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!

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Aug. 11, 2014 07:0018

Anohana Summer Festival Coming to Chichibu, This Year’s Special Event Will Be the Last

Anohana Summer Festival Coming to Chichibu, This Year’s Special Event Will Be the Last

An event for the popular series Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (Anohana), which was adapted into a TV anime in 2010 and an animated film in 2013, is coming to Chichibu on Aug. 31.

Aug. 11, 2014 01:0010

Durarara!! x2 to Broadcast in January 2015, A New Story is Set to Begin in Ikebukuro

*Durarara!! x2* to Broadcast in January 2015, A New Story is Set to Begin in Ikebukuro

The TV anime Durarara!! is finally returning five years after its six-month broadcast that began in January 2010. It was announced that the new series, Durarara!! x2, will begin broadcasting in January 2015.

Aug. 10, 2014 01:003

Amagi Brilliant Park Live-Action Videos?! Fujimi Shobo Creates Challenge Videos of the Hard-Working Moffuru

*Amagi Brilliant Park* Live-Action Videos?! Fujimi Shobo Creates Challenge Videos of the Hard-Working Moffuru

The TV anime Amagi Brilliant Park will begin broadcasting on TBS, BS-TBS, and other stations this October. Now, to heighten excitement for this October show, fun videos have been created of the mascot character Moffuru.

Aug. 9, 2014 13:0014

Cute with an Unmistakable Adult Taste! We Visit the Limited Time Rilakkuma Collab Cafe

Cute with an Unmistakable Adult Taste! We Visit the Limited Time Rilakkuma Collab Cafe

The Rilakkuma Collab Cafe open now until Aug. 17 is making headlines. We visited this chill-out cafe irresistible to fans of Rilakkuma.

Aug. 9, 2014 13:003

Yowamushi Pedal Re:Ride to Release Theatrically on Sept. 19, Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road TV Anime Season 2 Also in the Works

*Yowamushi Pedal Re:Ride* to Release Theatrically on Sept. 19, *Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road* TV Anime Season 2 Also in the Works

The TV anime Yowamushi Pedal based on the popular sports manga of the same name by Wataru Watanabe has become hugely popular in the nine months it has been on the air. It has gathered support from a wide audience that includes kids to adults regardless of gender.

Aug. 9, 2014 07:000

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of Creamy Mami Comes to Ginza

A Gallery Talk and Signing! Must-See Akemi Takada Exhibit for Fans of *Creamy Mami* Comes to Ginza

Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel is a monumental magical girl anime that began broadcasting in 1983. In 2013, events and goods were developed to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary, and the series’ first Blu-ray memorial box set was released in March of this year. Now, an exhibit for Akemi Takada, the character designer of the series, is coming to Ginza, Tokyo from Aug. 12 to Sept. 15.

Aug. 9, 2014 07:002

Bakumatsu Rock is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

*Bakumatsu Rock* is Already Becoming a Stage Play! From Games to Anime and Now to the Stage

The currently airing TV anime Bakumatsu Rock is becoming a stage play with the name Ultra Musical Bakumatsu Rock.

Aug. 9, 2014 04:2438

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New Digimon Adventure Series Announced!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

Aug. 9, 2014 01:000

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume Anime Festival - Three Stage Events for New Anime with Popular Voice Stars Performing

Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), a shoujo manga magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will reach its 1,000th consecutive issue with the release of Issue 19 on Friday, Sept. 5. In celebration of this, the event “Hana to Yume Anime Festival” will be held at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Aug. 8, 2014 13:003

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

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