“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. 3, 2014 13:004

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - Persona 4 Arena Becomes Stage Play

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - *Persona 4 Arena* Becomes Stage Play

A stage play has been announced for the popular fighting game Persona 4 Arena. Performances will be held for five days from Dec. 19-23, 2014 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Jul. 3, 2014 09:044

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

ULTRA KAIJU Humanization Project - Here Are the Kaiju Design Contest Winners!

We’ve got comments from the TOM Special Creators behind the Kaiju girl illustrations!

Jul. 3, 2014 07:0016

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

The setting is a school. In the corner of a classroom, a young girl assembles a tabletop planetarium.

Jul. 3, 2014 01:2116

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Jul. 2, 2014 23:413

France’s Japan Expo Anime Song DJs, Otagei and More!

France’s Japan Expo Anime Song DJs, Otagei and More!

The biggest Japanese culture event in Europe, Japan Expo 2014, is being held in Paris, France from July 2-6. The event’s stage is set to be packed with performances by DJs, dancers and MCs on the forefront of Japan’s Akihabara culture.

Jul. 2, 2014 07:008

Popular Manga Assassination Classroom to Become TV Anime and Movie in 2015!

Popular Manga *Assassination Classroom* to Become TV Anime and Movie in 2015!

With over 10.1 million copies of the manga’s 10 volumes in print, the popular work is becoming an anime! And the specialty shop Korosensei Shop opens in Odaiba, Tokyo!

Jul. 2, 2014 01:005

Enjoy Original Art from the Anime - Last Volume of Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Art Book to Finally Release

Enjoy Original Art from the Anime - Last Volume of *Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo* Art Book to Finally Release

The last volume of Groundworks - Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo will release on Aug. 22. The large A4-size, 384-page, full color art book is comprised of several thousand illustrations.

Jul. 1, 2014 22:462

AKIRA YAMAOKA, FIRST GUEST OF HONOR OF JAPAN EXPO 2ND IMPACT !

AKIRA YAMAOKA, FIRST GUEST OF HONOR OF JAPAN EXPO 2ND IMPACT !

His unique music style is both surprising and unsettling, being a perfect match for video games by stimulating the gamer’s imagination. Known for the Silent Hill series, Akira YAMAOKA also composed the music of the film adaptation by Christophe GANS, Akira.

Jul. 1, 2014 13:004

Yui Ishikawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kenshō Ono Appointed to New Cast of Fafner in the Azure - Exodus

Yui Ishikawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kenshō Ono Appointed to New Cast of *Fafner in the Azure - Exodus*

Fafner in the Azure - Exodus, a new series based on the TV anime Fafner in the Azure which was broadcast from July to December 2004, will begin in January 2015.

Jul. 1, 2014 07:005

Tokyo Game Show 2014 to Have 224 Company Booths, Over 20% More Than Last Year’s 181

Tokyo Game Show 2014 to Have 224 Company Booths, Over 20% More Than Last Year’s 181

The companies and organizations that will have booths at Tokyo Game Show 2014 were announced on June 27.

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