“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. 6, 2014 23:523

My Melody Wins the Final Stage of the 29th Sanrio Character Ranking!

My Melody Wins the Final Stage of the 29th Sanrio Character Ranking!

It was a super cute fight, but the winner has finally been decided! This year’s No. 1 ranked character is… My Melody! My Melody magnificently overcame HELLO KITTY’s momentum as the No. 1 character two years running to win the No. 1 spot as the most popular Sanrio character.

Aug. 6, 2014 13:001

Madoka Magica Fone App Releases on iPhone, Also Releases Simultaneously in Eight Countries

*Madoka Magica Fone* App Releases on iPhone, Also Releases Simultaneously in Eight Countries

The smartphone app Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone that became popular for realizing an unprecedented form of entertainment has finally released on iPhone.

Aug. 6, 2014 07:001

Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

*Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū* BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

The release schedule of the Blu-ray and DVD of the popular Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū, which released in theaters on March 8, has been announced.

Aug. 6, 2014 01:005

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Aug. 5, 2014 13:0010

TV Anime Kantai Collection to Broadcast in January 2015, Activity Kicks Off with Key Visual and Advance PV

TV Anime *Kantai Collection* to Broadcast in January 2015, Activity Kicks Off with Key Visual and Advance PV

The TV broadcast schedule of the anime Kantai Collection (KanColle) has been determined. On Aug. 3, it was announced that the broadcast of the TV anime Kan Colle will begin in January 2015.

Aug. 5, 2014 07:0040

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Aug. 5, 2014 01:008

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Finally Concludes! Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive Create “A Song that Expresses the Emotions of the New Characters” for the ED

*Ghost in the Shell: Arise* Finally Concludes! Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive Create “A Song that Expresses the Emotions of the New Characters” for the ED

Created by a talented staff including Masamune Shirow (original author), Kazuchika Kise (chief director/character designer), and Two Ubukata (series composer/writer), Ghost in the Shell: Arise tells of the origins of Ghost in the Shell. The concluding chapter, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Border:4 - Ghost Stands Alone, will finally release countrywide in Japan for a limited 2-week showing on Sept. 6.

Aug. 4, 2014 23:4148

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 2: The Types of “I”

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 2: The Types of “I”

Hungry for more knowledge, more TOM points, and more games? Wait no longer - it’s time to learn about the many different ways to say “I” in Japanese!...

Aug. 4, 2014 22:429

Information Releases for New Anime to Broadcast in October, CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon

Information Releases for New Anime to Broadcast in October, *CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon*

A full lineup of wonderful voice stars from King Records! The Sunrise × King Records original TV anime CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon will begin broadcasting this October!

Aug. 4, 2014 13:0046

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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