Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Dec. 10, 2013 01:0028

TV Anime for Rin Okamoto’s Romantic Dark Fantasy Brynhildr in the Darkness to Begin Broadcasting in April 2014

TV Anime for Rin Okamoto’s Romantic Dark Fantasy Brynhildr in the Darkness to Begin Broadcasting in April 2014

A TV anime adaptation of the popular manga Brynhildr in the Darkness currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump has been greenlit.

Dec. 9, 2013 13:0010

Visuals from Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last of a Legend Arc Release

Visuals from Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last of a Legend Arc Release

News is being revealed little by little regarding 2014’s two-part sequel to Rurouni Kenshin, Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and Rurouni Kenshin: The Last of a Legend Arc.

Dec. 9, 2013 07:005

Pony Canyon Advances into the Light Novel Market - Six Titles Release All at Once on Dec. 3

Pony Canyon Advances into the Light Novel Market - Six Titles Release All at Once on Dec. 3

Pony Canyon, a large video and music software company, has advanced into the light novel market. On Dec. 3, six light novel series released all at once under the PoniCan Books label.

Dec. 9, 2013 01:002

Detective Conan: Sniper from Another Dimension to Release Next April, Gosho Aoyama Creates First Key Visual

*Detective Conan: Sniper from Another Dimension* to Release Next April, Gosho Aoyama Creates First Key Visual

The popularity of Detective Conan seems to be expanding more and more, with the 17th movie in the series, Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea, earning the most box office earnings of any other movie in the series to date (3.61 billion yen).

Dec. 8, 2013 12:000

“A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” “Senbonzakura,” and "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" Grab the Top Spots on the 2013 Joysound Yearly Ranking

“A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” “Senbonzakura,” and  "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" Grab the Top Spots on the 2013 Joysound Yearly Ranking

On Dec. 2, Xing announced the 2013 Joysound Yearly Ranking. The results were aggregated from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30 based on song playback numbers on the commercial karaoke series Joysound and UGA.

Dec. 8, 2013 07:0026

OtaQ Results! - Anime Fans Worldwide Choose Which Character They Would Like to Date

OtaQ Results! - Anime Fans Worldwide Choose Which Character They Would Like to Date

Between Oct. 5-10, Tokyo Otaku Mode held an OtaQ survey on our Facebook page asking you which character you would most like to date.

Dec. 8, 2013 01:001

Buddha 2 World Premiere in Louvre Museum

Buddha 2 World Premiere in Louvre Museum

There was recently a news flash regarding Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Owarinaki Tabi, an anime movie premiering on Feb. 8. It was announced that the worldwide premiere is to be held in the Louvre Museum in France.

Dec. 7, 2013 14:300

Shonen Jump Still Image MAD Contest Themed After Shokugeki no Soma and World Trigger Begins on Niconico

Shonen Jump Still Image MAD Contest Themed After Shokugeki no Soma and World Trigger Begins on Niconico

Dwango and Niwango are currently holding a collaborative contest with Weekly Shonen Jump called “Shonen Jump Still Image MAD Contest.”

Dec. 7, 2013 09:002

Over 20 Artists Including Yasuyuki Okamura and Yōko Kanno to Participate in TV Anime Space Dandy

Over 20 Artists Including Yasuyuki Okamura and Yōko Kanno to Participate in TV Anime Space Dandy

The musical artists participating in the TV anime Space Dandy, set to begin airing in January, have been announced.

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