“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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Jul. 30, 2013 07:003

Viz Media Brings Japanese Content to Comic-Con, Stresses Manga, Anime, and Digital Distribution

Viz Media Brings Japanese Content to Comic-Con, Stresses Manga, Anime, and Digital Distribution

From comics to movies, TV shows, games, and toys, popular content is gathered inside one building at the yearly San Diego Comic-Con.

Jul. 30, 2013 05:002

Leiji Matsumoto Highly Praises “Captain Harlock” Concept Room at Hotel in Odaiba

Leiji Matsumoto Highly Praises “Captain Harlock” Concept Room at Hotel in Odaiba

On Sept. 7, the talked about CG anime film Captain Harlock will begin screening in Japan. To commemorate this, a room at the Grand Pacific Le Daiba hotel in Odaiba has been redecorated in the image of the world of Captain Harlock.

Jul. 30, 2013 03:005

“Monogatari Series Second Season” Episode 1 Recap: “Tsubasa Tiger, Part 1”

“Monogatari Series Second Season” Episode 1 Recap: “Tsubasa Tiger, Part 1”

I am a cat. I am a tiger. This is a story about betrayal, about how I came to know about people.

Jul. 30, 2013 01:0029

Summer Wonder Festival 2013 Opens! Attendee's Passion and Quest for the Highest Quality Kits Run High!

Summer Wonder Festival 2013 Opens! Attendee's Passion and Quest for the Highest Quality Kits Run High!

Garage kit and figure festival Summer Wonder Festival 2013 was held on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jul. 29, 2013 21:003

Last “Chihayafuru 2” Blu-ray and DVD Box to Release This September Loaded with Special Bonuses

Last “Chihayafuru 2” Blu-ray and DVD Box to Release This September Loaded with Special Bonuses

The release date for the final Blu-ray and DVD box of Chihayafuru 2 has finally been decided. The final box includes the latter half of the story from episodes 13-25 and will release Sept. 18.

Jul. 29, 2013 20:0014

Otaku Girls Choose! 10 Anime Otaku Girls Want to Watch with Boys [1 of 3]

Otaku Girls Choose! 10 Anime Otaku Girls Want to Watch with Boys [1 of 3]

Today, we asked anime lover otaku girls to decide on the “10 Anime Otaku Girls Want to Watch with Boys.”

Jul. 29, 2013 19:005

New Visual for Anime Film "Patema Inverted" Releases

New Visual for Anime Film "Patema Inverted" Releases

Three years after the movie version of Time of Eve, the anime film Patema Inverted will be released Nov. 9.

Jul. 29, 2013 17:003

“Anohana the Movie” Main and Additional Visuals Conveying the Movie’s World Release

“Anohana the Movie” Main and Additional Visuals Conveying the Movie’s World Release

The anime Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, that was a huge success in the summer of 2011, is returning before fans in a new way. On Aug. 31, The film Anohana the Movie will release in theaters throughout Japan.

Jul. 29, 2013 17:002

Movies and TV Dramas Sweep Over San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Godzilla and Superman Also Big Hits

Movies and TV Dramas Sweep Over San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Godzilla and Superman Also Big Hits

From July 18-21 in San Diego, California, U.S., Comic-Con International (San Diego Comic-Con) was held.

Jul. 29, 2013 13:0018

Revamped Hatsune Miku Figure is Figma No. 200! “Figma Hatsune Miku 2.0” to Release This October!

Revamped Hatsune Miku Figure is Figma No. 200! “Figma Hatsune Miku 2.0” to Release This October!

Vocaloid Hatsune Miku has been chosen as the celebratory No. 200 figma.

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