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Technique transforms otherwise ordinary moments into subtly suggestive scenes.

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Why are Japanese light novel names so ridiculously long? Author’s latest has 27 words

Pretentiousness run amok, or madness with a method to it?

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Otaku group gives own twist to popular “Love Dance”, internet can’t get enough 【Video】

These pro otaku dancers are too cool for school.

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Japan’s cosplay inn giving a new lease on life to beautiful family business

Traditional hospitality mixes with modern otaku culture at mountainside ryokan.

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Biannual migration of otaku taking place in Tokyo

Twice a year, mother nature treats us to one of her most spectacular phenomenon: the mass migration of otaku through Kokusai-Tenjijō Station in Tokyo.

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When they’re done holding your keys, let your anime keychains start a second career decorating your home.

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Adult otaku reflects on why it’s now easier for Japanese anime fans to be open about their hobby

Conversation with elementary school otaku provides encouraging insight.

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Five anime scenarios Japanese fans are sick of seeing【Survey】

Some would call these anime’s proudest traditions, but not the respondents of a poll who’re craving something different.

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Free condoms to be distributed at Comiket anime fan event in Tokyo

Attendees at this month’s otaku gathering can get their hands on not just art books and posters, but limited-edition prophylactics too.

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Resellers storm Pokémon Centers in Japan to get their hands on new Lillie merchandise

The exclusive product was gone in minutes.

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Japanese adult video game voice actress does announcements at JR Niigata Station 【Videos】

Let the voice from Pregnancy Academy and Crime Breast Bounce guide you to the bullet train.

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Cosplay organization receives official government grant from Tokyo’s Ota Ward

”Cosplay is a form of expression,” asserts anime-loving politician.

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Japanese mom’s plan to stop daughter from becoming an anime otaku draws criticism online

Popular light novel author shares his skepticism about the ploy.

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Made with techniques known to only three living craftsmen.

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Japan’s handsome anime ramen idols are back again to give you their hot, flavorful noodles【Vid】

Female characters also join ramen/cooking promotion for first time.

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Baby boy has a perfectly good reason for being mesmerized by sexy anime girl blanket

Otakuism is apparently hereditary, and especially strong in the bloodline of anime industry professionals.

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Tokyo’s by-anime-fans, for-anime-fans hair salon is now open for business

Conveniently located Akihabara salon offers wide range of anime-style colorings, keeps otaku looking good while shopping for merch.

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Japanese idols cut to the chase, charge fans 10,000 yen to talk to them for three minutes

Critics like to say singing talent isn’t necessary to succeed as an idol singer, but conversational skills are turning out to be very useful for these two groups.

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Life hack from Japan unveils a clever way to display anime figurines

Keep your figurines dust-free and set up in beautiful environments with this easy idea from Japan!

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Kyoto’s subway system is now endorsed by handsome anime men

New male characters join preexisting team of female 2-D spokesmodels.

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