“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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Sep. 25, 2014 01:3918

Hatsune Miku Halloween Dance Party with Tune in Tokyo featuring BIGHEAD and Machigerita

Hatsune Miku Halloween Dance Party with Tune in Tokyo featuring BIGHEAD and Machigerita

Miku Expo hosts an exclusive dance night party with LA based J-POP music event group Tune in Tokyo.

Sep. 24, 2014 23:143

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

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!

Sep. 24, 2014 18:0057

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

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!

Sep. 24, 2014 14:0011

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Cosplayers & Booth Girls Collection

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Cosplayers & Booth Girls Collection

Games and beautiful girls go hand-in-hand? Introducing pictures of the beautiful cosplayers & booth girls we found at Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Sep. 24, 2014 07:001

Oscar from The Rose of Versailles to Become Character Doll that Also Includes Everyday Clothes

Oscar from *The Rose of Versailles* to Become Character Doll that Also Includes Everyday Clothes

Pre-orders for “Romantic Doll: The Rose of Versailles Oscar François,” a character doll of Oscar, the main character of The Rose of Versailles, will begin on Monday, Sept. 29 on Takara Tomy’s official shopping site, Takara Tomy Mall.

Sep. 24, 2014 01:002

Cardcaptor Sakura Original Art Exhibit to Be Held in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka

*Cardcaptor Sakura* Original Art Exhibit to Be Held in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka

A Cardcaptor Sakura original art exhibit, a project to introduce the world of creative unit Clamp’s representative work Cardcaptor Sakura, will be held from the end of 2014 to into 2015.

Sep. 23, 2014 13:001

Musical Hakuoki New Work is Todo Heisuke Arc, Release Set for January 2015

Musical *Hakuoki* New Work is Todo Heisuke Arc, Release Set for January 2015

A new work in the popular musical series Hakuoki has been announced. Performances of the Todo Heisuke arc will begin in January.

Sep. 23, 2014 07:002

Garm Wars - New Generation Joint Film Between Japan and Canada and Newest Work by Mamoru Oshii to World Premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

*Garm Wars* - New Generation Joint Film Between Japan and Canada and Newest Work by Mamoru Oshii to World Premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

Garm Wars: The Last Druid, the latest work by Mamoru Oshii, a representative director of Japan, will screen as a special invitation work at this year’s 27th Tokyo International Film Festival behind held from Oct. 23-27.

Sep. 23, 2014 01:230

“Oshare Macross 7” to Open, Specially Drawn Visual by Haruhiko Mikimoto Releases

“Oshare Macross 7” to Open, Specially Drawn Visual by Haruhiko Mikimoto Releases

“Oshare Macross 7” is coming to Shinjuku Marui Annex from Friday, Oct. 17 to Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Sep. 22, 2014 13:004

Hatsune Miku to perform on David Letterman before MIKU EXPO 2014

Hatsune Miku to perform on David Letterman before MIKU EXPO 2014

International sensation Hatsune Miku, the virtual idol at the forefront of Crypton Future Media’s vocaloid software, will make her American television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS on October 8.

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