Special Interview: Japanese Digital Animation - Where We Are and Where We’re Going (Part 2/2)In this exclusive long interview with the staff of an...
More than 30 years have passed since Studio Ghibli was founded on June 15, 1985. To commemorate their success, Studio Ghibli has opened an exhibition packed with artwork and displays capturing their history.
We visit an animation cel art exhibition and find ourselves surrounded by childhood =)
Ready to be moved to tears and have your mind completely blown?The phenomenal Japanese visual novel *Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shojo (Wheel Coun...
Miku's Biggest North American tour yet!
Celebrating My Hero Academia’s anime adaptation, it’s now collaborating with animate Café’s Store No. 3 in Ikebukuro, Japan!
One year, 195 movies.This is the number of new anime movies released in Japan in 2015. If you include already existing anime broadcast on TV, this n...
Have a sneak preview at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2016!
With the return of the popular manga series Hunter x Hunter to Weekly Shounen Jump, a dream collaboration between author Togashi Yoshihiro and fel...
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?
Mar. 12, 2016 12:55
On March 12, 2016, the 10th Seiyuu Awards honoring the best voice actors and actresses in Japan was held. Taking home the Best Voice Actor Award was Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, best known to the Western audience perhaps for his role as Kirito in Sword Art Online.
Mar. 9, 2016 02:47
Tokyo Otaku Mode is partnering with Japan Week 2016 to share Japanese culture with NYC! NYC is becoming more and more permeated with it, from its cuisine, including ramen and sake, to its entertainment, including anime and manga.
Mar. 9, 2016 01:14
I saw it suddenly one day in Asakusa, a strange spectacle in front of me that burned into my eyes. They looked as if they were all wearing samurai armor. Timidly, I approached for a better look, but I was left utterly confused. “Who are they?” I wondered. Paying no mind to the crowds, they lined up in front of the Kaminarimon. Even tourists were staring with curious expressions…
Mar. 7, 2016 14:50
The Steam game by Playism, Gocco of War, is currently on sale exclusively through Tokyo Otaku Mode!Gocco of War is set in “Gocco Studio Japan” - a...
Mar. 7, 2016 06:00
ClariS revealed a new MV “Hirahira Hirara” which will be included in their album called “SPRING TRACKS -Haru no Uta-” (Release Date:2nd March). Spring almost comes near to Japan!
Mar. 7, 2016 03:00
While most of Japan slept, BABYMETAL uncovered a short trailer for their highly anticipated second album “METAL RESISTANCE” (release date: April 1) featuring a preview of their new single “KARATE” which you can already get on iTunes!
Mar. 6, 2016 03:30
Tsumami zaiku was developed during the Edo Period (1603-1868) as a way to enhance the beauty of kimono with hair ornaments that represented the traditional Japanese themes of natural seasonal beauty. Time-honored patterns included chrysanthemums, sakura blossoms, and cranes, but modern tsumami zaiku has a much more lenient design that includes objects like stars and roses.