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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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Meet Hololive’s brand new adorable VTubers, designed to win you over with English

Hololive English will be the first virtual YouTuber project to specifically target English-speaking countries, and it’s starting right away!

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Akihabara’s most popular anime girl mascot spokescharacter loses her job

After a decade as electronics stores’ mascot, Tsukumo-tan is unemployed.

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Is this the most beautiful anime character shrine any otaku has ever created?【Photos】

Super-fan celebrates character’s birthday in grand style.

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Akihabara store praised for “God-like” customer service

A store that trusts customers so much they literally leave money out for them.

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Take photos of your favorite anime character standee anywhere with this otaku phone accessory

Never leave your anime crush behind again!

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78-year-old dad in Japan handmakes amazing anime figure furniture for his otaku child

A story to warm the heart…and fill it with desire for a set of your very own.

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Evangelion, Spice and Wolf LED manhole covers installed in otaku-friendly neighborhood in Japan

Beautiful salutes to nearly two dozen anime/manga franchises light the way to the newest otaku destination.

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Virtual dojinshi convention Comic Vket recreates the community joy of canceled otaku gatherings

Free-to-attend, free-to-exhibit event is an online substitute for cancelled Comiket, held in virtual Akihabara.

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Anime voice actress announces marriage, fans start getting rid of her merchandise the next day

Not all fans salty about mega-star’s romantic milestone, though.

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Japanese otaku singles parties say they only want guys who are otaku, but don’t look like otaku

Female participants can look as otaku-like as they want, though.

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Otaku aesthetics, improved acoustics.

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Japanese dad/otaku worries he’s an embarrassment to his kids, son tells him exactly how he feels

“Aren’t you embarrassed to have people know that your dad is an otaku?” asks hardcore One Piece figure collector.

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Japanese idol shows just how well the optical illusion boob shirt works

Gift from an otaku gives this woman a buxom bosom front-on, but from the side it’s a different story. 

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Anime is not real life: American TikTok user points out absurdity of buxom chef’s uniform

Scene from Food Wars! looks like something you’d see on an R-rated Masterchef

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Got a collection of anime clear files? Then you need these super-cheap frames from Japan’s Nitori

Otaku have fallen in love with the affordable solution to a frustrating problem.

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Overseas otaku make huge donation of masks to real-life Japanese Love Live! town

Love Livers also turn down any compensation for their generosity.

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Cancelled summer Comiket goes digital with first ever Air Comiket, as the otaku spirit lives on

Fan creators and their fellow otaku weren’t deterred by the fact that they couldn’t be on-site to celebrate doujinshi culture!

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New virtual anime wife system helps Japanese workers deal with emotional strain of telecommuting

Hikari Aizuma helps workers stay sharp and maintain a balanced lifestyle while working from home.

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