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!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Cosplayers & Booth Girls Collection

Games and beautiful girls go hand-in-hand? Introducing pictures of the beautiful cosplayers & booth girls we found at Tokyo Game Show 2014!

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Oct. 20, 2014 23:000

Talked-About Anime Produced by Trigger - Ninja Slayer from Animation to Begin in Spring 2015

Talked-About Anime Produced by Trigger - *Ninja Slayer from Animation* to Begin in Spring 2015

It appears that Ninja Slayer from Animation, the talked-about anime adaptation of a unique novel that began on Twitter, will show itself in spring 2015.

Oct. 20, 2014 13:0015

The Legend Created by The Legend Ends - Rurouni Kenshin Movie Trilogy Breaks Through 12 Billion JPY at the Box Office

The Legend Created by *The Legend Ends* - *Rurouni Kenshin* Movie Trilogy Breaks Through 12 Billion JPY at the Box Office

The two Rurouni Kenshin movies released this year are dominating the movie industry in Japan and still continue to break huge records.

Oct. 20, 2014 01:2230

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda!

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.

Oct. 19, 2014 23:0019

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

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.

Oct. 19, 2014 13:000

Of Course Chibi Moon is Pink! Five New Versions of Sailor Moon Sailor Aprons Go on Sale

Of Course Chibi Moon is Pink! Five New Versions of *Sailor Moon* Sailor Aprons Go on Sale

On Oct. 16, pre-orders began on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai.

Oct. 19, 2014 07:000

First New Lupin the Third Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

First New *Lupin the Third* Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

The first TV series in 30 years since 1985’s Lupin the Third: Part III.

Oct. 19, 2014 06:330

New Ending Theme of TV Anime Pokémon: XY Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

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.

Oct. 18, 2014 23:000

Anime Terra Formars Original Version to Be Distributed - A Look at the Differences from the TV Anime

Anime *Terra Formars* Original Version to Be Distributed - A Look at the Differences from the TV Anime

A version of the anime called the original version will be distributed in Japan online. Episodes 1-3 will be distributed.

Oct. 18, 2014 13:000

Collaboration Campaign Begins Between Sailor Moon Crystal and Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the Area it Was Modeled After

Collaboration Campaign Begins Between *Sailor Moon Crystal* and Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the Area it Was Modeled After

In commemoration of the release of the first-press limited deluxe edition Volume 1 Blu-ray of Sailor Moon Crystal, a collaboration campaign has begun in Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the area the show was modeled after.

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