Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Production on TV Anime *Show By Rock!!* Announced

From Sanrio! A TV anime themed after a rock band will begin its late-night broadcast in 2015!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

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!

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May. 3, 2014 07:0011

First New Serialization from Hiro Mashima in Five Years to Begin in Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine

First New Serialization from Hiro Mashima in Five Years to Begin in *Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine*

The rebooted TV anime Fairy Tail began broadcasting in April. Fans are casting an enthusiastic gaze on the anime due to it being the first new TV anime for the series in about a year.

May. 3, 2014 01:003

Kuroko’s Basketball Doujinshi Event “Kuroket” to Be Held By Comic Market Preparatory Committee

*Kuroko’s Basketball* Doujinshi Event “Kuroket” to Be Held By Comic Market Preparatory Committee

The Comic Market Preparatory Committee announced that on March 29, 2015, it will hold the event Kuroket which focuses on the popular manga Kuroko’s Basketball.

May. 2, 2014 13:002

MimimemeMIMI’s New Song “Say-You” Ties in with Game Atelier Shallie

MimimemeMIMI’s New Song “Say-You” Ties in with Game *Atelier Shallie*

New information has been announced regarding the two-person unit MimimemeMIMI comprised of singer/songwriter Yuka and illustrator Chamooi.

May. 2, 2014 04:0031

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [1/2]

Shocking! Kotobukiya Akihabara - A Shop for Otaku [1/2]

An array of richly varied, official products! TOM reporter Kyoka stops in!

May. 2, 2014 03:5141

Only One in the World? We Try Out An Ice Cream Vending Machine that Let’s You Dance with an Idol!

Only One in the World? We Try Out An Ice Cream Vending Machine that Let’s You Dance with an Idol!

Seventeen Ice, one of Japan’s most popular ice cream brands, has collaborated with popular idol Ayami Mutou!

May. 2, 2014 01:00163

The Female Titan Appears?! This Romanian Makeup Artist’s Titan Makeup is Amazing!

The Female Titan Appears?! This Romanian Makeup Artist’s Titan Makeup is Amazing!

We bring to you an interview with Romanian makeup artist Florea Flavia who blew up on Facebook for her Female Titan makeup.

May. 1, 2014 13:005

Cast Announced for New Sailor Moon Anime - Kotono Mitsuishi Once Again Voicing Usagi Tsukino

Cast Announced for New *Sailor Moon* Anime - Kotono Mitsuishi Once Again Voicing Usagi Tsukino

At a special Sailor Moon stage event held on April 27 during Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 at Makuhari Messe, the cast was announced for the new anime Sailor Moon Crystal that will begin airing on Nico Nico Live and around the world this July.

May. 1, 2014 11:43102

Labomen from All Over the World, Assemble! All Fan Art Will Reach the Steins Gate in the “STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest”

Labomen from All Over the World, Assemble! All Fan Art Will Reach the Steins Gate in the “STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest”

STEINS;GATE has already acquired many fans from all over the world. The game first released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. It picked up a large backing from the beginning and developed into a wide range of media including spin-off games, anime, and comics. It is a monumental work that has captured fans not just in Japan, but worldwide.

May. 1, 2014 07:002

Monster Hunter Frontier G Collaborates with Attack on Titan, Infinite Stratos, Thermae Romae, and Others

*Monster Hunter Frontier G* Collaborates with *Attack on Titan*, *Infinite Stratos*, *Thermae Romae*, and Others

On April 23, Capcom rolled out the large-scale update GG for its popular game Monster Hunter Frontier G.

May. 1, 2014 01:003

Magimoji Rurumo Anime Adaptation Greenlit - Wataru Watanabe’s Original Magical Comedy to Arrive in July

*Magimoji Rurumo* Anime Adaptation Greenlit - Wataru Watanabe’s Original Magical Comedy to Arrive in July

Popular manga artist Wataru Watanabe’s representative work Magimoji Rurumo is becoming an anime.

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