picture of WonFes 2016 Winter Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical

WonFes 2016 Winter Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical

We’re bringing you pics of all the coolest figures and garage kits we spotted at the event!

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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?

picture of Osomatsu-san Collaboration Cafe Opens at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3!

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.

picture of Interview: Shinobism, Making the Future of Gaming (2/2)

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!

picture of Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 2

Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 2

Check out the rooftop area and cosplayers from the fully-packed Day 2 of Comiket 89!

picture of Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 1

Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 1

We got action shots of cosplayers on the first day of Comic Market 89!

picture of Naruto? Or Maybe Cosplay?? Announcing the Top 10 Most Read News from 2015!

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!

picture of Fans Flock to Jump Festa 2016!

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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  • picture of WonFes Wows with Lineup of Myriad Life-Size Figures!
  • picture of WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!
  • picture of [Sneak Preview] “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 23” Winter WonFes 2016 Giveaway: Take a Quiz, Win a Snow Miku: Snow Owl Ver. Figure!
  • picture of Osomatsu-san Collaboration Cafe Opens at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3!
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Dec. 20, 2014 08:00

What Does Pink Curry Taste Like? The Café Menu for My Melody’s 40th Anniversary Is Super Adorable!

What Does Pink Curry Taste Like? The Café Menu for My Melody’s 40th Anniversary Is Super Adorable!

My Melody shines as the first place winner in the 2014 Sanrio Character Ranking, even defeating Hello Kitty.

Dec. 20, 2014 06:19

Comic Market Takes on a New Challenge: Calling All Creators Around the Globe!

Comic Market Takes on a New Challenge: Calling All Creators Around the Globe!

Are you interested in presenting your work?

Dec. 20, 2014 04:07

AFA x Niconico Kunikaigi in Singapore Closes with Huge Success! Record-Breaking 90,000 Visitors & Over 450,000 Online Viewers

AFA x Niconico Kunikaigi in Singapore Closes with Huge Success! Record-Breaking 90,000 Visitors & Over 450,000 Online Viewers

Niconico Kunikaigi was held jointly with Anime Festival Asia 2014 (AFA) at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center from Dec. 5 (Fri.) to 7 (Sun). During these three days, the number of visitors exceeded last year’s total of 85,000 and AFA’s previous record, to reach 90,000, while roughly 450,000 viewers were watching it on Niconico Live.

Dec. 20, 2014 02:42

Kosuke Fujishima’s First Art Exhibit Confirmed - Coming to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya in February 2015

Kosuke Fujishima’s First Art Exhibit Confirmed - Coming to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya in February 2015

The first large-scale art exhibit has been confirmed for manga artist Kosuke Fujishima, who is well known for Oh My Goddess!, You’re Under Arrest, and other popular series.

Dec. 19, 2014 13:00

“Love Live!” is Coming to Your City - Fan Meeting Tour to Stop in 10 Cities Across Japan

“Love Live!” is Coming to Your City - Fan Meeting Tour to Stop in 10 Cities Across Japan

The cross-media series Love Live! which has been developed into anime, music, and more tells the story of a group of nine students who stand up to become idols to save their school, Otonokizaka Academy, from being closed down.

Dec. 19, 2014 07:00

Kenji Kamiyama × Dr Monroe Collaboration Accessories with Skull Motif Finally Release

Kenji Kamiyama × Dr Monroe Collaboration Accessories with Skull Motif Finally Release

Director Kenji Kamiyama, known for the Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. series, Eden of the East, and other works, is collaborating with popular accessory brand Dr. Monroe.

Dec. 19, 2014 01:00

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Comic Market (Comiket), the biannual event held each summer and winter, is known for drawing in crowds of upwards of 500,000 to 600,000 people.

Dec. 18, 2014 13:00

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PreCure series, the “PreCure All Stars Compact Mirror Collection,” which is themed after successive PreCures, was released on Monday, Dec. 15 in Gachapon® machines across Japan.

Dec. 18, 2014 07:00

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

A collaboration with Monster Hunter and fashion brand Dresscamp in celebration of the video game series’ 10th anniversary has been confirmed!

Dec. 18, 2014 01:10

THE DIARY OF OCHIBI : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

*THE DIARY OF OCHIBI* : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

PARTY, Inc. and the artist management / literary agency CORK, Inc. have launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform to fund their stop-motion animation film project: The Diary of Ochibi.

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