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otaku

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Otaku band AKB48 morphs into $200M business

All-girl Japanese group has nearly 100 members, including one who's computer-generated; myriad otaku fans; and a new diplomatic assignment.

By Feb. 7, 2012

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Anime keyboards bring out your inner otaku

Tokyo company E-Junex recently introduced two keyboards for the otaku set featuring anime-style cartoon babes on the keys.

By Aug. 21, 2009

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Plastic model urinals, toilets aimed at Japan hobbyists

The rest of us may scream in terror, but these 1:12-scale loos suggest all sorts of freaky action-figure fun to titillate the otaku geek set.

By Mar. 28, 2013

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Giant fembots land in Tokyo's red light district

Untold millions have gone into creating a bizarre floor show of 10-foot-tall robots and dancing girls.

By Aug. 2, 2012

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Path invites apps to the private party with expanded API

The private social network opens up to allow users to share updates from more than a dozen camera and fitness applications.

By Aug. 12, 2013

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Mind-controlled robot tail lets you wag when happy

If you're looking for a good excuse to check out someone's backside, Shippo's new emotion-controlled mechanical tail is just the ticket.

By Sep. 24, 2012

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Meet Microsoft's new anime IE 'it' girl, Inori Aizawa

The new anime personification of Internet Explorer is a sassy girl who fights robots, dresses like a sexy otaku girl, and pets her cat while surfing the Net.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Is 'Pacific Rim' a retelling of Japanese anime 'Evangelion'?

While there are strong similarities between the two mecha-versus-monster tales, Guillermo del Toro's stunning visual roller-coaster goes in its own direction.

By Jul. 16, 2013

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Latest Steve Jobs action figure remarkably detailed

Japan's Legend Toys is coming out with a Jobs figure that includes a sofa. Will Apple try to stop sales again?

By Dec. 14, 2012

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'Patlabor' giant robot prop is broodingly awesome

The classic mecha series is getting live-action treatment with director Mamoru Oshii at the helm.

By Aug. 16, 2013