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WonFes Wows with Lineup of Myriad Life-Size Figures!

Wonder Festival Winter 2016 (WonFes), Japan’s largest garage kit festival, was held on Feb. 7 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. Tons of people packed into the venue, making it as big a turnout as ever.

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WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!

WonHobby Booth Report! 24-Hour Double Giveaway Commemorating Nendoroid 10th Anniversary & WonHobby Begins!

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[Sneak Preview] “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 23” Winter WonFes 2016 Giveaway: Take a Quiz, Win a Snow Miku: Snow Owl Ver. Figure!

Have you already taken a look at the special site for “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 23,” the joint booth by Max Factory and Good Smile Company that will be at Winter Wonder Festival 2016?

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Osomatsu-san Collaboration Cafe Opens at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3!

The Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 3 was newly opened on Jan. 27 and as its first collaboration, the cafe is decked out with all kinds of content themed after the popular anime Osomatsu-san.

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A New Era in the World of Anime: Two Anime Fanatics Send a Message with the CHIKA*CHIKA IDOL Project

CHIKA*CHIKA IDOL is an original CG animation project which will be carrying out a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter and Makuake from February 2016. The animation’s director, Hiroshi Nishikiori, and Yasutake Honjo, who’s in charge of the original story, reveal some of their thoughts about the project to us.

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Interview: Shinobism, Making the Future of Gaming (2/2)

As opportunities for e-sports rise with even the Olympics in sight, what kind of role do these two have in the gaming market?

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Interview: Shinobism, Making a Place that Connects Games and People (1/2)

Momochi and Choco are a married couple affiliated with Evil Geniuses, a pro gaming team based in the U.S. After establishing Shinobsim Co., Ltd. and Momochi’s battle for the Capcom Cup, the two announced their marriage. We asked them why they would start a company that is specialized for the pro gaming industry in Japan, where the industry only has a brief history.

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A Manga Remake Project that Uses VR - “Magical Taruruuto Reboot” Begins

Funding began on Makuake on Jan. 14 for a remake project for the popular manga Magical Taruruuto!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 3

Bringing you the feverish excitement from the cosplay area on the final day of Comiket 89!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 2

Check out the rooftop area and cosplayers from the fully-packed Day 2 of Comiket 89!

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Comiket 89 Photo Report: Day 1

We got action shots of cosplayers on the first day of Comic Market 89!

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Naruto? Or Maybe Cosplay?? Announcing the Top 10 Most Read News from 2015!

We’re introducing the top 10 most-read news on Tokyo Otaku Mode this year!

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The Curtain Opens on the 40th Year of Comiket!

Comic Market 89, the world’s largest event for displaying and selling new doujinshi, opened its doors on Dec. 29. The first day’s attendance was recorded at 150,000.

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[Trailer Round-Up] Check Out Which Anime Are Starting in January 2016! (Heartwarming/Slice-of-Life Edition)

“Dagashi Kashi,” “HaruChika,” “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju”? We wanna see them all!!

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[Trailer Round-Up] Check Out Which Anime Are Starting in January 2016! (Sci-fi/Action Edition)

The end of the year is upon us, and before long it’ll be 2016! Which means…? Yup! The winter anime season will be starting in Japan!

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Fans Flock to Jump Festa 2016!

Jump Festa 2016 was held at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. An exhibition of popular manga works took place in the venue delighting the many fans who gathered at the event.

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Japanese PC Shoot ‘em Ups Gather in Akihabara! Game Event “Transition 2015” to Be Held on Dec. 26

Though the current overall market for gaming sees higher trends in mobile growth, game services such as Steam that give you the full gaming experience on the PC are still going strong. Well there’s good news for the more serious gaming fans that apply to the latter, especially fans of vertical shooters!

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17 Authors Pay Respects to Osamu Tezuka Through Exhibition of Tribute Works

We attended the “Osamu Tezuka Culture Festival - Kichimuji ‘15” being held in honor of legendary manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka!

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[J-Fashion] Awesome New Shoes from YOSUKE! Could You Walk in These?

Tokyo-based brand YOSUKE makes sky-high boots and sneakers that go perfectly with Harajuku style. Here's a sneak peek at their next collection!

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Oct. 12, 2015 06:00

It’s Not a “Smartphone” - It’s “RoBoHon”! Sharp Debuts “RoBoHon” Robot That Also Turns into a Smartphone at CEATEC 2015

It’s Not a “Smartphone” - It’s “RoBoHon”! Sharp Debuts “RoBoHon” Robot That Also Turns into a Smartphone at CEATEC 2015

The comprehensive IT and electronics exhibition CEATEC 2015 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies 2015) was held at Makuhari Messe from Oct. 7–10, 2015.

Oct. 11, 2015 22:00

NisiOisiN Posts New Short Story to Official Site; All Works Archived

NisiOisiN Posts New Short Story to Official Site; All Works Archived

Author NisiOisiN opened his official site on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Oct. 11, 2015 18:01

New Link Figures Unveiled at NYCC 2015

New Link Figures Unveiled at NYCC 2015

New Link Figures Unveiled at NYCC 2015

Oct. 11, 2015 14:00

Season 3 of TV Anime “Yowamushi Pedal” Confirmed; Daiki Yamashita, Tsubasa Yonaga Announce News Together at Stage Greeting

Season 3 of TV Anime “Yowamushi Pedal” Confirmed; Daiki Yamashita, Tsubasa Yonaga Announce News Together at Stage Greeting

A stage greeting was held at Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi on Oct. 6 for the hit movie Yowamushi Pedal the Movie.

Oct. 11, 2015 13:31

Special Anniversary Market to Be Held in Commemoration of Toy Story’s 20th Anniversary!

Special Anniversary Market to Be Held in Commemoration of Toy Story’s 20th Anniversary!

Original Toy Story merchandise plus latest goods out in force!

Oct. 11, 2015 13:29

Win a Trip to Japan! Support Visual Novel Series Muv-Luv on Kickstarter!

Win a Trip to Japan! Support Visual Novel Series Muv-Luv on Kickstarter!

One of Japan’s best visual novel series to get an English localization, new content, and more!

Oct. 11, 2015 06:00

A Rock Band of Maids! Band-Maid Releases New Music Video

A Rock Band of Maids! Band-Maid Releases New Music Video

Band-Maid® is an influential girls’ band active Japan’s metropolitan areas who dress up like maids and call concerts “waitressing,” and fans “Goshujin-sama” and “Ojou-sama”.

Oct. 11, 2015 02:41

The Secret Behind Character Designs that Continue to Be Loved: A Discussion Between Shigeto Koyama & Takanori Aki

The Secret Behind Character Designs that Continue to Be Loved: A Discussion Between Shigeto Koyama & Takanori Aki

Game Creative Exchange is an event that is all about the future of game creation. Its second component brought together Shigeto Koyama, a renown designer involved with Rebuild of Evangelion as well as Gundam Reconguista in G, and Good Smile Company CEO Takanori Aki. The pair enter a discussion about the secret behind characters with lasting popularity…

Oct. 10, 2015 22:00

Limited “Blood Blockade Battlefront” Original Digital Camera May Become Available Through Dream Pass

Limited “Blood Blockade Battlefront” Original Digital Camera May Become Available Through Dream Pass

The release of a limited original digital camera themed after Blood Blockade Battlefront may be forthcoming.

Oct. 10, 2015 14:00

Nendoroid Joker: Villain’s Edition

Nendoroid Joker: Villain’s Edition

“You… you complete me.”

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