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!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Aug. 19, 2014 13:0017

Tablet Maker Wacom, the Forefront of Digital Drawing

Tablet Maker Wacom, the Forefront of Digital Drawing

Wacom is currently releasing videos of famous creators in Japan drawing digitally for a digital drawing campaign.

Aug. 19, 2014 07:003

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid TV Anime Greenlit, Official Site Opens

*Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid* TV Anime Greenlit, Official Site Opens

A new TV anime series is in the works for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, which has received tremendous support from anime fans. Production on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid was announced on Aug. 15.

Aug. 19, 2014 01:001

Popular My Melody Cafe in Shibuya Parco Takes on Kuromi!

Popular My Melody Cafe in Shibuya Parco Takes on Kuromi!

A cafe themed after the Sanrio character My Melody called My Melody Cafe is open now at The Guest Cafe & Diner in Shibuya Parco 1.

Aug. 18, 2014 13:000

Ganba no Bouken HD Remaster Releases on Blu-ray Box Set, Includes All Episodes and Two Movies

*Ganba no Bouken* HD Remaster Releases on Blu-ray Box Set, Includes All Episodes and Two Movies

Ganba no Bouken, a TV anime series that was broadcasted in a total of 26 episodes in 1975, has now been revived in the form of new video.

Aug. 18, 2014 08:161

Knights of Sidonia Tsugumori Takeoff Scene Brought to Life in 360° VR Via New Oculus Rift DK2

*Knights of Sidonia* Tsugumori Takeoff Scene Brought to Life in 360° VR Via New Oculus Rift DK2

The Tsugumori takeoff scene as seen in the sci-fi anime Knights of Sidonia can now be experienced using the latest virtual reality Oculus Rift headset.

Aug. 18, 2014 01:008

Latest PV for The Irregular at Magic Highschool: Out of Order Features Main Character Battles Scenes and 3-Part Gameplay System Explanation

Latest PV for *The Irregular at Magic Highschool: Out of Order* Features Main Character Battles Scenes and 3-Part Gameplay System Explanation

On Aug. 11, the newest PV for the PS Vita game The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order, planned to release Oct. 30, was made public by Bandai Namco Games.

Aug. 17, 2014 13:005

Popular Sneaker Bunko Work The Testament of Sister New Devil Getting TV Anime in 2015

Popular Sneaker Bunko Work *The Testament of Sister New Devil* Getting TV Anime in 2015

The popular Sneaker Bunko light novel The Testament of Sister New Devil is becoming a TV anime to broadcast in 2015.

Aug. 17, 2014 07:004

Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji to Begin Broadcasting in October on Tokyo MX and Other Networks

*Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji* to Begin Broadcasting in October on Tokyo MX and Other Networks

Ayuko Hatta’s popular manga Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji that is currently serializing in the shoujo manga magazine Bessatsu Margaret is becoming a TV anime.

Aug. 17, 2014 01:223

A Collection of Kuroko’s Basketball Goods in Shinjuku, Chara Pop Store Opens for a Limited Time

A Collection of *Kuroko’s Basketball* Goods in Shinjuku, Chara Pop Store Opens for a Limited Time

A specialty shop for Kuroko’s Basketball, which is picking up attention due to the decision to begin production on Season 3 of the TV anime, will be opening in Shinjuku Marui Annex in Tokyo.

Aug. 16, 2014 13:006

Strobe Edge Becoming Live-Action Film Starring Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura to Release in March 2015

*Strobe Edge* Becoming Live-Action Film Starring Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura to Release in March 2015

A live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka’s bestselling manga Strobe Edge has been announced. The film stars the extremely talented Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura, and it will release in March 2015.

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