INSIDER REPORT

TOM Shop: The Most Popular Figures of 2021
May. 19, 2022

TOM Shop: The Most Popular Figures of 2021

It's that time of year again! We round up the heaviest hitters on the TOM Shop in 2021!

TOM Week 2022: Celebrating 10 Years of Tokyo Otaku Mode!
Apr. 19, 2022

TOM Week 2022: Celebrating 10 Years of Tokyo Otaku Mode!

TOM celebrates 10 whole years of enjoying otaku life! Dig in to find out about all the festivities going on this month!

Spotlight on Tokyo Otaku Mode's Mascot, Ninja-kun!
Mar. 24, 2022

Spotlight on Tokyo Otaku Mode's Mascot, Ninja-kun!

Ever wonder where TOM's squishy, round-eyed mascot character came from? Read on to find out!

TOM Picks: Cute Anime Couples
Feb. 21, 2022

TOM Picks: Cute Anime Couples

The world of anime and manga has everything - action, adventure... and even a little romance! Our staff celebrates some of the best-known romantic couples in anime history!

Happy New Year from the TOM Team! 2022 Edition
Jan. 25, 2022

Happy New Year from the TOM Team! 2022 Edition

New Year = New Stories from the TOM Team! We invite you to take a look into our lives and see how we celebrated the beginning of 2022!

The Making of the LAM Hatsune Miku Rock Singer Figure and Jacket
Dec. 19, 2021

The Making of the LAM Hatsune Miku Rock Singer Figure and Jacket

Learn about the TOM Magic that went into making this official Hatsune Miku Figure and Jacket!

The TOM Super Sale Strikes Again!
Nov. 15, 2021

The TOM Super Sale Strikes Again!

Want to get a head start on the TSS by learning its new features this year? Dig in!

The TOM Team's Spooky Anime Recommendations for Halloween
Oct. 25, 2021

The TOM Team's Spooky Anime Recommendations for Halloween

Have a ghoulishly good time binging these anime recommendations during Halloween!

"Ask Each Other Anything" Zoom Chat
Sep. 21, 2021

"Ask Each Other Anything" Zoom Chat

Four TOM Team members come together to learn about one another! Watch the video!

The Latest Scoop on TOM News
Aug. 16, 2021

The Latest Scoop on TOM News

Ever wonder how TOM's Editorial Team produces the TOM News portion of our site? Find out all about it here!

A Look into Sekai Logi, TOM's B2B Logistics Service
Jul. 21, 2021

A Look into Sekai Logi, TOM's B2B Logistics Service

Willy, the head of Sekai Logi, tells us all about his TOM Division and how it helps other businesses grow!

TOM Shop: The Most Popular Figures of 2020
Jun. 11, 2021

TOM Shop: The Most Popular Figures of 2020

Some truly incredible figures appeared on the TOM Shop in 2020! Check out this list to see the most popular according to the fans!

Shipping Challenges During the Pandemic
May. 12, 2021

Shipping Challenges During the Pandemic

We hear from Maihama "factory" head Sue-san as he explains why TOM's shipping options have changed over the last year and how the TOM's fulfillment kept pushing forward even through a global pandemic.

Greetings from TOM Week 2021!
Apr. 06, 2021

Greetings from TOM Week 2021!

We got the scoop on what's new for TOM Week in 2021! Lovers of Re:Zero, CLAMP, Hatsune Miku, and Cardcaptor Sakura should take a look. And there's more, too!

Video Interview with Massiel, a TOM Translator
Mar. 12, 2021

Video Interview with Massiel, a TOM Translator

Ever wonder what it's like to translate for a living? We speak to Massiel, one of TOM's official translators, to get the inside scoop! She and her team even translate manga!

Behind the Scenes with Soh, TOM's Photographer
Feb. 10, 2021

Behind the Scenes with Soh, TOM's Photographer

Sit down with Soh, fruits, and the waifus of SAO for a special TOM shoot!

Happy New Year from the TOM Team! 2021 Edition
Jan. 11, 2021

Happy New Year from the TOM Team! 2021 Edition

New Year's is a big deal in Japan! Several TOM team members took a survey to share how they celebrate!

Let's Talk about the 2nd Figure Photo Contest!
Dec. 14, 2020

Let's Talk about the 2nd Figure Photo Contest!

