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!

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!

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Oct. 11, 2014 13:003

Amnesia World and Storm Lover 2nd Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

*Amnesia World* and *Storm Lover 2nd* Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

Romantica Clothes, an apparel brand by Romantica, a brand of perfumes themed after characters from anime, manga, and games, has a new development for fall 2014.

Oct. 11, 2014 07:001

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and Star Wars - Star Wars Battle Pod Announced

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and *Star Wars* - *Star Wars Battle Pod* Announced

Today, Oct. 9, Bandai Namco Games announced its plans to successively implement its arcade shooting game based on the movie franchise Star Wars, Stars Wars Battle Pod, first in America and then worldwide. Currently, it is unknown when the game will come to Japan, Asia, or Europe.

Oct. 11, 2014 01:001

Aikatsu! Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

*Aikatsu!* Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

Fans of the popular TV anime Aikatsu! can now enjoy it at their fingertips at any time. An official Aikatsu! account has launched on the free talk and mail app, Line.

Oct. 10, 2014 13:001

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Everyone in Russia, check this out!

Oct. 10, 2014 07:004

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

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.

Oct. 10, 2014 06:334

Slave to Bezier Curves! Spotlight on Illustrator REOspikee’s Art of Girls

Slave to Bezier Curves! Spotlight on Illustrator REOspikee’s Art of Girls

It has been 27 years since the representative vector software, Adobe Illustrator, was released. Vector software is more tuned for drawing compared to point software and analog and is difficult to learn and operate. An example of a difficult technique in the program is the Bezier curve.

Oct. 10, 2014 01:000

Collaborative Illustrations with a Famous Bicycle Maker - Junta Teshima from Yowamushi Pedal Rides a Cannondale

Collaborative Illustrations with a Famous Bicycle Maker - Junta Teshima from *Yowamushi Pedal* Rides a Cannondale

Junta Teshima’s favorite bikes are the newest model Cannondales?!

Oct. 9, 2014 13:000

T-Shirt of Utena from the Anime Revolutionary Girl Utena Releases

T-Shirt of Utena from the Anime *Revolutionary Girl Utena* Releases

Sales have begun on the Japanese online shopping site Messa Store for “Tenjo Utena T-Shirt - FI,” a T-shirt with a full-color print of Utena Tenjo, the main character of the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena.

Oct. 9, 2014 07:002

Zombear Collaborates with Popular Shooting Bar

Zombear Collaborates with Popular Shooting Bar

Last year, Shooting Bar EA successfully held a collaboration to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Resident Evil. This year, they are collaborating with unique zombie characters from Japan!

Oct. 9, 2014 02:001

Cardcaptor Sakura Stained Glass Charm! Includes 3D Cerberus Mascot in the Middle

*Cardcaptor Sakura* Stained Glass Charm! Includes 3D Cerberus Mascot in the Middle

Pre-orders have begun on Premium Bandai, the official shopping site of Bandai, for a stained glass charm necklace of the popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura. Each one costs 3,240 JPY (tax included).

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