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!

New Details About *Psycho-Pass 2* Anime Revealed Including Staff, Cast and Songs!

A new music video and other details have been released regarding the anime Psycho-Pass 2, which begins airing on Fuji TV's Noitamina on Oct. 9!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

up

down

Aug. 16, 2014 03:383

Comic Market 86 Opens!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Aug. 16, 2014 01:314

The Characters of Wake Up, Girls! Return as Animals - Production Begins on Wake Up, Girl Zoo!

The Characters of *Wake Up, Girls!* Return as Animals - Production Begins on *Wake Up, Girl Zoo!*

It has been revealed that the popular anime Wake Up, Girls!, which kicked off early this year with the simultaneous release of an animated film along with a TV anime series, will be getting a new development this fall.

Aug. 15, 2014 13:0016

Eye-Catching and Cute! Sailor Moon Earphone Charms to Finally Release as Gachapon Toys

Eye-Catching and Cute! Sailor Moon Earphone Charms to Finally Release as Gachapon Toys

Gachapon machines all over Japan will begin selling earphone charms modeled after the earrings worn by the Sailor Scouts in Sailor Moon.

Aug. 15, 2014 07:007

Amagi Brilliant Park - Kyoto Animation’s Newest Work Will Begin Broadcasting This October, Cast Includes Kouki Uchiyama and Ai Kakuma

*Amagi Brilliant Park* - Kyoto Animation’s Newest Work Will Begin Broadcasting This October, Cast Includes Kouki Uchiyama and Ai Kakuma

Kyoto Animation, which has gathered tremendous support from anime fans, is creating an anime based on an original work by Shoji Gatoh of Full Metal Panic! fame. This long-awaited anime is Amagi Brilliant Park.

Aug. 15, 2014 01:000

BAPE and SpongeBob Reunite. T-Shirts, iPhone Cases and More

BAPE and SpongeBob Reunite. T-Shirts, iPhone Cases and More

Japanese brand “A BATHING APE” (BAPE) and American animation series “SpongeBob SquarePants” team up for the second time under the theme “Resume.”F...

Aug. 14, 2014 13:009

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Aug. 14, 2014 07:000

Ghost in the Shell Art Exhibition - The Highlights Are Here! From Original Art to Background Art to Cel Art

Ghost in the Shell Art Exhibition - The Highlights Are Here! From Original Art to Background Art to Cel Art

A large original art exhibit for Ghost in the Shell that gathers in one place a variety of documents created over the series’ 25-year history began on Aug. 8 at the Seibu Ikebukuro Honten Annex 2F Seibu Gallery.

Aug. 14, 2014 01:006

Anime to Popular Shoujo Manga Akatsuki no Yona to Begin Broadcasting This October, PV to Release at Comic Market 86

Anime to Popular Shoujo Manga *Akatsuki no Yona* to Begin Broadcasting This October, PV to Release at Comic Market 86

Mizuho Kusanagi’s manga Akatsuki no Yona which is currently serialized in Hana to Yume (Hakusensha) is becoming an anime to begin broadcasting this October. A new PV will also be shown at the Marvelous booth during Comic Market 86 being held from Aug. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight.

Aug. 13, 2014 12:000

Recreated Down to the Tiniest Details! Creamy Mami-Themed One-Piece Dress Announced

Recreated Down to the Tiniest Details! *Creamy Mami*-Themed One-Piece Dress Announced

Pre-orders have begun for four items in the “Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel Laminate Series” beginning with a Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel one-piece dress on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai.

Get the latest OTAKU news!

Sign up for the Tokyo Otaku Mode newsletter!

Do you like Tokyo Otaku Mode?