“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. 25, 2014 13:001

Rilakkuma Transforms into a Cat! New Product Series “Nonbiri Neko” to Release in Early October

Rilakkuma Transforms into a Cat! New Product Series “Nonbiri Neko” to Release in Early October

The new Rilakkuma product series “Nonbiri Neko” will release in early October.

Aug. 25, 2014 07:003

Free! Eternal Summer is Part 1 - Rakuten Launches Online Lottery Site

*Free! Eternal Summer* is Part 1 - Rakuten Launches Online Lottery Site

Products that are won through drawing tickets in a lottery are as popular in the realms of anime and characters as ever. A secret to the success of these no-lose lotteries is that you don’t know what you’ll get. There have been many lottery products developed so far for convenience stores and other stores, but now fans can enjoy the fun online.

Aug. 24, 2014 22:003

Interview: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Director Keishi Otomo

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

Aug. 24, 2014 13:001

Tower Records Collaborates with Free! ES - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

Tower Records Collaborates with *Free! ES* - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

The TV anime Free! Eternal Summer has been chosen as Part 11 of Tower Records’ collaboration project with anime, voice stars, and artists called “No Anime, No Life.”

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 01:001

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.

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