Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

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!

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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.

Feb. 26, 2014 07:003

Creator Interview: Illustrator Rockin’ Jelly Bean [2/2]

Creator Interview: Illustrator Rockin’ Jelly Bean [2/2]

“As my first art book, I’d say it’s pretty great. I can now die happy (laughs).” - RJB

Feb. 26, 2014 01:005

Create Songs on the Go Using Hatsune Miku’s Voice with the “Singing Keyboard: Pocket Miku”

Create Songs on the Go Using Hatsune Miku’s Voice with the “Singing Keyboard: Pocket Miku”

The “Singing Keyboard: Pocket Miku” (a special supplement to Otona no Kagaku Magazine) will be released on April 3 by Gakken Education Publishing.

Feb. 26, 2014 01:004

Aya Hirano Releases First Full Album in Four Years

Aya Hirano Releases First Full Album in Four Years

Popular singer and voice actress Aya Hirano released her latest album, Vivid, on Feb. 19, 2014.

Feb. 25, 2014 14:001

Vibrant Evangelion Visuals - Hakone Issues Number Plates Locally

Vibrant Evangelion Visuals - Hakone Issues Number Plates Locally

The city of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, which is known as the stage of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, will be taking part in a surprising collaboration with the same movie: the city is planning to introduce Evangelion designs to the number plates it issues.

Feb. 25, 2014 07:001

OVA The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again Blu-ray Box Set Announced

OVA *The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again* Blu-ray Box Set Announced

Since it’s start in 1982, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross has become a hugely successful anime series, with continuous new releases up unto the present day.

Feb. 25, 2014 01:003

Serialization of Sayaka Suwa’s Manga Suteki na Kami-sama Begins in sKILLupper

Serialization of Sayaka Suwa’s Manga *Suteki na Kami-sama* Begins in sKILLupper

A manga by Sayaka Suwa, a widely active illustrator who has created frontispieces for novels and held exhibitions at Shibuya Parco, has begun serialization in sKILLupper.

Feb. 24, 2014 13:007

Creator Interview: Illustrator Rockin’ Jelly Bean [1/2]

Creator Interview: Illustrator Rockin’ Jelly Bean [1/2]

“My favorite inspiration is naked women.” - RJB

Feb. 24, 2014 07:009

A Gathering of All that is Anime! New Otaku Event AnimeJapan 2014 to Be Held in March!

A Gathering of All that is Anime! New Otaku Event AnimeJapan 2014 to Be Held in March!

A new otaku event called AnimeJapan 2014 (AJ2014) will be held for two days from March 22-23.

Feb. 24, 2014 01:004

The Daughter of Evil - Act 1 - Popular Vocaloid Novel Series with Over 1 Million Copies in Print Becomes a Manga

*The Daughter of Evil - Act 1* - Popular Vocaloid Novel Series with Over 1 Million Copies in Print Becomes a Manga

Vocaloid, which was raised up within the music culture, is spreading into yet another area.

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