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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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Eringi mushrooms can be an unexpected source of otaku loneliness, Twitter learns

”Lousy eringi, making me feel miserable.”

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Japanese custom PC shop builds the ultimate Hatsune Miku PC【Video】

A veritable shrine to the virtual idol.

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Anime tie-up with Japanese onsen town causes public outcry, officials double-down on collaboration

Backlash against Onsen Musume Project prompts a slinging match between feminists and otaku.

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Anime about nasty contract surprises gets real-life credit card with nasty contract surprises

Life imitates art with the Puella Magi Madoka Magica credit card, which grants great (purchasing) power, but at what cost?

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JR East attempts to unite train-photographing otaku with new social media group

Could this mean an end to the violence?

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We visit a Harajuku cafe where you can customize food with your favorite idol’s member color

Cafe de Lapis has not only beautiful and delicious food, but it’s idol otaku-friendly!

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What are the most popular Gundam model kits in Paris? French Bandai Store gives us the answer

And we learned a lot about Gunpla in the process!

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End of the line for Gundam Cafe as entire chain announces permanent closure

After an 11-year-run of anime-themed food and giant robot merch, it’s last call at the Gundam Cafes.

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