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!

up

down

Dec. 3, 2013 13:006

TV Anime Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha to Begin Broadcasting in January on Tokyo MX

TV Anime Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha to Begin Broadcasting in January on Tokyo MX

Broadcast information for the TV anime Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha has been announced.

Dec. 3, 2013 07:000

Disgaea 4: Return Second Promotional Video Releases - New Mechanics, Battle System, and More Introduced by Prinny

Disgaea 4: Return Second Promotional Video Releases - New Mechanics, Battle System, and More Introduced by Prinny

On Nov. 28, Nippon Ichi Software released the second promotional video for its PlayStation Vita game Disgaea 4: Return, which will be released on Jan. 30, 2014.

Dec. 3, 2013 01:002

Traveling Daru Distributes in 17 Asian Countries via iTunes

Traveling Daru Distributes in 17 Asian Countries via iTunes

On Nov. 27, the short animated film Traveling Daru, the story of a stuffed animal who goes on a journey to find an owner, was released in 17 Asian countries on iTunes.

Dec. 2, 2013 13:009

Arpeggio of Blue Steel MMD Creators Produce Music Video for Vocal Group Trident

Arpeggio of Blue Steel MMD Creators Produce Music Video for Vocal Group Trident

The Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova concert “Blue Field” will take place at Zepp Tokyo on Dec. 1.

Dec. 2, 2013 07:008

What is the New Animate Sunshine on Ikebukuro’s Otome Road? From Cosplay Outfits to a Studio and Even a Cafe, Animate Sunshine Has it All

What is the New Animate Sunshine on Ikebukuro’s Otome Road? From Cosplay Outfits to a Studio and Even a Cafe, Animate Sunshine Has it All

Animate Ikebukuro Honten, which moved and celebrated a re-opening in 2012, is gaining popularity from anime, manga, and game fans.

Dec. 2, 2013 01:009

Pre-Orders Begin for The Idolmaster, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, and Attack on Titan Smartphone Cases!

Pre-Orders Begin for The Idolmaster, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, and Attack on Titan Smartphone Cases!

On Nov. 26 at 1:00 p.m., pre-orders for new smartphone cases of characters from The Idolmaster, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, and Attack on Titan for smartphones of all kinds began on the smartphone character case on-demand service “Smartphone Museum” on Premium Bandai.

Dec. 1, 2013 13:009

Creator Interview: Sinitar

Creator Interview: Sinitar

TOM Special Creator Sinitar is an extremely talented, strategic, and intelligent cosplayer from Ukraine.

Dec. 1, 2013 07:000

Psychedelic Explosion! Screening Event of Filmmaker Ryo Hirano Also Featuring Tavito Nanao

Psychedelic Explosion! Screening Event of Filmmaker Ryo Hirano Also Featuring Tavito Nanao

Ryo Hirano is a young filmmaker born in 1988 who draws a world different from ours in a charming way while using Japanese taste.

Dec. 1, 2013 01:002

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Suit Styles by Haruyama

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Suit Styles by Haruyama

Haruyama Trading Company Limited. teams up with the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure written by Hirohiko Araki. 26 items are introduced for the special ...

Nov. 30, 2013 15:009

The Elaborately Detailed Sailor Moon: Complete Edition Volumes 1 and 2 Will Finally Be Released

The Elaborately Detailed Sailor Moon: Complete Edition Volumes 1 and 2 Will Finally Be Released

Volumes 1 and 2 of the Sailor Moon: Complete Edition manga will finally be released on Nov. 29 (Fri).

Get the latest OTAKU news!

Sign up for the Tokyo Otaku Mode newsletter!

Do you like Tokyo Otaku Mode?