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. 8, 2014 13:000

Gatchaman Collaborates with Web Anime Ponkotsu Quest - Short Releases on Blu-ray and DVD

*Gatchaman* Collaborates with Web Anime *Ponkotsu Quest* - Short Releases on Blu-ray and DVD

The Blu-ray and the DVD of the 2014 live-action film version of Gatchaman was released on March 5.

Mar. 8, 2014 07:002

Sebastian Masuda’s First One-Man Exhibit in New York Finally Opens to Huge Acclaim

Sebastian Masuda’s First One-Man Exhibit in New York Finally Opens to Huge Acclaim

The widely active Sebastian Masuda––a leader of Harajuku’s kawaii culture, art director, and producer of 6% Dokidoki––has begun his first one-man exhibit, titled “‘Colorful Rebellion’ - Seventh Nightmare,” in New York City.

Mar. 8, 2014 01:005

Good Morning America to Cheer on the Fight Against Majin Buu in New ED for Dragon Ball Kai to Begin in April

Good Morning America to Cheer on the Fight Against Majin Buu in New ED for *Dragon Ball Kai* to Begin in April

A big supporter has appeared for the Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Kai that will begin airing on Fuji TV and other networks on April 6.

Mar. 7, 2014 15:0311

Admire 105 Unique Works of Art from 100 Famous Eshi from Japan

Admire 105 Unique Works of Art from 100 Famous Eshi from Japan

Currently, Japanese anime culture is popular and widespread among the youth in Vietnam. Prominent in the anime culture, an eshi exhibition that has been held in many countries will come to Vietnam in early March 2014.

Mar. 7, 2014 13:000

Imagine Your Favorite Characters However You’d Like! Yowamushi Pedal Characters Appear in New Series “Mousou Note”!

Imagine Your Favorite Characters However You’d Like! *Yowamushi Pedal* Characters Appear in New Series “Mousou Note”!

From the boys’ toy division of Bandai comes a new series called “Mousou Note” (lit. “Imagination Notebook”) in which “you can imagine your favorite characters however you’d like”!

Mar. 7, 2014 07:000

Real Bucket Tote from the Anime Silver Spoon to Release as Made-to-Order Product

Real Bucket Tote from the Anime *Silver Spoon* to Release as Made-to-Order Product

A completely made-to-order real bucket tote bag themed after Yezo Agricultural High School, the stage for the anime Silver Spoon (original author: Hiromu Arakawa / published in Weekly Shonen Sunday), will be released as a triple collaboration product between Akujidou and Animation Addict Store.

Mar. 7, 2014 01:001

Sabagebu! TV Anime Greenlit, Newest Information to Be Announced at AnimeJapan 2014

*Sabagebu!* TV Anime Greenlit, Newest Information to Be Announced at AnimeJapan 2014

Sabagebu!, a comedic manga of high school girls enjoying survival games as their club activity, is becoming an anime.

Mar. 6, 2014 12:0015

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster Exhibit: Discover How the Artist’s Visions of the Future Continue to Inspire the Present [1/2]

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster Exhibit: Discover How the Artist’s Visions of the Future Continue to Inspire the Present [1/2]

On Feb. 28, Katsuhiro Otomo’s poster exhibit “’Posters’ - Otomo Katsuhiro × Graphic Design” opened to the public. The exhibit features approximately 50 different pieces including artwork from Akira and collaborative advertisements.

Mar. 6, 2014 07:004

One Week Friends to Begin Broadcasting on Tokyo MX and Other Stations on April 6, Second PV Releases

*One Week Friends* to Begin Broadcasting on Tokyo MX and Other Stations on April 6, Second PV Releases

The broadcast schedule for the anime One Week Friends to begin in April has been cemented.

Mar. 6, 2014 01:1018

A 60-Meter-Class Life-Size Colossal Titan Appears - Attack on Titan Projection Mapping in Kawasaki

A 60-Meter-Class Life-Size Colossal Titan Appears - *Attack on Titan* Projection Mapping in Kawasaki

Since the release of the manga in 2009, a huge movement has been stirred up in the anime, game, and music scenes by Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan series.

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