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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Aug. 29, 2014 07:002

An Instant Sell-Out Every Time - Plushie of Hugely Popular Pokémon Whimsicott to Release Once Again

An Instant Sell-Out Every Time - Plushie of Hugely Popular Pokémon Whimsicott to Release Once Again

The “Whimsicott Substitute Plushie” themed after Whimsicott’s other form shown after using the move “Substitute” will release once more at Pokémon Centers on Sept. 20.

Aug. 29, 2014 01:007

The Inside Story of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

The Inside Story of *The Girl Who Leapt Through Time* Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

Anime director Mamoru Hosoda is a hitmaker who time and time again has given the world popular movies including Wolf Children and Summer Wars. However, the starting point to all of this is the 2006 theatrically released movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Aug. 28, 2014 13:001

Cast of Fafner in the Azure: Exodus to Include Ryotaro Okiayu, Yuichi Nakamura, and Aki Unone

Cast of *Fafner in the Azure: Exodus* to Include Ryotaro Okiayu, Yuichi Nakamura, and Aki Unone

The TV anime Fafner in the Azure: Exodus, a new installment in the original anime Fafner in the Azure which broadcast in 2004, will begin its broadcast in January 2015.

Aug. 28, 2014 07:001

Squid Girl and Hisako Kanemoto to Meet on Stage for the First Time! What Will Happen at This Squid Girl Event?

Squid Girl and Hisako Kanemoto to Meet on Stage for the First Time! What Will Happen at This *Squid Girl* Event?

An event will be held for the series Squid Girl, the TV anime to which was broadcast from 2010-11. “First Meeting! ‘Squid Girl x Kanemoto Hisako’ Talk & Live Show!” will be held in the city on Nov. 1.

Aug. 28, 2014 01:002

Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play - Next Up is Spin-Off Story of Hokone Academy’s Yasutomo Arakita

*Yowamushi Pedal* Stage Play - Next Up is Spin-Off Story of Hokone Academy’s Yasutomo Arakita

The newest stage play for Yowamushi Pedal will be performed from October to November.

Aug. 27, 2014 13:001

The Sailor Scouts Ride on Your Cup, Super-Cute Figure Mascots to Release in December

The Sailor Scouts Ride on Your Cup, Super-Cute Figure Mascots to Release in December

Sailor Moon is coming to the cup-decorating figure mascot series Ochatomo.

Aug. 27, 2014 07:001

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on Dragon Ball Xenoverse - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire DB World History, is the Key to the Story

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on *Dragon Ball Xenoverse* - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire *DB* World History, is the Key to the Story

Bandai Namco Games released new information today (Aug. 22, 2014) on the latest game in the Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Xenoverse (for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360).

Aug. 27, 2014 01:0021

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

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.

Aug. 26, 2014 13:002

ReLife Breaks Through 100,000 Copies Sold in One Week, Becomes Surprising Hit on Manga App

*ReLife* Breaks Through 100,000 Copies Sold in One Week, Becomes Surprising Hit on Manga App

After just one week, Sō Yayoi’s adolescent comedy manga ReLife has broken through 100,000 copies sold.

Aug. 26, 2014 08:1139

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 3: Time

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 3: Time

Hey everyone, guess what time it is!

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