It's your money — spent it the way you like. Newly opened Akihabara business "Cute Room" is offering otaku a bevy of girlfriend-like services that include playing video games, watching DVDs and playing board games with young female (paid) friends.
The girls available are pictured above.
Cute Room does not appear to be offering sexual services. Below is a list of activities that are offered with the girls, along with prices:
Play video games (Wii PS3 PSP XBOX DS) (30 minutes 1,000 yen) Watch a DVD with the girl (30 minutes 1,000 yen) Play board games or card games (20 minutes 800 yen) Massage your hand (20 mins 1,200 yen) Lie on her lap while she cleans your ear (20 mins 1,500 yen, 40 mins 3,000 yen) Tsundere, dere dere slap (slapped both ways 1,000 yen) Read a bedtime story (20 mins 1,000 yen) Take a photo together (1,500 yen) Handmade candy (2,000 yen) Get a love letter (1,000 yen) Get mobile phone email from her (photo + message 500 yen for one, 1,200 yen for three) Looking at you (with email movie 1 time 1000 yen, 2,500 yen for 3 times) Bromide (300 yen each) Exchange presents (need to call in advance, 1,500 yen)
One thousand yen is rough US$11.
Patrons select a room to spend with their paid girlfriend. Rooms include a big sister room, a maid's room, a classroom, a Japanese room or a Monster Hunter-style room. After selecting a room, customers pick out a costume for the girl. The price breakdown is ¥4,000 for 40 minutes, ¥5,500 for 60 minutes, ¥7,500 for 80 minutes and ¥2,000 for every 20 minutes after that.