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!

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!

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Aug. 24, 2014 13:000

Tower Records Collaborates with Free! ES - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

Tower Records Collaborates with *Free! ES* - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

The TV anime Free! Eternal Summer has been chosen as Part 11 of Tower Records’ collaboration project with anime, voice stars, and artists called “No Anime, No Life.”

Aug. 24, 2014 07:003

Mitsuko Horie, Mami Kawada, and Maon Kurosaki to Perform Rock-Inspired Hits at Rock Anison Rock 2014

Mitsuko Horie, Mami Kawada, and Maon Kurosaki to Perform Rock-Inspired Hits at Rock Anison Rock 2014

Anison Rock 2014, an anime song festival featuring nothing but female artists, will be held on Sept. 27 at Club Citta in Kawasaki.

Aug. 24, 2014 01:000

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action Princess Jellyfish to Release in December

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action *Princess Jellyfish* to Release in December

Akiko Higashimura’s popular shoujo manga Princess Jellyfish is becoming a live-action movie.

Aug. 23, 2014 13:000

Ricoh Web Project “Try to Image the Year 2036” Part 4: Tow Ubukata Imagines the Future

Ricoh Web Project “Try to Image the Year 2036” Part 4: Tow Ubukata Imagines the Future

Author Tow Ubukata, famous for writing the historical novel Tenchi Meisatsu and the anime Ghost in the Shell: Arise, imagines the future!

Aug. 23, 2014 07:001

KIRIMIchan Becomes Prize Toys to Release in Game Centers Around Japan in Late August

KIRIMIchan Becomes Prize Toys to Release in Game Centers Around Japan in Late August

Prize toys of the popular Sanrio character KIRIMIchan will be first released to amusement centers around Japan in late August.

Aug. 23, 2014 01:007

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

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!

Aug. 22, 2014 13:003

Fully Experience the World of Black Butler: Book of Circus - Exhibition to Open in Animate Ikebukuro Honten

Fully Experience the World of *Black Butler: Book of Circus* - Exhibition to Open in Animate Ikebukuro Honten

A Black Butler exhibition based on the new series Black Butler: Book of Circus, which began broadcasting in July, is coming this fall.

Aug. 22, 2014 07:2719

Otaku Life Around the World: Bandung, Indonesia

Otaku Life Around the World: Bandung, Indonesia

In this week’s Otaku Life Around the World, our Ninja takes you all the way to Southeast Asia. Let’s take a look at how one city in Indonesia celebrates otaku culture! Indonesia has a population of more th

Aug. 22, 2014 07:001

Chara Hobby 2014 to Be Held on Aug. 23 and 24, Organizers Plan Huge Feature for KanColle

Chara Hobby 2014 to Be Held on Aug. 23 and 24, Organizers Plan Huge Feature for *KanColle*

The large-scale event that brings together characters and hobby under one roof, Chara Hobby C3×Hobby, will be held on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.

Aug. 22, 2014 03:303

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market closed with an attendance count of 550,000 people. The next upcoming otaku event is Tokyo Game Show!

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