otaku

Toyota shifts otaku marketing into high gear with Vocaloid song, cosplay of car part girls 【Vids】

The 40 anthropomorphized parts of the Prius hybrid are back in a virtual idol-backed video with a unique method of writing lyrics.

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AKB48 and Nogizaka46 songs to be played as subway train departure melodies in Tokyo

You can probably tell which stations they’ll be played at, but can you guess which songs have been chosen?

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Political commentator says Donald Trump supporters whack off to anime 【Video】

MSNBC discussion takes a suddenly dirty/creamy turn.

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Pop quiz, anime lovers! Do you know what the name of this iconic hairstyle is?

If you’re stumped, ask a gearhead for help.

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Anime huggy pillows make mainstream inroads with appearance in Cartoon Network series

The American broadcaster’s We Bare Bears features a panda, a grizzly, and a polar bear…and in its most recent episode, also an anime schoolgirl pillowcase.

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From the Grape Picker to the Alchemist: anime-decorated “ita bags” now come in six categories

Designing your own ita bag is a growing trend amongst anime fans and now the painfully geeky accessory can be classified into six specific categories.

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Japanese discount store’s line of Love Live! anime merch all costs less than five bucks

Even the thriftiest otaku can spare 300 yen for his best girl, right?

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The 5 weirdest niche interest comics we picked up at Comiket 89

Comiket isn’t just about anime—it caters to hardcore otaku of all varieties, as we quickly discovered during our most recent visit.

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Can Comiket take much more? Crazy crowds push facilities to the limits once again

Comiket’s crowds continue to swell, pushing the venue to its limits.

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Heard of painfully nerdy itasha anime-themed cars? Well here’s an ita-acupuncture clinic

Because if someone’s going to stick you with a handful of needles, you might as well have some anime girls watching.

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Anime store’s super-generous merchandise deal is a 4,700-percent return on your shopping investment

With 60 items for just 1,000 yen (US$8.35), Animate’s lucky bag might just be the luckiest of all.

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Which corporate booths wooed otaku with the best Comiket freebies?

Comiket doesn’t have to cost you a fortune! Take a look at what you can pick up for just the price of entry—in other words, absolutely free.

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No boys allowed! Take a look inside Japan’s first cafe for female otaku ONLY

A new cafe for female otaku in Osaka says neither boys nor normies are allowed. Naturally, we had to check it out for ourselves! 

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Got $8,500 lying around? Then you could decorate your home with this life-sized anime girl figure

Where exactly should we draw the line between “figure” and “statue”?

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Nipaishin: anime girls with booby cushions are now gracing prayer tablets and travel cards

The latest buxom anime girls to make our hearts skip a beat are now appearing on some of the most unusual merchandise we’ve ever seen.

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Another sensible Pokémon purchase…

At some point we all let our fandom get the better of us…

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Increased security measures could bode longer lines at Comiket

Heading to Comiket 89? You may be in for a long wait…

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“No boys allowed” New Japanese cafe caters exclusively to female otaku (and there’s a nerd test)

Get your cosplay wig trimmed while you sip on some drinks at this “girls only” otaku cafe. Oh, and there will be a test! 

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The four new classes of modern otaku

Which otaku quadrant do you fall into?

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Anime girlfriend kiss-flavored candy: The lonely otaku’s new favorite snack?

Does best girl taste best, too?

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