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. 9, 2014 07:000

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of Creamy Mami Comes to Ginza

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of *Creamy Mami* Comes to Ginza

Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel is a monumental magical girl anime that began broadcasting in 1983. In 2013, events and goods were developed to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary, and the series’ first Blu-ray memorial box set was released in March of this year. Now, an exhibit for Akemi Takada, the character designer of the series, is coming to Ginza, Tokyo from Aug. 12 to Sept. 15.

Aug. 9, 2014 07:002

Bakumatsu Rock is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

*Bakumatsu Rock* is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

The currently airing TV anime Bakumatsu Rock is becoming a stage play with the name Ultra Musical Bakumatsu Rock.

Aug. 9, 2014 04:2434

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

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.

Aug. 9, 2014 01:000

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), a shoujo manga magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will reach its 1,000th consecutive issue with the release of Issue 19 on Friday, Sept. 5. In celebration of this, the event “Hana to Yume Anime Festival” will be held at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Aug. 8, 2014 13:003

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

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!

Aug. 8, 2014 08:552

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

We bring to you a report from the anisong festival Lantis Festival 2014 held on July 26 and 27!

Aug. 8, 2014 07:008

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: Naruto Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: *Naruto* Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Naruto, a series highly popular not just in Japan but worldwide, will soon be delivered to fans in China in a new form.

Aug. 8, 2014 05:3124

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Do you love Japan but don’t have the time or money to visit? Fear not! There are thousands of Japan-lovers just like you! Fortunately, thanks to the I...

Aug. 8, 2014 01:0013

Kamisama Kiss Second Season Announced, Akitaro Daichi Once Again Directing

*Kamisama Kiss* Second Season Announced, Akitaro Daichi Once Again Directing

Production on the second season of the TV anime Kamisama Kiss has been announced.

Aug. 7, 2014 13:002

TV Anime Kantai Collection - KanColle Advance PV Releases Online

TV Anime *Kantai Collection - KanColle* Advance PV Releases Online

Distribution of an advance PV for the TV anime series Kantai Collection - KanColle to commence broadcasting in January 2015 began on the series’ official site on the evening of Aug. 4.

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