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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Jun. 19, 2014 02:2812

redjuice! kz (livetune)! Satoshi Hase! Wonderful Entertainers to Hold BEATLESS Event!

redjuice! kz (livetune)! Satoshi Hase! Wonderful Entertainers to Hold *BEATLESS* Event!

BEATLESS (author: Satoshi Hase / character designer: redjuice) is a sci-fi novel that is still gathering attention for having been nominated for the 34th Nihon SF Taisho Award. The creation collection BEATLESS: Tool for the Outsourcers by redjuice, who is in charge of the illustrations for the novel, will be released on June 25.

Jun. 19, 2014 01:003

Fujiko F. Fujio’s Popular Characters Doraemon and Korosuke Become Transformable Robot Chogokin

Fujiko F. Fujio’s Popular Characters Doraemon and Korosuke Become Transformable Robot Chogokin

2014 marks the 80th birthday of Fujiko F. Fujio, whose representative works include the manga Doraemon. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Bandai’s toy brand Chogokin. Now, a surprising toy has been introduced as a project for both of these anniversaries.

Jun. 18, 2014 13:006

It’s So Cute! We Ask the Creator of This Sailor Moon-Style Tote Bag All About It

It’s So Cute! We Ask the Creator of This Sailor Moon-Style Tote Bag All About It

We conducted an online interview with Hikaru, creator of a Sailor Moon tote bag even adults can use that is currently trending on Twitter!

Jun. 18, 2014 07:005

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Visual Releases of the Mega-Evolved Mega Diancie in *Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction*

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction will release countrywide in Japan on July 19.

Jun. 18, 2014 03:1612

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: Attack on Titan Capsule Q

[Buyer’s Blog] Crazy D’s Recommendation: *Attack on Titan* Capsule Q

Introducing Attack on Titan Capsule Q figures!

Jun. 18, 2014 01:006

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

Interview: JAGMO Producer Tadakaz Mishiya

You’ll find this kind of orchestra in Japan! A look at JAGMO, an orchestra that plays symphonic arrangements of music from popular Japanese games.

Jun. 17, 2014 13:0017

First PV Releases for New Game "Dragon Ball: Xenoverse"

First PV Releases for New Game "Dragon Ball: Xenoverse"

A new generation of Dragon Ball games! Here’s the first promotional video for the PlayStation®4/PlayStation®3/Xbox 360 game Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.

Jun. 17, 2014 12:2237

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Co., Ltd., a new Domain Registry Operator, announced on July 17 that it will open the Internet’s most unique Top Level Domain (TLD)(1), ".moe", to the public starting Tuesday June 17th.

Jun. 17, 2014 07:006

Second Trailer for Saint Seiya Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

Second Trailer for *Saint Seiya* Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

The movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will release countrywide on June 21. The talked-about work is the movie version of Masami Kurumada’s popular manga with new visuals.

Jun. 17, 2014 01:004

A Full Introduction to Pullip Violetta, a Cute Doll Born from a Collaboration with tokidoki and Hello Kitty!

A Full Introduction to Pullip Violetta, a Cute Doll Born from a Collaboration with tokidoki and Hello Kitty!

Pullip is a diverse series of dolls that has collaborated with anime, games, artists, movies, apparel brands, and more. Even for those who aren’t interested in dolls, many hobby fans surely can call to mind the look of their unique proportions and huge eyes.

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