Akihabara

Host King Roland goes to Akihabara disguised as a foreign otaku 【Video】

“James” looks more like a lumberjack than a geeky anime nerd.

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Anime song dance performance group Real Akiba Boys: combining the otaku life with street dancing

Anime music and breakdancing? Sign us up!

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Choosing one of the six Osomatsu-san brothers from Surugaya’s 2021 fukubukuro lucky bags【Pics】

What’s in store this time from these sextuplets?

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Photos show otaku district’s iconic Kitchen Jiro restaurant has been replaced by something very different.

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Anime game girl helps make Tokyo ramen restaurant famous, chef becomes her fan

Akihabara noodle joint becomes sacred ground for fans of voice actress game.

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Akihabara’s otaku shrine celebrates PlayStation 5 launch with ethereal one-night event

The PS5 is welcomed into the world at a Japanese shrine with a long history of protecting electronics.

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Cyberpunk kimono fashion hits the streets of Akihabara, complete with neon sign obi【Photos】

Wearable neon light tubes look set to become the fashion statement of the season.

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You can now rent Sega’s iconic Building 2 Akihabara arcade space, but it’ll cost you…A LOT

Even hanging some of those cool posters on the outside will cost you a small fortune.

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We tried Akihabara’s Star Kebab sushi roll and it changed our world

You read that right: kebab sushi roll. Trust us, it’s worth a try!

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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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Akihabara’s most popular anime girl mascot spokescharacter loses her job

After a decade as electronics stores’ mascot, Tsukumo-tan is unemployed.

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Akihabara store praised for “God-like” customer service

A store that trusts customers so much they literally leave money out for them.

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Tokyo Video Gamers, a new bar with free-to-play arcade games, opens in Akihabara

Game on and drink up at this Tokyo cafe where the staff are so friendly they’ll fight you.

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Akihabara loses another landmark as iconic electronics shop steps outside station gate shuts down

“I saw this place every time I went to Akihabara, and it was like an old friend.”

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Virtual dojinshi convention Comic Vket recreates the community joy of canceled otaku gatherings

Free-to-attend, free-to-exhibit event is an online substitute for cancelled Comiket, held in virtual Akihabara.

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Akihabara saying goodbye to landmark as giant Sega arcade announces it’s closing for good

Sayonara, Sega Building 2.

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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We try Akihabara’s new Shaken Ramen in a bubble tea cup 【Taste Test】

Yeah, you’ve had cup ramen before, but have you ever tried shaking it?

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AKB48 member tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese idol now receiving treatment in hospital.

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