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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Jul. 19, 2014 01:009

Hamatora Stage Play Character Visuals Released that Aim to Recreate the Anime Perfectly

*Hamatora* Stage Play Character Visuals Released that Aim to Recreate the Anime Perfectly

Season 2 of the TV anime Hamatora, Re: Hamatora, began airing earlier this month. A stage play titled “Hamatora the Stage - Crossing Time” will also be performed from Aug. 16-24.

Jul. 18, 2014 15:1411

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Jul. 18, 2014 13:0012

Disney’s New Movie, Big Hero 6, to Serialize as a Manga in Japan in Weekly Shonen Magazine Prior to its Release

Disney’s New Movie, *Big Hero 6*, to Serialize as a Manga in Japan in *Weekly Shonen Magazine* Prior to its Release

Disney’s newest animated film, Big Hero 6, which is releasing countrywide in Japan on Dec. 20, is now getting a Japan-exclusive development: it will be adapted into a manga and serialized in Japan.

Jul. 18, 2014 07:265

Yakuza Silver Accessories Release on July 18!

Yakuza Silver Accessories Release on July 18!

Strange Freak Designs has created collaborative silver accessories based on Sega’s popular game series Yakuza!

Jul. 18, 2014 07:005

Anime Trains Unveiled as Special Project for Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014

Anime Trains Unveiled as Special Project for Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014

As a special project for the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014 (Kyomaf 2014) to be held on Sept. 20 and 21, train cars wrapped in anime characters called Kyomaf Series have been unveiled!

Jul. 18, 2014 01:008

TV Anime Assassination Classroom to Begin Broadcasting Late Night Fridays on Fuji TV in January 2015

TV Anime *Assassination Classroom* to Begin Broadcasting Late Night Fridays on Fuji TV in January 2015

The huge hit manga Assassination Classroom, to which there are over 10.1 million copies of its individual volumes in print, is becoming a TV anime.

Jul. 17, 2014 13:001

Nana Komatsu to Play Heroine Azuki in Live-Action Adaptation of Bakuman, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Takeru Satoh Also Announced

Nana Komatsu to Play Heroine Azuki in Live-Action Adaptation of *Bakuman*, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Takeru Satoh Also Announced

Bakuman, a manga that was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump beginning in 2008, is now becoming a live-action movie.

Jul. 17, 2014 04:006

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series Rozen Maiden Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Jul. 17, 2014 01:006

Hyrule Warriors Gameplay Video #8 Releases - Introducing Fi, the Wandering Sword Spirit from the World of Skyward Sword

*Hyrule Warriors* Gameplay Video #8 Releases - Introducing Fi, the Wandering Sword Spirit from the World of *Skyward Sword*

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

Jul. 16, 2014 13:0016

Tokyo Ghoul Non-Credit Theme Song Video Releases on Official Site

*Tokyo Ghoul* Non-Credit Theme Song Video Releases on Official Site

Tokyo Ghoul depicts ghouls who live among humans and eat them. This unique manga by Sui Ishida serializing in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha) has now become an anime.

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