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Ingenious anime T-shirt design lets cosplayers ship characters of their choice when cosplaying

Or claim all the love for themselves, if they so desire.

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Creeps bugging saleswomen at anime convention? Here’s a clever plan to discreetly call for help

System is easy for allies to understand, but invisible to everyone else.

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Poisonous spider found at venue of Tokyo’s biggest anime convention one week before it kicks off

Toxic alien shows up early, has the power to make victims puke.

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Early otaku gets the worm! Idol anime fans pluck Tokyo ad freebies before most people start work

The Idolmaster compels otaku and gamers to get to Shinjuku Station at the crack of dawn for some cool free merch.

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Japanese cosplayer wows crowds in Akihibara with four-legged centaur costume 【Video, photos】

The pretty beast turned heads everywhere as she trotted through the streets of the anime and manga loving neighbourhood.

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Crushing demand for free anime condoms leads to bizarre request from event organizers

Only those planning to actually use prophylactics asked to line up, but with one big loophole.

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Super-ultra-rare anime condoms to be handed out for free in Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood

First-come, first-served in promotion for upcoming anime TV series.

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Otaku shopping spree: How would you spend $5,000 in Akihabara?

PlayStation VR, anime figurines, a hair dryer; you can get a lot for $5,000 in Akihabara.

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Namco creates the perfect plushie bag for your little pal

Why let your plushies sit inside your room all day? Now you can take them out for a walk.

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Japanese zoo will let anime-loving penguin keep his 2-D wife for the indefinite future

Otaku love conquers all.

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Eight reasons otaku men are unpopular with women, according to Japanese Twitter list

Looks only cited as one of many problems.

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Ryokan produces goods of its cute mascot proprietress, goes deep into deficit

Never question an otaku’s dedication to his waifu.

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Elaborately crafted doll sells for $54,000 at hard-core doll otaku event in Tokyo【Photos】

Feverish auction comes to sudden end as buyer takes decisive action to claim the princess.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin turned to comfort of a 2-D girl after being scorned by his 3-D wife

Lost his real-life penguin wife, gained an anime waifu.

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Anime-style novel contest in Japan bans alternate reality stories and teen protagonists

Publisher nixes two of the most common storytelling tricks in the anime playbook in attempt to create something adults can enjoy.

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Idols talk with customers as their noodles cook at new instant ramen cafe in Tokyo

Customers in Akihabara are happy to pay large markup on instant noodles for three minutes in paradise.

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Japanese idol singers put on hazmat suits before hugging fans at Tokyo event【Video, photos】

The six young ladies of this Nagoya-based idol unit skipped the frilly skirts when it was time to embrace their fanbase.

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Anime fan dating party in Tokyo at risk of being cancelled for failing to attract a single woman

If you’re an anime-loving lady, here’s your chance to save the day.

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Says messages from overseas admirers “almost make me swoon.”

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Japanese concertgoer sues idol group because dancing otaku ruined the show for him

High Court hands down ruling in three-year legal dispute stemming from different attitudes between hard-core idol singer fans.

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