Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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Mar. 12, 2014 01:0023

First Video of Beautiful Assassin Akame from TV Anime Akame ga Kill! Releases

First Video of Beautiful Assassin Akame from TV Anime *Akame ga Kill!* Releases

A TV anime adaptation of the dark fantasy Akame ga Kill! currently serializing in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) is currently in development.

Mar. 11, 2014 23:4449

The Garden of Sinners Original Art Exhibition to Open March 20

*The Garden of Sinners* Original Art Exhibition to Open March 20

Featuring 19 carefully chosen works by illustrator Takashi Takeuchi! Original picture replicas sold at the venue will also be available on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Premium Shop!

Mar. 11, 2014 12:000

Second Japan Expo USA to Be Held from Aug. 22-24, Venue Changes to San Mateo

Second Japan Expo USA to Be Held from Aug. 22-24, Venue Changes to San Mateo

Japan Expo is a Japan pop culture event hugely popular in France that made headlines for crossing over to America last year. The American version, titled Japan Expo USA, will be held again this year in August.

Mar. 11, 2014 05:004

Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke 2 Second Video Messages from Voice Cast Release, Check Out Messages from Misato Fukuen and Minami Takayama

*Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke 2* Second Video Messages from Voice Cast Release, Check Out Messages from Misato Fukuen and Minami Takayama

On March 6, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia released “Voice Cast Video Message - No. 2” on the official site of its upcoming game Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke 2 to release this summer.

Mar. 10, 2014 22:0028

Focus: Overcoming Sadness and Facing Forward - By Your Side Independently Produced Video with Tohoku Earthquake Motif to Release

Focus: Overcoming Sadness and Facing Forward - By Your Side Independently Produced Video with Tohoku Earthquake Motif to Release

A heartrending, must-see story! A collaboration work by song diva Sade and animator Tsuneo Gouda titled By Your Side is born under charity project Zapuni.

Mar. 10, 2014 19:0011

Good Smile Company Announces Scale Figure of Frau Koujiro from Robotics;Notes

Good Smile Company Announces Scale Figure of Frau Koujiro from *Robotics;Notes*

During Winter Wonder Festival 2014, Tokyo Otaku Mode took the time to cover the con, while capturing stunning photos of high-quality scale figures.

Mar. 10, 2014 13:008

Seven Works Nominated for 2013 Anime of the Year, Grand Prix Winners to be Announced on March 22

Seven Works Nominated for 2013 Anime of the Year, Grand Prix Winners to be Announced on March 22

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival Executive Committee and the Association of Japanese Animations have announced seven nominees for Anime of the Year at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014.

Mar. 10, 2014 07:005

Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 Outline Announced, Attack on Titan and To Love-Ru Interactive Areas to Be Included

Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 Outline Announced, *Attack on Titan* and *To Love-Ru* Interactive Areas to Be Included

The Nico Nico Douga event Nico Nico Cho Kaigi 3 will be held on April 26 and 27 at Makuhari Messe.

Mar. 10, 2014 01:0011

TOM Special Creator Mattsun Creates Latte Art in Real-Time!

TOM Special Creator Mattsun Creates Latte Art in Real-Time!

Totoro, Goku, Jigglypuff! Mattsun created tons of latte art by request!

Mar. 9, 2014 19:003

Kadokawa Launches Free, All-You-Can-Read Service ComicWalker in Three Languages

Kadokawa Launches Free, All-You-Can-Read Service ComicWalker in Three Languages

The comprehensive entertainment company Kadokawa––which covers publishing, videos, and more––is launching a new service in the realm of manga.

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