otaku

20-year-old anime cakes sell online for an eye-popping price

These Azumanga Daioh sweets are older than many anime fans, and they’re not the only uneaten collectors’ food otaku have hung on to.

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Comiket cancelled as coronavirus knocks off Tokyo’s biggest otaku celebration

Continuing outbreak causes organizers to call off dojinshi event for the first time in its 45-year-history.

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Otaku in Western Art: Hilarious viral hashtag finds geeks hiding in classic masterpieces

Otaku struggles are real and they’ve been right under our noses for centuries.

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A new way to get smelly otaku to take a shower: Trap sexy anime girls inside of soap【Photos】

A suggestive suggestion to shower more frequently.

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Osaka cancels one of Japan’s biggest anime cosplay events over coronavirus fears

Nipppombashi Street Festa regularly draws over 200,000 people to city’s Denden Town neighborhood, but not this year.

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Love Live! poster showing anime schoolgirl in see-through skirt divides public opinion in Japan

Otaku, artists, feminists, and a Tokyo assemblyman weigh in on the controversial crotch-revealing image.

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Japanese otaku finds way to get the smell of a high school girl in his car passenger seat

Mother’s comment turns out to be the best endorsement for strange product.

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The anime crush savings plan: Woman explains how to save thousands of dollars, have fun doing it

Having an anime crush usually drains your wallet, but here’s how your 2-D passion can make you richer instead.

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Supporting anime/idol crush tops Japanese teen girls’ New Year’s cash spending targets【Survey】

For those who aren’t planning to hang on to their monetary presents from grandma and grandpa, advancing their oshi is the top plan.

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According to this encyclopedia of Japanese otaku fashion, which one are you?

Are you the one in a shirt from junior school, the who wears an all-black outfit, or someone else?

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Perfect otaku gear: New hanging file case cover display merch for sale and trade at conventions

The case cover hangs from the neck which frees up your hands to trade, display, or easily stow your favorite character goods

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Hundreds of otaku line up to get spanked by anime voice actress at Tokyo event

Star of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Symphogear gives a very special hello to her fans’ butts.

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Doll otaku’s plastic bedmate gets loving hospitality from beautiful Japanese hot spring inn

Traditional ryokan in onsen resort town wants to make sure both guests sleep tight.

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Japanese otaku now have special trash box just for merch of their former anime and idol crushes

“I don’t love my crush anymore, but I want someone else to give them their love,” says message on Kyoto container.

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Otaku in Japan in danger of losing their virtual anime girl wives due to hologram tech upgrade

Reincarnation will be the only way to continue their love.

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Should a man in his 40s pursue a 19-year-old Japanese convenience store clerk?

Men and women feel very differently about whether this man should go after his crush in Japan.

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Could you marry an otaku? Japanese people rank the geek hobbies they’d let slide for love

Where do you sit on the otaku dating ladder?

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Otaku dances like a Japanese idol in front of J-Pop idol at live event in Tokyo【Video】

When you love the idol life so much you become the idol.

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Should Akihabara be walled off from the rest of Tokyo? Twitter user proposes bold rezoning plan

Admission fees, age requirements, and unrestricted public posting of erotic anime art would all be part of “Akihabara Gate City.”

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“Otaku” YouTuber confronts Tokyo tough-guy litterers, who’ve got no idea who they’re dealing with

Litterbug smokers aren’t so eager to brawl once they find out they’re picking a fight with a guy who beats people up for a living.

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