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Anime girl virtual YouTuber unmasked as middle-age male otaku, loses some fans, gains others【Vid】

Technical glitch during live stream may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

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You can now buy breast implants for anime huggy pillows in Japan

Fluffy add-ons seem like they’d make the pillows less comfortable for sleeping, yet better equipped for their primary purpose.

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Viral Facebook post may see couple name their child after Dragon Ball character

Father-to-be from Arizona gets more than the one million Facebook likes needed to persuade his wife to call their newborn Son Goku.

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New Japanese dictionary acknowledges that otaku aren’t “lacking common social intelligence”

Still says they’re “abnormal” in their passion, though.

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】Animate’s awesome set has over 70 anime goodies for under 30 bucks

A near-unbeatable equation for anime otaku to start the new year with.

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Researcher claims North Korea’s Kim Jong-un loved manga, got bad grades as a teen

Plus, his familial connection to Sailor Moon fandom.

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Hardcore anime fan rides bike 250 miles to Tokyo to attend Comiket convention

Who needs the bullet train when you’re a fan with legs of steel?

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30-minute protest march held in downtown Tokyo by dateless men opposing Christmas Eve dates

“Destroy Christmas!” chants Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men as it takes to the streets in annual demonstration.

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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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