A look back at the stories behind the TOM's second ever Figure Photo Contest! Learn a few tips on what it takes to produce a winning submission!

The TOM Super Sale Is Almost Here!
Nov. 09, 2020

The TOM Super Sale Is Almost Here!

What's new with the TSS this year? For one thing, Daily Deals have evolved into *SUPER DEALS*! Learn about what that means and much more in the article!

TOM and Tmall Global
Oct. 09, 2020

TOM and Tmall Global

In this video interview we get to meet Q-chan, the head of TOM's China E-commerce division. Learn what makes him a special kind of Pokémon Master!

A Closer Look at TOM's Social Media
Sep. 08, 2020

A Closer Look at TOM's Social Media

Ever wonder who handles the amazing content on TOM's popular social media pages? You're in luck! We sit with Sho-san and learn a bit about what his social media team does!

"Ask Us Anything" Zoom Chat
Aug. 13, 2020

"Ask Us Anything" Zoom Chat

Four (or rather, five) TOM Team members meet on Zoom to answer some of the hottest questions asked by Premium Members. We hope that following this lengthy discussion, provided in this article in both video and transcript format, will lead to less head-scratching and chin-stroking!

TOM Product Hall of Fame vol 3
Jul. 09, 2020

TOM Product Hall of Fame vol 3

Join us for a look into some of the most famous mothers and fathers in otaku fiction!

Living through the Pandemic in Tokyo
Jun. 12, 2020

Living through the Pandemic in Tokyo

What has day-to-day life been like in one of the greatest cities in the world during the Coronavirus pandemic? We're sharing the survey answers of 5 TOM Team members!

The TOM Team Talks Top Tier Treats to Binge
May. 05, 2020

The TOM Team Talks Top Tier Treats to Binge

Need something new to binge? Several people who work at Tokyo Otaku Mode suggest their all-time favorites!

Right Now It's TOM Week 2020!
Apr. 03, 2020

Right Now It's TOM Week 2020!

Happy 8th birthday, Tokyo Otaku Mode! We sit with Sarah and Sam as they tell us all the details about this year's anniversary week!

TOM Shop: The Best-selling Figures of the Last Decade
Mar. 06, 2020

TOM Shop: The Best-selling Figures of the Last Decade

We take a look back at the most noteworthy figures on TOM's Shop during the 2010's. Read to find out which ones climbed to the top!

Life in Japan for TOM's Expats
Feb. 03, 2020

Life in Japan for TOM's Expats

Ever wonder what it's like to live in Japan? A handful of TOM's staff give you a taste!

AGF, Choi-Ita-Bags, and Ninja-kun!
Jan. 07, 2020

AGF, Choi-Ita-Bags, and Ninja-kun!

Ever heard of an ita-bag? TOM is working on its own! Learn some juicy initial details in this Report and get a look at Animate Girls Festival!

TOM's Triple Threat November
Dec. 04, 2019

TOM's Triple Threat November

ICYMI, Tokyo Otaku Mode was up to A LOT in the month of November. We spill the beans here for your convenience!

TOM's History and Use of the Word "Otaku"
Nov. 07, 2019

TOM's History and Use of the Word "Otaku"

Takeshi Morisawa, one of TOM's founding officers, shares his thoughts about the words "Otaku" and "Suki," and their positive connotations.

Soh and Adrian Chat about TGS 2019
Oct. 02, 2019

Soh and Adrian Chat about TGS 2019

Many of us at TOM are video game freaks, and we're super proud to have worked at Tokyo Game Show 2019! Two of the hardworking members from our live stream, Soh and Adrian, sit down to tell us more about the event!

A TOM Member Visits Comiket for the First Time
Aug. 29, 2019

A TOM Member Visits Comiket for the First Time

Okay. Let's set the scene. The location is Tokyo Big Sight, a collection of halls and buildings relatively close to the giant Gundam. It's August 11, 2019, hottest time of the year in Japan. The sun is blazing up above and there's hardly a cloud floating in the sky to provide any precious shade. The temperature reads 35 degrees Celsius (over 95 degrees Fahrenheit), and I feel like I'm trapped inside a pitbull's hot, wet mouth.

TOM Takes on Anime Expo 2019
Jul. 30, 2019

TOM Takes on Anime Expo 2019

TOM had loads of surprises in store for visitors of its Booth and Industry Panel at AX 2019!

