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!

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!

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Jul. 1, 2014 01:3914

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

Jul. 1, 2014 01:2318

Niconico to Stream the Anime Worldwide with 12 Language Subtitles ”Sailor Moon Crystal”

Niconico to Stream the Anime  Worldwide with 12 Language Subtitles  ”Sailor Moon Crystal”

Tokyo – Dwango Co. announced that its video-sharing site Niconico will stream the brand new series Sailor Moon Crystal with twelve language subtitles on July 5, with episodes premiering on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Jul. 1, 2014 00:302

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

Jun. 30, 2014 13:003

HELLO KITTY and My Melody Glitch Items at Isetan Event for New Trends

HELLO KITTY and My Melody Glitch Items at Isetan Event for New Trends

The event “Glitch @ Tokyo Kaihouku” is open on the second floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until July 1. The focus is on fashion items designed under the concept “Glitch.”

Jun. 30, 2014 01:005

Girlfriend (Beta) TV Anime Confirmed, Production Announcement Conference to Be Held on July 19

*Girlfriend (Beta)* TV Anime Confirmed, Production Announcement Conference to Be Held on July 19

Girlfriend (Beta), the popular school romance game for smartphones, is becoming an anime. This announcement was made on the official site on June 26.

Jun. 29, 2014 13:009

Knights of Sidonia Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

*Knights of Sidonia* Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

The second season of the TV anime Knights of Sidonia has been confirmed. Knights of Sidonia began broadcasting on Animeism in April of this year and it ended with Episode 12, “Return to Ship.”

Jun. 29, 2014 07:017

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Writer Satoshi Hase's science-fiction novel BEATLESS was shortlisted for the 2014 Nihon SF Taishō Award. As a project, BEATLESS has expanded across several mediums, including figures, novels and manga.

Jun. 29, 2014 07:0010

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [1/2]

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [1/2]

The BEATLESS project has unfurled through various media, including figures, novels and manga. The novel, written by sci-fi author Satoshi Hase, has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Nihon SF Taishō Award.

Jun. 29, 2014 01:003

MimiMemeMIMI Holds Their First Concert! A Certain Voice Actress Shows Her Prowess as a Vocalist

MimiMemeMIMI Holds Their First Concert! A Certain Voice Actress Shows Her Prowess as a Vocalist

The trending music group MimiMemeMIMI held its first solo concert, “MimiMemeMIMI 1st Live Welcome to MimiMemeLAND,” on June 22, showing their faces for the first time.

Jun. 28, 2014 13:0019

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.

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