“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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Aug. 31, 2014 01:002

All-New Movie Initial D Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

All-New Movie *Initial D* Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

New Initial D the Movie: Legend 1 - Awakening has gotten off to a great start since its countrywide release in Japan on Aug. 23.

Aug. 30, 2014 13:003

Final Fantasy Explorers to Release on Dec. 18, First Bonus to Be Download Code for Quest to Obtain Onion Knight Equipment

*Final Fantasy Explorers* to Release on Dec. 18, First Bonus to Be Download Code for Quest to Obtain Onion Knight Equipment

Today, Aug. 25, Square Enix announced the release date of the Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers to be Dec. 18. The package version will cost 5,800 yen and the download version will cost 4,500 yen (Both prices exclude tax.).

Aug. 30, 2014 07:003

Collaborative Festival Between Yowamushi Pedal and a Bike Race to Be Held on Sept. 7 at Chiba Velodrome

Collaborative Festival Between *Yowamushi Pedal* and a Bike Race to Be Held on Sept. 7 at Chiba Velodrome

A collaborative festival between Yowamushi Pedal and a bike race will be held on Sept. 7 at the Chiba Velodrome. The name of the festival is “Chiba Cycle Festa: Yowamushi Pedal Ride.”

Aug. 30, 2014 01:000

HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl to Broadcast on Animax - Dreamcast, Saturn, and Mega Drive Become Beautiful Girls

*HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl* to Broadcast on Animax - Dreamcast, Saturn, and Mega Drive Become Beautiful Girls

A TV anime is advancing for a project by Sega called “Sega Hard Girl” in which hardware is personified. HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl will begin broadcasting on the anime-only channel Animax on Oct. 8.

Aug. 29, 2014 13:000

LA EigaFest 2014 - Overseas Premieres of Lupin the Third and Rurouni Kenshin, Japanese Films to Screen in the US

LA EigaFest 2014 - Overseas Premieres of *Lupin the Third* and *Rurouni Kenshin*, Japanese Films to Screen in the US

This fall, a film festival will be held that delivers to Hollywood, U.S. the charms of Japanese films. LA EigaFest, which focuses on Japanese films, will be held from Sept. 12-14 in the heart of Hollywood: the Egyptian Theatre.

Aug. 29, 2014 07:003

An Instant Sell-Out Every Time - Plushie of Hugely Popular Pokémon Whimsicott to Release Once Again

An Instant Sell-Out Every Time - Plushie of Hugely Popular Pokémon Whimsicott to Release Once Again

The “Whimsicott Substitute Plushie” themed after Whimsicott’s other form shown after using the move “Substitute” will release once more at Pokémon Centers on Sept. 20.

Aug. 29, 2014 01:008

The Inside Story of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

The Inside Story of *The Girl Who Leapt Through Time* Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

Anime director Mamoru Hosoda is a hitmaker who time and time again has given the world popular movies including Wolf Children and Summer Wars. However, the starting point to all of this is the 2006 theatrically released movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Aug. 28, 2014 13:001

Cast of Fafner in the Azure: Exodus to Include Ryotaro Okiayu, Yuichi Nakamura, and Aki Unone

Cast of *Fafner in the Azure: Exodus* to Include Ryotaro Okiayu, Yuichi Nakamura, and Aki Unone

The TV anime Fafner in the Azure: Exodus, a new installment in the original anime Fafner in the Azure which broadcast in 2004, will begin its broadcast in January 2015.

Aug. 28, 2014 07:001

Squid Girl and Hisako Kanemoto to Meet on Stage for the First Time! What Will Happen at This Squid Girl Event?

Squid Girl and Hisako Kanemoto to Meet on Stage for the First Time! What Will Happen at This *Squid Girl* Event?

An event will be held for the series Squid Girl, the TV anime to which was broadcast from 2010-11. “First Meeting! ‘Squid Girl x Kanemoto Hisako’ Talk & Live Show!” will be held in the city on Nov. 1.

Aug. 28, 2014 01:002

Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play - Next Up is Spin-Off Story of Hokone Academy’s Yasutomo Arakita

*Yowamushi Pedal* Stage Play - Next Up is Spin-Off Story of Hokone Academy’s Yasutomo Arakita

The newest stage play for Yowamushi Pedal will be performed from October to November.

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