From black-and-white manga to high-tech video games, Japan’s geeky cultural exports have won legions of followers around the world. For these passionate fans, Tokyo is nothing less than paradise: a city where whole districts have become playgrounds for otaku (geeks) of all kinds.
t Colorful shops signs in Akihabara, Tokyo’s main geek district
A lot of Tokyo’s geek action takes place in three areas of the city. The Akihabara district is the official face of the community, and it’s here that ubiquitous otaku icons like maid cafés and J-Pop idol band AKB48 were born. While ...