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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Upcoming movie Hello World has confirmed additional casting details ahead of its Sept. 20 release. Koyasu Takehito, Kotobuki Minako, Fukuhara Haruka, and Kugimiya Rie will be joining the crew, as shown in a new 30 second video. The official website has also been updated with character and actor visuals. Hello World is an original anime
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UNIVRS, Inc. (formerly EXPVR Inc.; headquartered in Chuo Ward, Tokyo; CEO: Keigo Fujikawa; hereafter referred to as UNIVRS) will start crowdfunding for the VR game Little Witch Academia – VR Broom Racing – (tentative title) based on Studio TRIGGER’s anime, Little Witch Academia, at 8:00 PM PST on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Little Witch Academia,
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Tales of Arise, the latest installment in the Tales RPG series, has released its first trailer! The trailer introduces the main characters, including the game’s hero Alphen (CV: Satou Takuya), and its heroine Shionne (CV: Shimoji Shino). The official site has also been updated with additional character information. Tales of Arise brings together two young
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Japanese production company Science SARU and its production and distribution partner Asmik Ace has announced that acclaimed director Yuasa Masaaki ( Devilman Crybaby, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl ) is set to direct a new anime movie titled INU-OH, set for release in 2021! An adaptation of Furukawa Hideo’s novel Heike Monogatari: Inu-Oh
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Vocaloid diva Miku and BanG Dream! Girls’ Band Party!‘s popular collaboration series is finally available in the English version of the game! Players now have access to cover songs from the Hatsune Miku Series, including “Lost One’s Weeping” (Afterglow x Rin Kagamine & Len Kagamine), “Alien Alien” (Hello, Happy World! x Hatsune Miku), and “Romeo
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Atlus has released a new trailer for the upcoming PS4 game Persona 5 Royal starring new character Yoshizawa Kasumi! Yoshizawa Kasumi (CV: Amamiya Sora) is a beautiful rhythmic gymnast and classmate of the protagonist who also transferred to Shujin Academy in the same semester. The trailer features scenes of the protagonist mooning over Kasumi’s cuteness
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Anime Frontier, a new convention for anime, manga and Japanese pop culture fans, will be held at Texas’ Fort Worth Convention Center in May 2020! Organized by LeftField Media, the creators of Anime NYC, Anime Frontier will feature industry names like Aniplex of America Inc., Animate, Crunchyroll, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Vertical,
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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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