otaku

KFC releases an Otaku Burger…in Spain?!?

Spreading the Japanese custom of eating KFC at Christmas to other parts of the world.

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Tsundere beer now on sale in Japan, but it’s not like she brewed it for you or anything, baka!

A beer with two sides to its flavor for the anime archetype with two sides to her personality.

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We take a look inside a “special bag” from an Akihabara adult chainstore

Does Lammtarra really know how to give us a good time?

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Tokyo’s huge new anime entertainment complex reveals opening date, floor guide

There’ll be more to do than just shopping at the new Animate flagship location.

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We got a massage and talked games at Tokyo clinic made for and run by otaku

Japan truly is the place to live your best otaku life.

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Our reporter illustrates their first experience attending a fan photo event with an oshi

Taking a photo with a big celebrity crush results in high anxiety but also boosts something else unexpectedly for our writer. 

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Japanese manga hotel rooms strictly prohibit reality, want guests to drown in works all night

A place for otaku to nurture their “manga brain”.

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Otaku gather in the Akihabara night as Toranoana dojinshi shop permanently closes【Photos】

Goodbyes both heartfelt and snarky mark the end of an era in Tokyo’s otaku district.

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Celebrate your oshi’s birthday in style with this fully customisable cake

The cake comes in 24 different colours and a whole load of possibilities!

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Manga artist fails to sell a single book at Comiket, still considers the day a major success

Comiket rookie goes home with zero revenue and zero regrets.

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Biannual running of the otaku fails to take place for second time in a row

Some fear the tradition may never return, but most just hope so.

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Virtual YouTuber finds a way to shake hands with real-world fans, give them high-fives in Japan

A 2-D/3-D dream come true for Nightmare fans.

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Akihabara landmark Toranoana is permanently closing, chain downsizes to just one branch in Japan

Dojinshi specialty shop will live on in other capacities, but its 28-year-run in Akihabara is coming to an end.

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Tokyo Police apprehend the “Lego Kid” and accomplices

Train photography may have been the motive for alleged Legomaniacs.

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Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist where a moe maid in cosplay cleans your teeth

This new dentist wants to make otaku dreams come true.

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Part-maid cafe, part-dentist’s office? Akiba Dental Clinic opens in Tokyo【Photos】

Frilly outfits and assisted teeth-brushing practice are part of the otaku-oriented dental clinic.

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Four (actually five) important manners tips for attending anime stage shows in Japan

Our hardcore anime musical fan gives us a quick course in otaku/fujoshi etiquette.

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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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