“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. 10, 2014 13:009

TV Anime Trinity Seven to Broadcast This Fall, Seven Girls Manipulate the Seven Deadly Sins

TV Anime *Trinity Seven* to Broadcast This Fall, Seven Girls Manipulate the Seven Deadly Sins

A TV anime is being made for the popular fantasy manga Trinity Seven - 7-nin no Masho Tsukai, which is currently serializing in Monthly Dragon Age (Kadokawa Fujimi Shobo).

Jul. 10, 2014 07:001

Even Ingrams Wear Seatbelts - Car Transportation Manner Poster Themed After Patlabor

Even Ingrams Wear Seatbelts - Car Transportation Manner Poster Themed After *Patlabor*

A tie-in campaign is underway between The Next Generation: Patlabor, to which seven chapters will release sequentially, and the National Police Agency.

Jul. 10, 2014 03:015

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Jul. 10, 2014 01:000

Asagaya Anime Street

Asagaya Anime Street

This is your guide to a couple of Tokyo’s anime meccas!

Jul. 9, 2014 13:004

Momoiro Clover Z Dons Sailor Moon Outfits on Jacket of New Single, Moon Pride

Momoiro Clover Z Dons *Sailor Moon* Outfits on Jacket of New Single, *Moon Pride*

The jacket photo has been released for Momoiro Clover Z’s new single releasing on July 30, Moon Pride.

Jul. 9, 2014 07:003

Studio Pierrot to Produce Anime Adaptation of Akatsuki no Yona, a Far East Fantasy Serialized in Hana to Yume

Studio Pierrot to Produce Anime Adaptation of *Akatsuki no Yona*, a Far East Fantasy Serialized in *Hana to Yume*

A TV anime adaptation has been greenlit for the popular manga Akatsuki no Yona by Mizuho Kusanagi that is currently serializing in the shoujo manga magazine Hana to Yume (Hakusensha).

Jul. 9, 2014 04:000

HARAJUKU EVANGELION STORE

HARAJUKU EVANGELION STORE

This is your guide to a couple of Tokyo’s anime meccas!

Jul. 9, 2014 01:453

A Much-Discussed Work from Toei Animation and Nitroplus - Expelled from Paradise Trailer Releases

A Much-Discussed Work from Toei Animation and Nitroplus - *Expelled from Paradise* Trailer Releases

The original anime Expelled from Paradise will release theatrically in Japan on Nov. 15. This talked-about 3D CG work is a joint effort by Toei Animation and popular PC game developer Nitroplus.

Jul. 8, 2014 13:001

Gen Urobuchi Alludes to Madoka Magica Sequel During Talk Event Held at Anime Expo 2014

Gen Urobuchi Alludes to *Madoka Magica* Sequel During Talk Event Held at Anime Expo 2014

On July 4, Nitroplus member and creator Gen Urobuchi held a discussion panel at Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, U.S. Participating in the panel were Urobuchi and CEO Takaki Kosaka, both from Nitroplus, as well as the CEO of Good Smile Company, Takanori Aki.

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.”

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