An art exhibition for the currently airing Key original anime Charlotte has emerged, hosting a variety of art, illustrations and tributes to the new anime and truly heralding the arrival of the latest addition to the Key pantheon.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 20, 2015 21:16

    #47 pls, I'll pay 1500yen... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 20, 2015 14:12

    this is how generic basement-dwelling anon jealous of an anime MC post generic hate comments... More

Daikichi Amano


Daikichi Amano is an unusual photographic artist who decidedly grotesque works depict ladies cavorting with all manner of octopuses, insects, and more…

You can see some of his works below, though they may be disturbing for some:

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  • Anonymous commented on April 8, 2016 15:28

    yet they won't show a penis or vagina... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2013 10:06

    you's just mad you wasn't in it... More

Akiba Trap Bar “Newtype” Opens


Japan has always enjoyed a fascination with effete young men cross-dressing as maidens, but lately the practice seems to be in vogue; newly opened “dining bar” Newtype is just such an example of that, offering the chance for patrons to spend their nights with a cadre of elite cross-dressing men.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 27, 2011 07:04

    Wait whats the difference between this and the NEWHALF bars that already existed in Japan before the Cross dressing and Visual Kei became popular? Thats it I bringing dykes here heh heh heh and bisexual... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 18, 2010 23:33

    i dnt care, male female really it dnt matter i just love cute things ^^... More

The $13,000 Little Busters T-Shirt


A T-shirt bearing the likeness of Kurugaya Yuiko,of Key visual novel Little Busters, has just been auctioned off for an impressive ¥1,300,000, in what must be one of the most expensive pieces of otaku fashion in recent memory.

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  • GHS commented on March 6, 2009 07:36

    Maybe they're trying to spend their way out of the depression? Might work to jump-start the economy and get the money circulating again. It's just that people are too cheap and afraid to spend.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 6, 2009 03:42

    Isn't Japan in a terrible recession? like they're half way there to a full on depression. Who has this kind of money to spend?... More

Loli Otaku


An unusually young photographer seems keen on getting some shots of what looks to be a schoolgirl idol posing on the streets of Akihabara.

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  • Anonymous to the Extreme commented on March 8, 2009 05:11

    I agree wholeheartedly, Narcissist...I want a cute moeful daughter and raise her to my ideals...I feel kinda selfish but it's true.... More

  • kenjiharima commented on March 2, 2009 00:40

    such a young age...She needs to play the lead part in Kodomo Jinkan! XD... More


Otaku are being supported in their battle against what they see as the unfounded bias against relationships with 2D characters, exemplified by the glamourisation of relationships with real women visible in events such as Valentine’s Day, by a not unlikely ally: top doujinshi retailer Mandarake has devoted its flaghip Akiba store’s famed show window to an exhibition of all the best 2D wives an otaku could hope to collect.

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  • NeonShadows commented on August 3, 2009 16:12

    Icy-nee-san, will you be my valentine?... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 2, 2009 15:15

    dang i want all of them... More

Touhou NEET! Shirts Selling Like Hot Cakes


A release of 4 different Touhou shirts depicting the yukkuri meme are enjoying respectable popularity in Akiba.

At present the most popular of these is the NEET! t-shirt, as it is the only one of the four that has so far required a restocking. You can see the originator of this particular meme here.

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  • Ben commented on November 7, 2010 11:19

    It is rather stylish.... More

  • GreasyWeeabooVirgin commented on June 5, 2010 02:44

    Neat. :l... More

Touhou Canned Tea Vending Machine


Combining some of the most tired Japan related memes available, “strange items sold from vending machines – only in Japan!” and “things which shouldn’t be canned but are anyway – crazy Japanese!”, along with moe marketing, this Touhou tea-in-a-can vending machine looks set to become a favourite for desperate Akiba news sites.

The vending machine is currently operational in central Akihabara near all the interesting PC parts shops (right by T-Zone it would appear), so some of you may wish to pay a visit, if only to gawp.

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  • Azure Xuchilbara commented on June 20, 2010 05:46

    I would love some Miko-armpit flavored tea... *looks hungrily at the Reimu can with a nosebleed*... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 10, 2010 16:41

    Not that this is unexpected, but isn't the china bashing uncalled for in this case? There's nothing wrong with Chinese tea, and China would give Japan its third nuking if they were to openly disparage... More

Akihabara Naked Pantsu-Man


Having survived fires and horrible gas attacks, the latest threat to assail the otaku holy land is a mysterious pantsu-man.

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  • Kyo commented on February 1, 2009 14:19

    Teruchan?... More

  • ichimokuren commented on January 31, 2009 05:34

    Thats totaly insane!!!... More

Massive Fire Erupts at Akihabara, 9 Hurt


A conflagration erupted at an Akihabara construction injured nine and caused spectacular scenes as emergency personnel and their vehicles packed streets and smoke clogged the air.

Nine construction workers were hospitalized with injuries from smoke inhalation, and one man was severely injured by same.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 16, 2009 22:09

    There is a starbucks inside of a starbucks in the city I live in. By that I mean the building had a smaller starbucks with it's own counter and everything in another section of the... More

  • slayer545-sama commented on June 2, 2009 21:01


$6,500,000 Akiba Maid Sex Parlour Busted


A major Akiba “massage” parlour offering the experience of sex with maids, cosplayers and crossdressers, has been shut down by police, and its management arrested.

The establishment, which served upwards of 30 patrons daily and had revenues of some ¥540,000,000 over 3 years, was found by police to be in violation of various regulations forbidding such enterprises in Akiba.

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  • HentaiKamen commented on December 2, 2009 03:35

    Of course the men got arrested and the sluts walked away ... to the next "massage parlour" down the street. These laws are so bullshit. No one is being exploited or hurt here, so why the... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 5, 2009 09:01

    damn, i even stayed in Akihabara for 4 days and didn't know anything about this place :(... More

Tenga Ona-Holes On Sale Besides Eroge


Displaying a shrewd insight into the habits of the eroge player, huge game specialty retailer AsoBit Game City is stocking its “adult” floor with the infamous Tenga Flip Hole onahole (artificial vagina).

Some of you might also remember Tora no Ana’s ero-manga lotion promotion early last December, another insightful marketing approach quite similar to this…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2010 21:27

    you asked this thing on a date?? O.o... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 25, 2009 13:28

    It also doesn't have "headaches" or hair that it needs to wash every time you want to ask it out on a date.... More

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