The Story Behind TOM’s Original Products vol 2 pt 2
Jun. 27, 2019

The Story Behind TOM’s Original Products vol 2 pt 2

Part two of the TOM Original Product series! Read all about our recent FLCL shoes and BanG Dream! merch!

The Stories Behind TOM's Original Products vol 2 pt 1
May. 27, 2019

The Stories Behind TOM's Original Products vol 2 pt 1

Because you asked for it! The continuing saga about how TOM creates its original Projects!

TOM Product Hall of Fame vol 2
Apr. 24, 2019

TOM Product Hall of Fame vol 2

Let's a take closer look at a few of the unbelievable goods that have been on TOM's Shop.

Getting Ready for TOM Week 2019!
Mar. 27, 2019

Getting Ready for TOM Week 2019!

We interview the leader of our E-commerce division to find out more about TOM's annual TOM Week celebration!

The Word Wizards at TOM
Feb. 26, 2019

The Word Wizards at TOM

Meet 2 veteran writers at TOM behind many of the product descriptions and blurbs you see on the shop website!

Meet the TOM Staff: Off the Clock
Feb. 02, 2019

Meet the TOM Staff: Off the Clock

Did you know our TOM Staff organizes and meets in small clubs based on interests and hobbies?

Hello from the TOM Fan Club!
Dec. 26, 2018

Hello from the TOM Fan Club!

Did you know there's an awesome (and friendly) community where you can interact with TOM staff and otakus worldwide? Learn more about the TOM Fan Club - we'd love to see all our Premium Members there!

Behind The Scenes: TOM Super Sale
Nov. 29, 2018

Behind The Scenes: TOM Super Sale

What goes on during the planning of our biggest sale event of the year? We interviewed Jessica from our Marketing team about what the TOM Super Sale is all about!

A Day In The Life At Tokyo Otaku Mode
Oct. 29, 2018

A Day In The Life At Tokyo Otaku Mode

We'll hear from our very own staff member, Sean Cardeno on his experience working at Tokyo Otaku Mode!

The faces and stories behind TOM’s Original Products: Part II
Sep. 21, 2018

The faces and stories behind TOM’s Original Products: Part II

Go behind the scenes in the creation of our exclusive products: the debut Kizuna AI scale, Snow Miku merch sets, and IdolM@ster Light Shade!

The stories behind TOM’s Original Products
Aug. 20, 2018

The stories behind TOM’s Original Products

A highly requested topic!!! We take you behind the scenes of how our team creates original exclusive products.

Memorable AF Products 😵
Jul. 19, 2018

Memorable AF Products 😵

Sometimes even WE'RE shocked at some of the items we carry.

Meet the Hardcore Otakus at TOM
Jun. 20, 2018

Meet the Hardcore Otakus at TOM

We introduce you to 4 hardcore otakus at Tokyo Otaku Mode. Read about their passionate hobbies, and how its shaped their personal and professional lives!

Behind the Scenes of This Year’s TOM Week
May. 18, 2018

Behind the Scenes of This Year’s TOM Week

Come along for the ride as we interview Sherry, who managed this year's TOM Week celebrations!

Wonder Festival 2018 Winter Report
Mar. 18, 2018

Wonder Festival 2018 Winter Report

Event Report for TOM at Wonfest 2018 Winter!

TOM Joins First Ever Anime NYC
Dec. 12, 2017

TOM Joins First Ever Anime NYC

TOM member Sean brings us another exciting report, this time for the first ever Anime NYC!

TOM Newsletter #3: Tokyo Game Show + Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair!
Oct. 23, 2017

TOM Newsletter #3: Tokyo Game Show + Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair!

In this event report we introduce TOMs recent outings at TGS and KYOMAF 2017!

TOM Newsletter #2: Anime Expo Edition!
Jul. 20, 2017

TOM Newsletter #2: Anime Expo Edition!

This newsletter focuses on TOM's attendance for Anime Expo 2017! Thanks to everyone who came and visited! Tokyo Otaku Mode buyer Sean recounts his experience at this year's AX.

TOM Premium Newsletter vol.1
Jun. 05, 2017

TOM Premium Newsletter vol.1

Hello, TOM Premium Members! First and foremost, thank you very much for joining TOM Premium. This is the first ever member-exclusive quarterly report on what TOM is up to, but it’s also a special celebratory edition!