In celebration of Cardcaptor Sakura’s 20th anniversary, a new manga sequel will be released by CLAMP in July’s issue of Nakayoshi magazine. The magazi...
Frontwing and Akabei Soft2 have announced that a localization project for the game Wheel Country, Sunflower Girl -Sharin no Kuni- will begin on Kick...
A demo event was held on April 3 recreating the world of the visual novel Muv-Luv.
The Indiegogo campaign for the Samurai Armor Hoodies Project that Tokyo Otaku Mode is supporting has finally started!
Creating something new together with fans and taking on an overseas crowdfunding project for Samurai Armor Hoodies, a joint project of STUDIO696 and TOM.
The 12th Annual Animé Los Angeles took place in Ontario, California.
The event was bustling with tons of sexy and cute figures of female characters too!
We’re bringing you pics of all the coolest figures and garage kits we spotted at the event!
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.
WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!
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?
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.
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.
As opportunities for e-sports rise with even the Olympics in sight, what kind of role do these two have in the gaming market?
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.
Funding began on Makuake on Jan. 14 for a remake project for the popular manga Magical Taruruuto!
Bringing you the feverish excitement from the cosplay area on the final day of Comiket 89!
Check out the rooftop area and cosplayers from the fully-packed Day 2 of Comiket 89!
We got action shots of cosplayers on the first day of Comic Market 89!
We’re introducing the top 10 most-read news on Tokyo Otaku Mode this year!
Mar. 3, 2016 09:19
Japanese illustrators have taken to Twitter to show appreciation for cosplay that have caught their eyes - and the results are stunning: the creation travels from 2D (the original anime, manga or game) to 3D (cosplay) and back to 2D (fan art) again!
Mar. 3, 2016 09:05
Ever since my neighborhood’s conveyor belt sushi restaurant closed down, I’ve been hoping that some entrepreneur will build a new one nearby. So far, that hope has gone unanswered, and I’m wondering if Japanese Lego enthusiast Doctor Pei has a similar lack of revolving seafood dining options in his vicinity.
Mar. 2, 2016 08:13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!