Category Archives: Otaku

Omokage Lucky Hole VS Machiyama Tomohiro “We’re Sick and Tired of Songs about ‘Believing in’ things like ‘Sakura’ and ‘Tomorrow'”

Or, “Sakura” ya “Ashita” o “Shinjiru” Uta wa Mou Takusan! Last week there was a talk event between OLH and subcultural superstar Machiyama Tomohiro in Itabashi. You may know Itabashi as one of those stops on the Sobu line between … Continue reading

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Piercing Through Walls of Embarrassment: The Otaku Singles Event

I gotta thank ANN for this one: Last year they reported on some crazy-ass K-ON! matchmaking event that went down in Tokyo held by the all too appropriately named dating service “I’m Single.” Me being the kind of dude who … Continue reading

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JPN Rush: C80

This is only the second time in my life that I find myself traversing the halls of the Tokyo Big Sight in search of many sagashimono, but the process already feels familiar–dare I say “routine”. Unlike Otakon, which takes years … Continue reading

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