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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Apr. 27, 2014 07:535

Blue Exorcist Stage Play to Focus on “Awakening the Blue Flame Arc” and “Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc,” Performances to Begin in June

*Blue Exorcist* Stage Play to Focus on “Awakening the Blue Flame Arc” and “Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc,” Performances to Begin in June

Blue Exorcist, a popular manga by Kazue Kato that is currently serialized in the monthly manga magazine Jump Square (Shueisha), is becoming a stage play this year.

Apr. 27, 2014 01:0041

Hatsune Miku to Perform on Lady Gaga’s World Tour, 16 Stops in US Planned

Hatsune Miku to Perform on Lady Gaga’s World Tour, 16 Stops in US Planned

On April 17, it was officially announced that virtual singer Hatsune Miku created by Crypton Future Media will perform during American singer/songwriter Lady Gaga’s upcoming world concert tour.

Apr. 26, 2014 23:462

Mami Appears Before Your Eyes! Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel Virtual Handshake a Big Success

Mami Appears Before Your Eyes! *Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel* Virtual Handshake a Big Success

It’s been over 30 years since Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel first aired, and numerous plans have been made to commemorate the milestone.

Apr. 26, 2014 13:0018

From Madoka Magica Comes Radiant Soul Gems and Dark Orbs

From *Madoka Magica* Comes Radiant Soul Gems and Dark Orbs

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a work that has gained popularity for its unique world. That world is also decorated with many unique items.

Apr. 26, 2014 07:003

Mr. Hublot and 21 Other Works to Screen in CG Animation Category of Short Shorts Film Festival 2014

*Mr. Hublot* and 21 Other Works to Screen in CG Animation Category of Short Shorts Film Festival 2014

The season for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & Asia) has come once again this year.

Apr. 26, 2014 01:001

Haikyū!! and Tower Records Collaborate on Five Special Projects Including Store Opening Announcements to Be Done by Hinata and Kageyama

*Haikyū!!* and Tower Records Collaborate on Five Special Projects Including Store Opening Announcements to Be Done by Hinata and Kageyama

Tower Record’s special anime project “No Anime, No Life” is collaborating with Haikyū!! From April 28 to May 26, five different "Tower Anime Haikyū!!” special collaborative projects are set to take place.

Apr. 25, 2014 13:005

Six of Japan’s Greatest Idol Groups to Perform at Kawaii Pop Fes in Hong Kong!

Six of Japan’s Greatest Idol Groups to Perform at Kawaii Pop Fes in Hong Kong!

The event “Zepp Live Presents Kawaii Pop Fes by @JAM” will be held on June 28 and 29 at Music Zone, KITEC, Hong Kong.

Apr. 25, 2014 07:009

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

A Primer on Custom Dolls Beginning with Pullip: Connecting Hearts Through Love

How does one enjoy dolls? Let’s take a close look at the worldwide popular doll series Pullip!

Apr. 25, 2014 01:002

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Japacon TV #13: Part 3 Introduction

Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This episode is themed after collaborations between anime production companies, creators, and the commercial industry. Continuing from Part 2, we will introduce the collaborative Next A-Class commercial created by Mercedes-Benz, Production I.G, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Apr. 24, 2014 14:006

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

*Magic Knight Rayearth* Mokona Prizes to Release in Late April

Magic Knight Rayearth (original author: Clamp) is a series that was serialized in Kodansha’s shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi in the 1990s, and it was even adapted into an anime.

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