Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

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.

up

down

Jan. 12, 2015 03:48

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

Jan. 11, 2015 17:00

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

The release of a new Ghost in the Shell film was announced on Jan. 8, and Psycho-Pass the Movie will release Japan-wide on Jan. 9. Now a collaboration that crosses over the boundaries of these two films has surprisingly appeared in Shinjuku Station.

Jan. 11, 2015 11:00

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Accompanying the start of the broadcast, the official online store Gawa Gawa Mart has already opened. Also confirmed is a special exhibit called “Yurikuma Arashi Museum Bear & Peace” coming to three Animate locations.

Jan. 11, 2015 05:00

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Dempagumi.inc have released the jacket visuals and newest artwork from their third album WWDD to release on Feb. 18.

Jan. 10, 2015 23:00

The Masterpiece Pokémon Manga ‘PokeSupe’ Now a Web Series! Earth and Sea Clash Again

The Masterpiece Pokémon Manga ‘PokeSupe’ Now a Web Series! Earth and Sea Clash Again

The new series for the Pokemon-themed manga, Pocket Monsters Special: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, started Tuesday, Jan. 6 on Club Sunday a free webcomic hosting site.

Jan. 10, 2015 17:00

Stage Play ‘Hamatora: The Stage’ Part 2 Confirmed, Cast Announcement to Come!

Stage Play ‘Hamatora: The Stage’ Part 2 Confirmed, Cast Announcement to Come!

Production of the second part of the stage play Hamatora: The Stage - Crossing Time performed in summer 2014 has been confirmed.

Jan. 10, 2015 12:17

Light Novel Writers Steadily Make Headway, PC Koubou Offers Exclusive PC Ideal for Authors

Light Novel Writers Steadily Make Headway, PC Koubou Offers Exclusive PC Ideal for Authors

PC Koubou recently launched a PC intended for light novel authors. It’s a PC developed for people who write light novels on a daily basis, and for those who want to be writers as well.

Jan. 9, 2015 13:00

Regular Event Monthly Underwater Knee-Highs Kicks Off! Wonderful Guests Including Saeborg, Kyun-kun, Gomi Hayakawa & Moira Kuchikaseya to Appear One After the Next

Regular Event Monthly Underwater Knee-Highs Kicks Off! Wonderful Guests Including Saeborg, Kyun-kun, Gomi Hayakawa & Moira Kuchikaseya to Appear One After the Next

It has been announced that Manabu Koga, who released the photo collection/photo exhibit Underwater Knee-highs (2013) and the follow-up Underwater Knee-highs Plus (2014), will be starting a new regular event called Monthly Underwater Knee-highs.

Jan. 9, 2015 07:00

Trailer Releases for Babymetal’s New Face-Meltingly Fast Song, ‘Road of Resistance’

Trailer Releases for Babymetal’s New Face-Meltingly Fast Song, ‘Road of Resistance’

A trailer has been released for Babymetal’s new song, “Road of Resistance.”

Jan. 9, 2015 01:00

Media Factory’s New BL Label Fleur Comics to Launch on Feb. 17

Media Factory’s New BL Label Fleur Comics to Launch on Feb. 17

Kadokawa’s Media Factory is launching a new boys love label called Fleur Comics. The first works will release on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Get the latest OTAKU news!

Sign up for the Tokyo Otaku Mode newsletter!

Do you like Tokyo Otaku Mode?