otaku

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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Really, is there any more sensible way to spend that money than in obtaining a 1:1-scale figure of the female lead of one of anime’s most popular harem series?

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Anime legs fly high in the sky, look just like a video game glitch come to life in Japan【Video】

These legs turned heads on the weekend as they ran on the wind like a character in a video game.

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Nintendo Switch game promises players can feel boobs that feel like pudding, water balloons【Vid】

The Senran Kagura video game series is poised to bounce onto Nintendo’s system the only way it know how: breasts-first.

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Tokyo wedding chapel to host marriage ceremony so fans can marry their VR anime girl crushes

And yes, the grooms will be required to wear tuxedos at the private ceremonies with their video game brides.

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The ita-bag contest showcases your favorite anime characters in the most painful way【Photos】

The results are a bright kaleidoscope of repetition and fandom that makes our eyes burn.

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A sexy penguin, Studio Ghibli cats, and other cosplayers take over Osaka for Street Festa【Pics】

Now in its 13th year, the Den Den Town event is one of the biggest otaku gatherings in central Japan.

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Can you sing at least one anime song? Then you’re a step closer to a job with this company

Pass the first stage interview with karaoke! Or, by playing wink murder.

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New matchmaking service promises to weed out fake otaku with pre-registration diagnostic test

Company plans singles parties for fans of specific areas of otaku interest.

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Awesome otaku room has a huge secret: It’s an amazingly detailed miniature!【Photos】

You might not think you have enough space in your home to display all these anime and movie robots, but you’re wrong.

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Anime/manga fans flood publisher’s office with Valentine’s Day presents for 2-D crushes

Popular series’ title refers to a prince, but he’s also the king of Valentine’s Day chocolate.

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