Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

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Aug. 14, 2015 22:00

“The Anthem of the Heart” Theater Etiquette Commercial Features Menma from “Anohana” as Guide

“The Anthem of the Heart” Theater Etiquette Commercial Features Menma from “Anohana” as Guide

A theater etiquette commercial for The Anthem of the Heart that teaches viewers about proper behavior for enjoying youth movies has been posted online. Anohana’s Menma (Meiko Honma) guides viewers through this unique commercial as the narrator.

Aug. 14, 2015 14:00

Shota Aoi, Ayaka Suwa, MAO Join Cast of TV Anime “Phantasy Star Online 2”

Shota Aoi, Ayaka Suwa, MAO Join Cast of TV Anime “Phantasy Star Online 2”

The latest news has been revealed for Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation, a TV anime based on the online RPG by Sega Games.

Aug. 14, 2015 06:00

Officer, Come Quick! Panty Mask that Make You Look Like a Pervert Explodes Onto the Scene

Officer, Come Quick! Panty Mask that Make You Look Like a Pervert Explodes Onto the Scene

EC Holdings develops outrageous products that make one think “Japan’s at it again, I see” and “This no doubt came from Japan.”

Aug. 13, 2015 22:00

“Setoutsumi” Live-Action Film Greenlit; Sosuke Ikematsu and Masaki Suda Star as Double Leads

“Setoutsumi” Live-Action Film Greenlit; Sosuke Ikematsu and Masaki Suda Star as Double Leads

A live-action film adaptation has been greenlit for the popular manga Setoutsumi about two high school boys from Kansai who get together after school and chat.

Aug. 13, 2015 14:00

From “Bessatsu Margaret,” the School Youth Story “Nijiiro Days” Gets Anime

From “Bessatsu Margaret,” the School Youth Story “Nijiiro Days” Gets Anime

The popular manga Nijiiro Days, serialized in Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha), will be adapted into an anime.

Aug. 13, 2015 06:30

Anime “Diabolik Lovers More, Blood” First Broadcast to Air on ATX on Sept. 24

Anime “Diabolik Lovers More, Blood” First Broadcast to Air on ATX on Sept. 24

Previously announced to begin broadcasting in October, information on broadcast channels and streaming has been revealed for the TV anime Diabolik Lovers More, Blood.

Aug. 12, 2015 22:00

Awesomely Stylish Visuals of Gintoki and Hijikata Released; “Gintama” Pop-Up Store Coming to Ikebukuro

Awesomely Stylish Visuals of Gintoki and Hijikata Released; “Gintama” Pop-Up Store Coming to Ikebukuro

The retail site SuperGroupies, which sells apparel and has held collaborations with many anime, is now holding a collaboration with the popular series Gintama.

Aug. 12, 2015 14:00

Production Begins on “Kan Colle” Movie! Slated for 2016 Release

Production Begins on “Kan Colle” Movie! Slated for 2016 Release

The official Kantai Collection event “Third Kan Colle Naval Review” was held at the Pacifico Yokohama National Grand Hall on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Aug. 12, 2015 07:01

Summer Greetings from TOM

Summer Greetings from TOM

Hey everybody! How you are enjoying summer? Are you in the middle of an adventure right now? Or are you indulging in marathons of anime and manga?

Aug. 12, 2015 06:00

Japanese and Overseas Onii-chans! A School Swimsuit Set Will Be Released at Comiket!

Japanese and Overseas Onii-chans! A School Swimsuit Set Will Be Released at Comiket!

An unusual product will be for sale at Comic Market 88 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Aug. 14–16. That product is the “Dengeki Moeoh School Swimsuit Set.”

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