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[Sneak Preview] “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 23” Winter WonFes 2016 Giveaway: Take a Quiz, Win a Snow Miku: Snow Owl Ver. Figure!

Have you already taken a look at the special site for “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 23,” the joint booth by Max Factory and Good Smile Company that will be at Winter Wonder Festival 2016?

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Osomatsu-san Collaboration Cafe Opens at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3!

The Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3 was newly opened on Jan. 27 and as its first collaboration, the cafe is decked out with all kinds of content themed after the popular anime Osomatsu-san.

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A New Era in the World of Anime: Two Anime Fanatics Send a Message with the CHIKA*CHIKA IDOL Project

CHIKA*CHIKA IDOL is an original CG animation project which will be carrying out a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter and Makuake from February 2016. The animation’s director, Hiroshi Nishikiori, and Yasutake Honjo, who’s in charge of the original story, reveal some of their thoughts about the project to us.

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Interview: Shinobism, Making the Future of Gaming (2/2)

As opportunities for e-sports rise with even the Olympics in sight, what kind of role do these two have in the gaming market?

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Interview: Shinobism, Making a Place that Connects Games and People (1/2)

Momochi and Choco are a married couple affiliated with Evil Geniuses, a pro gaming team based in the U.S. After establishing Shinobsim Co., Ltd. and Momochi’s battle for the Capcom Cup, the two announced their marriage. We asked them why they would start a company that is specialized for the pro gaming industry in Japan, where the industry only has a brief history.

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A Manga Remake Project that Uses VR - “Magical Taruruuto Reboot” Begins

Funding began on Makuake on Jan. 14 for a remake project for the popular manga Magical Taruruuto!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 3

Bringing you the feverish excitement from the cosplay area on the final day of Comiket 89!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 2

Check out the rooftop area and cosplayers from the fully-packed Day 2 of Comiket 89!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 1

We got action shots of cosplayers on the first day of Comic Market 89!

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Naruto? Or Maybe Cosplay?? Announcing the Top 10 Most Read News from 2015!

We’re introducing the top 10 most-read news on Tokyo Otaku Mode this year!

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The Curtain Opens on the 40th Year of Comiket!

Comic Market 89, the world’s largest event for displaying and selling new doujinshi, opened its doors on Dec. 29. The first day’s attendance was recorded at 150,000.

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[Trailer Round-Up] Check Out Which Anime Are Starting in January 2016! (Heartwarming/Slice-of-Life Edition)

“Dagashi Kashi,” “HaruChika,” “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju”? We wanna see them all!!

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[Trailer Round-Up] Check Out Which Anime Are Starting in January 2016! (Sci-fi/Action Edition)

The end of the year is upon us, and before long it’ll be 2016! Which means…? Yup! The winter anime season will be starting in Japan!

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Fans Flock to Jump Festa 2016!

Jump Festa 2016 was held at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. An exhibition of popular manga works took place in the venue delighting the many fans who gathered at the event.

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Japanese PC Shoot ‘em Ups Gather in Akihabara! Game Event “Transition 2015” to Be Held on Dec. 26

Though the current overall market for gaming sees higher trends in mobile growth, game services such as Steam that give you the full gaming experience on the PC are still going strong. Well there’s good news for the more serious gaming fans that apply to the latter, especially fans of vertical shooters!

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17 Authors Pay Respects to Osamu Tezuka Through Exhibition of Tribute Works

We attended the “Osamu Tezuka Culture Festival - Kichimuji ‘15” being held in honor of legendary manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka!

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[J-Fashion] Awesome New Shoes from YOSUKE! Could You Walk in These?

Tokyo-based brand YOSUKE makes sky-high boots and sneakers that go perfectly with Harajuku style. Here's a sneak peek at their next collection!

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PlayStation Experience 2015 Heats Up San Francisco

PlayStation Experience 2015 was held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco on Dec. 5 and 6.

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Nov. 22, 2015 14:10

The 7-Meter, Life-Size Miia Body Pillow from "Monster Musume" Is Getting Re-Released!

The 7-Meter, Life-Size Miia Body Pillow from "Monster Musume" Is Getting Re-Released!

This is the news monster girl fans have been waiting for, the life-size dakimakura (body pillow) version of Miia, Monster Musume‘s lovable lamia, which was first released earlier this year during Comiket 88, has gotten a re-release, however, this will only be for a limited time!

Nov. 22, 2015 06:00

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Appears Surprisingly at "Hello Japan Fes"! New CM with 1 Person in 17 Roles and New Song Also Debuted!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Appears Surprisingly at "Hello Japan Fes"! New CM with 1 Person in 17 Roles and New Song Also Debuted!

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu appeared surprisingly at the event "Hello Japan Fes 2015" held at Tokyo Gymnasium (Shibuya, Tokyo) on November 7th.

Nov. 21, 2015 22:00

"Hetalia" Characters Start a Revolution Transforming into Hello Kitty!? Collaboration Logo and Illustrations Arrive!

"Hetalia" Characters Start a Revolution Transforming into Hello Kitty!? Collaboration Logo and Illustrations Arrive!

Hidekazu Himaruya’s latest work, Hetalia: The World Twinkle from the popular Hetalia series, is collaborating with Hello Kitty, and the project will unfold this winter with collaboration goods produced!

Nov. 21, 2015 14:00

Barbapapa Opens its First Cafe in Japan with Exclusive Menu of Cute Characters

Barbapapa Opens its First Cafe in Japan with Exclusive Menu of Cute Characters

Joining the amazing anime café openings this month is Café Barbapapa in Saitama Prefecture, with a gorgeous lineup of sweets, sandwiches and drinks all featuring cute character details from the series.

Nov. 21, 2015 09:41

Gunpla Expo 2015 - A Bevy of New Products Announced!

Gunpla Expo 2015 - A Bevy of New Products Announced!

An amazing Gunpla exhibition! There’s even a 1/1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam head!

Nov. 21, 2015 09:40

Gunpla Expo 2015 Photo Collection

Gunpla Expo 2015 Photo Collection

We’re introducing through pictures the massive event “Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2015” and its jaw-dropping displays!

Nov. 21, 2015 06:00

Bushiroad Announces New TCG Project; Original Anime “Luck and Logic” to Premiere in January 2016

Bushiroad Announces New TCG Project; Original Anime “Luck and Logic” to Premiere in January 2016

On Nov. 17, Bushiroad announced its new project titled “Luck and Logic.” The project is comprised of an original anime and trading card game (TCG).

Nov. 20, 2015 23:06

Where’s C-3PO?! R2-D2™ Moving Refrigerator on Display at Daikanyama Tsutaya

Where’s C-3PO?! R2-D2™ Moving Refrigerator on Display at Daikanyama Tsutaya

Many people may already know about the R2-D2™ Moving Refrigerator, a truly faithful replica of the actual R2-D2 made in Japan for household use, and right now it’s touring around Japan. It is on display now at Tsutaya inside Daikanyama from Friday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Nov. 22.

Nov. 20, 2015 22:00

“Noragami” Stage Play Greenlit; Yato & Yukine to Appear Onstage in January 2016

“Noragami” Stage Play Greenlit; Yato & Yukine to Appear Onstage in January 2016

The TV anime series Noragami, the second season to which has gained great popularity, is getting the live stage treatment.

Nov. 20, 2015 14:00

Latest "Monster Hunter" Game "Monster Hunter X" (3DS) Opening Video

Latest "Monster Hunter" Game "Monster Hunter X" (3DS) Opening Video

The latest game in the famous action game series Monster Hunter named Monster Hunter X was released on Nov. 9.

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