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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Jul. 23, 2014 03:0433

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku Dancing on Your Palm?! What Is This Wondrous New Technology Called “Hako Vision”?

Hatsune Miku appears in the palm-size 3D video experience toy “Hako Vision”! Available for testing at the San Diego Comic Con.

Jul. 23, 2014 01:0014

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Jul. 22, 2014 13:003

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

Nyanpasu! Good Smile Company to Release Nendoroid Renge Miyauchi in November

From the exhausting countryside life comedy anime Non Non Biyori comes a Nendoroid of Renge Miyauchi, aka Ren-chan, by Good Smile Company.

Jul. 22, 2014 07:004

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Jul. 22, 2014 01:003

Special Space Brothers #0 Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

Special *Space Brothers #0* Video Releases on Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Looking at History of Astronauts from Armstrong to Nanba

In celebration of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a special video has been made of the anime Space Brothers, which will be releasing theatrically on Aug. 9. This video was released on July 20.

Jul. 21, 2014 23:4248

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 1: The First 20 Words

Want to win TOM points to spend on the TOM Premium Shop? Want to pick up some basic otaku vocabulary? Introducing the Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japane...

Jul. 21, 2014 13:0010

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Let's Hang Out with Miku!

Introducing Nendoroid Hatsune Miku.

Jul. 21, 2014 07:002

Live-Action Patlabor Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

Live-Action *Patlabor* Part 3 - Rampage Mode Video Releases

The Next Generation: Patlabor*, a project comprised of 12 episodes across 7 chapters spearheaded by Mamoru Oshii, is gaining attention from fans due to the consecutively released episodes loaded with personality.

Jul. 21, 2014 01:0055

One Piece Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

*One Piece* Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Tower in Spring 2015, Amuse to Launch New Company

A One Piece theme park will be coming to the middle of Tokyo next spring. It was revealed on the official One Piece site that “One Piece Theme Park” (tentative name) will be opening in Tokyo Tower in the spring of 2015.

Jul. 20, 2014 13:001

Nintendo 3DS Game Youkai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke Breaks Through 1.3 Million Copies Sold!

Nintendo 3DS Game *Youkai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke* Breaks Through 1.3 Million Copies Sold!

It’s here! The youkai boom! Youkai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke breaks through 1.3 million copies sold and isn’t slowing down!

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