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!
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.
“Dagashi Kashi,” “HaruChika,” “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju”? We wanna see them all!!
English language site also launched.
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!
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.
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!
We attended the “Osamu Tezuka Culture Festival - Kichimuji ‘15” being held in honor of legendary manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka!
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!
Jan. 8, 2016 05:55
Koro-sensei is coming back on screen, and in celebration he’s bringing us to various hot spots around Tokyo!
Jan. 7, 2016 14:00
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
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
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
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
From Pikachu to Totoro, these onigiri rice balls are as cute as they are delicious-looking!
Jan. 5, 2016 14:00
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
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.