“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!

up

down

Jun. 8, 2014 01:009

Makoto Shinkai Exhibit to Be Held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Will Introduce the Worlds of Four Works

Makoto Shinkai Exhibit to Be Held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Will Introduce the Worlds of Four Works

An exhibition introducing the worlds of works by director Makoto Shinkai, who has captured the hearts of many fans through his works, will be held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Jun. 7, 2014 13:007

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the One Piece TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the *One Piece* TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

This year, the TV anime One Piece, which began in October 1999, reaches its 15th year.

Jun. 7, 2014 07:003

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

Jun. 7, 2014 06:1610

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Hello Kitty lives on with the times.

Jun. 7, 2014 01:009

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from Haikyū!! to Release

Sneakers Themed After Karasuno High from *Haikyū!!* to Release

More Karasuno High than even we thought.

Jun. 6, 2014 13:002

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

Kiki & Lala Cafe Gets Extension & New Cute Items Join the Menu for the Tanabata Festival

The special cafe Kiki & Lala Cafe ongoing now at The Guest Cafe & Diner on the seventh floor of Shibuya Parco Part 1 is being extended until July 7.

Jun. 6, 2014 07:007

Puchi-Chara! Sailor Moon Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” Release Announced, Six Figures in Total Include Usagi in Her School Uniform

Puchi-Chara! *Sailor Moon* Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” Release Announced, Six Figures in Total Include Usagi in Her School Uniform

The release of the hugely popular Puchi-Chara! Sailor Moon Series “Puchi and School Life! Edition” has been announced.

Jun. 6, 2014 01:0015

New Story Arc Announced for Anime Hunter x Hunter

New Story Arc Announced for Anime *Hunter x Hunter*

Serialization of Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga Hunter x Hunter resumed in Issue 27 of Weekly Shonen Jump on sale June 2.

Jun. 5, 2014 13:009

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Reboots After Four Years, “Haruhi Hunting” Campaign Begins

*The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya* Reboots After Four Years, “Haruhi Hunting” Campaign Begins

The “Haruhi Hunting” campaign began on June 1.

Jun. 5, 2014 07:0016

Game Toukiden: Kiwami to Release on Aug. 28

Game *Toukiden: Kiwami* to Release on Aug. 28

Now, defeat the ultimate demons!

Get the latest OTAKU news!

Sign up for the Tokyo Otaku Mode newsletter!

Do you like Tokyo Otaku Mode?