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!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

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Jul. 5, 2014 13:004

A Full Lineup of Popular Characters! Sanrio Character Ranking Cafe Opens for a Limited Time!

A Full Lineup of Popular Characters! Sanrio Character Ranking Cafe Opens for a Limited Time!

In celebration of the currently ongoing 29th Sanrio Character Ranking, a cafe has opened in Omotesando, Harajuku.

Jul. 5, 2014 07:002

World Premiere of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: SC English Dubbed Version to Be Held in Los Angeles at Anime Expo

World Premiere of *JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: SC* English Dubbed Version to Be Held in Los Angeles at Anime Expo

An English dubbed version has been made of the TV anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, which continues to be a huge hit even in Japan. It has been announced that the world premiere of this version will be held in Los Angeles, U.S.

Jul. 5, 2014 01:0022

Ota-Q survey: What Japanese anime are you looking forward to for the summer season? The results are in!

Ota-Q survey: What Japanese anime are you looking forward to for the summer season? The results are in!

What summer anime are otaku worldwide looking forward to? Let’s first take a look at the rankings!

Jul. 4, 2014 22:432

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

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.

Jul. 4, 2014 13:005

Hyrule Warriors Fifth Gameplay Video Releases - See First Original Character, Sorceress Lana, in Action

*Hyrule Warriors* Fifth Gameplay Video Releases - See First Original Character, Sorceress Lana, in Action

On July 1, Tecmo Koei Games released the fifth gameplay video for its upcoming Wii U game Hyrule Warriors to release on Aug. 14.

Jul. 4, 2014 07:0049

Cool Nekomimi Headphones Are Here! Share Music With Nekomimi Loaded with Speakers!

Cool Nekomimi Headphones Are Here! Share Music With Nekomimi Loaded with Speakers!

Recommended for those who want headphones that dress well and are fashionable!

Jul. 4, 2014 01:001

HappinessCharge PreCure! The Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls to Release in Theaters on Oct. 11, Advance Ticket Sales to Begin on July 19

*HappinessCharge PreCure! The Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls* to Release in Theaters on Oct. 11, Advance Ticket Sales to Begin on July 19

The PreCure series, which has acquired overwhelming support since its inception, is turning 10 this year. Now, the release date has been announced for a movie based on HappinessCharge PreCure!, the newest work in the series.

Jul. 3, 2014 13:003

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - Persona 4 Arena Becomes Stage Play

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - *Persona 4 Arena* Becomes Stage Play

A stage play has been announced for the popular fighting game Persona 4 Arena. Performances will be held for five days from Dec. 19-23, 2014 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Jul. 3, 2014 09:044

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

We’ve got comments from the TOM Special Creators behind the Kaiju girl illustrations!

Jul. 3, 2014 07:0014

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

The setting is a school. In the corner of a classroom, a young girl assembles a tabletop planetarium.

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