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. 26, 2015 14:00
Trolley bags inspired by Sailor Moon are to be released.
Dec. 26, 2015 06:00
With the invention of indoor plumbing and bathtubs (not really news to anyone, we’d hope), the traditional public bath houses and hot springs of Japan are now used for relaxing getaways more than actual hygienic necessity.
Dec. 25, 2015 22:00
Beet the Vandel Buster, the shonen manga that dominated in the first half of the 2000s, is getting a revival next spring.
Dec. 25, 2015 14:00
The TV anime Dagashi Kashi will begin broadcasting on TBS and other networks in Japan on Jan. 7, 2016.
Dec. 25, 2015 06:00
Adorable photos of capybara bathing with yuzu deliver the dose of cute that is just what the doctor ordered!
Dec. 24, 2015 22:00
P.A. Works produces wildly talked about anime, with their masterpieces including Shirobako and Charlotte, and this year the studio welcomed its 15th anniversary.
Dec. 24, 2015 14:00
Just because superhero Saitama’s bald head is cold in winter doesn’t mean yours has to be too.
Dec. 24, 2015 06:00
Limited advance ticket sales began Dec. 20 at 5:00 p.m.!
Dec. 23, 2015 22:00
Halloween is over, so we can officially talk about all the presents we want this holiday season!
Dec. 23, 2015 14:00
The Monogatari series is author NisiOisin’s masterpiece series. Countless episodes from the series have been adapted into anime to date, winning huge popularity.