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Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.
Feb 20 2013
MOUNTEN VIEW, CA - Tokyo Otaku Mode™ (TOM), a worldwide distributor of otaku content including anime, manga, and cosplay, as part of Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. (incorporated in Delaware, U.S. by President and CEO Tomo Kamei) has embarked on a collaborative project that brings Tiger & Bunny content to the Otaku Camera smartphone photo app. TOM I''s now beginning to participate in collaborations between its Android and iOS photo app, Otaku Camera, and famous anime and manga characters. Beginning on Feb. 20, 2013, Otaku Camera will feature Tiger & Bunny frames. The frames will be available worldwide via the iTunes App Store and Google Play free of charge for a limited time.
Otaku Camera launched on the iPhone in November 2012 and on Android devices in December 2012. The app has already placed highly on many countries' photo app rankings. Users are able to choose from dozens of different frames to create one of a kind, manga-style works of art from a wide range of photographic subjects including people, objects, and scenery. Now, users will also be able to use Tiger & Bunny frames with Otaku Camera.
With this collaboration, Otaku Camera users can now “take photos” not only with Kotetsu and Barnaby, but also with other characters, including Blue Rose and Rock Bison. The nine different full- color Tiger & Bunny frames will be available for download until Aug. 18.
TOM intends to create a new way for the worldwide community to enjoy Japan's otaku content via a smartphone app, and many more Otaku Camera anime, manga, and popular character frame collaborations are expected in the future.
About TIGER & BUNNY
TIGER & BUNNY was produced by the famed Japanese anime company, Sunrise, and was directed by Keiichi Sato (director of KARAS), with original character designs by Masakazu Katsura, the creator of the manga series, I”S and VIDEO GIRL AI, and ZETMAN. Stern Bild City I''s a thriving metropolis where superheroes called “NEXTs” protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (AKA Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new rookie Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by Kotetsu) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible. Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, each with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the “Ouroboros,” and earn enough points to become this year's “King of Heroes.”
About Otaku Camera
Otaku Camera I''s an iOS and Android app that allows users to mangatize any pictures from their mobile devices. With over 70 different frames to choose from, users are able to create one of a kind, manga-style works of art from a wide range of photographic subjects including people, objects, and scenery. The interface also allows users to effortlessly shoot and create manga-style pictures using either the front or back camera on their mobile devices. Additionally, users can also mangatize any pictures already stored in their mobile device. Photos created with Otaku Camera can be easily enjoyed with friends and family by instantly sharing them on social sites such as Facebook and Twitter, or by saving them to their device.
Otaku Camera Key Features
Choose from over 70 frames.
Frames are available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Spanish.
Features front and back camera support.
Pictures already saved to the device can be mangatized.
Mangatized photos can easily be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Enjoyable with friends and family. Photo subjects are endless!
Otaku Camera Requirements
iOS: OS 5.0 or later
iTunes App Store: http://t-otaku-m.com/OtakuCamera_iOS
Android: OS 2.3.3 or later
Google Play: http://t-otaku-m.com/OtakuCamera_Android
About Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.
Tokyo Otaku Mode™ (TOM) was created on March 24, 2011 by President and CEO, Tomo Kamei. TOM was incorporated in the state of Delaware, U.S. in April 2012. TOM began on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/tokyootakumode), the world's largest social networking site, as a page for introducing news and events related to otaku content to the world. Within 22 months of operation, TOM has accumulated over 10 million likes on Facebook, becoming the largest Facebook page run by a Japanese company. TOM's website (otakumode.com) I''s now open to the public. With the newly launched website, users can enjoy otaku-related news and upload their self-created content. TOM's new web service will provide a platform for fans and hobbyists of otaku culture to share content, connect with one another, and for content- creators to be fully credited for their work. TOM hopes to create a community of respect between content- creators and fans, while enriching the otaku lifestyle and contributing to the global entertainment market.