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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Aug. 24, 2014 07:003

Mitsuko Horie, Mami Kawada, and Maon Kurosaki to Perform Rock-Inspired Hits at Rock Anison Rock 2014

Mitsuko Horie, Mami Kawada, and Maon Kurosaki to Perform Rock-Inspired Hits at Rock Anison Rock 2014

Anison Rock 2014, an anime song festival featuring nothing but female artists, will be held on Sept. 27 at Club Citta in Kawasaki.

Aug. 24, 2014 01:000

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action Princess Jellyfish to Release in December

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action *Princess Jellyfish* to Release in December

Akiko Higashimura’s popular shoujo manga Princess Jellyfish is becoming a live-action movie.

Aug. 23, 2014 13:000

Ricoh Web Project “Try to Image the Year 2036” Part 4: Tow Ubukata Imagines the Future

Ricoh Web Project “Try to Image the Year 2036” Part 4: Tow Ubukata Imagines the Future

Author Tow Ubukata, famous for writing the historical novel Tenchi Meisatsu and the anime Ghost in the Shell: Arise, imagines the future!

Aug. 23, 2014 07:001

KIRIMIchan Becomes Prize Toys to Release in Game Centers Around Japan in Late August

KIRIMIchan Becomes Prize Toys to Release in Game Centers Around Japan in Late August

Prize toys of the popular Sanrio character KIRIMIchan will be first released to amusement centers around Japan in late August.

Aug. 23, 2014 01:007

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

Aug. 22, 2014 13:006

Fully Experience the World of Black Butler: Book of Circus - Exhibition to Open in Animate Ikebukuro Honten

Fully Experience the World of *Black Butler: Book of Circus* - Exhibition to Open in Animate Ikebukuro Honten

A Black Butler exhibition based on the new series Black Butler: Book of Circus, which began broadcasting in July, is coming this fall.

Aug. 22, 2014 07:2719

Otaku Life Around the World: Bandung, Indonesia

Otaku Life Around the World: Bandung, Indonesia

In this week’s Otaku Life Around the World, our Ninja takes you all the way to Southeast Asia. Let’s take a look at how one city in Indonesia celebrates otaku culture! Indonesia has a population of more th

Aug. 22, 2014 07:001

Chara Hobby 2014 to Be Held on Aug. 23 and 24, Organizers Plan Huge Feature for KanColle

Chara Hobby 2014 to Be Held on Aug. 23 and 24, Organizers Plan Huge Feature for *KanColle*

The large-scale event that brings together characters and hobby under one roof, Chara Hobby C3×Hobby, will be held on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.

Aug. 22, 2014 03:304

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market closed with an attendance count of 550,000 people. The next upcoming otaku event is Tokyo Game Show!

Aug. 22, 2014 01:0039

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

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