picture of Going Beyond Just Visuals, New Itasha Amaze with Sound (Part 1 of 2)

Going Beyond Just Visuals, New Itasha Amaze with Sound (Part 1 of 2)

The underground parking lot of the UDX building in Akihabara, now considered the Capital of Itasha, is becoming a hotspot for Itasha gatherings where cars decked out in Ita-designs assemble, offering great photo ops for both domestic and foreign media......

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Going Beyond Just Visuals, New Itasha Amaze with Sound (Part 2 of 2)

Every since its introduction in 2009, the current Miku-phard champion has been overwhelmingly leading the genre. Currently, his car contains four 75 watt amps and two 200 watt amps for a total of 700 watts, as well as eight 8.2 channel speakers......

picture of Daisuke Shimodaira - A Master in the World of Magnificent Junk Art [1/2]

Daisuke Shimodaira - A Master in the World of Magnificent Junk Art [1/2]

Dismantling broken machines, collecting unnecessary metal scraps...among heaps of junk parts, new life is born......

picture of Otaku Demo the Latest Titles at Akiba PC Game Festa [2/2]

Otaku Demo the Latest Titles at Akiba PC Game Festa [2/2]

The event featured a plethora of games on display as well as games available for fans to demo, including Phantasy Star Online 2, a PC MMORPG which has been gaining popularity since it was released on July 14, 2012,.....

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Happy New Year! Greet the New Year by Coming to Akihabara! (Part 2 of 2)

Akihabara Gamers, a popular store in Akihabara, recently held a special event for the TV anime Nekomonogatari: Kuro called “Monogatari Series Museum”, at which items from the series were on display and goods were sold......

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Happy New Year! Greet the New Year by Coming to Akihabara! (Part 1 of 2)

In Japan, it is customary to visit a shrine during the New Year’s holiday to offer your prayers for the year. In keeping with this tradition, TokyoOtakuMode’s editorial team recently visited the Kanda Shrine, which has a long and rich history......

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Otaku Flood the Streets of Akihabara for the Winter Radio Kaikan Festival! [2/2]

The first thing we noticed upon entering Radio Kaikan was a trading card game booth where fans gathered to play Phantasmagor......

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Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012 - The World’s Best Gundam Models Crowned! (Part 2 of 2)

Representatives from 13 regions including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and North America recently gathered to show off their best work at the Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012......

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Even Santa Would Be Surprised! Itasha Gather for the Christmas Itasha Festa! (Part 2 of 2)

Among the standout Itasha decorated with popular characters such as Hatsune Miku, there was another form of Itasha that gained remarkable attention......

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Otaku Flood the Streets of Akihabara for the Winter Radio Kaikan Festival! [1/2]

On Dec. 23-24, the Winter Radio Kaikan Festival 2012 was held at the iconic Radio Kaikan building in Akihabara......

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Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012 - The World’s Best Gundam Models Crowned! (Part 1 of 2)

On Dec. 23, 2012, the Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012, a worldwide contest between model Gundam builders, was held in Tokyo......

picture of Even Santa Would Be Surprised! Itasha Gather for the Christmas Itasha Festa! (Part 1 of 2)

Even Santa Would Be Surprised! Itasha Gather for the Christmas Itasha Festa! (Part 1 of 2)

On Dec. 23-24, at UDX in Akihabara, Christmas Itasha Festa 2012 was held. The event features cars decorated with popular characters such as Hatsune Miku......

picture of Otaku Demo the Latest Titles at Akiba PC Game Festa [1/2]

Otaku Demo the Latest Titles at Akiba PC Game Festa [1/2]

Akiba PC Game Festa is the largest PC gaming event in Japan. It is held every year during the beginning of May and at end of December......

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Comic Market #83 has just ended!

Today, Comic Market #83, the popular winter otaku culture event, came to an end......

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Northern Europe’s First Manga Cafe Opens in Finland

Milla Sainio and Tomi Turunen seem like your average otaku couple. Since childhood, they loved Japanese anime and manga......

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Mattsun Makes Unbelievably Cool Latte Art for TokyoOtakuMode! [3/3]

Recently in Japan, a trend has been growing in the world of latte art to use milk foam to create 3D images......

