otaku

Daiso has awesome, and super-affordable, background boards for your anime figure photos!【Pics】

Japan’s favorite 100 yen shop helps solve an otaku problem (two if you count leaving us with more cash to buy new figures).

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Tokyo cafe serves special drinks and desserts for your anime crush, welcomes otaku/fujoshi diners

If your definition of the perfect table for two is one for you and your 2-D oshi, you’ll want to stop by this kominka cafe.
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This one photo shows how tough times are in Tokyo’s Akihabara these days

A closer look at the iconic otaku street shows it’s not business as usual in the district.

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Idol singer quitting group because otaku that show up to their concerts are “nasty”

Though maybe that shouldn’t have been such a surprise with this particular underground idol unit.

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New system in Japan lets you pay for shopping with anime character keychains【Photos】

It’s not just e-money, it’s ani-money.

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Netflix creates otaku virtual YouTuber who’s a bilingual Japanese/English sheep girl【Videos】

Anime brand ambassador speaks two languages, is subtitled in 10 more.

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Otaku geek makeovers by Tokyo fashion expert go viral in Japan

From geek to chic–improving men’s looks and their confidence in just a few short hours. 

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In Japan, you can now earn money for turning your car into an anime itasha

New service pays drivers to promote the otaku media they love while driving around.

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Japanese company allows workers to take vacation to grieve if favorite idol singer gets married

Policy also allows for bereavement leave when idols retire, leaving office early for surprise concerts.

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Life-size AND posable Rei Ayanami Evangelion figure could be yours for a small fortune【Photos】

It’s not the first full-scale figure of the Eva pilot, but it’s the first one you can pose.

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You can now buy a life-size Rei Ayanami figure for $17,500, plus an even more expensive Eva【Pics】

“The cutest Rei Ayanami” and glowing Unit-01 don’t come cheap, but they offer serious impact for truly hard-core Evangelion fans.

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Virtual anime wife gadgets go life-size with Gatebox Grande【Video】

But it’s not otaku homes the developer is hoping for these to appear in.

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Breast material shortage causing delay for explosively popular US$479 busty anime girl mousepad

Extra-large mousepad with a sky-high price needs a whole lot of silicone.

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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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Flying in Japan? Your flight may soon be arriving at “Hatsune Miku Airport”

Virtual idol queen might get an entire airport named after her in one of Japan’s largest cities.

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Lack of otaku blood from cancelled Comiket contributing to donation shortage in Japan

In a normal year, right now anime fans wouldn’t just be emptying their wallets, they’d be filling up blood vials too.

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Want to know who voices that one character in the anime you’re watching? There’s an app for that

With the magic of smartphones, find out who’s starring in an anime while barely even lifting a finger.

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Idol otaku arrested for bomb threat after his idol T-shirt gets burned

He did the one thing you shouldn’t do if you don’t want your idol merch to go up in smoke.

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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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