otaku

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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Comiket returns! Japan’s largest otaku convention announced for 2021 with new admission policies

Restart follows cancellation of 2020 iterations due to coronavirus pandemic.

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Akihabara’s otaku shrine celebrates PlayStation 5 launch with ethereal one-night event

The PS5 is welcomed into the world at a Japanese shrine with a long history of protecting electronics.

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Anime figure stolen from otaku bar, owners have thief on video but give him chance to come clean

Once again, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is part of a real-life struggle between the good and evil to be found in the human heart.

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Our reporter/Yngwie Malmsteen’s request for anime actress Kotori Koiwai, and her shocking answer

Our interview with the Non Non Biyori star ends with a hail Mary that gets answered.

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Stay in Love Live! Sunshine!!’s Mari’s glamorous room, relax like an anime schoolgirl idol

Die-hard fans of the series can once more sleep in Mari Ohara’s bed, dry off with her monogrammed towels, and take her room key home as a souvenir.

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Jazz up your anime figure collection shelf with these cool, rotating, light-up display cases

Show off your favorite character in style.

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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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