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Frontwing to Begin Official Localization Project for “Wheel Country, Sunflower Girl -Sharin no Kuni-”! Details Released on Prefundia

Frontwing and Akabei Soft2 have announced that a localization project for the game Wheel Country, Sunflower Girl -Sharin no Kuni- will begin on Kick...

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Enormous BETA Right Before Your Eyes?! Muv-Luv VR Demo Event Report

A demo event was held on April 3 recreating the world of the visual novel Muv-Luv.

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The Samurai Armor Hoodies Project on Indiegogo Supported by Tokyo Otaku Mode is Open Now!

The Indiegogo campaign for the Samurai Armor Hoodies Project that Tokyo Otaku Mode is supporting has finally started!

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Creating Something New Together with Fans: Taking on Overseas Crowdfunding Project for Samurai Armor Hoodies

Creating something new together with fans and taking on an overseas crowdfunding project for Samurai Armor Hoodies, a joint project of STUDIO696 and TOM.

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ALA 2016 Takes Over the Ontario Convention Center

The 12th Annual Animé Los Angeles took place in Ontario, California.

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WonFes 2016 Winter Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute

The event was bustling with tons of sexy and cute figures of female characters too!

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WonFes 2016 Winter Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical

We’re bringing you pics of all the coolest figures and garage kits we spotted at the event!

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WonFes Wows with Lineup of Myriad Life-Size Figures!

Wonder Festival Winter 2016 (WonFes), Japan’s largest garage kit festival, was held on Feb. 7 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. Tons of people packed into the venue, making it as big a turnout as ever.

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WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!

WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!

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[Sneak Preview] “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 23” Winter WonFes 2016 Giveaway: Take a Quiz, Win a Snow Miku: Snow Owl Ver. Figure!

Have you already taken a look at the special site for “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 23,” the joint booth by Max Factory and Good Smile Company that will be at Winter Wonder Festival 2016?

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Osomatsu-san Collaboration Cafe Opens at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3!

The Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3 was newly opened on Jan. 27 and as its first collaboration, the cafe is decked out with all kinds of content themed after the popular anime Osomatsu-san.

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A New Era in the World of Anime: Two Anime Fanatics Send a Message with the CHIKA*CHIKA IDOL Project

CHIKA*CHIKA IDOL is an original CG animation project which will be carrying out a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter and Makuake from February 2016. The animation’s director, Hiroshi Nishikiori, and Yasutake Honjo, who’s in charge of the original story, reveal some of their thoughts about the project to us.

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Interview: Shinobism, Making the Future of Gaming (2/2)

As opportunities for e-sports rise with even the Olympics in sight, what kind of role do these two have in the gaming market?

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Interview: Shinobism, Making a Place that Connects Games and People (1/2)

Momochi and Choco are a married couple affiliated with Evil Geniuses, a pro gaming team based in the U.S. After establishing Shinobsim Co., Ltd. and Momochi’s battle for the Capcom Cup, the two announced their marriage. We asked them why they would start a company that is specialized for the pro gaming industry in Japan, where the industry only has a brief history.

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A Manga Remake Project that Uses VR - “Magical Taruruuto Reboot” Begins

Funding began on Makuake on Jan. 14 for a remake project for the popular manga Magical Taruruuto!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 3

Bringing you the feverish excitement from the cosplay area on the final day of Comiket 89!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 2

Check out the rooftop area and cosplayers from the fully-packed Day 2 of Comiket 89!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 1

We got action shots of cosplayers on the first day of Comic Market 89!

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Naruto? Or Maybe Cosplay?? Announcing the Top 10 Most Read News from 2015!

We’re introducing the top 10 most-read news on Tokyo Otaku Mode this year!

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The Curtain Opens on the 40th Year of Comiket!

Comic Market 89, the world’s largest event for displaying and selling new doujinshi, opened its doors on Dec. 29. The first day’s attendance was recorded at 150,000.

