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. 14, 2014 13:003

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine Releases on Same Day as Print Version

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of *Bessatsu Shonen Magazine* Releases on Same Day as Print Version

On April 9, a digital version of Kodansha’s popular monthly manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine began.

Apr. 14, 2014 07:0013

Character Visual Released for Live-Action Lupin III Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Character Visual Released for Live-Action *Lupin III* Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Monkey Punch’s popular manga Lupin III is becoming a live-action film that will release in theaters countrywide in Japan on Aug. 30, 2014.

Apr. 14, 2014 01:006

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Apr. 13, 2014 13:005

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Apr. 13, 2014 09:002

Haikyū!! Humongous Advertisement Illustrations Release in Six Cities, PV Also Releases

*Haikyū!!* Humongous Advertisement Illustrations Release in Six Cities, PV Also Releases

The Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) volleyball manga Haikyū!! has become an anime that is broadcasting during the spring season.

Apr. 13, 2014 01:006

Cover Album of Songs by Overseas Music Divas Sung by Hatsune Miku to Release

Cover Album of Songs by Overseas Music Divas Sung by Hatsune Miku to Release

The release of a mini album of house covers of slightly nostalgic hits from the 2000s by Jennifer Lopez, Melanie C., and other overseas divas sung by Vocaloid Hatsune Miku has been announced.

Apr. 12, 2014 19:001

Space Brothers Manga Exhibit: Replicas and Original Illustrations

Space Brothers Manga Exhibit: Replicas and Original Illustrations

Popular Japanese manga “Space Brothers,” depicting a story about two brothers dreaming of becoming astronauts together, will hold its first large scale exhibit.

Apr. 12, 2014 13:003

Pop Idol Story: Wake Up, Girls! Episodes 9-12 Recap

Pop Idol Story: *Wake Up, Girls!* Episodes 9-12 Recap

We bring you a recap of Wake Up Girls! (WUG), which recently had its final episode.

Apr. 12, 2014 01:0022

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Apr. 11, 2014 13:000

Dayan Anime Adaptation to Begin Broadcasting in April, Special Discussion Between Akiko Ikeda and Sumi Shimamoto Published in May Issue of Moe

*Dayan* Anime Adaptation to Begin Broadcasting in April, Special Discussion Between Akiko Ikeda and Sumi Shimamoto Published in May Issue of *Moe*

A short anime adaptation of Dayan, which was born from Wachifield in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, is in the works.

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