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!

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!

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Oct. 19, 2014 07:000

First New Lupin the Third Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

First New *Lupin the Third* Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

The first TV series in 30 years since 1985’s Lupin the Third: Part III.

Oct. 19, 2014 06:330

New Ending Theme of TV Anime Pokémon: XY Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

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.

Oct. 18, 2014 23:000

Anime Terra Formars Original Version to Be Distributed - A Look at the Differences from the TV Anime

Anime *Terra Formars* Original Version to Be Distributed - A Look at the Differences from the TV Anime

A version of the anime called the original version will be distributed in Japan online. Episodes 1-3 will be distributed.

Oct. 18, 2014 13:000

Collaboration Campaign Begins Between Sailor Moon Crystal and Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the Area it Was Modeled After

Collaboration Campaign Begins Between *Sailor Moon Crystal* and Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the Area it Was Modeled After

In commemoration of the release of the first-press limited deluxe edition Volume 1 Blu-ray of Sailor Moon Crystal, a collaboration campaign has begun in Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the area the show was modeled after.

Oct. 18, 2014 07:001

The Creation of the World’s First Anime on Psychosomatic Medicine! Manga de Wakaru Shinryo Naika Anime Greenlit

The Creation of the World’s First Anime on Psychosomatic Medicine! *Manga de Wakaru Shinryo Naika* Anime Greenlit

Manga de Wakaru Shinryo Naika by author Yu Yuki and illustrator Sou is becoming an anime, and a teaser site has opened.

Oct. 18, 2014 01:001

Long Live Japan, Land of Female Figures! Gomora as a Girl in a Bathing Suit is Too Cute!

Long Live Japan, Land of Female Figures! Gomora as a Girl in a Bathing Suit is Too Cute!

Figure and merchandise developer/manufacturer/supplier Surprise Next has made a Gomora-chan figure from Bakutendo’s Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphism Project: The 4-Koma (Tentative) section of Kadokawa’s Dengeki G’s Magazine.

Oct. 17, 2014 13:001

Video of an Old Mario Goes Viral, Princess Peach is in Danger?

Video of an Old Mario Goes Viral, Princess Peach is in Danger?

The story is of a Mario who has become old and lonely after Princess Peach, who should have been with Mario, married Mario’s younger twin brother, Luigi. Then…

Oct. 17, 2014 07:001

Various Akame ga Kill! Events Come to Akiba Including Materials Exhibit at Gamers Honten

Various *Akame ga Kill!* Events Come to Akiba Including Materials Exhibit at Gamers Honten

The TV anime Akame ga Kill! rushed into its second season at the beginning of October. The anime is an adaptation of the manga of the same name written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. The series depicts the activities of the assassination squad Night Raid which stands up to destroy the evil in the decayed capital.

Oct. 17, 2014 05:035

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 2: Character's Rough Sketch

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 2:  Character's Rough Sketch

Hi all! This is Akira Himekawa. Today, we’re starting the Manga Maker series. We were asked to explain the method in which we create manga. So, we wil...

Oct. 17, 2014 01:00146

Adult Naruto Is Here! Movie Poster Full of Hints Released - The Last Story Tells a Tale of Love

Adult Naruto Is Here! Movie Poster Full of Hints Released - The Last Story Tells a Tale of Love

The sudden announcement that Naruto is going to conclude in the Nov. 10 issue was a great shock to fans not only in Japan but overseas as well.

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