Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

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Dec. 10, 2013 01:00

TV Anime for Rin Okamoto’s Romantic Dark Fantasy Brynhildr in the Darkness to Begin Broadcasting in April 2014

TV Anime for Rin Okamoto’s Romantic Dark Fantasy Brynhildr in the Darkness to Begin Broadcasting in April 2014

A TV anime adaptation of the popular manga Brynhildr in the Darkness currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump has been greenlit.

Dec. 9, 2013 13:00

Visuals from Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last of a Legend Arc Release

Visuals from Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last of a Legend Arc Release

News is being revealed little by little regarding 2014’s two-part sequel to Rurouni Kenshin, Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and Rurouni Kenshin: The Last of a Legend Arc.

Dec. 9, 2013 07:00

Pony Canyon Advances into the Light Novel Market - Six Titles Release All at Once on Dec. 3

Pony Canyon Advances into the Light Novel Market - Six Titles Release All at Once on Dec. 3

Pony Canyon, a large video and music software company, has advanced into the light novel market. On Dec. 3, six light novel series released all at once under the PoniCan Books label.

Dec. 9, 2013 01:00

Detective Conan: Sniper from Another Dimension to Release Next April, Gosho Aoyama Creates First Key Visual

*Detective Conan: Sniper from Another Dimension* to Release Next April, Gosho Aoyama Creates First Key Visual

The popularity of Detective Conan seems to be expanding more and more, with the 17th movie in the series, Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea, earning the most box office earnings of any other movie in the series to date (3.61 billion yen).

Dec. 8, 2013 12:00

“A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” “Senbonzakura,” and "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" Grab the Top Spots on the 2013 Joysound Yearly Ranking

“A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” “Senbonzakura,” and  "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" Grab the Top Spots on the 2013 Joysound Yearly Ranking

On Dec. 2, Xing announced the 2013 Joysound Yearly Ranking. The results were aggregated from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30 based on song playback numbers on the commercial karaoke series Joysound and UGA.

Dec. 8, 2013 07:00

OtaQ Results! - Anime Fans Worldwide Choose Which Character They Would Like to Date

OtaQ Results! - Anime Fans Worldwide Choose Which Character They Would Like to Date

Between Oct. 5-10, Tokyo Otaku Mode held an OtaQ survey on our Facebook page asking you which character you would most like to date.

Dec. 8, 2013 01:00

Buddha 2 World Premiere in Louvre Museum

Buddha 2 World Premiere in Louvre Museum

There was recently a news flash regarding Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Owarinaki Tabi, an anime movie premiering on Feb. 8. It was announced that the worldwide premiere is to be held in the Louvre Museum in France.

Dec. 7, 2013 14:30

Shonen Jump Still Image MAD Contest Themed After Shokugeki no Soma and World Trigger Begins on Niconico

Shonen Jump Still Image MAD Contest Themed After Shokugeki no Soma and World Trigger Begins on Niconico

Dwango and Niwango are currently holding a collaborative contest with Weekly Shonen Jump called “Shonen Jump Still Image MAD Contest.”

Dec. 7, 2013 09:00

Over 20 Artists Including Yasuyuki Okamura and Yōko Kanno to Participate in TV Anime Space Dandy

Over 20 Artists Including Yasuyuki Okamura and Yōko Kanno to Participate in TV Anime Space Dandy

The musical artists participating in the TV anime Space Dandy, set to begin airing in January, have been announced.

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