A look at Akihabara’s Otaku Culture

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A maid cos-player hands out a leaflet to a man on the street. Akihabara is a well-known district in Tokyo for people who have obsessive interests particularly in manga, anime or video games. The Japanese term used for these types of people is called “otaku.” (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

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A maid cos-player hands out leaflets to people on the street. Akihabara is a well-known district in Tokyo for people who have obsessive interests particularly in manga, anime or video games. The Japanese term used for these types of people is called “otaku.” (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

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A man walks out of a shop in Akihabara selling anime figures. Akihabara is a well-known district in Tokyo for people who have obsessive interests particularly in manga, anime or video games. The Japanese term used for these types of people is called “otaku.” (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

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