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Frontwing to Begin Official Localization Project for “Wheel Country, Sunflower Girl -Sharin no Kuni-”! Details Released on Prefundia

Frontwing and Akabei Soft2 have announced that a localization project for the game Wheel Country, Sunflower Girl -Sharin no Kuni- will begin on Kick...

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Enormous BETA Right Before Your Eyes?! Muv-Luv VR Demo Event Report

A demo event was held on April 3 recreating the world of the visual novel Muv-Luv.

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The Samurai Armor Hoodies Project on Indiegogo Supported by Tokyo Otaku Mode is Open Now!

The Indiegogo campaign for the Samurai Armor Hoodies Project that Tokyo Otaku Mode is supporting has finally started!

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Creating Something New Together with Fans: Taking on Overseas Crowdfunding Project for Samurai Armor Hoodies

Creating something new together with fans and taking on an overseas crowdfunding project for Samurai Armor Hoodies, a joint project of STUDIO696 and TOM.

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ALA 2016 Takes Over the Ontario Convention Center

The 12th Annual Animé Los Angeles took place in Ontario, California.

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WonFes 2016 Winter Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute

The event was bustling with tons of sexy and cute figures of female characters too!

picture of WonFes 2016 Winter Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical

WonFes 2016 Winter Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical

We’re bringing you pics of all the coolest figures and garage kits we spotted at the event!

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WonFes Wows with Lineup of Myriad Life-Size Figures!

Wonder Festival Winter 2016 (WonFes), Japan’s largest garage kit festival, was held on Feb. 7 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. Tons of people packed into the venue, making it as big a turnout as ever.

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WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!

WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!

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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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Dec. 16, 2015 22:00

Seven Mistakes Foreigners Make When Speaking Japanese—and How to Fix Them

Seven Mistakes Foreigners Make When Speaking Japanese—and How to Fix Them

Master these and you can convince anyone you’re a native Japanese speaker…over the phone anyway.

Dec. 16, 2015 14:00

Boys Lash — “Straight False Eyelashes for Dressing Up as a Man”

Boys Lash — “Straight False Eyelashes for Dressing Up as a Man”

If you want to cosplay as a beautiful boy from an anime or manga, then this may be exactly what you need to recreate that cool, long-lashed look!

Dec. 16, 2015 06:00

Studio Ghibli Producing Overseas Anime “The Red Turtle”; Slated for September 2016 Release

Studio Ghibli Producing Overseas Anime “The Red Turtle”; Slated for September 2016 Release

Studio Ghibli has continued to bring the world one masterpiece after the next by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and now they’ve begun production on a new foreign animation.

Dec. 16, 2015 05:45

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Premieres in Hollywood

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Premieres in Hollywood

Today, Hollywood traffic was taken by storm (trooper) as streets were commandeered for the massive Star Wars: The Force Awakens world premiere.

Dec. 16, 2015 05:43

[Otaku News #54] Tales Series Special -- (12/16/2015)

[Otaku News #54] Tales Series Special -- (12/16/2015)

Topic 1: PS3/PS4 “Tales of Berseria” Newest PV Posted; Releasing in 2016

Dec. 15, 2015 22:00

Trailer to Live-Action “Hakuoki SSL” Movie Posted; Advance Tickets with Bonus Items to Be Sold for Limited Time

Trailer to Live-Action “Hakuoki SSL” Movie Posted; Advance Tickets with Bonus Items to Be Sold for Limited Time

Hakuoki SSL - Sweet School Life - The Movie, a live-action adaptation of the popular Hakuoki game series, will be released throughout Japan on Feb. 6, 2016.

Dec. 15, 2015 14:00

“Sanrio Danshi” Coming Right Up! New Tactic from Sanrio Grabs Otaku Girls Again by Using School Boys!

“Sanrio Danshi” Coming Right Up! New Tactic from Sanrio Grabs Otaku Girls Again by Using School Boys!

Sanrio has surprised us by expanding services that are beyond our image of the character company.

Dec. 15, 2015 11:01

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

[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!

Dec. 15, 2015 06:00

Spy Mystery Anime by Production I.G, “Joker Game,” Premieres in April 2016

Spy Mystery Anime by Production I.G, “Joker Game,” Premieres in April 2016

The broadcast premiere date for the TV anime Joker Game, based on a mystery novel by Koji Yanagi, has been confirmed for April 2016.

Dec. 15, 2015 05:50

Free!, Makoto Shinkai, Minecraft, Guilty Crown & Attack on Titan -- Otaku News #53 (12/15/2015)

Free!, Makoto Shinkai, Minecraft, Guilty Crown & Attack on Titan -- Otaku News #53 (12/15/2015)

Topic 1: Comic Market 89 to Feature “High Speed!” Movie Collaboration

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