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Japan's First Female-Only Otaku Café

Sorry fellas, but this manga café in the heart of Osaka is run by ladies, for ladies.

An Otaku's Dream Home

Let your geek flag fly in an affordable boarding house in Tokyo that welcomes anime, manga and video game fanatics.

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!

36 Japanese Words to Describe Train Otaku

Are you into collecting train stamps, or is taking pictures of trains more your thing? No matter what your passion for trains may be, the Japanese language has a word for it!

Shinigami Ryuk's 'PPAP' Dance Cover Is Fierce!

Ryuk has a Death Note, a pen and an apple! Who knew this grim reaper had so much soul?!

Get 4 Famous Warriors in 'Gachapon' Form

Featuring four of the most famous samurai suits of armor, these 'gachapon' toys are a must for any avid samurai fans.

7 Weirdest Capsule Toys of 2016 (So Far!)

You won't believe some of the things you'll be able to get out of a capsule in Japan in 2016!

Top 10 Coolest Toys at Tokyo Otaku Mode

There's lots of fun stuff over at Tokyo Otaku Mode that keeps us hovering over the 'add to cart' button. Here are 10 of our most tempting favorites!

7 Best Spots to Buy Toys in Japan

Japan is home to some of the most famous toys in the world. So what should you do if you’re in Japan and you—or, um, your kids—feel a sudden urge for toy shopping?

All About Gachapon

Get all the info you need to understand Japan's popular capsule toy machines.

Marketing the Otaku Lifestyle Abroad

How do you sell otaku swag online, and where is the market headed from here? Find out in this interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode founder and CEO Tomohide Kamei!

The Making of an Ultimate Otaku Room!

Ever wondered what it takes to build your very own otaku room? Here's a sneak peek at how photographer Richard Kanauru does it!

5 'Edgy' Gachapon Toys from Kitan Club

Looking for a pick-me-up? Give your drink a little character with our Top 5 'edge of cup' figurines!

Otaku Tattoos Gaining Traction in Japan

While tattoos remain largely taboo in Japan, a new form of tattooing that draws on anime and otaku culture is helping change the local image of ink.

The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'

If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.

An Otaku's Guide to Fashion

For some otaku, dressing to impress can seem like a perplexing chore. So why not make it easy with these adorable anime characters as a guide?

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