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!

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

Here’s our selection of 10 different trailers for cheerful, comedic school anime that will begin broadcast this October!

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Sep. 29, 2014 13:008

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

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!

Sep. 29, 2014 07:0038

Snow Miku 2015 Ver. Main Visual Releases, Lovely Design Integrates Plants

Snow Miku 2015 Ver. Main Visual Releases, Lovely Design Integrates Plants

Snow Miku 2015, a winter festival that supports Hokkaido, will be held early next year.

Sep. 29, 2014 01:008

TV Anime Le Fruit de la Grisaia PV Releases, Story About Five Girls and One Guy to Finally Start

TV Anime *Le Fruit de la Grisaia* PV Releases, Story About Five Girls and One Guy to Finally Start

The TV anime Le Fruit de la Grisaia will begin in October. The anime is based on a popular game developed by Front Wing.

Sep. 28, 2014 13:000

Pixiv Festival in Roppongi Hills - A Place to Enjoy Drawing Even More Becomes Real

Pixiv Festival in Roppongi Hills - A Place to Enjoy Drawing Even More Becomes Real

A large-scale event concepted around the online illustration community Pixiv is coming to Roppongi, Tokyo. For one month from Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, the Pixiv Festival will be held at the Roppongi Hills Viewing Platform at the Tokyo City View Gallery.

Sep. 28, 2014 07:002

Fashion Magazine ViVi Comes with Attack on Titan Levi Tote Bag!

Fashion Magazine ViVi Comes with Attack on Titan Levi Tote Bag!

A Japanese popular female magazine “ViVi,” released on September 23, has collaboration with popular comic “Shingeki-no-Kyojin (Attack on Titan).” The magazine had 2 special appendixes; “Attack on Levi” tote back and a Collaboration Book.

Sep. 28, 2014 01:002

Level-5 Original Work Ushiro: Fukigen na Shinigami Becomes a Horror Novel by Kadokawa and Fields

Level-5 Original Work *Ushiro: Fukigen na Shinigami* Becomes a Horror Novel by Kadokawa and Fields

Level-5, which is known for Youkai Watch, Inazuma Eleven, and other hit series, is branching out into a new realm. Level-5’s original spirit horror RPG Ushiro has become a light novel series published by Kadokawa and Fields.

Sep. 27, 2014 13:002

Successive Generations of Transformation Items Become Miniaturized! 10th Anniversary Set “PreCure All Stars Memorial” to Release

Successive Generations of Transformation Items Become Miniaturized! 10th Anniversary Set “PreCure All Stars Memorial” to Release

Since 2004’s Futari wa PreCure, the PreCure series has become a popular anime that spans nine works and is known for its 8:30 timeslot on Sundays on ABC. As a celebration of the 10th anniversary since the start of the series, a set containing nine miniaturized transformation items from successive generations of the series called “PreCure All Stars Memorial” has been announced.

Sep. 27, 2014 07:000

AOP’s Long-Awaited Second Single, “Cosmic Magic Stars,” to Release on Oct. 19

AOP’s Long-Awaited Second Single, “Cosmic Magic Stars,” to Release on Oct. 19

“Cosmic Magic Stars,” the second single by the six-person idol group AOP which was born from the “Anime ‘Katteini’ Oen Project,” will release on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Sep. 27, 2014 01:003

Kuroko’s Basketball Characters Dress Up for Halloween as Dracula and Wizards at J-World Tokyo

*Kuroko’s Basketball* Characters Dress Up for Halloween as Dracula and Wizards at J-World Tokyo

J-World Tokyo in Ikebukuro is hugely popular for being a theme park in which guests can play in the world of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha). The seasonal events are also popular, and this fall a Halloween event will be held.

Sep. 26, 2014 13:0072

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

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

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