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. 3, 2014 01:000

Pixiv Cafeteria to Open for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Menu to Include Plenty of Items Themed After Illustrations

Pixiv Cafeteria to Open for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Menu to Include Plenty of Items Themed After Illustrations

For a limited time from Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, a collaboration cafe called Drawing Spot Pixiv Cafeteria that will have menu items themed after art actually submitted to Pixiv will open in Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View at the Pixiv-sponsored exhibit event “Pixiv Festival - The Fun of Drawing.”

Oct. 2, 2014 13:001

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Third PV and Second TV CM Release, Hiroshi Kitadani and Mayumi Tanaka in Charge of Theme Song

*One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X* Third PV and Second TV CM Release, Hiroshi Kitadani and Mayumi Tanaka in Charge of Theme Song

Today, Sept. 20, 2014, Bandai Namco Games released the third promotional video and second TV commercial for its Nintendo 3DS game to release on Nov. 13, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X.

Oct. 2, 2014 07:009

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

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.

Oct. 2, 2014 01:001

Main Cast Including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya to Appear Together at Special One Week Friends Event

Main Cast Including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya to Appear Together at Special *One Week Friends* Event

The TV anime One Week Friends broadcast from April to June 2014 and became popular for its heart-wrenching story. On Sept. 28, a special event for the series was held at which the main cast appeared on stage together including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya.

Oct. 1, 2014 13:006

From Shonen Jump to TV - Anime World Trigger to Finally Start on Oct. 5

From *Shonen Jump* to TV - Anime *World Trigger* to Finally Start on Oct. 5

Daisuke Ashihara’s manga World Trigger currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) is becoming an anime.

Oct. 1, 2014 07:002

Jun Fukuyama is Koro-sensei, Tomokazu Sugita is Karasuma, Shizuka Ito is Irina Jelavić in Assassination Classroom Anime

Jun Fukuyama is Koro-sensei, Tomokazu Sugita is Karasuma, Shizuka Ito is Irina Jelavić in *Assassination Classroom* Anime

A portion of the cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Assassination Classroom which will begin broadcasting on Fuji TV in January 2015 has been decided.

Oct. 1, 2014 01:002

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

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!

Sep. 30, 2014 13:000

Kawaii Barrettes Themed After Detective Conan to Release! Two Models to Choose from: Conan Edogawa & Kaito Kid

Kawaii Barrettes Themed After *Detective Conan* to Release! Two Models to Choose from: Conan Edogawa & Kaito Kid

Pre-orders have begun on the anime fashion online shopping site SuperGroupies for necklaces, bracelets, and ribbon barrettes themed after Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid, popular characters from the national anime series Detective Conan.

Sep. 30, 2014 07:003

TV Anime Yowamushi Pedal Season 2 PV Releases - Movie’s Success Brings it to More Screens for a Longer Time Period

TV Anime *Yowamushi Pedal* Season 2 PV Releases - Movie’s Success Brings it to More Screens for a Longer Time Period

The anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe’s popular manga Yowamushi Pedal is going excellently. The anime was televised from October 2013 to June 2014, and it became a big hit widely supported due to the refreshing adolescence of the high schoolers in the series who compete in bicycle races.

Sep. 30, 2014 01:001

Shonen Hollywood Season 2 Broadcast to Begin in January 2015

*Shonen Hollywood* Season 2 Broadcast to Begin in January 2015

The TV anime Shonen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 came to its conclusion late-night on Sept. 27 with Episode 13, “We, Can Be Born Again for Eternity.” Production on Season 2 was announced shortly after the anime’s finale.

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