otaku

35-year-old otaku throws US$17,700 wedding ceremony in Tokyo so he can marry his 2-D crush

Over three dozen guests attend ceremony and reception where groom and Hatsune Miku drink wedding toast, cut cake, and exchange rings.

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Sailor Moon super-collector gathers 140 fans to give voice actress an unforgettable birthday card

After Sailor Neptune touched their hearts, these anime fans pooled their powers to give a touching present to the voice of the iconic character.

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The reason why the best spouse for an otaku might not be another otaku

It might sound like a match made in heaven (or at least a lovey-dovey romance anime), but two otaku don’t always make the right combination.

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10 signs you might not be an otaku anymore

The fires of hard-core anime fans’ passions burn bright, but that doesn’t mean they always last forever.

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Anime voice actress tells fan there’s not a woman in the world who’d be willing to marry him

Man asks for advice on how to marry a voice actress, gets told he could be a bachelor for life.

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Aspiring anime voice actress is already fed up with one of its most common female tropes

English-language video sparks tweet in which she worries about pressure to “kill the person I am.”

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Foreign traveler’s heart broken as he learns his image of Akihabara is too good to be true

Even in the biggest otaku mecca in the world, there’s a limit to how big the anime salutes are.

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Here’s what happens when an anime fan spends three million yen on merch for just one character

Singular devotion to maid-uniformed fan favorite results in a home like no other.

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Furious itasha owner turns his anime car into a literally painful trap of spikes after trip to Daiso

Following vandalism of his beloved otaku ride, owner takes drastic measures to protect it from unwelcome hands.

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Japanese Christian light novel contest allows authors to criticize religion, make Satan the star

Buddha, president of the United States also explicitly recognized as potential characters in surprisingly wide-open competition.

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How to rob an idol singer otaku: Look up the birthday of his favorite idol

Momoiro Clover Z supporter gets robbed by fellow fan for having an easy-to-crack ATM card code.

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Japan’s number-one cosplayer reveals her staggering earnings at this year’s Comiket

Enako’s popularity, and profits, continue to grow as fans form their longest line ever to buy her photo albums.

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Here’s why the home of an otaku is a great place to be during a blackout

Being prepared for an idol concert means you’re also surprisingly prepared for a typhoon-induced power outage.

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A brilliant way to save money: Treat your favorite anime character like a stripper

Why spend your cash on anime merch when you can stuff it down your favorite character’s pants instead?
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Swiss otaku who threatened to leave homeland over confiscated manga is reunited with his comics

Perverted dojiinshi fan wins legal struggle with customs officials, asserts that loli comics “cause no damage whatsoever to any real people.”

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Swiss otaku says he’s moving to Japan after customs officials confiscate his 66-pound manga haul

Laments the officer handling his case has “no tolerance whatsoever” for hentai and loli dojinshi.

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Tokyo company offers foot massages from cute VR anime girls, but given by real-life men【Photos】

Completely embracing that virtual reality and actual reality are two different things.

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Time-lapse video shows the awesomely orderly efficiency of otaku lining up at Comiket【Video】

We can all learn from the extraordinary discipline exhibited by these otaku.

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The beautiful cosplayers of summer Comiket 2018【Photos】

Soaring temperatures couldn’t stop these amazing cosplayers from shining brighter than the sizzling sun at this year’s premier otaku gathering.

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Biannual Comiket otaku migration attracts a predator for the first time 【Video】

Among this majestic spectacle of nature, a mysterious red beast which preys on the otaku was discovered.

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