Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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...

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Dec. 31, 2014 04:15

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 22:08

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 22:00

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 13:00

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 10:00

‘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 07:00

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 01:00

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.

Dec. 29, 2014 13:00

Jun Maeda is Back! Key’s New Animation ‘Charlotte’ to Release in 2015

Jun Maeda is Back! Key’s New Animation ‘Charlotte’ to Release in 2015

The TV anime series Angel Beats! kicked up the dust in 2010, as the original work, script, and music were all written by Jun Maeda. Five years has passed since then, and now they have announced the production of their second original anime titled Charlotte.

Dec. 29, 2014 07:00

New ‘Gintama’ TV Anime Series to be Broadcast Starting April 2015 on TV Tokyo Network, Announced at Jump Festa 2015

New ‘Gintama’ TV Anime Series to be Broadcast Starting April 2015 on TV Tokyo Network, Announced at Jump Festa 2015

Hideaki Sorachi’s popular manga series Gintama is receiving a TV anime series once again for the first time in two years. This astounding news was announced on Dec. 21 at the Jump Festa 2015 Gintama Super Stage event held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.

Dec. 29, 2014 04:46

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

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.

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