Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

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.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

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.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

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.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

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.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

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...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

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.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

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.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

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).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

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!

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Feb. 8, 2014 13:000

Live-Action Patlabor Episode 0 to Recap History of Section 2, Division 2 Through Shigeo Shiba

Live-Action Patlabor Episode 0 to Recap History of Section 2, Division 2 Through Shigeo Shiba

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

Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibition: I Want to See You Once More to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka

Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibition: I Want to See You Once More to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka

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

Nine Members of PreCure All Stars Scatter 1 Ton of Beans in Front of 13,000 Friends

Nine Members of PreCure All Stars Scatter 1 Ton of Beans in Front of 13,000 Friends

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

Love Live! School Idol Festival Overseas Editions to Be Distributed Starting This Spring

Love Live! School Idol Festival Overseas Editions to Be Distributed Starting This Spring

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

Eir Aoi Interview: Thoughts on Anime Festival Asia 2013 and Her Passion for Anime Songs

Eir Aoi Interview: Thoughts on Anime Festival Asia 2013 and Her Passion for Anime Songs

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

Interview with LiSA: The Source of Her Energetic Performances is Her Strong Relationship with Her Fans?!

Interview with LiSA: The Source of Her Energetic Performances is Her Strong Relationship with Her Fans?!

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

New Initial D: The Movie - Legend 1: The Awakening First Part of the Trilogy to Release on Aug. 23 Japan-Wide

New Initial D: The Movie - Legend 1: The Awakening First Part of the Trilogy to Release on Aug. 23 Japan-Wide

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

Special Program to Broadcast on Tokyo MX and AT-X Just Before Release of Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2

Special Program to Broadcast on Tokyo MX and AT-X Just Before Release of Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of the animated film for the overwhelmingly popular female-oriented adventure game series Hakuōki, titled Shikon Sōkyū, will release on March 8.

Feb. 7, 2014 02:429

New Dream C Club Gogo Video Featuring Compilation of Karaoke Performances By New Host Girl Karia Releases

New Dream C Club Gogo Video Featuring Compilation of Karaoke Performances By New Host Girl Karia Releases

On Feb. 3, D3 Publisher released a new video for their upcoming PlayStation 3 game Dream C Club Gogo to release on April 3 called “Karia Hana Karaoke Stage.”

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