Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

We talked to with shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana about what it’s like making shoes for worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga!

Which Ones Do You Like? Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

KanColle, MadoMagi, Evangelion! Find your new favorite figures here!

The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

Check out XX photos of cool figures and cosplay from Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] held on July 27!

up

down

Jun. 26, 2014 01:001

Teaser Released for Anime Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, An All New Story Will Begin in Fall 2014

Teaser Released for Anime *Garo: Honoo no Kokuin*, An All New Story Will Begin in Fall 2014

Since the start of the TV broadcast in 2005, a series that has been prominent in the Japanese tokusatsu genre due to its unique world and elaborate story is Garo. The series used stylish video created by genius director Keita Amemiya using the latest CG and VFX technology.

Jun. 25, 2014 13:008

Akame ga Kill! New Key Visual, PV Also Releases in Which OP By Sora Amamiya Can Be Heard

*Akame ga Kill!* New Key Visual, PV Also Releases in Which OP By Sora Amamiya Can Be Heard

The TV anime Akame ga Kill! will begin airing on Tokyo MX on July 6. Coming before this, a new key visual has been released.

Jun. 25, 2014 06:302

New Anime TERRAFORMARS Promoted at Nico Nico Cho Kaigi!

New Anime *TERRAFORMARS* Promoted at Nico Nico Cho Kaigi!

New information regarding the much-discussed TERRAFORMARS was revealed and a figma joint project carried out at the recently held Nico Nico Cho Kaigi!

Jun. 25, 2014 00:007

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

Jun. 24, 2014 10:0012

A Collaboration Between Talented Creators! Introduction to the Vocaloid Project “Mirage Dragoon”

A Collaboration Between Talented Creators! Introduction to the Vocaloid Project “Mirage Dragoon”

Illustrator TOKIYA SAKBA creates near futuristic work using solid patterns, and sound composer ATOLS constructs mysterious worlds through fairytale-like motifs. These two have now started a Vocaloid project called “Mirage Dragoon” through a form of rivalry.

Jun. 24, 2014 07:002

Knights of Sidonia Finally Coming to Europe and North America, Distribution to Begin on Netflix

*Knights of Sidonia* Finally Coming to Europe and North America, Distribution to Begin on Netflix

The TV anime Knights of Sidonia, which has been broadcasting in Japan since April, is finally coming to Europe and North America.

Jun. 24, 2014 03:001

Japacon TV #13: Part 7 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 7 Introduction

This is Part 7 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This time, we will focus on introducing anime film director Makoto Shinkai’s short film Dareka no Manazashi that was released in 2013.

Jun. 24, 2014 01:0033

Six Cute and Elegant Stained Glass Design Sailor Moon Smartphone Jackets to Release

Six Cute and Elegant Stained Glass Design *Sailor Moon* Smartphone Jackets to Release

It has been announced that new designs of the previous series of popular stained glass design Sailor Moon smartphone jackets for the iPhone 5 and 5s will be released.

Jun. 23, 2014 23:2114

Digimon Adventure Turns 15! Memorial Event to be Held in Odaiba

*Digimon Adventure* Turns 15! Memorial Event to be Held in Odaiba

The first event of the 15th Anniversary Project will be held on Aug. 1!

Jun. 23, 2014 13:007

Sableye Mega Evolution Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Sableye Mega Evolution Revealed for *Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire*

On June 20, The Pokémon Company revealed that Sableye will have a Mega Evolution in the games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire to release on Nov. 21.

Get the latest OTAKU news!

Sign up for the Tokyo Otaku Mode newsletter!

Latest News by Category

Do you like Tokyo Otaku Mode?