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Star Trek’s William Shatner picks best girl in idol anime Love Live!, sets off fan debate

The ever-headstrong Captain Kirk will not be swayed by haters who disagree with his choice of school idol.

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Otaku woman in Japan finds herself target of strange fake shoplifting scam, netizens urge caution

Never let anyone you don’t know look through your bag, regardless of where you are.

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Akihabara then and now: Photos show how Tokyo neighborhood has changed over the past 10 years

Tokyo pop culture center is a reflection of what young otaku are into, which means it never stays the same for very long.

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State of the otaku union 2017: Idols booming, boys’ love flat, erotic games drooping

Tokyo research company releases its annual report on what’s up and what’s down in Japan’s otaku economy.

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Akihabara fans shed a tear as iconic sign comes down, changing the cityscape of Electric Town

These photos capture the late-night action that spells the end of an era for Electric Town.

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Now you can rent an anime itasha in Japan for the authentic otaku driving experience

Not ready to convert your own car into a shrine for your favorite anime characters? No problem, this rental car company will loan you one!

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Japanese woman arrested after stealing 90,000 yen worth of anime from live-in boyfriend

It’s nice to have a partner who values your hobby, but not like this.

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Hamster anime song has Taiwanese club-goers throwing shapes in the church of dance 【Video】

Surreal scene as dancers in Taipei club go wild for remix of Japanese Hamtaro anime theme song.

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Japanese company recognizes marriage with anime characters, provides family support benefits

Tokyo-based employer’s limited-time offer helps anime fans better enjoy life with their 2-D spouse.

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Anime fans object to plan to plant cherry blossom trees at movie’s real-life location in Japan

Fans of handsome swimming boys anime Free! don’t think gardeners should be free to plant sakura wherever they want.

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Crowdfunding for memorial statue for Japan’s otaku penguin shut down as zoo denies involvement

Facility where Grape-kun spent his days with his anime crush says it has no plans for a statue, hasn’t given permission for an installation.

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Japanese “Receipt Manga” machine discovered at Akihabara 【Video】

This is the most entertaining way to buy a Japanese manga comic!

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Moviegoer hears otaku boyfriend gush to girlfriend over sexy anime heroine, but there’s a twist

”Shitty and creepy” Fate fan turns out to be not such a bad guy after all.

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Anime canned coffee from China has us hoping for a sequel to a caffeinated beverage【Video】

Nijigen has Japanese influences both inside and out.

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Japanese women rank the otaku obsessions they can most forgive in a partner

From manga to figurines, this list shows how 14 otaku hobbies fare in the romantic world.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin Grape-kun passes away at Tobu Zoo

The cardboard cut-out he fell in love with was moved from the enclosure to be with the penguin as he passed away.

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The pros and cons of having otaku parents, according to Japanese anime fans

”I wish my mom would stop trying to make me a boys’ love fan,” laments frustrated son.

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Show your love of erotic manga and anime, and disdain of social conventions, with a T-shirt!

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School in Tokyo lets students study with cute maids as they learn programming skills

Institution aims to please maid fans and help maids prepare for eventual career changes.

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Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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