“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. 16, 2014 07:000

Tokyo Game Show to Have First Ever Vocaloid Companion - Gree Booth Edition of 40mP’s “Yume Chizu” to Also Be Performed

Tokyo Game Show to Have First Ever Vocaloid Companion - Gree Booth Edition of 40mP’s “Yume Chizu” to Also Be Performed

Tokyo Game Show 2014 will be held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex for four days, from Sept. 18-21. It has been revealed that the first Vocaloid companion in TGS history will be at this world-famous, large-scale gaming event.

Sep. 16, 2014 01:001

Colorful Sailor Moon “Sliding Compact with Ball Chain” Crane Game Prizes Announced

Colorful *Sailor Moon* “Sliding Compact with Ball Chain” Crane Game Prizes Announced

It has been announced that sliding compact mirrors themed after Sailor Moon will be coming to arcades as crane game prizes.

Sep. 16, 2014 00:432

Charity Raises Money for Children's Hospitals by Playing Video Games

Charity Raises Money for Children's Hospitals by Playing Video Games

Extra-Life is a non-profit charity that started in 2008 to honor a young girl named Victoria Enmon who lost her life fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Sep. 15, 2014 13:001

Sonic Boom to Release on Dec. 18 - Wii U Game Titled Rise of Lyric, 3DS Game Titled Shattered Crystal

*Sonic Boom* to Release on Dec. 18 - Wii U Game Titled *Rise of Lyric*, 3DS Game Titled *Shattered Crystal*

On Sept. 12, Sega announced the official names of the forthcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in the new Sonic series, Sonic Boom (known in Japan as Sonic Toon). The Wii U game is titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and the 3DS game is titled Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Both games will release on Dec. 18.

Sep. 15, 2014 07:002

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.

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