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. 15, 2014 07:001

TV Anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! Greenlit for 2015

TV Anime *Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!* Greenlit for 2015

The TV anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei began its broadcast in July and ended with its final episode, Episode 10, on Sept. 10. The work is based on the world of Fate/stay night and follows Illya, who has become a magical girl.

Sep. 15, 2014 01:0028

Sailor Moon Costume Bra Set Round 2 Details Announced! Ten Items Total Including Chibi Moon and Other Sailor Scouts

Sailor Moon Costume Bra Set Round 2 Details Announced! Ten Items Total Including Chibi Moon and Other Sailor Scouts

Details have been announced today regarding the second round of the Sailor Moon and Peach John collaboration set, Sailor Moon Costume Bra Set.

Sep. 14, 2014 13:005

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

Sep. 14, 2014 03:003

A Quarter Million People Visit Japan Festa in Bangkok 2014, Marin “Feel like a Hollywood Star!”

A Quarter Million People Visit Japan Festa in Bangkok 2014, Marin “Feel like a Hollywood Star!”

Japanese pop culture festival, Japan Festa in Bangkok 2014, was held in Bangkok, Thailand on August 30 and 31 (Local Time). 250 thousand people had enjoyed Japanese latest and traditional culture in the two days. Natsumi Abe and LoVendoЯ boarded its 10th holding from Japan.

Sep. 13, 2014 17:007

Hello Kitty Finally Comes to Hit Movie Rurouni Kenshin, Transforms into Kenshin and Shishio

Hello Kitty Finally Comes to Hit Movie *Rurouni Kenshin*, Transforms into Kenshin and Shishio

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno continues to be a huge hit since its release on Aug. 1. On Sept. 13, the finale, The Legend Ends, will release countrywide in Japan. It seems Japan will continue to be swept up in the Rurouni Kenshin whirlwind.

Sep. 13, 2014 09:0010

One Piece Theme Park Officially Named Tokyo One Piece Tower, a Portion of Attractions Also Announced

*One Piece* Theme Park Officially Named Tokyo One Piece Tower, a Portion of Attractions Also Announced

A theme park at which the world of the hugely popular manga and anime One Piece can be experienced live is opening in 2015. The official name of this theme park is Tokyo One Piece Tower.

Sep. 13, 2014 01:004

Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete TV Broadcast to Start in October on AT-X, Key Visual Releases

*Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete* TV Broadcast to Start in October on AT-X, Key Visual Releases

The broadcast schedule has been nailed down for the TV anime Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete which will begin broadcasting this October.

Sep. 12, 2014 17:0021

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Sep. 12, 2014 09:0012

Otaku Life Around the World: Toronto, Canada

Otaku Life Around the World: Toronto, Canada

Let’s travel over 10,000 kilometres away from Tokyo and explore how otaku culture has spread to Toronto, Canada.

Sep. 12, 2014 01:0083

Underwater Mecha Knee Socks! Suichou Niso Plus - Book Combining Knee-High Socks + Girls Underwater to Release

Underwater Mecha Knee Socks! *Suichou Niso Plus* - Book Combining Knee-High Socks + Girls Underwater to Release

Suichou Niso Plus, a continuation of the photobook Suichou Niso that features girls underwater wearing knee-high socks, will be released on Monday, Oct. 20.

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