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.

up

down

Mar. 9, 2014 01:000

Twin☆Doraemon Song Best 40 - Character Song Album from the Popular Anime to Release

*Twin☆Doraemon Song Best 40* - Character Song Album from the Popular Anime to Release

2013 marked what would have been Fujiko F. Fujio’s 80th birthday. Even this year, many events and projects themed after Doraemon are planned.

Mar. 8, 2014 13:000

Gatchaman Collaborates with Web Anime Ponkotsu Quest - Short Releases on Blu-ray and DVD

*Gatchaman* Collaborates with Web Anime *Ponkotsu Quest* - Short Releases on Blu-ray and DVD

The Blu-ray and the DVD of the 2014 live-action film version of Gatchaman was released on March 5.

Mar. 8, 2014 07:001

Sebastian Masuda’s First One-Man Exhibit in New York Finally Opens to Huge Acclaim

Sebastian Masuda’s First One-Man Exhibit in New York Finally Opens to Huge Acclaim

The widely active Sebastian Masuda––a leader of Harajuku’s kawaii culture, art director, and producer of 6% Dokidoki––has begun his first one-man exhibit, titled “‘Colorful Rebellion’ - Seventh Nightmare,” in New York City.

Mar. 8, 2014 01:005

Good Morning America to Cheer on the Fight Against Majin Buu in New ED for Dragon Ball Kai to Begin in April

Good Morning America to Cheer on the Fight Against Majin Buu in New ED for *Dragon Ball Kai* to Begin in April

A big supporter has appeared for the Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Kai that will begin airing on Fuji TV and other networks on April 6.

Mar. 7, 2014 15:0311

Admire 105 Unique Works of Art from 100 Famous Eshi from Japan

Admire 105 Unique Works of Art from 100 Famous Eshi from Japan

Currently, Japanese anime culture is popular and widespread among the youth in Vietnam. Prominent in the anime culture, an eshi exhibition that has been held in many countries will come to Vietnam in early March 2014.

Mar. 7, 2014 13:000

Imagine Your Favorite Characters However You’d Like! Yowamushi Pedal Characters Appear in New Series “Mousou Note”!

Imagine Your Favorite Characters However You’d Like! *Yowamushi Pedal* Characters Appear in New Series “Mousou Note”!

From the boys’ toy division of Bandai comes a new series called “Mousou Note” (lit. “Imagination Notebook”) in which “you can imagine your favorite characters however you’d like”!

Mar. 7, 2014 07:000

Real Bucket Tote from the Anime Silver Spoon to Release as Made-to-Order Product

Real Bucket Tote from the Anime *Silver Spoon* to Release as Made-to-Order Product

A completely made-to-order real bucket tote bag themed after Yezo Agricultural High School, the stage for the anime Silver Spoon (original author: Hiromu Arakawa / published in Weekly Shonen Sunday), will be released as a triple collaboration product between Akujidou and Animation Addict Store.

Mar. 7, 2014 01:001

Sabagebu! TV Anime Greenlit, Newest Information to Be Announced at AnimeJapan 2014

*Sabagebu!* TV Anime Greenlit, Newest Information to Be Announced at AnimeJapan 2014

Sabagebu!, a comedic manga of high school girls enjoying survival games as their club activity, is becoming an anime.

Mar. 6, 2014 12:0015

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster Exhibit: Discover How the Artist’s Visions of the Future Continue to Inspire the Present [1/2]

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster Exhibit: Discover How the Artist’s Visions of the Future Continue to Inspire the Present [1/2]

On Feb. 28, Katsuhiro Otomo’s poster exhibit “’Posters’ - Otomo Katsuhiro × Graphic Design” opened to the public. The exhibit features approximately 50 different pieces including artwork from Akira and collaborative advertisements.

Mar. 6, 2014 07:003

One Week Friends to Begin Broadcasting on Tokyo MX and Other Stations on April 6, Second PV Releases

*One Week Friends* to Begin Broadcasting on Tokyo MX and Other Stations on April 6, Second PV Releases

The broadcast schedule for the anime One Week Friends to begin in April has been cemented.

Get the latest OTAKU news!

Sign up for the Tokyo Otaku Mode newsletter!

Do you like Tokyo Otaku Mode?