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Mar. 2, 2016 08:13

5 Bento Sanji Would Feed You If He Made Your Lunch [Creator Showcase]

5 Bento Sanji Would Feed You If He Made Your Lunch [Creator Showcase]

March 2 is the birthday of Sanji from the wildly popular One Piece series. Sanji is best known for being an excellent cook for his fellow pirates, as well as a ladies' man (or so he thinks). If Sanji were to make your waifu(*husbando*?) bentos, he'd probably have put his face on it...

Mar. 2, 2016 07:52

[AMV Punch!] - Unexpected Twist

[AMV Punch!] - Unexpected Twist

AMVs allow for a lot of creative freedom. An artist may expand on an anime and make it look twice as awesome, or captivate specific themes and emotions. In this case however, we found a few AMVs that take some memorable shows and turn them into something completely different and unexpected, making us question what part of the internet we just stepped into.

Mar. 2, 2016 01:03

Bring the Scent of Cherry Blossoms to Your Bath or Shower!

Bring the Scent of Cherry Blossoms to Your Bath or Shower!

Well-known for their expertise in scent marketing, ZaaZ inc. has come out a new product - a spray that can instantaneously transform your bath or show...

Mar. 1, 2016 11:16

Male teacher in China cosplays as female characters, gets discovered by his own student

Male teacher in China cosplays as female characters, gets discovered by his own student

How would you react if you found out not only that your teacher cosplays female characters, but that he’s kind of a cutie too?

Mar. 1, 2016 10:54

Pokemon Fan Art That Will Make You Go "Awwww"

Pokemon Fan Art That Will Make You Go "Awwww"

Last weekend the world celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon. The kawaii critters and adventurers that have accompanied us through the years are 20 years old! Japanese artists are no exception in sharing the sentimental moment as they take to Twitter to share their love for the franchise with beautiful fan art!

Mar. 1, 2016 10:24

5 Cosplay of the Strongest Woman in the World [Creator Showcase]

5 Cosplay of the Strongest Woman in the World [Creator Showcase]

Chun-Li from the Street Fighter series has accompanied us through our childhood as the heroine that kicks ass in the popular fighting game franchise. Born on March 1, 1968, she has indeed gotten quite old, but it's certainly not showing at all! Here are some of our favorite Chun-Li cosplay from TOM's Special Creators!

Feb. 29, 2016 11:27

Osomatsu-san Trading Figures [Good Smile Company Official Blog]

Osomatsu-san Trading Figures [Good Smile Company Official Blog]

From the popular anime series ‘Osomatsu-san’ comes a collection of trading figures featuring the six brothers of the Matsuno family! The line-up includes Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jyushimatsu and Todomatsu all wearing their hoodies as cute collectible figures! Each of their characteristics have been faithfully sculpted and their facial expressions and poses represent each of their personalities for fans to enjoy!

Feb. 29, 2016 11:06

The 5 Best Japanese Toys of All Time

The 5 Best Japanese Toys of All Time

With names that everyone around the globe has heard of, Japan has made some of the best-known toys in history! From Pokémon and Tamagotchi to classic Transformers, just who will win that ultimate prize of Japan’s greatest toy? Find out in our Top 5 list of Japan's best toys of all time!

Feb. 29, 2016 10:57

Clever home sushi-making set puts a whole new spin on revolving sushi

Clever home sushi-making set puts a whole new spin on revolving sushi

Revolving sushi restaurants, called kaitenzushi in Japanese, are one of Japan’s favorite choices for a quick, affordable meal out. But cooking toy manufacturer Mega House is about to bring a different kind of revolving sushi to your home.

Feb. 29, 2016 10:16

Anime Birthdays You Can Only Celebrate Once Every Four Years!

Anime Birthdays You Can Only Celebrate Once Every Four Years!

What better to celebrate Leap Day with anime characters? If your favorite characters are on this list, this is your only chance to celebrate their birthdays on the actual day (instead of the day before or after ><) for the next four years! How many of these anime Leap Day babies do you know?

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