Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

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.

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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.

Mar. 12, 2014 01:0024

First Video of Beautiful Assassin Akame from TV Anime Akame ga Kill! Releases

First Video of Beautiful Assassin Akame from TV Anime *Akame ga Kill!* Releases

A TV anime adaptation of the dark fantasy Akame ga Kill! currently serializing in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) is currently in development.

Mar. 11, 2014 23:4451

The Garden of Sinners Original Art Exhibition to Open March 20

*The Garden of Sinners* Original Art Exhibition to Open March 20

Featuring 19 carefully chosen works by illustrator Takashi Takeuchi! Original picture replicas sold at the venue will also be available on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Premium Shop!

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