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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Sep. 2, 2014 01:001

Swarovski Crystals Shining in Five Colors! Sailor Moon Crystal Brooch Pendant for Fall and Winter Fashion

Swarovski Crystals Shining in Five Colors! *Sailor Moon Crystal* Brooch Pendant for Fall and Winter Fashion

Sailor Moon Crystal has been broadcasting on Nico Nico Douga since July 2014. Now, a pendant that is based on Sailor Moon’s brooch in this new anime will be released as part of an accessory line called “Crystal Make Up Jewelry.”

Sep. 1, 2014 13:001

Anime Greenlit for Seraph of the End, Popular Manga Serialized in Jump SQ

Anime Greenlit for *Seraph of the End*, Popular Manga Serialized in *Jump SQ*

The popular manga Seraph of the End serializing in Jump SQ (Shueisha) is becoming an anime. The first information regarding this was announced on the official Jump SQ site on Aug. 28.

Sep. 1, 2014 07:0033

Attack on Titan and KanColle Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

*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.

Sep. 1, 2014 02:1453

The Beginner's Guide to Japanese Part 4: Kanji Study Tips

The Beginner's Guide to Japanese Part 4: Kanji Study Tips

Did you ever have difficulty studying kanji? Did you ever want to bypass the “kanji-wall”? Introducing to you the fourth article in our Beginner’s Guide to Japanese series: Mnemonic Kanji!

Sep. 1, 2014 01:006

Original Anime by Naoki Hisaya and QP:flapper - Sora no Method Broadcast Details Announced

Original Anime by Naoki Hisaya and QP:flapper - *Sora no Method* Broadcast Details Announced

The TV anime Sora no Method will begin broadcasting this fall. Now, new information has been revealed. Sora no Method is an original anime being created by original planner and screenplay writer Naoki Hisaya and character planner QP:flapper.

Sep. 1, 2014 01:0020

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

“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).

Aug. 31, 2014 13:003

A Pokémon Battle for the 20-Somethings: Pokkén Tournament Set for a 2015 Arcade Release

A Pokémon Battle for the 20-Somethings: *Pokkén Tournament* Set for a 2015 Arcade Release

The Pokémon franchise, which began as a video game in 1996, has now spawned into various anime series, manga series, countless character goods, and more. It’s a phenomenon that’s become incredibly popularity not just within Japan, but abroad as well.

Aug. 31, 2014 07:006

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Breaks Through 2 Million Copies Sold Worldwide, Finds Especially High Popularity Overseas

*Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3* Breaks Through 2 Million Copies Sold Worldwide, Finds Especially High Popularity Overseas

Today (Aug. 28), Bandai Namco Games announced that its ninja action game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, which released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 18, 2013, has broken through 2 million total copies sold worldwide.

Aug. 31, 2014 01:002

All-New Movie Initial D Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

All-New Movie *Initial D* Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

New Initial D the Movie: Legend 1 - Awakening has gotten off to a great start since its countrywide release in Japan on Aug. 23.

Aug. 30, 2014 13:002

Final Fantasy Explorers to Release on Dec. 18, First Bonus to Be Download Code for Quest to Obtain Onion Knight Equipment

*Final Fantasy Explorers* to Release on Dec. 18, First Bonus to Be Download Code for Quest to Obtain Onion Knight Equipment

Today, Aug. 25, Square Enix announced the release date of the Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers to be Dec. 18. The package version will cost 5,800 yen and the download version will cost 4,500 yen (Both prices exclude tax.).

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