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If you've ever been to an idol (virtual or real!) concert, you are familiar with Japanese nerd dancing. It's called "otagei" (オタ芸) or "wotagei" (ヲタ芸), which is short for "otaku" (geek) and "gei" (芸), which can mean "performance" in Japanese. In short, it's a bunch of geeks dancing!

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Godzilla and his atomic breath are one of the most recognisable metaphors for the atomic bombings of WWII — and they're also icons of Japanese pop culture. With a steady supply of Kaiju movies, giant monsters nestled themselves comfortably in video games, creating a huge library of monster mayhem-based titles. We have selected some of them, both niche and well-known, featuring battles with these towering beasts.

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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.