“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. 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.

Aug. 27, 2014 13:003

The Sailor Scouts Ride on Your Cup, Super-Cute Figure Mascots to Release in December

The Sailor Scouts Ride on Your Cup, Super-Cute Figure Mascots to Release in December

Sailor Moon is coming to the cup-decorating figure mascot series Ochatomo.

Aug. 27, 2014 07:001

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on Dragon Ball Xenoverse - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire DB World History, is the Key to the Story

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on *Dragon Ball Xenoverse* - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire *DB* World History, is the Key to the Story

Bandai Namco Games released new information today (Aug. 22, 2014) on the latest game in the Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Xenoverse (for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360).

Aug. 27, 2014 01:0021

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Aug. 26, 2014 13:002

ReLife Breaks Through 100,000 Copies Sold in One Week, Becomes Surprising Hit on Manga App

*ReLife* Breaks Through 100,000 Copies Sold in One Week, Becomes Surprising Hit on Manga App

After just one week, Sō Yayoi’s adolescent comedy manga ReLife has broken through 100,000 copies sold.

Aug. 26, 2014 08:1140

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 3: Time

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 3: Time

Hey everyone, guess what time it is!

Aug. 26, 2014 07:001

Tokyo Anime Award Festival to Be Held from March 19-23, 2015

Tokyo Anime Award Festival to Be Held from March 19-23, 2015

The schedule for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015 (TAAF), which aims to be an international animation film festival that represents Japan, has been announced.

Aug. 26, 2014 01:005

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

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