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    Tuesday October 13, 2015
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – Being an Anime Fan in the 3D World

    We all love the 2D world, but what happens when we leave Animeland...?

    We all love hanging out in the 2D world of anime, but the reality is that we live the in 3D world and have to constantly interact with people who don't share our interest in the land of Japanese cartoons. This week on Aniwords, Isaac reflects on the challenges of being an anime fan in the 3D world and how to meet them—hit the jump to check it ou!

  • Monday October 12, 2015
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: October 2015

    Symphogear, Evangelion, Love Live!, Arpeggio Ars Nova, and more!

    At the same time with Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 held at Akihabara UDX and Bellesalle Akihabara on October 4, I also checked around the streets to take photos of the latest anime/game ads featuring colorful character illustrations in the Akihabara town as usual. Check the photo report after the jump.

  • Wednesday August 26, 2015
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: August 2015

    Love Live!, Yowamushi Pedal, Madoka Magica, Naruto, and more!

    During my stay in Tokyo for the Chara Hobby 2015 event, I, as always, went to the Akihabara town to check the latest anime/game street ads. An middle-size event titled "Akiba Daisuki! Festival 2015" was coincidentally held at the Bellesalle Akihabara building in the weekend. Check the photo reports after the jump.

  • Saturday July 11, 2015
  • More "Ita-Neiru" Anime Nails From Japan To Delight and Amaze

    Some of us are doing well to just get our nails painted one uniform color!

    Not long ago we detailed some extremely impressive nail art from nail shops in Japan that have some ridiculously dedicated artists who provide "ita-neiru," or nails that appeal to otaku like all of us here! Hit the jump to have a look!

  • Thursday June 25, 2015
  • Japanese Otaku Poll: "Who is Your Ideal Bride/Bridegroom?"

    "Love Live!" and "Uta no Prince-sama" characters dominate the rankings

    Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp today announced the result of its latest survey targeting male and female Japanese otaku who were the users of its free market app Otamart. The question was "Who is your ideal bride/bridegroomdo?" Check the result after the jump.

  • Monday May 18, 2015
  • Otaku Rally Against Racism in Akihabara

    Protester declare "Otakudom Has No Borders!"

    The anti-immigrant and anti-ethnic Korean demonstrations of Zaitokukai (short for Zainichi Tokken o Yurusanai Shimin no Kai - Association of Citizens against the Special Privileges of the Zainichi) have raised debates about hate speech and Japanese identity. And, this weekend, they raised the ire of otaku who organized to stage an anti-racism counter-demonstration in Akihabara this weekend. Get a look after the jump.

  • Thursday March 12, 2015
  • Japanese Otaku Poll: Top 10 Anime/Manga Characters to Get/Give Valentine's Day Chocolate

    Conducted with 3,793 females and 734 males

    Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp has announced the result of its latest survey for the Valentine's Day season with two questions: "Who do you want to get Valentine's Day chocolates from?" and "Who do you want to give Valentine's Day chocolates to?" Check the top 10 anime/manga characters after the jump.

  • Wednesday December 17, 2014
  • Japanese Otaku Poll: "Who do You Want to Spend Christmas with?"

    Conducted with 1,574 females and 259 males

    Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp has announced the result of its latest survey for the Christmass season targeting male and female Japanese otaku. The question was "Who do you want to spend Christmas with?" and total 1,833 people answered their ideal Christmas partner. Check the female/male top 10 after the jump.

  • Sunday December 14, 2014
  • Hayao Miyazaki Comments on the Type of Otaku He Hates

    A recent interview gave Miyazaki a chance to unload on the subject by asking if he wasn't a bit of an otaku himself

    Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki isn't one to mince words and like the ones calling the iPad a disgusting machine controlled with obscene gestures aren't just some late career, old age fit of pique. Read his early career Starting Point essays, watch final work in The Kingdom of Dreams an Madness documentary, and it's clear that Miyazaki's always been cutting with his opinions. See what he had to say about otaku after the jump.

  • Tuesday November 4, 2014
  • Otaku Culture Cheers Up Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman

    Japan "obviously full of cultural creativity, high and low. And that’s a good thing to see"

    If you read Paul Krugman's New York Times columns, you'll get the impression that the liberal, Nobel Prize-winning economist isn't exactly what you'd call a blithe spirit. However, in his current visit to Japan, he found himself remarkably cheered by seeing otaku culture in action. More after the jump.

  • Sunday August 24, 2014
  • Gainax's 1991 OVA "Otaku no Video" Gets Blu-ray Release in November

    Character design by Kenichi Sonoda (Bubblegum Crisis)

    It is officially announced that TC Entertainment will release a HD new master edition Blu-ray of Gainax's classic two-episode OVA Otaku no Video in Japan on November 17, 2014. The comedy OVA series was released in 1991 depicting the real otaku life in the early 1980s Japan. Hit the jump for more information.