“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. 22, 2014 01:000

Sailor Moon × Pullip Collaboration Series: Following after Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Soldier of Water and Wisdom Appears!

*Sailor Moon* × Pullip Collaboration Series: Following after Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Soldier of Water and Wisdom Appears!

Fashion doll brand Pullip is continuously releasing series in collaboration with anime. This time, we are going to introduce Sailor Mercury, second in the series after Sailor Moon, from the popular new anime Sailor Moon Crystal distributed through Niconico Douga.

Sep. 21, 2014 13:003

Shiseido’s Tadashi Harada Recreates Michelle K. Davis from Terraformars in Real Life

Shiseido’s Tadashi Harada Recreates Michelle K. Davis from *Terraformars* in Real Life

Terraformars is a sci-fi manga currently serializing in the manga magazine Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha). The work, created by author Yu Sasuga and illustrator Kenichi Tachibana, depicts an ongoing battle on Mars between humans and evolved cockroaches called Terraformars.

Sep. 21, 2014 08:054

GA Bunko Hit Work Seiken Tsukai no World Break TV Anime Adaptation Coming in January 2015

GA Bunko Hit Work *Seiken Tsukai no World Break* TV Anime Adaptation Coming in January 2015

FuRyu has announced a new TV anime to begin broadcasting in January 2015. The light novel series Seiken Tsukai no World Break published under SB Creative’s GA Bunko label is getting an anime adaptation.

Sep. 21, 2014 01:002

New Development for Hit Bandai Namco Games Series - Ufotable Creating God Eater TV Anime

New Development for Hit Bandai Namco Games Series - Ufotable Creating *God Eater* TV Anime

Bandai Namco Games has revealed that its hugely popular action game series God Eater, first released in February 2010, is becoming a TV anime.

Sep. 20, 2014 13:002

New Revelation from BABYMETAL, Trailer for “LIVE ~LEGEND 1999 & 1997 APOCALYPSE” Unveiled

New Revelation from BABYMETAL, Trailer for “LIVE ~LEGEND 1999 & 1997 APOCALYPSE” Unveiled

A trailer video has been released on Youtube for metal dance unit BABYMETAL‘s live show DVD&Blu-ray, “LIVE~LEGEND 1999 & 1997 APOCALYPSE“, set to be released on the 29th of October (Wednesday).

Sep. 20, 2014 07:0031

Attack on Titan Movie Part 1 to Screen Worldwide at the Tokyo International Film Festival as a Special Invitation Work

*Attack on Titan* Movie Part 1 to Screen Worldwide at the Tokyo International Film Festival as a Special Invitation Work

Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow to release in Japan on Nov. 22 will be screened as a special invitation work during the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival being held from Oct. 23-27.

Sep. 20, 2014 01:01171

Member of the Popular Idol Group AKB48 Models in Sailor Moon Bras!

Member of the Popular Idol Group AKB48 Models in *Sailor Moon* Bras!

The second round of products have released in the “Sailor Moon x Peach John Collaboration Series,” the first round to which was hugely popular. For the second round, Haruna Kojima, a Peach John model and active member of the popular Japanese idol group AKB48, has transformed into Sailor Moon characters.

Sep. 19, 2014 15:003

To Everyone Who Wants to Exterminate the Titans: Introducing the Eren Ver. Survey Corps Costume Set!

To Everyone Who Wants to Exterminate the Titans: Introducing the Eren Ver. Survey Corps Costume Set!

There is good news to everyone out there who wants to exterminate the Titans. From Attack on Titan, which includes in addition to the huge hit manga and anime a theatrical anime and live-action film in the works, comes “Survey Corps Costume Set (Eren Ver.)”!

Sep. 19, 2014 08:0017

Teppei Koike to Play L in Death Note Musical, Pictures Already Release of Him in Character

Teppei Koike to Play L in *Death Note* Musical, Pictures Already Release of Him in Character

The masterpiece manga Death Note written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata is becoming a stage musical.

Sep. 19, 2014 02:4920

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

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