Anime

May 25th marked a huge occasion for leading figure maker Megahouse – the 10th anniversary of its event Mega Hobby Expo! Held at Akihabara UDX’s AKIBA_SQUARE. Megahouse showcased tons of stunning figures not only from its own brands, but also from other manufacturers like Kotobukiya, Aniplex and Alter. Ready to get a look? Megahouse brought
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Japanese anime is more popular now than it has ever been before. These interviews with anime studios will reveal the behind-the-scenes processes and emotions that go into making anime. This is a large-scale project done in collaboration with anime news sites throughout the world, such as the anime news site Anime!Anime!, Tokyo Otaku Mode, which
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Being in Akihabara on any given day is a great opportunity to see amazing figures, but Akiba CO Gallery on May 25 and 26 gave fans a particularly special chance to do so with Good Smile Company’s WonHobby Gallery Spring 2019! Tons of gorgeous figures were showcased by popular manufacturers like Max Factory, Phat! and
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The 56th Prize Fair kicked off its showcase of this summer’s most anticipated prizes at its Tokyo event on May 22 at TOC Ariake! Held four times every year, the exhibition stars six leading Japanese prize makers. This time, the focus was on goods that will be available at game centers and other locations from
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Fantasy anime Goblin Slayer is set to premiere in Japanese theaters in 2020! Along with the announcement, a new teaser PV has also been released. Based on the light novel series written by Kagyu Kumo and illustrated by Kannatuki Noboru, Goblin Slayer begins with a young priestess who gets into trouble when her adventuring party
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Bushiroad anime and video game event CharaExpo USA is back for its second year! CharaExpo’s debut attracted over 7500 attendees with exciting guests, special performances, card tournaments and more. This year, fans can head to the Anaheim Convention Center on Dec. 7-8 for an even bigger and better event. So far, popular BanG Dream! bands
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Japanese real estate company and clean energy producer Ichigo has announced that internationally acclaimed anime auteur Oshii Mamoru is heading a new anime series to be released sometime between spring and early summer 2020! Having developed the ideas behind the project for the past ten years, Oshii will not only serve as the chief director,
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We went to SNOW MIKU 2019, held during the same period as the Sapporo Snow Festival! Tokyo Otaku Mode’s biggest Hatsune Miku fan lives in Sapporo and went to take photos and write this report for everyone! SNOW MIKU 2019, the Snow Miku festival, was held between February 4 and 11, 2019. During the festival,
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A new Universal Studios Japan attraction titled “Godzilla vs Evangelion The Real 4-D” will bring together characters from the iconic franchises in an original story from May 31 to Aug. 25! Visitors to the park will board the special VIP Glaux observation craft and take the role of government inspectors conducting a tour of Shin-Osaka-3
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Popular slice of life anime Non Non Biyori will be back for more laid back fun! Although broadcast dates have not been announced yet, a PV has been released to get fans looking forward to the girls’ next season. Adapted from the manga by Atto, the franchise follows fifth grader Ichijou Hotaru, who has transferred
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Through the wonder of blockchain technology provided by Japanese company Anique, you’ll soon be able to say that you’re the sole owner of a unique pop culture-inspired art piece! Centered around Isayama Hajime’s hit series Attack on Titan, the first artworks to be offered will give fans the opportunity to stake their claim on fan
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For those who have taken a look at our recent article Four Ways For Fantastic Figure Photos With Just a Smartphone!, featuring Goblin Slayer‘s Cow Girl and High Elf Archer, did it come in handy? We sat down with Mr. Takamatsu, the man behind these two figures, from Phat!’s planning department. In this article, he
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The news came with a new teaser visual and video, which also announced the release of a side story. Titled Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō, it will receive a limited cinema run before the main movie’s release, screening for two weeks only from Sept. 6, 2019. Inspired by the series of light
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Popular franchise Touken Ranbu has confirmed performance dates for an autumn run of its stage musical. The newly released visual features the main cast for the show including Takada Hiroki as Akashi Kuniyuki, Okamiya Kurumu as Tsurumaru Kuninaga, Tanaka Ryosei as Otegine, and Tamura Shogo as Kotegiri Gou. The new autumn run will mark the
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Netflix is producing an original anime series titled Eden, to be directed by Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood director Irie Yasuhiro! Set thousands of years in the future in the robot city known as Eden 3, the story begins with a pair of robots who wake up a baby girl from stasis and start to question everything
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