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Calling all artists! Japanese printing service campaign prints your own art on paper samples

Compare paper thickness and effects using your own art for a fixed fee!

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Cosplayers make Japan Weekend feel like Spanish Comiket【Photos】

This might be the year for Tokyo Revengers, but there are plenty of other well-known characters in this cosplay photo collection.

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We joined the 10,000 otaku who recently congregated in Madrid for Japan Weekend

Our visiting Japanese reporter shares her thoughts on the Spanish capital’s tribute to Japanese culture in its various forms.

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Mobile game celebrates fourth anniversary with a very unique creation.

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The top 70 words that keep showing up in Japanese light novel titles (and yes, isekai is one of them)

I Was Called to a Delicious Alternate World by the Too-Cute Devil Lord isn’t an actual light novel title yet, but it’s only a matter of time, data analysis shows.

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And now, a giant sleep-next-to-your-anime-girlfriend panel for giant otaku【Photos】

Rent-A-Girlfriend will keep lucky fans company through lonely nights.

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Japanese idol concert goes ahead during heavy rain, creates crazy scenes for otaku near Mt Fuji

Mosh pit turns into a pond but that doesn’t stop the singing and dancing.

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Japanese anime fans weigh in on which Shonen Jump anime are the most entertaining

Did your favorite Weekly Shonen Jump anime make the list?

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Return of Comiket doujinshi manga convention announced for 2021 in Tokyo

After missing multiple iterations due to the coronavirus, organizers feel confident about holding otaku gathering once again.

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Daiso has awesome, and super-affordable, background boards for your anime figure photos!【Pics】

Japan’s favorite 100 yen shop helps solve an otaku problem (two if you count leaving us with more cash to buy new figures).

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Tokyo cafe serves special drinks and desserts for your anime crush, welcomes otaku/fujoshi diners

If your definition of the perfect table for two is one for you and your 2-D oshi, you’ll want to stop by this kominka cafe.
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This one photo shows how tough times are in Tokyo’s Akihabara these days

A closer look at the iconic otaku street shows it’s not business as usual in the district.

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Idol singer quitting group because otaku that show up to their concerts are “nasty”

Though maybe that shouldn’t have been such a surprise with this particular underground idol unit.

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New system in Japan lets you pay for shopping with anime character keychains【Photos】

It’s not just e-money, it’s ani-money.

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Netflix creates otaku virtual YouTuber who’s a bilingual Japanese/English sheep girl【Videos】

Anime brand ambassador speaks two languages, is subtitled in 10 more.

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Otaku geek makeovers by Tokyo fashion expert go viral in Japan

From geek to chic–improving men’s looks and their confidence in just a few short hours. 

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In Japan, you can now earn money for turning your car into an anime itasha

New service pays drivers to promote the otaku media they love while driving around.

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Japanese company allows workers to take vacation to grieve if favorite idol singer gets married

Policy also allows for bereavement leave when idols retire, leaving office early for surprise concerts.

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Life-size AND posable Rei Ayanami Evangelion figure could be yours for a small fortune【Photos】

It’s not the first full-scale figure of the Eva pilot, but it’s the first one you can pose.

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You can now buy a life-size Rei Ayanami figure for $17,500, plus an even more expensive Eva【Pics】

“The cutest Rei Ayanami” and glowing Unit-01 don’t come cheap, but they offer serious impact for truly hard-core Evangelion fans.

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