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.

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.

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Jan. 2, 2015 07:00

Special CM for ‘Appleseed Alpha’ Featuring Junichi Suwabe Complete, Releases Online

Special CM for ‘Appleseed Alpha’ Featuring Junichi Suwabe Complete, Releases Online

The movie Appleseed Alpha will release in theaters across Japan on Jan. 17, 2015. A special commercial focusing on Briareos played by Junichi Suwabe, a character who is the first love of main character Deunan, has been completed and was broadcast on Dec. 27 on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11.

Jan. 2, 2015 05:25

Pom Pom Purin Cafe on Takeshita Street in Harajuku Introduces Four Winter-Exclusive Menu Items

Pom Pom Purin Cafe on Takeshita Street in Harajuku Introduces Four Winter-Exclusive Menu Items

Pom Pom Purin Cafe located on Takeshita Street in Harajuku has announced new menu items exclusively for winter.

Jan. 1, 2015 16:00

The Blockbuster Continues - ‘The Labyrinth of Grisaia’ & ‘The Eden of Grisaia’ Anime Adaptations Greenlit for Spring 2015

The Blockbuster Continues - ‘The Labyrinth of Grisaia’ & ‘The Eden of Grisaia’ Anime Adaptations Greenlit for Spring 2015

The anime The Fruit of Grisaia based on the popular game by Front Wing ended its broadcast with Episode 13 on Dec. 28.

Jan. 1, 2015 10:00

Date of CEDEC 2015 Decided, 'Game Development Technologies Road Map 2014 Edition' Released

Date of CEDEC 2015 Decided, 'Game Development Technologies Road Map 2014 Edition' Released

On Dec. 24, Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) announced that CEDEC 2015 will be held from Aug. 26-28, 2015. They also released the “Game Development Technologies Road Map 2014 Edition.”

Dec. 31, 2014 22:00

Musashino Animation New Development?! ‘Shirobako’ New Key Visual Releases at Comiket

Musashino Animation New Development?! ‘Shirobako’ New Key Visual Releases at Comiket

The ending to the first season of the TV anime Shirobako came with the airing of the 12th episode this month. The broadcast began in October and the series became a hit due to its irreverent content that focuses on the animation industry.

Dec. 31, 2014 19:00

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

Dec. 31, 2014 16:00

Kyoto Animation TV Anime ‘Hibike! Euphonium’ to Begin in April 2015

Kyoto Animation TV Anime ‘Hibike! Euphonium’ to Begin in April 2015

A TV anime adaptation of Hibike! Euphonium which depicts the adolescence of female high school students in the music club was announced on Dec. 28. The series will start in April 2015.

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.

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