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Otaku dating service’s secret to success: Courting guys who’re accepting of boys love

Tora no Ana’s matchmaking parties see an attendance spike as they respond to women who want a boyfriend who’ll leave them alone and let them fangirl out.

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Let’s go get a haircut at Tokyo’s anime otaku hair salon【Photos】

Akihabara’s awesome Off Kai is a hair salon by otaku and for otaku, and SoraNews24 stopped by for a trim.

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Adult PreCure fans learn anime game for little girls can be emotionally devastating for grown-ups

Dialogue in new Nintendo Switch video game is just fine for little kids, but “a form of harassment” for older fans.

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Talking anime girl calendars let you stare at and listen to your live-in 2-D girlfriend

Popular voice actresses lend their talents to create an aural fantasy otaku can enjoy every day.

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Japanese girl says she won’t get married because she loves Frieza too much, mom has epic response

This mom knows what’s up.

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35-year-old otaku throws US$17,700 wedding ceremony in Tokyo so he can marry his 2-D crush

Over three dozen guests attend ceremony and reception where groom and Hatsune Miku drink wedding toast, cut cake, and exchange rings.

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Sailor Moon super-collector gathers 140 fans to give voice actress an unforgettable birthday card

After Sailor Neptune touched their hearts, these anime fans pooled their powers to give a touching present to the voice of the iconic character.

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The reason why the best spouse for an otaku might not be another otaku

It might sound like a match made in heaven (or at least a lovey-dovey romance anime), but two otaku don’t always make the right combination.

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10 signs you might not be an otaku anymore

The fire of hard-core anime fans’ passions burn bright, but that doesn’t mean they always last forever.

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Anime voice actress tells fan there’s not a woman in the world who’d be willing to marry him

Man asks for advice on how to marry a voice actress, gets told he could be a bachelor for life.

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Aspiring anime voice actress is already fed up with one of its most common female tropes

English-language video sparks tweet in which she worries about pressure to “kill the person I am.”

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Foreign traveler’s heart broken as he learns his image of Akihabara is too good to be true

Even in the biggest otaku mecca in the world, there’s a limit to how big the anime salutes are.

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Here’s what happens when an anime fan spends three million yen on merch for just one character

Singular devotion to maid-uniformed fan favorite results in a home like no other.

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Furious itasha owner turns his anime car into a literally painful trap of spikes after trip to Daiso

Following vandalism of his beloved otaku ride, owner takes drastic measures to protect it from unwelcome hands.

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Japanese Christian light novel contest allows authors to criticize religion, make Satan the star

Buddha, president of the United States also explicitly recognized as potential characters in surprisingly wide-open competition.

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How to rob an idol singer otaku: Look up the birthday of his favorite idol

Momoiro Clover Z supporter gets robbed by fellow fan for having an easy-to-crack ATM card code.

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Japan’s number-one cosplayer reveals her staggering earnings at this year’s Comiket

Enako’s popularity, and profits, continue to grow as fans form their longest line ever to buy her photo albums.

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Here’s why the home of an otaku is a great place to be during a blackout

Being prepared for an idol concert means you’re also surprisingly prepared for a typhoon-induced power outage.

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A brilliant way to save money: Treat your favorite anime character like a stripper

Why spend your cash on anime merch when you can stuff it down your favorite character’s pants instead?
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Swiss otaku who threatened to leave homeland over confiscated manga is reunited with his comics

Perverted dojiinshi fan wins legal struggle with customs officials, asserts that loli comics “cause no damage whatsoever to any real people.”

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