“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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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!

Jul. 20, 2014 07:003

Gundam Build Fighters Try Broadcast Begins in October, Series New Characters and a New Story

*Gundam Build Fighters Try* Broadcast Begins in October, Series New Characters and a New Story

The broadcast for the TV anime Gundam Build Fighters Try will begin on TV Tokyo this October.

Jul. 20, 2014 01:005

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Jul. 19, 2014 13:0016

Pikachu Cafe Opens for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Cute Menu Items Abound

Pikachu Cafe Opens for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Cute Menu Items Abound

It has been announced that the Pikachu Cafe has opened in sync with the exhibit “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet at Roppongi Hills Observation Deck Tokyo City View!” which is being held from July 19 to Aug. 31 on the Roppongi Hills observation deck, Tokyo City View.

Jul. 19, 2014 07:005

New Love Live! Products to Release in Advance at This Summer’s Comic Market

New *Love Live!* Products to Release in Advance at This Summer’s Comic Market

From brand Nijigen Cospa comes new Love Live! products!

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.

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