Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Amuse Inc., creator of the popular Alpacasso series, held a private viewing for their new products!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Take a look back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, which recorded the event’s second highest attendance in its history!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

Here’s our selection of 10 different trailers for cheerful, comedic school anime that will begin broadcast this October!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Cosplayers & Booth Girls Collection

Games and beautiful girls go hand-in-hand? Introducing pictures of the beautiful cosplayers & booth girls we found at Tokyo Game Show 2014!

New Details About *Psycho-Pass 2* Anime Revealed Including Staff, Cast and Songs!

A new music video and other details have been released regarding the anime Psycho-Pass 2, which begins airing on Fuji TV's Noitamina on Oct. 9!

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.

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Sep. 13, 2014 09:009

One Piece Theme Park Officially Named Tokyo One Piece Tower, a Portion of Attractions Also Announced

*One Piece* Theme Park Officially Named Tokyo One Piece Tower, a Portion of Attractions Also Announced

A theme park at which the world of the hugely popular manga and anime One Piece can be experienced live is opening in 2015. The official name of this theme park is Tokyo One Piece Tower.

Sep. 13, 2014 01:004

Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete TV Broadcast to Start in October on AT-X, Key Visual Releases

*Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete* TV Broadcast to Start in October on AT-X, Key Visual Releases

The broadcast schedule has been nailed down for the TV anime Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete which will begin broadcasting this October.

Sep. 12, 2014 17:0017

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Sep. 12, 2014 09:0011

Otaku Life Around the World: Toronto, Canada

Otaku Life Around the World: Toronto, Canada

Let’s travel over 10,000 kilometres away from Tokyo and explore how otaku culture has spread to Toronto, Canada.

Sep. 12, 2014 01:0081

Underwater Mecha Knee Socks! Suichou Niso Plus - Book Combining Knee-High Socks + Girls Underwater to Release

Underwater Mecha Knee Socks! *Suichou Niso Plus* - Book Combining Knee-High Socks + Girls Underwater to Release

Suichou Niso Plus, a continuation of the photobook Suichou Niso that features girls underwater wearing knee-high socks, will be released on Monday, Oct. 20.

Sep. 12, 2014 00:3910

27th Tokyo International Film Festival Welcomes “Father of Super Mario Bros.” Shigeru Miyamoto to Screen “PIKMIN Short Movies”

27th Tokyo International Film Festival Welcomes “Father of Super Mario Bros.” Shigeru Miyamoto to Screen “PIKMIN Short Movies”

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is excited to announce that “PIKMIN Short Movies” will premiere in 3D at this year’s festival as par...

Sep. 11, 2014 13:007

Anime Attack on Titan Unaired Special “Ilse’s Journal” to Broadcast on 28 Channels Throughout Japan

Anime *Attack on Titan* Unaired Special “Ilse’s Journal” to Broadcast on 28 Channels Throughout Japan

Developments are progressing for the anime Attack on Titan, the TV broadcast to which ran for half a year in 2013, that will match up with the release of the first theatrical movie in the series, Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow, on Nov. 22 throughout Japan.

Sep. 11, 2014 07:008

Production on TV Anime Show By Rock!! Announced

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!

Sep. 11, 2014 06:162

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 2)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 2)

Today, Japanese manga is extensively known all over the world, but, surprisingly, little credit is given to the manga translators who support it.

Sep. 11, 2014 01:001

Production Greenlit for Third Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Anime

Production Greenlit for Third *Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono* Anime

The newest work has been announced in the Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono series, which consists of two well-received TV anime: Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono, which began broadcasting in October 2013, and Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Encore, which began broadcasting in January of this year.

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