otaku

We visit a restaurant called ‘Otaku’ in France, eat some otaku sushi

We expected the Parisian restaurant to be overflowing with anime goods, but the reality was something quite different.

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Rock legend Gene Simmons has no problem with otaku marrying their 2-D anime crushes

Can’t understand why someone would want to marry someone who’s not real? That’s not what’s important, Kiss frontman says.

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Bulk-buying otaku has heart broken by Spy x Family Gum【Video】

Anime tie-in turns out, unexpectedly, to be exactly what it promised.

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How many otaku penlights do you need to survive a blackout in Japan?

Light up the darkness with a little love from your idol. 

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Oshi kamidana – Literal altars you can build to enshrine your favorite anime character or idol

Design includes feature to hook up altars for members you’d wish would hook up as well.

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Japan’s Flat Gasha Pon takes gacha capsule toy machines to a whole new level

A fun way to buy otaku goods.

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For the working otaku – Convertible bags you can take to work and anime/idol events【Photos】

Clever design lets you transform from serious professional to hardcore fan in seconds flat.

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Japanese karaoke rooms become live concert venues for otaku and oshikatsu

A place where you can dance with your idol like no one is watching.

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Japanese hot spring charges almost 35 bucks for bucket of uncooked carrots, otaku likely to pay up

Virtual YouTuber cross-promotion gives fans a real-world memento.

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English for otaku – New book provides fans with skills to internationalize their oshikatsu

Because the Japanese school system isn’t going to teach them how to say “The set list is lit!”

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The opening morning of Comiket looked very different this year, and so did the night before【Vids】

Running of the Otaku and tetsuyagumi don’t fit with the first pandemic-era Comiket.

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Sustainable Otaku Goals: A framework to help you avoid fan burnout

And also to avoid becoming the reason for someone else’s burnout.

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Free anti-embarrassment bags to be handed out at Comiket

Hazukashikunaibukuro hope to make the train ride home from Japan’s biggest otaku art gathering a little less awkward.

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Some important Christmas shopping advice for parents of otaku and fujoshi kids

Japan’s biggest anime specialty shop chain warns that not following this advice could turn Christmas into a day of tears.

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With Comiket returning, so is its anime-posters-for-otaku-blood blood drive

Donors get three posters this year, which helps us estimate the value of otaku blood.

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Nearly half of Japanese women in survey have an idol singer or anime crush

And the vast majority want to look good when they go to see them.

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A lesson in doujinshi convention manners from our resident doujin artist

How much chitchat is OK with an artist who doesn’t know you?

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“Cinderella fit” otaku goods from 100-yen store are god items for anime and manga fans

Japanese otaku know where to shop for the best display goods.

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Tokyo’s gigantic new anime store will be among largest in the world, and it won’t be in Akihabara

Specialty shop Animate stays true to its roots as it gets ready to celebrate a big milestone with a big store.

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Lawson convenience store sets up shop in Japan’s Parareal Akihabara metaverse

Those stores really are everywhere.

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