“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. 13, 2014 01:0018

First Half of Attack on Titan Theatrical Movie to Release on Nov. 22

First Half of *Attack on Titan* Theatrical Movie to Release on Nov. 22

The movie Attack on Titan Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow has been slated for a Nov. 22, 2014 release date at Shinjuku Wald 9, Umeda Wald 7, and other theaters.

Jun. 12, 2014 13:002

PlayStation Titles to Be on Display at E3 2014 Revealed All at Once, Live Schedule Also Announced

PlayStation Titles to Be on Display at E3 2014 Revealed All at Once, Live Schedule Also Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced its live schedule that includes a title list, demos of new titles, and trailers for games to be displayed at E3 2014, which began on June 10.

Jun. 12, 2014 05:104

Sanrio’s Popular Twin Unit! Introducing Little Twin Stars

Sanrio’s Popular Twin Unit! Introducing Little Twin Stars

Every year, Sanrio holds its original character popularity poll, the Sanrio Character Ranking, and this year as well many characters have entered. This time we’ll be introducing the characters Little Twin Stars.

Jun. 12, 2014 04:005

Ultra Kaiju as Girls! Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project Further Advances into the World!

Ultra Kaiju as Girls! Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project Further Advances into the World!

Tsuburaya Productions has started a project that will shake the world: the Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project, in which the kaiju from the Ultraman series are transformed into cute girls!

Jun. 12, 2014 01:118

New PV Shown at Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Talk Show for TV Anime Dramatical Murder

New PV Shown at Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Talk Show for TV Anime *Dramatical Murder*

On June 7, 2014 in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, a new event was launched. That event is Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival, which aims to fuse anime and the city.

Jun. 11, 2014 13:006

TV Anime Persona 4 Golden to Begin Broadcasting July 10 on Animeism

TV Anime *Persona 4 Golden* to Begin Broadcasting July 10 on Animeism

The broadcast start time for the TV anime Persona 4 Golden, the broadcast to which was previously announced to begin this summer, has been cemented.

Jun. 11, 2014 07:5018

Full Custom Order Replica Japanese Swords - How to Order

Full Custom Order Replica Japanese Swords - How to Order

The Full Custom Order Replica Japanese Sword service allows you to choose Japanese katana parts and create an imitation sword.

Jun. 11, 2014 07:0013

Hatsune Miku Expo to Be Held in the US! NY & LA Fans Rejoice!

Hatsune Miku Expo to Be Held in the US! NY & LA Fans Rejoice!

In May 2014, the Hatsune Miku Expo debuted in Jakarta, Indonesia and was a phenomenal success. The expo celebrates Hatsune Miku and her creative fando...

Jun. 11, 2014 04:5611

Interview: Musical Band angela [2/2]

Interview: Musical Band angela [2/2]

“Spreading anime and anime songs still unknown in other countries to the people there and broadening the path that future generations will travel. That’s our destiny and mission.” - KATSU

Jun. 11, 2014 03:001

A Plump Young Boy Popular Even with Idols - An Introduction to Pompompurin

A Plump Young Boy Popular Even with Idols - An Introduction to Pompompurin

Every year, Sanrio holds its original character popularity poll, the Sanrio Character Ranking, and this year as well many characters have entered. This time we’ll be introducing one such character named Pompompurin.

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