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. 9, 2014 07:003

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on Alice in Wonderland! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

Sep. 9, 2014 01:003

Packaging/Spec Details Revealed for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Pack Releasing on Oct. 11

Packaging/Spec Details Revealed for *Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate* Special Pack Releasing on Oct. 11

Capcom released today (Sept. 5) information regarding the product packaging and specs of the limited edition “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Bundle Pack” that includes the company’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate game and a New Nintendo 3DS LL, which will be released on Oct. 11, 2014.

Sep. 8, 2014 13:002

1/48th Scale AV-98 Ingram Plastic Model from Patlabor with Number Plate Releases

1/48th Scale AV-98 Ingram Plastic Model from *Patlabor* with Number Plate Releases

The live-action series titled The Next Generation: Patlabor started screening in April 2014. On Sept. 6, a 1/48th scale plastic model of the AV-98 Ingram as depicted in the series was released. It is reproduced in minute detail, from the characteristic Patlamp down to the sign of the rising sun visible on its chest.

Sep. 8, 2014 07:007

Angry Birds Becomes a Shoujo Manga, Serialization to Begin in Nakayoshi

*Angry Birds* Becomes a Shoujo Manga, Serialization to Begin in *Nakayoshi*

The shoujo manga Stella - Nana to Mahou no Eitango, themed after the smartphone-based action puzzle game Angry Birds, will begin serialization in the shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi in its October issue.

Sep. 8, 2014 01:003

One Piece Fifth Popular Character Ranking to Be Held After Six Years, Vol. 75 of the Manga Releases

*One Piece* Fifth Popular Character Ranking to Be Held After Six Years, Vol. 75 of the Manga Releases

Volume 75 of One Piece was released on Sept. 4. This worldwide hit by Eiichiro Oda has broken through 310 million copies in print. This record grows ever bigger with the release of the new volume.

Sep. 7, 2014 13:002

Shoji Kawamori × Good Smile Company - Sanjigen Completes PV for “Hatsune Miku GT Project”

Shoji Kawamori × Good Smile Company - Sanjigen Completes PV for “Hatsune Miku GT Project”

A collaboration project between a racing team and mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori that was announced at Wonder Festival in February is finally getting off the ground.

Sep. 7, 2014 07:002

New Installment in Ys Series Coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2015

New Installment in *Ys* Series Coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2015

Today, Sept. 1, 2014, at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference SCEJA Press Conference 2014, Nihon Falcom revealed that development is currently underway on a new installment in the action RPG series Ys to release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Sep. 7, 2014 01:001

Jinbocho to Become a Paradise for Girls - Shosen Book Mart to Be Completely Renovated with “Female-Oriented” Content from Shoujo Manga to BL

Jinbocho to Become a Paradise for Girls - Shosen Book Mart to Be Completely Renovated with “Female-Oriented” Content from Shoujo Manga to BL

It seems a new spot for girls is opening in Jinbocho, Tokyo, through which drifts the aromas of different cultures including old bookstores, music shops, a university, and more.

Sep. 6, 2014 13:005

Casts from Popular TV Tokyo Anime Gather - Anime JAM 2014 to Be Held in December

Casts from Popular TV Tokyo Anime Gather - Anime JAM 2014 to Be Held in December

Anime JAM 2014 is a collaboration event that brings together the casts from popular TV Tokyo anime. According to an announcement made on Sept. 2, the event will be held in Hall 5 of the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Sep. 6, 2014 07:005

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

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