“Anna Tsuchiya × The Evil Within” Halloween Event Heats Up Shinjuku!

On Oct. 26, a Halloween parade and mini concert were held by Japanese talent and musician Anna Tsuchiya at the Futabadori East Shinjuku Shopping District.

A Flood of *Naruto* Fan Art from All Over the World!

The manga Naruto is closing in on its finale. Announcing a surprise project by Shueisha, the publisher of the magazine Naruto is serialized in, Weekly Shonen Jump!

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

Just in time for Halloween, the cosplay event Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa 2014 was held for two days, Oct. 25 and 26.

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!

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Oct. 31, 2014 07:000

Footage from Live-Action Patlabor Full-Length Film Releases, Shows Gunfight Between Labors and Helicopter

Footage from Live-Action *Patlabor* Full-Length Film Releases, Shows Gunfight Between Labors and Helicopter

The countrywide release of the full-length film in the series The Next Generation: Patlabor, all seven chapters to which began screening in April of this year, will occur during Golden Week 2015.

Oct. 31, 2014 02:100

Studio Ghibli On Your Mark Free Special Disc with Purchase of Box Set

Studio Ghibli has revealed that those who purchase the Director Hayao Miyazaki Collection Blu-ray or DVD box set on the official Studio Ghibli site will receive for free a special disc containing the short animated film On Your Mark.

Oct. 30, 2014 13:002

“Anna Tsuchiya × The Evil Within” Halloween Event Heats Up Shinjuku!

“Anna Tsuchiya × The Evil Within” Halloween Event Heats Up Shinjuku!

On Oct. 26, a Halloween parade and mini concert were held by Japanese talent and musician Anna Tsuchiya at the Futabadori East Shinjuku Shopping District.

Oct. 30, 2014 07:000

Anime Attack on Titan Eren Yeager Titan Ver. Plastic Model to Release

Anime *Attack on Titan* Eren Yeager Titan Ver. Plastic Model to Release

Kotobukiya has announced that it will release a fully articulated plastic model of Eren Yeager in Titan form, the main character of the anime Attack on Titan, in February 2015.

Oct. 29, 2014 22:012

[Movie Review] We Attend the World’s First Screening of Big Hero 6! Disney’s Newest Work is a Story About the “Birth of a Hero”

[Movie Review] We Attend the World’s First Screening of *Big Hero 6*! Disney’s Newest Work is a Story About the “Birth of a Hero”

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest work Big Hero 6 will release in Japan on Saturday, Dec. 20. The movie is an emotional adventure about a young genius scientist called Hiro and a healthcare robot left by his late brother Tadashi, who was killed in an accident, called Baymax.

Oct. 29, 2014 13:001

The World’s Top Cosplayers Awarded at Tokyo International Film Festival, 44 Cosplayers from 22 Countries Gather

The World’s Top Cosplayers Awarded at Tokyo International Film Festival, 44 Cosplayers from 22 Countries Gather

At the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 26, a collaboration stage event was held with World Cosplay Summit (WCS), an event held yearly in Nagoya since 2003.

Oct. 29, 2014 07:001

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Engeki-hen - The Passionate Emotions of the Cast, Director & Staff Explode on Stage

*Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Engeki-hen* - The Passionate Emotions of the Cast, Director & Staff Explode on Stage

With complete cooperation from Gainax, the hot robot anime Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has become a stage play for the first time.

Oct. 29, 2014 05:197

A Flood of Naruto Fan Art from All Over the World!

A Flood of *Naruto* Fan Art from All Over the World!

The manga Naruto is closing in on its finale. Announcing a surprise project by Shueisha, the publisher of the magazine Naruto is serialized in, Weekly Shonen Jump!

Oct. 28, 2014 23:000

Deunan and Briareos from CG Anime Appleseed Alpha Appear on Red Carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival

Deunan and Briareos from CG Anime *Appleseed Alpha* Appear on Red Carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off on Oct. 23, and among the festivities one that was especially remarkable was the appearance of a young girl in a military look along with a remarkably tall android in combat gear.

Oct. 28, 2014 13:004

A Gathering of Luffy, Naruto & More! Special Collaboration Illustration “Join Us, Friends” Reaches 1 Million Joins

A Gathering of Luffy, Naruto & More! Special Collaboration Illustration “Join Us, Friends” Reaches 1 Million Joins

A one-of-a-kind illustration of popular characters from manga and anime appearing together is now complete!

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