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?
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.
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.
As opportunities for e-sports rise with even the Olympics in sight, what kind of role do these two have in the gaming market?
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.
Funding began on Makuake on Jan. 14 for a remake project for the popular manga Magical Taruruuto!
Bringing you the feverish excitement from the cosplay area on the final day of Comiket 89!
Check out the rooftop area and cosplayers from the fully-packed Day 2 of Comiket 89!
We got action shots of cosplayers on the first day of Comic Market 89!
We’re introducing the top 10 most-read news on Tokyo Otaku Mode this year!
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.
“Dagashi Kashi,” “HaruChika,” “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju”? We wanna see them all!!
English language site also launched.
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!
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.
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!
We attended the “Osamu Tezuka Culture Festival - Kichimuji ‘15” being held in honor of legendary manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka!
Dec. 20, 2014 08:00
My Melody shines as the first place winner in the 2014 Sanrio Character Ranking, even defeating Hello Kitty.
Dec. 20, 2014 06:19
Are you interested in presenting your work?
Dec. 20, 2014 04:07
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.