“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. 10, 2014 13:0010

Link’s Face is Special?! Interview: “Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Ver.” Planning & Production Heads!

Link’s Face is Special?! Interview: “Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Ver.” Planning & Production Heads!

Pre-orders have finally begun for "Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Ver.", a Nendoroid figure of Link, the protagonist of The Legend of Zelda series. This is an interview with the heads of Nendoroid planning and production about what led to its release and behind-the-scenes production stories.

Jun. 10, 2014 07:008

First Trailer for Sailor Moon Crystal Releases, the Sailor Scouts Come Alive

First Trailer for *Sailor Moon Crystal* Releases, the Sailor Scouts Come Alive

The first new anime in the Sailor Moon series in 17 years, Sailor Moon Crystal, will begin this year.

Jun. 10, 2014 04:5615

Interview: Musical Band angela [1/2]

Interview: Musical Band angela [1/2]

A duo on the forefront of the anime song world! Checking in with the band of atsuko and KATSU!

Jun. 10, 2014 00:494

A Favorite Supported by the Youth! Introducing My Melody

A Favorite Supported by the Youth! Introducing My Melody

Each year, Sanrio holds a popularity vote of its original characters called the Sanrio Character Ranking, and this year as well many characters have entered. Here, we will introduce one of them: My Melody.

Jun. 9, 2014 13:006

This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking Explained! We Asked Aoki and Ishii, the Faces Behind the Ranking

This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking Explained! We Asked Aoki and Ishii, the Faces Behind the Ranking

We interviewed Mr. Aoki and Mr. Ishii who are in charge of the Sanrio Character Ranking and asked them about the important aspects of the contest.

Jun. 9, 2014 07:003

Japacon TV #13: Part 6 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 6 Introduction

This is Part 6 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” Continuing from Part 5, we concentrate on an interview regarding the inside story of an anime commercial created by Taisei Corporation, Japan’s largest construction company.

Jun. 9, 2014 01:0211

Tokyo Ghoul to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

*Tokyo Ghoul* to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

Broadcast information has been announced for the TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul to begin airing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 13:004

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of Jump Square in Celebration of Release of Rurouni Kenshin Movie

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of *Jump Square* in Celebration of Release of *Rurouni Kenshin* Movie

A two-part movie sequel based on the popular manga Rurouni Kenshin, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from 1994 to 1999, will be releasing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 07:007

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

I await your votes in the Character Ranking! -Yuko Yamaguchi

Jun. 8, 2014 04:0031

Are You Ready?! The Second Season of "Free!" Begins in July!

Are You Ready?! The Second Season of "Free!" Begins in July!

SAOII isn’t the only talked about anime this summer! That popular swimming anime is returning too! Have you seen the PVs yet?

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