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!

New Details About *Psycho-Pass 2* Anime Revealed Including Staff, Cast and Songs!

A new music video and other details have been released regarding the anime Psycho-Pass 2, which begins airing on Fuji TV's Noitamina on Oct. 9!

Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

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May. 26, 2014 07:0010

White Sailor Uniform & Cardigan for Summer Cosplay Events? Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi School Uniform to Release

White Sailor Uniform & Cardigan for Summer Cosplay Events? *Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi* School Uniform to Release

A school outfit modeled after the one worn by the characters Miyuki Sone and Aoi Mukou from Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi will be released from the cosplay shop Cospatio.

May. 26, 2014 00:004

Japacon TV #13: Part 5 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 5 Introduction

This is Part 5 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.” This time, we have one more interview to get the inside view on another anime commercial.

May. 25, 2014 13:0017

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

The Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition was held from May 13-24, 2014, at the Span Art Gallery in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

May. 25, 2014 07:007

PV and Original Illustrations to Be Used as in-Store Bonuses Release on Official Site for Hamatora: Look at Smoking World, Details on Game’s Adventure and Battle Components Also Release

PV and Original Illustrations to Be Used as in-Store Bonuses Release on Official Site for *Hamatora: Look at Smoking World*, Details on Game’s Adventure and Battle Components Also Release

On May 21, FuRyu released original illustrations to be used as in-store bonuses for the Nintendo 3DS game Hamatora: Look at Smoking World to release on July 17 on the game’s official site.

May. 25, 2014 01:0011

One Week Friends OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

*One Week Friends* OP Music Video Releases, Tissues Given as Presents at Stores

The TV anime One Week Friends, which began broadcasting on Tokyo MX and other networks in April, is a talked-about work that tells of the relationship between classmates, one of whom loses her memory of her friends every week.

May. 24, 2014 13:007

Shakugan no Shana S and Shakugan no Shana III BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

*Shakugan no Shana S* and *Shakugan no Shana III* BD Boxes to Release Aug. 27

Blu-ray box sets have been announced of the anime Shakugan no Shana which has had wide development into other areas including movies and OVA.

May. 24, 2014 07:006

Sailor Moon Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

*Sailor Moon* Comes to Neon Alley and Hulu, “Sailor Moon Day” to Be Held at Anime Expo

Viz Media, the largest North American company for Japanese anime and manga, has officially announced that it has acquired the North American license for Sailor Moon Crystal, which will release simultaneously worldwide this July.

May. 24, 2014 01:0011

Life Advice TV Anime Jinsei to Begin in July

Life Advice TV Anime *Jinsei* to Begin in July

The popular light novel Jinsei from Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko is becoming an anime to air this July.

May. 23, 2014 13:005

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of The Wind Rises

Photograph the Sky! Contest to Be Held in Commemoration of Blu-ray & DVD Release of *The Wind Rises*

The Blu-ray and DVD of the hit anime movie The Wind Rises, which released in July 2013, will go on sale June 18. In commemoration of this, a “Photos of the Sky” contest will be held.

May. 23, 2014 07:0019

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

The 15th Japan Expo, Europe’s Biggest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival, Begins in July!

Marking its 15th anniversary, this year’s event has been extended to five days! Strong effort is being made to showcase traditional Japanese culture.

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