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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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[Trailer Round-Up] Check Out Which Anime Are Starting in January 2016! (Heartwarming/Slice-of-Life Edition)

“Dagashi Kashi,” “HaruChika,” “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju”? We wanna see them all!!

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[Trailer Round-Up] Check Out Which Anime Are Starting in January 2016! (Sci-fi/Action Edition)

The end of the year is upon us, and before long it’ll be 2016! Which means…? Yup! The winter anime season will be starting in Japan!

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Fans Flock to Jump Festa 2016!

Jump Festa 2016 was held at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. An exhibition of popular manga works took place in the venue delighting the many fans who gathered at the event.

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Japanese PC Shoot ‘em Ups Gather in Akihabara! Game Event “Transition 2015” to Be Held on Dec. 26

Though the current overall market for gaming sees higher trends in mobile growth, game services such as Steam that give you the full gaming experience on the PC are still going strong. Well there’s good news for the more serious gaming fans that apply to the latter, especially fans of vertical shooters!

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17 Authors Pay Respects to Osamu Tezuka Through Exhibition of Tribute Works

We attended the “Osamu Tezuka Culture Festival - Kichimuji ‘15” being held in honor of legendary manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka!

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[J-Fashion] Awesome New Shoes from YOSUKE! Could You Walk in These?

Tokyo-based brand YOSUKE makes sky-high boots and sneakers that go perfectly with Harajuku style. Here's a sneak peek at their next collection!

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Jan. 8, 2016 05:55

Koro-Sensei Takes a Trip Around Tokyo in Celebration of the Second Season of Assassination Classroom!

Koro-Sensei Takes a Trip Around Tokyo in Celebration of the Second Season of Assassination Classroom!

Koro-sensei is coming back on screen, and in celebration he’s bringing us to various hot spots around Tokyo!

Jan. 8, 2016 05:35

The Ultimate Anime Fukubukuro Collection!

The Ultimate Anime Fukubukuro Collection!

New year’s day is an extremely important day for otaku in Japan - it’s one of the best days in the year to bring home hauls of your favorite anime goods!

Jan. 7, 2016 22:00

Japan's Best Ekiben

Japan's Best Ekiben

The world is no stranger to bento, those meticulously crafted Japanese boxed lunches.

Jan. 7, 2016 14:00

Five life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan

Five life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan

Beyond silly mistakes like wearing toilet slippers on tatami or forgetting to add “san” to someone’s name, what other things do foreigners unknowingly do to reduce their chances of living happily in Japan?

Jan. 7, 2016 06:00

A Dream Interleague of Manga x Anime - “Ace of Diamond” Key Art Exhibit Coming to Osaka

A Dream Interleague of Manga x Anime - “Ace of Diamond” Key Art Exhibit Coming to Osaka

It has been confirmed that “Ace of Diamond Key Art Exhibit: Manga x Anime Dream Interleague” will be coming to the Osaka Nanko Port ATC area.

Jan. 6, 2016 22:00

So Now You’ve Even Got to Look Out for “Occult Harassment” from Ghosts?

So Now You’ve Even Got to Look Out for “Occult Harassment” from Ghosts?

There are so many new words busting out right now, but the term “occult harassment” (okahara) is gradually becoming a hot topic on Facebook.

Jan. 6, 2016 13:00

New Anime Studio Employee Gets His First Paycheck…And Is Shocked at How Small It Is

New Anime Studio Employee Gets His First Paycheck…And Is Shocked at How Small It Is

There’s a reason why the same parents who encourage their kids to become doctors or lawyers don’t try to steer them into becoming anime studio employees.

Jan. 6, 2016 01:00

Step Outside the Cute Character Bento Box with This Amazing 3-D Onigiri Rice Ball Collection

Step Outside the Cute Character Bento Box with This Amazing 3-D Onigiri Rice Ball Collection

From Pikachu to Totoro, these onigiri rice balls are as cute as they are delicious-looking!

Jan. 5, 2016 14:00

Who Were the 2015 “Ikemen” of Anime? Anime Girl Symposium Chooses Top 10!

Who Were the 2015 “Ikemen” of Anime? Anime Girl Symposium Chooses Top 10!

A ton of anime was once again broadcast in 2015. And there were even countless films too. Among them there were many male characters and ikemen (hunky guys) who appeared.

Jan. 5, 2016 06:00

Moviegoers to “Kizumonogatari Part I: Tekketsu-hen” to Get Exclusive Novel by NisiOisiN Titled “Mazemonogatari” as Present

Moviegoers to “Kizumonogatari Part I: Tekketsu-hen” to Get Exclusive Novel by NisiOisiN Titled “Mazemonogatari” as Present

The Japan release of the first movie in the Kizumonogatari trilogy, Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu-hen (Blood and Iron), is just around the corner on Jan. 8.

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