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. 11, 2014 12:000

Second Japan Expo USA to Be Held from Aug. 22-24, Venue Changes to San Mateo

Second Japan Expo USA to Be Held from Aug. 22-24, Venue Changes to San Mateo

Japan Expo is a Japan pop culture event hugely popular in France that made headlines for crossing over to America last year. The American version, titled Japan Expo USA, will be held again this year in August.

Mar. 11, 2014 05:004

Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke 2 Second Video Messages from Voice Cast Release, Check Out Messages from Misato Fukuen and Minami Takayama

*Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke 2* Second Video Messages from Voice Cast Release, Check Out Messages from Misato Fukuen and Minami Takayama

On March 6, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia released “Voice Cast Video Message - No. 2” on the official site of its upcoming game Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke 2 to release this summer.

Mar. 10, 2014 22:0028

Focus: Overcoming Sadness and Facing Forward - By Your Side Independently Produced Video with Tohoku Earthquake Motif to Release

Focus: Overcoming Sadness and Facing Forward - By Your Side Independently Produced Video with Tohoku Earthquake Motif to Release

A heartrending, must-see story! A collaboration work by song diva Sade and animator Tsuneo Gouda titled By Your Side is born under charity project Zapuni.

Mar. 10, 2014 19:0011

Good Smile Company Announces Scale Figure of Frau Koujiro from Robotics;Notes

Good Smile Company Announces Scale Figure of Frau Koujiro from *Robotics;Notes*

During Winter Wonder Festival 2014, Tokyo Otaku Mode took the time to cover the con, while capturing stunning photos of high-quality scale figures.

Mar. 10, 2014 13:0011

Seven Works Nominated for 2013 Anime of the Year, Grand Prix Winners to be Announced on March 22

Seven Works Nominated for 2013 Anime of the Year, Grand Prix Winners to be Announced on March 22

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival Executive Committee and the Association of Japanese Animations have announced seven nominees for Anime of the Year at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014.

Mar. 10, 2014 07:006

Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 Outline Announced, Attack on Titan and To Love-Ru Interactive Areas to Be Included

Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 Outline Announced, *Attack on Titan* and *To Love-Ru* Interactive Areas to Be Included

The Nico Nico Douga event Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 will be held on April 26 and 27 at Makuhari Messe.

Mar. 10, 2014 01:0011

TOM Special Creator Mattsun Creates Latte Art in Real-Time!

TOM Special Creator Mattsun Creates Latte Art in Real-Time!

Totoro, Goku, Jigglypuff! Mattsun created tons of latte art by request!

Mar. 9, 2014 19:003

Kadokawa Launches Free, All-You-Can-Read Service ComicWalker in Three Languages

Kadokawa Launches Free, All-You-Can-Read Service ComicWalker in Three Languages

The comprehensive entertainment company Kadokawa––which covers publishing, videos, and more––is launching a new service in the realm of manga.

Mar. 9, 2014 13:0017

The Master Will Not Stop - An Interview with Katsuhiro Otomo at the Opening of His Poster Exhibit [2/2]

The Master Will Not Stop - An Interview with Katsuhiro Otomo at the Opening of His Poster Exhibit [2/2]

"I’m sitting on a number of new project ideas." - Katsuhiro Otomo

Mar. 9, 2014 07:001

Monster Hunter 4 and “Gatsun, to Grapefruit” Collab Iced Treat to Release on March 18

*Monster Hunter 4* and “Gatsun, to Grapefruit” Collab Iced Treat to Release on March 18

Introducing the first collaboration iced treat between Monster Hunter 4 × “Gatsun, to Grapefruit”!!

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