otaku

Japan’s most popular maid cafe, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki, opens new “Maid Cafe Winery” in Akihabara

The place to go for three of the world’s most delightful things: wine, cats, and girls in thigh-high stockings.

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Nearly 70 percent of young Japanese women self-identify as otaku in survey

Seven out of ten say they enjoy anime and manga, and over 15 percent spend more than 90,000 yen a year on their otaku hobbies.

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Anime fan’s boyfriend asks her to throw out her 2-D crush, she gets rid of something else instead

Fujoshi forced to decide makes the only choice that makes sense.

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Virtual YouTuber video lets viewers experience what it’s like to dine with an anime girl

Spice up your meal with company of the virtual kind.

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Awesome life-size anime figure display exhibition opens in Tokyo this month

If gigantic anime figures are your idea of fine art from Japan, you won’t want to miss this free event in Akihabara.

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New cosplay job-hunting site opens, offers everything from one-day to full-time positions

Cosjob is here to help you go from just playing in an anime costume to working in one.

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Survey shows one in 20 otaku only takes a bath once a week, prompting disgust and redo

Initial results suggest hardcore anime fans are dirty, but maybe they’re just precise?

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No one would be worse off if half the anime being made wasn’t produced, says director

Director of Fullmetal Alchemist thinks fans have twice as many series as they really need.

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50-year-old otaku murders father who criticized his anime and game hobbies

76-year-old victim fought off first attempt on his life, succumbed to second.

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Otaku in Japan left red-faced after Osaka earthquake topples hidden anime porn for parents to see

Rooms jammed full of anime collectibles suddenly turned into X-rated disaster zones after the quake hit.

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Tokyo miracle hairstylist returns with new geek-to-chic video, plus how to have him cut your hair

Want the Japanese Internet’s favorite hairstylist to transform your hairdo? Here’s how to make an appointment.

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The pitfalls of inter-otaku conversation, turns out it’s no better than with non-otaku

Cool artwork shows how little otaku have to say to non-otaku, or even each other.

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American otaku attends college graduation accompanied by his anime girl huggy pillow【Video】

Young man in Southern California has a degree, and also a very clear opinion on who Love Live!’s best girl is.

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Otaku dating service says some of its female members specifically refuse to date Love Live! fans

Love Livers’ romantic prospects are limited, but there’s also a silver lining to being a fan of the hit idol anime.

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Pretty Cure fan reveals cost of purchasing every DVD and CD of the anime series, and it’s a lot

Which do you think costs more, the most expensive taco in the world or the entire video and musical anthology of magical girl anime franchise Pretty Cure?

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Shibuya stylist transforms nerdy-looking man into handsome guy with a trendy makeover【Video】

This new look could give him a new confidence in life.

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Otaku mom starts diabolical plan to traumatize daughter with evil anime plushie years later【Pics】

Sure, that stuffed animal may look cute, but if you’ve seen anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, you know this is the start of a dangerous relationship.

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Idol group AKB48 sells 2.5 million copies of new CD, bags full of them end up in trash days later

In the Japanese idol singer world, sometimes the difference between love and hate can be hard to see.

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Japanese idol singer announces hatred of otaku faces, further solidifies masochistic fanbase

Being sweet and coy didn’t work when discussing a photo ban, so Eren tried the brutally direct approach instead.

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Otaku life in pictures: Fan buys enough copies of anime idol photo album to cover half his floor

Hardcore fan spends nearly US$1,500 amassing stockpile of voice actress’ newest book, doesn’t know what to do with them all.

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