Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

A song that ties in with the currently airing TV anime Psycho-Pass 2! The jacket was created by redjuice!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

New Ending Theme of TV Anime *Pokémon: XY* Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

Shokotan aka Shoko Nakagawa, who “greedily” takes part in all kinds of activities such as singing, show MCing, voice acting, acting, and producing the fashion brand mmts, has embarked on her tour “Shoko Nakagawa Live Tour 2014 ‘Donyoku Kakumei (Greed Revolution)’” on Oct. 12.

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Rage of Bahamut, the smartphone app that has garnered popularity around the world, will be made into an anime. It’s title will be Rage of Bahamut Genesis.

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Amuse Inc., creator of the popular Alpacasso series, held a private viewing for their new products!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Take a look back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, which recorded the event’s second highest attendance in its history!

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Oct. 25, 2014 23:000

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Oct. 25, 2014 13:000

76 Years Old! Animator Keiichiro Kimura Starts New Project on Kickstarter

76 Years Old! Animator Keiichiro Kimura Starts New Project on Kickstarter

On Oct. 21, 76-year-old animator Keiichiro Kimura began a new project using the American crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

Oct. 25, 2014 07:0061

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [1/2]

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [1/2]

Elastic hugging the skin. And the plumpness of the thigh that gently overflows. It’s called zettai ryoiki or “absolute zone,” and men’s fascination with it is unceasing. Zettai ryoiki created by knee-high socks are a common staple in anime, and it is already becoming a standard for moe icons as well.

Oct. 24, 2014 23:000

“Moonlight Densetsu” & Revolving Moon Set Hearts Afire! Sailor Moon Star-Shaped Music Boxes to Re-Release

“Moonlight Densetsu” & Revolving Moon Set Hearts Afire! *Sailor Moon* Star-Shaped Music Boxes to Re-Release

Introducing star-shaped music boxes from the “Moonlight Memory Series.”

Oct. 24, 2014 14:280

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with Manga Translation Battle Winners (Part 4)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with Manga Translation Battle Winners (Part 4)

Nowadays, Japanese manga have a wide audience even outside of Japan. However, surprisingly little is known about the translators who are responsible for supporting the spread of manga. The Manga Translation Battle is the first official translation contest to bring these people into the spotlight.

Oct. 24, 2014 13:002

<STOP! Bootlegs “MAG Project”> Special Collaborative Illustration with Detective Conan, One Piece and More Called “Join Us, Friends” Begins on Oct. 16!

<STOP! Bootlegs “MAG Project”> Special Collaborative Illustration with *Detective Conan*, *One Piece* and More Called “Join Us, Friends” Begins on Oct. 16!

This is Part 2 of a "public awareness" project by “STOP! Bootlegs MAG Project,” which grapples with creating even better quality work and protecting Japanese manga and anime throughout the world.

Oct. 24, 2014 03:0015

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

Oct. 23, 2014 23:001

Expelled from Paradise Trailer, Final Version Complete - Check Out Theme Song “Eonian”

*Expelled from Paradise* Trailer, Final Version Complete - Check Out Theme Song “Eonian”

The full-length anime Expelled from Paradise will release countrywide in Japan on Nov. 15.

Oct. 23, 2014 13:000

K-On! Members Become “Cup no Fuchiko” Accessories!

*K-On!* Members Become “Cup no Fuchiko” Accessories!

It has been announced that the K-On! Blu-ray box set (37,000 JPY, tax not included) to release on Nov. 19 will include collaborative bonus items between “Cup no Fuchiko” and the familiar Kitan Club called “Tea Time no K-On!”

Oct. 23, 2014 07:000

Jim Lee of Batman Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

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