Exclusive Interview with the Founder of MyAnimeList, a Colossal Site with 120 Million Monthly PVs

Fans who love anime are no doubt very familiar with the name MyAnimeList (MAL). Even in Japan, we use database sites for those times when we can’t figure out which anime we should watch next.

Possibly the Quickest Interview in the World!? Keiji Inafune and Eiko Tanaka on the “RED ASH” Kickstarter Project

On July 4 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, prominent Japanese game creator Keiji Inafune, known for his popular titles Mega Man and Onimusha, announced an exciting new Kickstarter project titled Red Ash.

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA As the Main Act!!

Momoiro Clover Z Will Perform at ANIME EXPO 2015 in LA

Masterpieces of the Past Lined Up! “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” Exhibit

On June 24 in Nogizaka in Tokyo, an exhibition for otaku called “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” started. The large-scale exhibit is being held in the wide-open space of the National Art Center. It’s open until Aug. 31.

TOM Attends E3 2015: Photo and Video Report

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is an annual event held in the Los Angeles Convention Center that celebrates the latest announcements in the gaming industry.

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 2

Have you decided what anime you’ll be watching this summer? We’ve gathered trailers, so be sure to check them out!!

2015 Summer Season Anime Trailer Roundup Part 1

Hey everyone, enjoying your anime life? It’s almost summer! Summer is the season of new anime! Accordingly, we’ve put together some of the trailers for the anime series which will be starting in July.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [2/2]

Acting in countless anime titles, receiving fanatic support from her fans—that is Kana Hanazawa. Currently, Kana is playing an active role in the music industry. Following the discussion about her thoughts on the live concert at the Budokan, we inquire about her 3rd album, Blue Avenue, and her personal life.

Interview: Square Enix’s New Studio - Thoughts on New RPG Project

At E3, held in the United States, Square Enix Holdings made a surprise announcement about the establishment of a new studio. This time, President and Representative Director of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda, and Director of the new studio, Atsushi Hashimoto, have agreed to an exclusive interview with TOM.

Interview: Kana Hanazawa [1/2]

Currently, singer and voice actress Kana Hanazawa is playing an active role in the music industry. To the ever-busy Kana, we inquired about her career as a singer, and her live concert at the Budokan.

Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

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Feb. 28, 2015 21:00

Popular Manga Artist Hiro Mashima Draws Jack Bauer from ‘24’

Popular Manga Artist Hiro Mashima Draws Jack Bauer from ‘24’

The newest season in the astonishingly popular drama series 24, 24: Live Another Day, will finally be released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on March 4.

Feb. 28, 2015 13:00

Neo Graphic Sailor Uniforms - Sailor Uniforms with Graphics Printed on Them

Neo Graphic Sailor Uniforms - Sailor Uniforms with Graphics Printed on Them

Clearstone has announced it will release “Neo Graphic Sailor Uniforms,” sailor uniforms with trendy graphics printed on the collars and skirt. They are priced at 7,990 yen (plus tax).

Feb. 28, 2015 05:00

Popular Mystery Novel Gets Anime Adaptation!!

Popular Mystery Novel Gets Anime Adaptation!!

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, a mystery novel with 600,000 copies sold, gets anime adaptation

Feb. 27, 2015 21:00

Runners Get Cheered on By Life-Size Ingram Guarding Tokyo Marathon

Runners Get Cheered on By Life-Size Ingram Guarding Tokyo Marathon

The central mecha AV-98 Ingram from The Next Generation: Patlabor made an appearance at Tokyo Marathon 2015, held on Feb. 22.

Feb. 27, 2015 13:00

Lovers of Hello-Kitty and All Things ‘Kawaii’ Assemble! Hello Kitty-themed Cakes will be Released for Hina Matsuri in March!

Lovers of Hello-Kitty and All Things ‘Kawaii’ Assemble! Hello Kitty-themed Cakes will be Released for Hina Matsuri in March!

‘Patisserie Moncher’, which is famous for its Dojima Roll, is set to release some special limited edition cakes perfect for the Hina Matsuri (Japanese Doll Festival)!

Feb. 27, 2015 05:00

Pop and Conquer Them! 100,000 Slimes Appear on Massive Bubble Wrap in Shinjuku Station

Pop and Conquer Them! 100,000 Slimes Appear on Massive Bubble Wrap in Shinjuku Station

To promote the release of the new game Dragon Quest Heroes: Yamiryuu to Sekaiju no Shiro, for a 1-week period between Feb. 23 and March 1, a poster with the theme “Battle to Defeat the 100,000 Slimes in Shinjuku” was unveiled within Shinjuku Station of the Tokyo metro.

Feb. 27, 2015 02:00

Don’t Miss This New Alpacasso Series!!

Don’t Miss This New Alpacasso Series!!

A new sherbert-colored line has been announced for the best-selling Alpacasso series. Those who haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?!

Feb. 26, 2015 21:00

An Art Book of That Good-Looking Character is Coming Out!!

An Art Book of That Good-Looking Character is Coming Out!!

Kaworu Nagisa Photo Book set to release April 10; enjoy 64 full-color pages of the cool guy

Feb. 26, 2015 13:00

Bones Producing Popular Series from ‘Monthly LaLa - ‘Akagami no Shirayukihime’ Anime Adaptation to Broadcast in Summer 2015

Bones Producing Popular Series from ‘Monthly LaLa - ‘Akagami no Shirayukihime’ Anime Adaptation to Broadcast in Summer 2015

The popular manga Akagami no Shirayukihime from Hakusensha’s Monthly LaLa is getting a TV anime.

Feb. 26, 2015 05:00

Popular Doujin Work from Comiket Will Be Adapted into a Musical Called ‘Aoharu Tetsudo’

Popular Doujin Work from Comiket Will Be Adapted into a Musical Called ‘Aoharu Tetsudo’

Serialized in webcomic magazine ComicWalker, Aoharu Tetsudo, a manga that turns train lines into humans, will be adapted into a musical.

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