Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [1/2]

We talked to with shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana about what it’s like making shoes for worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga!

Which Ones Do You Like? Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

KanColle, MadoMagi, Evangelion! Find your new favorite figures here!

The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

Check out XX photos of cool figures and cosplay from Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] held on July 27!

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Aug. 8, 2014 08:552

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

Bringing People Together Through Anime Songs! 15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014 Osaka Concert Report!

We bring to you a report from the anisong festival Lantis Festival 2014 held on July 26 and 27!

Aug. 8, 2014 07:008

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: Naruto Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Joint Development Between Bandai Namco and Tencent: *Naruto* Smartphone Game to Release in China in 2015

Naruto, a series highly popular not just in Japan but worldwide, will soon be delivered to fans in China in a new form.

Aug. 8, 2014 05:3124

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Otaku Life Around the World: São Paulo, Brazil

Do you love Japan but don’t have the time or money to visit? Fear not! There are thousands of Japan-lovers just like you! Fortunately, thanks to the I...

Aug. 8, 2014 01:0013

Kamisama Kiss Second Season Announced, Akitaro Daichi Once Again Directing

*Kamisama Kiss* Second Season Announced, Akitaro Daichi Once Again Directing

Production on the second season of the TV anime Kamisama Kiss has been announced.

Aug. 7, 2014 13:002

TV Anime Kantai Collection - KanColle Advance PV Releases Online

TV Anime *Kantai Collection - KanColle* Advance PV Releases Online

Distribution of an advance PV for the TV anime series Kantai Collection - KanColle to commence broadcasting in January 2015 began on the series’ official site on the evening of Aug. 4.

Aug. 7, 2014 08:2915

ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA INDONESIA 2014 is Back!

ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA INDONESIA 2014 is Back!

Asia’s biggest anime and Japanese Pop Culture Event returns to Indonesia

Aug. 7, 2014 01:004

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Rakes in 820 Million Yen at the Box Office in Three Days, is Already 2014’s No. 1 Japanese Live-Action Film

*Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno* Rakes in 820 Million Yen at the Box Office in Three Days, is Already 2014’s No. 1 Japanese Live-Action Film

Just as previously speculated, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno got off to a remarkable start after its release on Aug. 1.

Aug. 6, 2014 23:523

My Melody Wins the Final Stage of the 29th Sanrio Character Ranking!

My Melody Wins the Final Stage of the 29th Sanrio Character Ranking!

It was a super cute fight, but the winner has finally been decided! This year’s No. 1 ranked character is… My Melody! My Melody magnificently overcame HELLO KITTY’s momentum as the No. 1 character two years running to win the No. 1 spot as the most popular Sanrio character.

Aug. 6, 2014 13:001

Madoka Magica Fone App Releases on iPhone, Also Releases Simultaneously in Eight Countries

*Madoka Magica Fone* App Releases on iPhone, Also Releases Simultaneously in Eight Countries

The smartphone app Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone that became popular for realizing an unprecedented form of entertainment has finally released on iPhone.

Aug. 6, 2014 07:001

Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

*Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū* BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

The release schedule of the Blu-ray and DVD of the popular Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū, which released in theaters on March 8, has been announced.

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