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In Japan, This Might Be The Nerdiest Way To Fight Crime

In late 2011, the Japanese city of Matsudo launched the first in a series of anime style posters, designed to appeal to young people and help stop crime. Since then, the character, who is named “Aya Matsumiya”, has appeared in several poster campaigns to help fight crime.


Anime Females Vs Real Women: Japanese Geeks Sound Off

The eternal question of whether or not otaku (geeks) like anime ladies over real ladies has apparently been answered. Or something!


Inside The Rooms Of Female Otaku

In Japan, the stereotype is that all geeks are dudes. Walking around nerd areas like Tokyo’s Nipponbashi and Osaka’s Den-Den Town, the large number of guys would lead you to think that. That would be incorrect.


Explaining The Difference Between Male And Female Otaku

In Japan, there are male nerds and female nerds. And there are key differences between the two, besides their gender: The way they shop and interact with fandom are not the same, reports Excite Bit.


Japan's Most Wanted Criminal Is One Slippery Troll

Above is a small Madoka Kaname figurine. The character is well known to Japanese anime fans, and now, the entire country. The reason, however, is not the anime she stars in, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. It’s for a computer virus and a suicide threat.


This Awesome Robot Art Was Built With Broken Toys And Old Electronics

Andrea Petrachi is a sculptor. He doesn’t use clay or marble. Instead, he creates with broken toys and discarded electronics, from electric shavers and audio connectors to old doll heads and figurine parts. His work is a mishmash of plastic and metal, joined in their common bond: they’ve been tossed aside for trash.


This Formula One Champ Is A Big Japanese Role-Playing Game Geek

A favourite otaku (geek) hobby in Japan is taking photos of toys. The pictures can make oh-so-cute miniature figurines look lifelike. But this trend isn’t only a Japanese thing. It’s also a Formula One racer thing — at least for one man. Via social media, Spanish F1 driver Fernando Alonso provides a look at Formula One that fans expect: fast cars, scenic locals, and killing time between races. He also shows a different side of the motorsport. A nerdier one.


Nine Nerd Belongings That Freak Japanese Ladies Out

If you are a nerd, be proud. But also beware that some people in Japan might not be totally cool with your otaku (geek) lifestyle — even fellow geeks.


The Cars And Cosplay Of This Party Are Dreamy

Held in both Osaka and Tokyo, Dream Party is a bi-annual event for bishoujo (beautiful young girl) computer games. This weekend, Dream Party rolled through Tokyo, filling the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall with cosplayers, figurines, computer games and cars covered in nerdy decals.


Snowboarding Gets All Nerdy

No wonder a former Japanese Olympic snowboarder is so into otaku (“geek”) culture. It seems there a whole group of snowboarding otaku, decked out in unabashedly nerdy attire.