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!

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!

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Jul. 29, 2014 01:0017

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Jul. 28, 2014 13:0011

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

It’s not just Nendoroids! We also took pre-release photos of new figma and scale figures!

Jul. 28, 2014 07:0012

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

Dreamy MIDORI’s recommendation is a collaboration between kendama and kaomoji!

Jul. 28, 2014 04:565

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Introducing full graphic T-shirts featuring the winning artworks from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, a Steins;Gate-themed illustration contest held on TOM back in May!

Jul. 28, 2014 01:001

Maaya Sakamoto, Macross Frontier, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

Maaya Sakamoto, *Macross Frontier*, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

The music label Flying Dog, which supports Japanese anime, has begun distributing high-resolution audio on its music site, Victor Studio HD-Music.

Jul. 27, 2014 23:240

Space Brothers #0 Movie Trailer Released! Origins of Space Brothers Mutta and Hibito to Be Revealed in New Film

*Space Brothers #0* Movie Trailer Released! Origins of Space Brothers Mutta and Hibito to Be Revealed in New Film

The origins of Space Brothers’ main characters Mutta and Hibito are to be revealed in this latest animated film.

Jul. 27, 2014 13:005

The Successor to Itasha is Ita-Beya?! Decorate Your Interior with Your Favorite Characters!

The Successor to Itasha is Ita-Beya?! Decorate Your Interior with Your Favorite Characters!

The otaku service “Ita-Beya,” now in its beta release, has obtained funding from East Ventures and welcomes Microsoft Japan’s technology evangelist as CTO.

Jul. 27, 2014 07:001

Hyrule Warriors Gameplay Video #10 Releases - Enjoy Exciting Action as Link Wields a Globe Chain Hammer and Throws Builders at Enemies

*Hyrule Warriors* Gameplay Video #10 Releases - Enjoy Exciting Action as Link Wields a Globe Chain Hammer and Throws Builders at Enemies

On July 22, Tecmo Koei Games released the 10th gameplay video for its Wii U game Hyrule Warriors to release on Aug. 14.

Jul. 26, 2014 18:002

eBook Japan Asks Women in Their 20s and 30s - The Results Are in for the “Female Manga Character Who Has the Ideal Body” Ranking!

eBook Japan Asks Women in Their 20s and 30s - The Results Are in for the “Female Manga Character Who Has the Ideal Body” Ranking!

No. 1 is Fujiko Mine, No. 2 is Nami, and No. 3 is Lum - there’s a full gathering of female characters with stout and strong bodies.

Jul. 26, 2014 13:0010

Everything from the 17th Pokémon Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

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