“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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Jun. 21, 2014 08:2512

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

Jun. 21, 2014 07:162

Babymetal Answers Lady Gaga’s Passionate Love Call, Will Perform on Tour for Five Stops as Support Act

Babymetal Answers Lady Gaga’s Passionate Love Call, Will Perform on Tour for Five Stops as Support Act

Babymetal, a band picking up attention from all over the world, has answered Lady Gaga’s passionate love call and will be performing as a support act during the American stops on her tour titled “Lady Gaga’s ArtRave: The Artpop Ball.”

Jun. 21, 2014 07:006

Luna Haruna’s New Song “Startear” Chosen as ED Theme to Sword Art Online II

Luna Haruna’s New Song “Startear” Chosen as ED Theme to *Sword Art Online II*

It has been revealed that female artist Luna Haruna’s new song “Startear” will be used as the ending theme to the TV anime Sword Art Online II starting in July.

Jun. 21, 2014 06:040

TOM Reimports a Sci-Fi Novel Hugely Popular in Japan Back to America! Experience the Twitter-Born Novel Ninja Slayer!

TOM Reimports a Sci-Fi Novel Hugely Popular in Japan Back to America! Experience the Twitter-Born Novel *Ninja Slayer*!

On April 11, distribution began on Tokyo Otaku Mode of a ninja violence cyberpunk novel created by two Americans, Ninja Slayer. The original English version can only be read online on TOM.

Jun. 21, 2014 01:002

Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune Join the S.H.Figuarts Articulated Figure Series

Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune Join the S.H.Figuarts Articulated Figure Series

It has been announced that Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, the seventh and eighth Sailor Scouts, will be joining the S.H.Figuarts articulated figure series.

Jun. 20, 2014 11:0011

Advance Screenings of Episode 1 of SAO II to Take Place Worldwide

Advance Screenings of Episode 1 of *SAO II* to Take Place Worldwide

Advance screenings will be held in seven countries including the U.S. and France, with the screenings kicking off on June 29 in Japan! Wrapped buses will also be in service in each of the seven countries!

Jun. 20, 2014 07:0089

Huh, a Japanese Samurai Plays Soccer in Brazil?! Introducing the New Cup Noodle CM “Samurai in Brazil”

Huh, a Japanese Samurai Plays Soccer in Brazil?! Introducing the New Cup Noodle CM “Samurai in Brazil”

A samurai from Japan marches into Brazil, a huge soccer country and the stage for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which is currently ongoing––the curtain raises on this a surprising development in the new Nissin Cup Noodle commercial “Samurai in Brazil.”

Jun. 20, 2014 04:0021

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

Jun. 19, 2014 23:005

Final Fantasy Explorers, an Action RPG Supporting Four-Player Multiplayer, Coming to Nintendo 3DS

*Final Fantasy Explorers*, an Action RPG Supporting Four-Player Multiplayer, Coming to Nintendo 3DS

On June 16, Square Enix announced the Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers.

Jun. 19, 2014 13:0010

Date A Live Movie Adaptation Greenlit, Shocking Announcement Comes in Final Episode of Second Season TV Anime

*Date A Live* Movie Adaptation Greenlit, Shocking Announcement Comes in Final Episode of Second Season TV Anime

A movie adaptation has been greenlit for the light novel Date A Live by Koshi Tachibana that is currently published by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko (Kadokawa/Fujimi Shobo).

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