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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Jun. 30, 2014 13:003

HELLO KITTY and My Melody Glitch Items at Isetan Event for New Trends

HELLO KITTY and My Melody Glitch Items at Isetan Event for New Trends

The event “Glitch @ Tokyo Kaihouku” is open on the second floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until July 1. The focus is on fashion items designed under the concept “Glitch.”

Jun. 30, 2014 01:004

Girlfriend (Beta) TV Anime Confirmed, Production Announcement Conference to Be Held on July 19

*Girlfriend (Beta)* TV Anime Confirmed, Production Announcement Conference to Be Held on July 19

Girlfriend (Beta), the popular school romance game for smartphones, is becoming an anime. This announcement was made on the official site on June 26.

Jun. 29, 2014 13:005

Knights of Sidonia Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

*Knights of Sidonia* Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

The second season of the TV anime Knights of Sidonia has been confirmed. Knights of Sidonia began broadcasting on Animeism in April of this year and it ended with Episode 12, “Return to Ship.”

Jun. 29, 2014 07:014

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Writer Satoshi Hase's science-fiction novel BEATLESS was shortlisted for the 2014 Nihon SF Taishō Award. As a project, BEATLESS has expanded across several mediums, including figures, novels and manga.

Jun. 29, 2014 07:006

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [1/2]

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [1/2]

The BEATLESS project has unfurled through various media, including figures, novels and manga. The novel, written by sci-fi author Satoshi Hase, has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Nihon SF Taishō Award.

Jun. 29, 2014 01:003

MimiMemeMIMI Holds Their First Concert! A Certain Voice Actress Shows Her Prowess as a Vocalist

MimiMemeMIMI Holds Their First Concert! A Certain Voice Actress Shows Her Prowess as a Vocalist

The trending music group MimiMemeMIMI held its first solo concert, “MimiMemeMIMI 1st Live Welcome to MimiMemeLAND,” on June 22, showing their faces for the first time.

Jun. 28, 2014 13:0017

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

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.

Jun. 28, 2014 07:001

Creamy Mami Becomes a Licca-chan Doll Sculpted Down to the Tiniest Details

Creamy Mami Becomes a Licca-chan Doll Sculpted Down to the Tiniest Details

Pre-orders have begun for “Rikaraizu Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel,” the newest addition to the character doll brand Rikaraizu from Takara Tomy which faithfully recreates the idol Creamy Mami, main character of Studio Pierrot’s magical girl anime series Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel which began broadcasting in 1983.

Jun. 28, 2014 01:0011

Re: Hamatora OP/ED Revealed, Animation and Theme Song PV Also Releases

*Re: Hamatora* OP/ED Revealed, Animation and Theme Song PV Also Releases

The TV anime Re: Hamatora will begin broadcasting on TV Tokyo and other networks on July 7. Information on the anime’s theme songs and a new promotional video have now been released.

Jun. 27, 2014 13:008

Tow Ubukata Joins Staff of Psycho-Pass 2 as Series Composer, Gen Urobuchi Continues as Story Planner and Scenario Director

Tow Ubukata Joins Staff of *Psycho-Pass 2* as Series Composer, Gen Urobuchi Continues as Story Planner and Scenario Director

Psycho-Pass 2, the sequel to Psycho-Pass which was televised for half a year in 2012, will begin broadcasting in October of this year. It has been announced that popular creator Tow Ubukata has joined the staff as the series composer.

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