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.

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

You’ll find this kind of orchestra in Japan! A look at JAGMO, an orchestra that plays symphonic arrangements of music from popular Japanese games.

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Mar. 1, 2014 13:001

New PV Releases for Wild Adapter OVA Completely Supervised by Original Author Kazuya Minekura

New PV Releases for *Wild Adapter* OVA Completely Supervised by Original Author Kazuya Minekura

An OVA will be released for Wild Adapter by Kazuya Minekura, a manga artist well known for the Saiyuki series.

Mar. 1, 2014 07:000

Giovanni’s Island to Participate in New York International Children’s Film Festival Competition

*Giovanni’s Island* to Participate in New York International Children’s Film Festival Competition

Giovanni’s Island, an anime movie that depicts a post-WWII drama taking place on the southern Kuril Islands, was released to theaters Japan-wide on Feb. 22.

Feb. 28, 2014 13:004

Trailer Finally Releases for Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2: Shikon Sōkyū! How Will the Story End for the Warring Shinsengumi and Oni?

Trailer Finally Releases for *Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2: Shikon Sōkyū*! How Will the Story End for the Warring Shinsengumi and Oni?

Since it’s release in 2008, the Hakuōki series of Shinsengumi-themed adventure games intended for females has acquired tremendous support.

Feb. 28, 2014 07:0021

A Collaboration Between Macross F and Robotics! Life-Size VF-25 Appears at Tokyo Skytree!

A Collaboration Between *Macross F* and Robotics! Life-Size VF-25 Appears at Tokyo Skytree!

A life-size model of the variable fighter Valkyrie VF-25F debuts at Tokyo Skytree!

Feb. 28, 2014 01:004

Mushishi: Zoku-Shō to Begin Airing on Tokyo MX and Other Networks in April

*Mushishi: Zoku-Shō* to Begin Airing on Tokyo MX and Other Networks in April

The channels to broadcast Mushishi: Zoku-Shō beginning this April have been decided. The anime will broadcast on Tokyo MX, GTV, Tochigi TV, ABC, and BS11.

Feb. 27, 2014 13:002

New Visual of Kikaider Reboot Shows an Asymmetrical Kikaider, Daisuke Ban Also to Appear in Movie

New Visual of *Kikaider Reboot* Shows an Asymmetrical Kikaider, Daisuke Ban Also to Appear in Movie

Shotaro Ishinomori’s special-effects TV drama Android Kikaider that began in 1972 is getting a reboot 40 years later.

Feb. 27, 2014 07:005

A Moe Character Born from Coffee Milk - Yukiko-tan Project Comes to a Climax! Free Download of 3D Figure Data & Goods Release in Hokkaido!

A Moe Character Born from Coffee Milk - Yukiko-tan Project Comes to a Climax! Free Download of 3D Figure Data & Goods Release in Hokkaido!

Yukijirushi, a mainstay in the Japanese dairy industry, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its popular product Yukijirushi Coffee in 2013 and began a project called “Our Yukiko-tan Project” for creating an official brand character.

Feb. 26, 2014 13:002

This is the Next Generation of Metal Gear - Gameplay Impressions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

This is the Next Generation of *Metal Gear* - Gameplay Impressions of *Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes*

Konami will release its PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on March 20.

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