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Japanese women rank the otaku obsessions they can most forgive in a partner

From manga to figurines, this list shows how 14 otaku hobbies fare in the romantic world.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin Grape-kun passes away at Tobu Zoo

The cardboard cut-out he fell in love with was moved from the enclosure to be with the penguin as he passed away.

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The pros and cons of having otaku parents, according to Japanese anime fans

”I wish my mom would stop trying to make me a boys’ love fan,” laments frustrated son.

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Show your love of erotic manga and anime, and disdain of social conventions, with a T-shirt!

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School in Tokyo lets students study with cute maids as they learn programming skills

Institution aims to please maid fans and help maids prepare for eventual career changes.

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Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin loses his 2-D waifu temporarily, breaks our hearts with sad photos

Human otaku offer their sympathies and encouragement during the animal’s difficult time.

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New way for anime fans to make out with their favorite character: special mouth opening tumbler

French press meets French kiss.

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Y-shaped naked anime girl pillow cover features spreadable legs【Pics】

An unabashed recognition that buyers probably aren’t going to stop at just hugging.

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Anime-themed Japan Self-Defense Forces recruitment campaign makes odd poster boy choice

Child soldier magician encourages people to join the real-life JSDF.

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Dozens of pieces, including urine stream, bundled in set of adult goods for anime figures to pose and play with.

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How to most effectively use your itasha anime car windows for a clever trick

What happens after you roll up this car’s window is bound to give you a good laugh, courtesy of Madoka Magica‘s Mami Tomoe. 

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Anime-style English textbook character who stole Japan’s heart now has her own calendar series

Ellen-sensei is back and ready to keep her fans company all year long.

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World celebrates ninja manga Naruto’s 18th anniversary with “Naruto Runs”

It may sound like a joke, but it sure brings fans together.

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Sexual appetites of anime and manga fans are served by very different “meals.”

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Otaku religion? Line of Christianity-themed light novels launched in Japan, looking for authors

Chunibyo (deluded middle schoolers) want to read the Bible,” assert contest organizers.

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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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