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[News Flash] Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012

The best Gundam builders in the world have been decided! Here is the latest news on Bandai's Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012.

picture of [News Flash] Christmas Ita Festa 2012

[News Flash] Christmas Ita Festa 2012

These Itasha surprised even Santa! Here is the latest news on Christmas Ita Festa 2012.

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[News Flash]Japanese Comedian Tekken's Special Event

Recently known for capturing the attention of British rock band MUSE with his stunning animated video, here is the latest on Tekken's special event......

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[News Flash]Winter Radio Kaikan Festival 2012

Here is the latest news on Winter Radio Kaikan Festival 2012.

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  • picture of Happy New Year! Greet the New Year by Coming to Akihabara! (Part 1 of 2)
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Dec. 3, 2015 00:29

The Familiar of Zero, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Attack On Titan, Super Mario -- Otaku News #44 (12/02/2015)

The Familiar of Zero, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Attack On Titan, Super Mario -- Otaku News #44 (12/02/2015)

Topic 1: Long-Awaited by Fans Worldwide, the 21st Volume of Popular Light Novel “The Familiar of Zero” to Be Released Next February

Dec. 2, 2015 14:00

12 Photos of Cute Cosplaying Guinea Pig Sisters will Brighten Your Day

12 Photos of Cute Cosplaying Guinea Pig Sisters will Brighten Your Day

Sometimes it’s the smallest stars that become the biggest hits on popular photo-sharing site Instagram.

Dec. 2, 2015 11:16

Chiptune Music Forerunner Hige Driver to Release 10th Anniversary Album! Experience the World of 8-Bit Music with TOM!

Chiptune Music Forerunner Hige Driver to Release 10th Anniversary Album! Experience the World of 8-Bit Music with TOM!

Even if you’ve never played the NES (known as Famicom in Japan), chances are you’ve heard music from NES games like Super Mario Bros. and Dragon Quest. Its distinctive sound is known as 8-bit...

Dec. 2, 2015 06:00

The Passing of Shigeru Mizuki, a Mangaka Who Never Retired

The Passing of Shigeru Mizuki, a Mangaka Who Never Retired

Shigeru Mizuki, a mangaka mostly known for GeGeGe no Kitaro, has passed away at the age of 93.

Dec. 2, 2015 02:14

“14-sai Byo,” First Music Video of Rei Kuromiya-led Brats Finally Posted!

“14-sai Byo,” First Music Video of Rei Kuromiya-led Brats Finally Posted!

Brats is a band led by Rei Kuromiya, a participant of Miss iD2015 and a member of LadyBaby, whose debut PV on YouTube reached more than 10 million views. Now, they’ve published their first music video under the title “14-sai Byo”...

Dec. 1, 2015 22:00

Order Your Own Historical Sword-Turned-Hot-Guy Touken Ranbu Cake Just in Time for the Holidays

Order Your Own Historical Sword-Turned-Hot-Guy Touken Ranbu Cake Just in Time for the Holidays

Remember Touken Ranbu, that game where you turn historical Japanese swords into hot men?

Dec. 1, 2015 14:00

“La Storia della Arcana Famiglia” Stage Adaptation to Begin Performances in January 2016; Cast Visuals Unveiled

“La Storia della Arcana Famiglia” Stage Adaptation to Begin Performances in January 2016; Cast Visuals Unveiled

The popular otome game, La Storia della Arcana Famiglia, will be adapted for the stage for the first time in January 2016.

Dec. 1, 2015 08:00

Dragon Ball, Ghost In The Shell, PlayStaition4, PSO2-- Otaku News #43 (12/01/2015)

Dragon Ball, Ghost In The Shell, PlayStaition4, PSO2-- Otaku News #43 (12/01/2015)

Topic 1: Over 2 Billion Cards Sold! Dragon Ball Carddass Revived After 18 Years

Dec. 1, 2015 06:00

Shinobu Oshino Figure Faithfully Reproduces DVD Cover Illustration

Shinobu Oshino Figure Faithfully Reproduces DVD Cover Illustration

The figure which is based on the DVD cover for the TV anime Nisemonogatari will be released as a limited edition through Aniplex’s direct sale website, Aniplex+.

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