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

Complete Famicom Game Collection Selling for $7,200


A Mandarake store in Tokyo is selling what is billed as a “Famicom (NES) Complete Cartridge Set” for ¥650,000 ($7,200). The set contains 1,051 different cartridges and is reported as having every Famicom ROM cartridge commercially sold.

It is a pity they are Famicom games and not compatible with the Super Famicom that recently went on sale for $5,500, as that combination would have been enough to cement a gaming otaku’s credentials for life…

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  • Anonymous commented on July 11, 2016 03:53

    Legend of Zelda didn't come out on the Famicom so strike that concern (it was a Famicom Disk game in Japan).... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 10, 2010 22:16

    Dood, blowing on the cartridge works, but only if you are the owner, otherwise, it don't do jack. Of course, if you are the owner and it doesn't work, that means the cartridge does... More


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