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...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Dec. 31, 2014 22:003

Musashino Animation New Development?! ‘Shirobako’ New Key Visual Releases at Comiket

Musashino Animation New Development?! ‘Shirobako’ New Key Visual Releases at Comiket

The ending to the first season of the TV anime Shirobako came with the airing of the 12th episode this month. The broadcast began in October and the series became a hit due to its irreverent content that focuses on the animation industry.

Dec. 31, 2014 19:0033

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

Dec. 31, 2014 16:0020

Kyoto Animation TV Anime ‘Hibike! Euphonium’ to Begin in April 2015

Kyoto Animation TV Anime ‘Hibike! Euphonium’ to Begin in April 2015

A TV anime adaptation of Hibike! Euphonium which depicts the adolescence of female high school students in the music club was announced on Dec. 28. The series will start in April 2015.

Dec. 31, 2014 04:156

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

Dec. 30, 2014 22:0847

Most anticipated anime series for winter 2015! “Which winter 2015 anime are you excited about the most?” survey results!

Most anticipated anime series for winter 2015! “Which winter 2015 anime are you excited about the most?” survey results!

We received a lot of votes for Tokyo Otaku Mode’s “Which winter 2015 anime are you excited about the most?” survey! Thank you for contributing! And now, here are the results!

Dec. 30, 2014 22:000

A ‘Sailor Moon’ Fluffy Hoodie Releases!

A ‘Sailor Moon’ Fluffy Hoodie Releases!

Introducing from Bandai Part 1 of the “Fluffy Apparel Series” of female loungewear themed after Sailor Moon.

Dec. 30, 2014 13:002

This Time There Are 8 Pokémon Happy Meal Sets, Each to Come with Original Present for 6 Days Only

This Time There Are 8 Pokémon Happy Meal Sets, Each to Come with Original Present for 6 Days Only

At the start of the new year the Pokémon series of anime and games popular with kids around the world will be introduced in McDonald’s Happy Meal sets. The Happy Meal sets come with a Pokémon toy and will release for a limited time on Jan. 2, 2015.

Dec. 30, 2014 10:002

‘Pokémon XY: Search and Rescue’ Series of Prizes to Hit Amusement Centers Around Japan in Early January

‘Pokémon XY: Search and Rescue’ Series of Prizes to Hit Amusement Centers Around Japan in Early January

It has been confirmed that amusement center prizes of Pokémon that appear in the currently airing TV anime Pokémon XY will hit amusement centers around Japan in early January 2015.

Dec. 30, 2014 07:000

Stage Play ‘Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner’ Features Fierce Battle of Day 3, Set to Show March 2015

Stage Play ‘Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner’ Features Fierce Battle of Day 3, Set to Show March 2015

Performance dates and times for the stage production of Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner, the sixth in a series of plays based on the hit manga Yowamushi Pedal, have been decided. The show will run from March 6 to 29, 2015 in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

Dec. 30, 2014 01:000

Mars is Yours! Sachiko Kobayashi Collaborates with Terra Formars and Turns into a Powerful Cicada

Mars is Yours! Sachiko Kobayashi Collaborates with *Terra Formars* and Turns into a Powerful Cicada

Sachiko Kobayashi, an enka singer adored as “Final Boss” on Nico Nico Douga, is collaborating with the popular manga Terra Formars, as testified by the super powerful visual recently released.

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