It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.
Figure production is about to enter a new era!
When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.
Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.
We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!
Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?
“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa
Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!
“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa
A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.
For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...
PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!
On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.
Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!
On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.
The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).
A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!
Here is everything about anime!
Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.
Feb. 9, 2014 07:0030
Miku has become a super-cute amigurumi (knitted stuffed toy)! Yuko Ishimori, an amigurumi artist, made Hatsune Miku for us in this movie.
Feb. 9, 2014 01:0010
Collaborative dolls between the anime Cardcaptor Sakura and the popular doll Licca-chan will be released by Takara Tomy.
Feb. 8, 2014 13:000
Event screenings will begin of director Mamoru Oshii’s live-action film series The Next Generation: Patlabor on April 5.
Feb. 8, 2014 07:002
It has been announced that “Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibition: I Want to Meet You Once More,” an event that lets attendees vicariously experience the story of Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion which has been seen by over 1.5 million moviegoers, will be held in Tokyo and Osaka.
Feb. 8, 2014 01:000
Feb. 3 was Setsubun in Japan, a holiday on which beans are scattered to drive away evil spirits and misfortune and to invite in good fortune. The bean scattering was held in all parts of Japan with even famous celebrities taking part.
Feb. 8, 2014 01:005
Bushiroad has teamed up with KLab and has announced distribution of overseas versions of the app Love Live! School Idol Festival.
Feb. 8, 2014 00:3414
Have you watched the Music Video Recorder x AFA videos we posted recently? Tokyo Otaku Mode and MTV 81 are actually releasing this article simultaneously! Please keep reading for two interviews we had the opportunity to conduct with Eir Aoi and LiSA, who both gave powerful special performances at AFA.
Feb. 7, 2014 22:4213
Have you seen the Music Video Recorder x AFA videos that were released just the other day? This set of interview articles is a collaboration with Tokyo Otaku Mode and MTV 81 and will be released simultaneously to both sites! In this series, we interviewed both LiSA and Eir Aoi.
Feb. 7, 2014 13:001
Initial D, Shuichi Shigeno’s monumental manga that started serialization in 1995 and spanned for 18 years, will be adapted into an anime film in 2014 with a Japan-wide theatrical release set for Aug. 23.
Feb. 7, 2014 07:006
Chapter 2 of the animated film for the overwhelmingly popular female-oriented adventure game series Hakuōki, titled Shikon Sōkyū, will release on March 8.