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!

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!

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Oct. 15, 2014 13:001

Fullmetal Alchemist Ed’s Silver Watch Necklace to Release

*Fullmetal Alchemist* Ed’s Silver Watch Necklace to Release

A necklace themed after the silver watch loved by Edward Elric, the main character of the manga Fullmetal Alchemist (author: Hiromu Arakawa), will release domestically in Japan from Movic.

Oct. 15, 2014 07:003

Director of TV Anime God Eater is Takayuki Hirao of The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

Director of TV Anime *God Eater* is Takayuki Hirao of *The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral*

New news has been revealed for the TV anime God Eater which was announced in September at Tokyo Game Show 2014.

Oct. 15, 2014 01:001

Rebuild of Evangelion Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

*Rebuild of Evangelion* Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

Since it’s start in 2007, the Rebuild of Evangelion series has remained an overwhelmingly popular series. It has spawned varied and numerous collaborative products so far, and has now teamed up with the Ichiban Kuji lottery.

Oct. 14, 2014 13:000

Brand New Film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

Brand New Film *Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune* Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

A series of screening events of Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai began in theaters across Japan on Oct. 11. The film is a special compilation of the hit Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV series that began in 2012 featuring a new cut and newly added narration. The talked-about film offers a new way to enjoy the series.

Oct. 14, 2014 07:0025

Socks from Underwater Knee-highs Plus Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Socks from *Underwater Knee-highs Plus* Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Two different pairs of knee-high socks from the Underwater Knee-highs Plus photo collection, which is set to go on sale On Monday, Oct. 20, will be available starting Friday, Oct. 24. The special underwater knee-highs and blue-ringed octopus themed socks will be on sale at the Underwater Knee-highs Plus exhibition.

Oct. 14, 2014 06:055

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda* Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Akira Himekawa teaches us how to draw manga as well as gives a look into their creation process!

Oct. 14, 2014 01:315

New Tokyo Ghoul Series Serialization Starts in Weekly Young Jump, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

New *Tokyo Ghoul* Series Serialization Starts in *Weekly Young Jump*, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

The manga and TV anime held dear by so many fans, Tokyo Ghoul, met its grand finale in September. However, new developments are already coming as new series start in both manga and anime.

Oct. 13, 2014 13:00212

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

Axent Wear, the company behind these “Cat Ear Headphones,” which include external speakers in the shape of cat ears, is seeking development funds through crowdfunding service Indiegogo.

Oct. 13, 2014 07:000

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

AnimeJapan 2015, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from March 20-22, 2015, has announced new projects and festivities.

Oct. 12, 2014 22:2515

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

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.”

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