Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

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.

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!

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?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Nov. 22, 2013 07:005

Magical Warfare TV Anime Set to Begin Broadcasting in January 2014, Mamoru Miyano Chosen to Voice Main Character

Magical Warfare TV Anime Set to Begin Broadcasting in January 2014, Mamoru Miyano Chosen to Voice Main Character

The previously announced anime adaptation of Hisashi Suzuki’s light novel Magical Warfare is finally drawing near.

Nov. 22, 2013 01:005

Sakura Trick to Begin Broadcasting in January, Additional Cast Members and First Key Visual Revealed

Sakura Trick to Begin Broadcasting in January, Additional Cast Members and First Key Visual Revealed

The anime Sakura Trick will begin broadcasting in January.

Nov. 21, 2013 13:0013

SoniAni - Super Sonico the Animation Broadcast to Begin Next January

SoniAni - Super Sonico the Animation Broadcast to Begin Next January

Nitroplus’ live mascot girl, Super Sonico, is picking up buzz thanks to the unthinkable decision to create a TV anime based on her.

Nov. 21, 2013 07:006

Patema Inverted to Release in North America via GKIDS

Patema Inverted to Release in North America via GKIDS

Since its release in Japan on Nov. 9, Patema Inverted has created a huge stir among movie fans and anime fans alike.

Nov. 21, 2013 01:006

Danganronpa World is Held in Namja Town!

Danganronpa World is Held in Namja Town!

From Sept. 21 to Nov. 17, the event “Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload in Namja Town” was held in the Namja Town indoor theme park in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Nov. 20, 2013 15:003

Kick-Heart, the Short-Length Animation That Has Caused a Stir at Film Festivals All Over the World, Comes to Blu-Ray!

Kick-Heart, the Short-Length Animation That Has Caused a Stir at Film Festivals All Over the World, Comes to Blu-Ray!

Masaaki Yuasa is a director who has frequently received awards for many of his works including The Tatami Galaxy and Mind Game. Now, his newest work, Kick-Heart, is coming to Blu-ray.

Nov. 20, 2013 12:0021

WeLoveFine’s Hatsune Miku Fan Design Contest Winners Revealed!

WeLoveFine’s Hatsune Miku Fan Design Contest Winners Revealed!

The winners of the Hatsune Miku Fan Design Contest were just recently announced, and TOM was excited to be part of the judging process for the first time.

Nov. 20, 2013 08:0017

Life-Size Figures of Lelouch and C.C. Set Up in Front of Bellesalle Akihabara

Life-Size Figures of Lelouch and C.C. Set Up in Front of Bellesalle Akihabara

On Nov. 13, life-size figures of the characters Lelouch and C.C. from the series Code Geass appeared in front of Bellesalle Akihabara.

Nov. 20, 2013 01:414

First Fan Disc for The New Prince of Tennis to Release on Christmas Day

First Fan Disc for The New Prince of Tennis to Release on Christmas Day

The fan disc The New Prince of Tennis DVD Fan Disc - Be a Rival and Friend that combines the charm and passion of the anime The New Prince of Tennis will be released on Dec. 25.

Nov. 19, 2013 13:002

Doraemon to Appear in His First 3D CG Film! New Doraemon Film to Release Next Summer

Doraemon to Appear in His First 3D CG Film! New Doraemon Film to Release Next Summer

Doraemon is not only Fujio F. Fujiko’s representative work, but is also well known as an anime. Next summer, the series’ first 3D CG animated film will be released. That film is titled Stand By Me Doraemon.

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