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. 6, 2016 03:01
Video games have come a long way since the days when you were forced to play as one specific main character. If you were a girl who didn’t want to play as a boy character, or even if you were a boy who was tired of playing as a burly man, then your gaming options were limited.
Mar. 6, 2016 02:41
March 6 is designated as "Otouto Day" or Younger Brothers' Day in Japan to celebrate all the annoying little brothers that bring much frustration and happiness to their older siblings. (Don't worry, there are days for other siblings too!) If you're an otouto, this is your day to go prank on your onee-san and onii-san! We've put together a collection of some of the most iconic anime younger brothers for all the younger brothers out there!
Mar. 5, 2016 08:15
March 3 is Hinamatsuri, or Girls' Day in Japan. Families with girls would celebrate by setting up an elaborate display of dolls representing the Emperor, Empress and court musicians clad in traditional costumes from the Heian Period in Japanese history. Japanese artists, however, are never ones to settle for the boring old dolls. Fusing tradition with their passion for popular culture, they've created some impressive versions of their own doll display. Check out some of our best picks!
Mar. 4, 2016 09:37
It’s March now, and in Japan that means it’s nearly the end of school year. For students in their final year of high school, it’s time for them to move on to college, work, or whatever else they want to do with their lives, and say goodbye to their teachers and friends.
Mar. 4, 2016 09:28
Learn how to make these super adorable TOMPacasso cookies!
Mar. 3, 2016 09:37
Japan is home to some of the most famous toys in the world, like Furby or the Tamagotchi. So what should you do if you’re in Japan and you—or, um, your kids—feel a sudden urge for toy shopping? Read on to find out some of the best places to buy toys in Japan!
Mar. 3, 2016 09:19
Japanese illustrators have taken to Twitter to show appreciation for cosplay that have caught their eyes - and the results are stunning: the creation travels from 2D (the original anime, manga or game) to 3D (cosplay) and back to 2D (fan art) again!
Mar. 3, 2016 09:05
Ever since my neighborhood’s conveyor belt sushi restaurant closed down, I’ve been hoping that some entrepreneur will build a new one nearby. So far, that hope has gone unanswered, and I’m wondering if Japanese Lego enthusiast Doctor Pei has a similar lack of revolving seafood dining options in his vicinity.