“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. 15, 2014 13:001

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - Final Fantasy Explorers to Release This Winter

Revealed on “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” - *Final Fantasy Explorers* to Release This Winter

During Nintendo’s presentation video “Nintendo 3DS Direct 3rd Party Publisher Games” released on July 11, it was announced that Square Enix’s Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers will be released this winter.

Jul. 15, 2014 07:005

Akame ga Kill! to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

*Akame ga Kill!* to Kill the Summer - TV Anime Has Great Start, Tatsumi’s Fate to Be Decided in Episode 2

The broadcast of the TV anime Akame ga Kill! began earlier this month. The anime is broadcast every Sunday on Tokyo MX at 24:00.

Jul. 15, 2014 01:000

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of Metal Gear Solid Comic Series, to Attend

Good Smile to Hold ThreeA Art & Toy Show for First Time in Japan. Ashley Wood, Author of *Metal Gear Solid* Comic Series, to Attend

An event has landed in Japan that focuses on the world-popular creative group ThreeA.

Jul. 14, 2014 13:001

Anime Garo: Honō no Kokuin Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Anime *Garo: Honō no Kokuin* Official Site Opens in Preparation for Fall Broadcast

Things are finally starting to pick up for Garo: Honō no Kokuin, which will begin broadcasting this fall.

Jul. 14, 2014 07:005

Galaco, New Vocaloid Whose Voice is Modeled After Kou Shibasaki, to Release in Early August

Galaco, New Vocaloid Whose Voice is Modeled After Kou Shibasaki, to Release in Early August

A new addition to Yamaha’s Vocaloid series of software, “Vocaloid 3 Library Galaco NEO,” will release in early August. The characteristic of this female vocal library is that it is based on the voice of actress Kou Shibasaki.

Jul. 14, 2014 01:001

AniCool - Zero Intermediate Fee Anime Production Crowdfunding Site Opens

AniCool - Zero Intermediate Fee Anime Production Crowdfunding Site Opens

AniCool, a zero intermediate fee crowdfunding site that specializes in anime, opened on July 10.

Jul. 13, 2014 13:0015

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is Attack on Titan Vol. 13! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

The Most Sold Book in Japan for the First Half of the Year is *Attack on Titan Vol. 13*! Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014 Announced, *Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin* Climbs to No. 2 Just Five Days After Release!

Booklista, a growing ebook service, announced on July 9 the results of the Booklista Half-Year Ranking 2014, which is comprised of the top selling ebooks available on Booklista’s ebook store.

Jul. 13, 2014 07:001

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro in Clothing

Aiming for High Dimension Anime/Manga Design: MHz Presents the Worlds of *Knights of Sidonia* and *Dorohedoro* in Clothing

MHz is a design company that produces apparel of anime depicting unique worlds, such as Knights of Sidonia and Dorohedoro. We asked them about their fixations on the designs that sublimate the worlds of such works into fashion apparel in Hz, a selection shop under MHz’s management.

Jul. 13, 2014 01:0010

An 18-Meter Life-Size Gundam to Move by 2019?! Global Challenge Project Begins

An 18-Meter Life-Size Gundam to Move by 2019?! Global Challenge Project Begins

A working 18-meter tall Mobile Suit Gundam may not be too far off. Work on the Gundam Global Challenge, which is burdened with making this dream a reality, has begun.

Jul. 12, 2014 13:001

Terra Formars Annex 1 Cast Announced, Lineup Full of Popular Seiyū

*Terra Formars* Annex 1 Cast Announced, Lineup Full of Popular Seiyū

Terra Formars is a talked-about TV anime that will begin broadcasting this fall. This anime adaptation is based on a manga of the same name by Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana that is currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha).

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