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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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  • picture of Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 1
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Nov. 5, 2015 14:00

Nendoroid Saitama

Nendoroid Saitama

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Nov. 5, 2015 08:33

Kyoto Animation, Dragon Ball, Kokosake, Ghibli: Otaku News #25 (11/05/2105)

Kyoto Animation, Dragon Ball, Kokosake, Ghibli: Otaku News #25 (11/05/2105)

Topic 1:Kyoto Animation Unveils First Trailer for New Anime “Myriad Colors Phantom World”

Nov. 5, 2015 06:00

14,000 Cosplayers Gather in Ikebukuro for Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fes 2015!

14,000 Cosplayers Gather in Ikebukuro for Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fes 2015!

Ikebukuro Halloween Fes 2015 was held over two days on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Nov. 5, 2015 06:00

A Carnival Happens Once in a Year! AKB48,SKE48, and HKT48 Halloween Event Report

A Carnival Happens Once in a Year! AKB48,SKE48, and HKT48 Halloween Event Report

AKB48 has been getting us ready for Halloween since their latest single “Halloween Night” came out!

Nov. 4, 2015 23:55

ONE PIECE, Terra Formars, Gravity Rush, Kingdom Hearts -- Otaku News #24 (11/04/2015)

ONE PIECE, Terra Formars, Gravity Rush, Kingdom Hearts -- Otaku News #24 (11/04/2015)

Topic 1: “One Piece” Running Event to Take Place in Okinawa on March 20, 2016

Nov. 4, 2015 22:00

“Reflection” Exhibit Presents Works by 70 Creators from DeNA and Partner Companies

“Reflection” Exhibit Presents Works by 70 Creators from DeNA and Partner Companies

For three days from Nov. 13–15, DeNA will hold a comprehensive exhibit titled “Reflection: Creators’ Day Off” at the Design Festa Gallery in Harajuku.

Nov. 4, 2015 14:00

Two Big Announcements for “Sound! Euphonium”: Theatrical Anime and Sequel Greenlit

Two Big Announcements for “Sound! Euphonium”: Theatrical Anime and Sequel Greenlit

Big developments are in store for the hugely popular anime series Sound! Euphonium that broadcast earlier this year from April to June.

Nov. 4, 2015 06:14

Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 in Tokyo - Foreign Passport Holders Get in Free!

Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 in Tokyo - Foreign Passport Holders Get in Free!

World-famous J-pop festival to be held Nov. 6–8 at Tokyo Metro Gymnasium. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Dempagumi.inc, and numerous more artists will perform!

Nov. 4, 2015 06:00

Cat-kind’s Weakest Soldier? It’s Captain Levi in Cat Form!

Cat-kind’s Weakest Soldier? It’s Captain Levi in Cat Form!

That day, I remembered the humans. My life of being ruled over by them, my habit of wanting to squeeze into the tightest places…

Nov. 4, 2015 01:34

GUNDAM, Ghost In The Shell, NieR, Ghibli -- Otaku News #23 (11/03/2015)

GUNDAM, Ghost In The Shell, NieR, Ghibli -- Otaku News #23 (11/03/2015)

Topic 1: “Mobile Suit Gundam” Collaborates with Traditional Japanese Crafts; Pre-orders Starts for Gundam Kutani Ware

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