“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. 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!

Aug. 21, 2014 13:006

Shirobako to Begin Broadcasting in October, First PV Releases

*Shirobako* to Begin Broadcasting in October, First PV Releases

A promotional video for Shirobako, an original TV anime that will begin broadcasting this October, was released on Aug. 18 on the official site.

Aug. 21, 2014 07:003

Original TV Anime Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru to Begin Broadcasting in October, Character PVs Release

Original TV Anime *Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru* to Begin Broadcasting in October, Character PVs Release

The original TV anime Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru, which is being worked on by a group of hitmakers, will begin broadcasting this October.

Aug. 21, 2014 01:0711

Eir Aoi releases SAO2 OP single “IGNITE”!

Eir Aoi releases SAO2 OP single “IGNITE”!

opening theme song for the TV anime series, Sword Art Online II

Aug. 20, 2014 22:2767

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

Aug. 20, 2014 13:002

Even the Rivals, Teachers, and Kiyoko Are Included! Haikyū!! Ichiban Kuji to Release

Even the Rivals, Teachers, and Kiyoko Are Included! *Haikyū!!* Ichiban Kuji to Release

Haikyū!! is a hugely popular volleyball manga currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump. The TV anime, which began in April, has proved a huge hit with both boys and girls, and now an Ichiban Kuji is releasing.

Aug. 20, 2014 07:004

Dog Days Season 3 to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015, Nana Mizuki to Sing OP and Yui Horie to Sing ED

*Dog Days* Season 3 to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015, Nana Mizuki to Sing OP and Yui Horie to Sing ED

The popular series Dog Days by author and series composer Masaki Tsuzuki is returning for a new season.

Aug. 20, 2014 01:0013

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

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