, Special Straps Included with Advance Tickets

As a special bonus, collaborative Kumamon straps will be included in advance tickets for Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire/The End of a Legend, sales of which will begin in Japan on May 3.

Apr. 21, 2014 13:000

BAPE × Snoopy at Isetan for both Adults and Children

BAPE × Snoopy at Isetan for both Adults and Children

A BATHING APE (BAPE) presents a special collection in collaboration with PEANUTS.

Apr. 21, 2014 07:001

“Cup no Fuchiko” by Tanaka Katsuki at Isetan Shinjuku

“Cup no Fuchiko” by Tanaka Katsuki at Isetan Shinjuku

The pop-up “LOVE LAB with Tanaka Katsuki” was held on the 3rd floor of Isetan Shinjuku, until Apr 15.

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