The perfect location for followers of the Straw Hat Pirates to cast anchor!
Join us on a tour of Tokyo Game Show 2016!
Chef Kirby and his Waddle Dee assistants have arrived in Tokyo to set up their shop!
15 glorious years of beautiful and cute figures!
Hologram Communication Robot collaborates with Hatsune Miku!
We’ve gathered the best of cosplay during this year’s summer Comic Market 90!
The best of the best from around the world battle it out in Nagoya, Japan for the annual cosplay championship!
If you were able to actually enter the world of Dragon Quest what kind of adventure would you go on? This kind of whimsical atmosphere bringing to l...
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.
Mar. 7, 2016 14:50
The Steam game by Playism, Gocco of War, is currently on sale exclusively through Tokyo Otaku Mode!Gocco of War is set in “Gocco Studio Japan” - a...
Mar. 7, 2016 06:00
ClariS revealed a new MV “Hirahira Hirara” which will be included in their album called “SPRING TRACKS -Haru no Uta-” (Release Date:2nd March). Spring almost comes near to Japan!
Mar. 7, 2016 03:00
While most of Japan slept, BABYMETAL uncovered a short trailer for their highly anticipated second album “METAL RESISTANCE” (release date: April 1) featuring a preview of their new single “KARATE” which you can already get on iTunes!
Mar. 6, 2016 03:30
Tsumami zaiku was developed during the Edo Period (1603-1868) as a way to enhance the beauty of kimono with hair ornaments that represented the traditional Japanese themes of natural seasonal beauty. Time-honored patterns included chrysanthemums, sakura blossoms, and cranes, but modern tsumami zaiku has a much more lenient design that includes objects like stars and roses.
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!