“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. 3, 2014 07:002

Appleseed Alpha Director Shinji Araki to Attend Tokyo International Film Festival, Japanese Version Cast Information and Teaser Visual Release

*Appleseed Alpha* Director Shinji Araki to Attend Tokyo International Film Festival, Japanese Version Cast Information and Teaser Visual Release

On Sept. 30, a lineup announcement was held for the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival to take place in Toranomon Hills, Tokyo. During the announcement, the screening date of Appleseed Alpha (subtitled version), which was previously announced to be screened at the festival as a special invitation work, was revealed.

Oct. 3, 2014 06:277

Virtual Songstress IA to premiere in the Live Concert Movie at NY Comic Con 2014 and New York Super Week

Virtual Songstress IA to premiere in the Live Concert Movie at NY Comic Con 2014 and New York Super Week

NEW YORK, NY (Sept 30th, 2014) – As previously announced, IA will make her US debut at this year’s NY Comic Con with a concert movie screening to be held on October 9th at Javits Center/Room #1A05 from 5:15pm titled “IA x Lia @New York Comic Con”.

Oct. 3, 2014 01:000

Pixiv Cafeteria to Open for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Menu to Include Plenty of Items Themed After Illustrations

Pixiv Cafeteria to Open for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Menu to Include Plenty of Items Themed After Illustrations

For a limited time from Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, a collaboration cafe called Drawing Spot Pixiv Cafeteria that will have menu items themed after art actually submitted to Pixiv will open in Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View at the Pixiv-sponsored exhibit event “Pixiv Festival - The Fun of Drawing.”

Oct. 2, 2014 13:001

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Third PV and Second TV CM Release, Hiroshi Kitadani and Mayumi Tanaka in Charge of Theme Song

*One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X* Third PV and Second TV CM Release, Hiroshi Kitadani and Mayumi Tanaka in Charge of Theme Song

Today, Sept. 20, 2014, Bandai Namco Games released the third promotional video and second TV commercial for its Nintendo 3DS game to release on Nov. 13, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X.

Oct. 2, 2014 07:0010

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

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.

Oct. 2, 2014 01:001

Main Cast Including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya to Appear Together at Special One Week Friends Event

Main Cast Including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya to Appear Together at Special *One Week Friends* Event

The TV anime One Week Friends broadcast from April to June 2014 and became popular for its heart-wrenching story. On Sept. 28, a special event for the series was held at which the main cast appeared on stage together including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya.

Oct. 1, 2014 13:006

From Shonen Jump to TV - Anime World Trigger to Finally Start on Oct. 5

From *Shonen Jump* to TV - Anime *World Trigger* to Finally Start on Oct. 5

Daisuke Ashihara’s manga World Trigger currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) is becoming an anime.

Oct. 1, 2014 07:002

Jun Fukuyama is Koro-sensei, Tomokazu Sugita is Karasuma, Shizuka Ito is Irina Jelavić in Assassination Classroom Anime

Jun Fukuyama is Koro-sensei, Tomokazu Sugita is Karasuma, Shizuka Ito is Irina Jelavić in *Assassination Classroom* Anime

A portion of the cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Assassination Classroom which will begin broadcasting on Fuji TV in January 2015 has been decided.

Oct. 1, 2014 01:002

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

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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