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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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Japanese idol group member misses performance after misreading train station kanji

In Japan, one kanji character can make a lot of difference.

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Japanese doll enthusiast shares photos of his “daughter” at Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea

She’s too short to ride Thunder Mountain, but proud owner still seems to be enjoying their theme park visits together.

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Japanese anime voice actor touched by fan’s incredibly selfless gift at Animate store

This touching story brings a whole new meaning to the term “fan service“.

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Japanese pro cosplayer claims to earn more in two days at Comiket than most people make all year

Stay in school, though, kids, because it’s probably not as easy as it sounds.

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Survey lists 10 anime that people will be weirded out to know someone’s a fan of

Many, many schoolgirls are involved.

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Are anime and idol songs the musical choice of poor people? Income survey has some otaku worried

Anime has plenty of rousing anthems, but some are calling this data downright depressing.

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The charm of ‘ITABEYA’ is attracting tourists and otaku alike

As soon as you enter the room in this guesthouse in Tokyo’s Azabujuban district, you’re bombarded with a flurry of quirky otaku cuteness; a genre otherwise known as ‘moe-kei’. From the bed sheets, to the walls, and even splayed across the ceiling is a whole array of busty anime girls in all their cutesy glory.

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Japanese artist’s comic “I am an 18-year-old idol otaku” shows the dark life of one diehard fan

The other side of shaking glowsticks and singing pop songs.

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Will anime contest for little kids end with magical girls visiting the home of a middle-aged guy?

Anime observers are cocking an eyebrow at prize in latest PreCure promotional event.

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What’s more important in making a great anime, characters or story? Japanese fans sound off

Also, do themes songs or background music leave the bigger impression?

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