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. 8, 2014 07:005

“Kill la Kill Special Event” Held at Anime Expo 2014 Sells Out to Crowd of 3,500, Eir Aoi Sings Passionately

“Kill la Kill Special Event” Held at Anime Expo 2014 Sells Out to Crowd of 3,500, Eir Aoi Sings Passionately

Eir Aoi, singer of the opening theme to Kill la Kill, held a special collaborative concert at Anime Expo 2014. Nearing an hour in length, she sang a total of nine songs at the concert including “Sirius,” the opening theme to Kill la Kill, and the background track “Sanbika.”

Jul. 7, 2014 22:1515

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Jul. 7, 2014 13:0019

Decorate Your Desk with Gashapon Sailor Scouts - “Sailor Scouts Swooping Down to a Desk” Finally Release

Decorate Your Desk with Gashapon Sailor Scouts - “Sailor Scouts Swooping Down to a Desk” Finally Release

The Sailor Moon Sailor Scouts desktop figures “Sailor Scouts Swooping Down to a Desk” are finally releasing from Gashapon®.

Jul. 7, 2014 07:0013

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Jul. 7, 2014 01:001

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods to Release in 400 Theaters in North America This Summer

*Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods* to Release in 400 Theaters in North America This Summer

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which released in Japan in March 2013 and made 3 billion yen in box office revenue, will now release in North America this August.

Jul. 6, 2014 13:002

Pre-Orders Begin for Five Kawaii Sailor Moon x Honey Salon Tote Bags!

Pre-Orders Begin for Five Kawaii *Sailor Moon* x Honey Salon Tote Bags!

The second round of collaboration items from famous women’s apparel brand Honey Salon and Sailor Moon have been announced. On July 1, pre-orders began for five special collaborative tote bags.

Jul. 6, 2014 07:0011

New Jewelry to Release for New World Saga of TV Anime One Piece

New Jewelry to Release for New World Saga of TV Anime *One Piece*

Joining the lineup are Trafalgar Law and Shirahoshi.

Jul. 6, 2014 01:008

Free! Eternal Summer Has Finally Begun, Haruka and the Gang Brace Themselves for a New Season

*Free! Eternal Summer* Has Finally Begun, Haruka and the Gang Brace Themselves for a New Season

The TV anime Free! Eternal Summer began broadcasting late night on July 2 on ABC, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, and other networks.

Jul. 5, 2014 13:007

A Full Lineup of Popular Characters! Sanrio Character Ranking Cafe Opens for a Limited Time!

A Full Lineup of Popular Characters! Sanrio Character Ranking Cafe Opens for a Limited Time!

In celebration of the currently ongoing 29th Sanrio Character Ranking, a cafe has opened in Omotesando, Harajuku.

Jul. 5, 2014 07:002

World Premiere of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: SC English Dubbed Version to Be Held in Los Angeles at Anime Expo

World Premiere of *JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: SC* English Dubbed Version to Be Held in Los Angeles at Anime Expo

An English dubbed version has been made of the TV anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, which continues to be a huge hit even in Japan. It has been announced that the world premiere of this version will be held in Los Angeles, U.S.

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