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Otaku, cosplay is no longer just for losers


Last week half a million people arrived in Makuhari, in the Province of Chiba for a very particular global event. The coastal city just a few kilometres from Tokyo was hosting, what the event's organizers billed as, the world's first ever otaku summit.

Last week half a million people arrived in Makuhari, in the Province of Chiba for a very particular global event. The coastal city just a few kilometres from Tokyo was hosting, what the event’s organizers billed as, the world’s first ever otaku summit.

“Young enthusiasts of Japanese animes and manga that spend most of their time at home obsessively collecting things, playing computer games and sometimes conducting relationships over the internet with sexual undertones related to the Otaku subculture.”

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