Tomohiro Kato: Akihabara killer details

Lots of new details emerged since Sunday about the Tomohiro Kato Akihabara killings. Early on, the media turned their focus to the fact that he seemed to be a fan of doujinshi, military equipment, cars, and Miss Wide Open. Police found evidence of all of the above in his apartment,...

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Tomohiro Kato kills 7 in Akihabara

Tomohiro Kato (above) Today marks a sad day in Akihabara. A man with a survival knife stabbed and killed 7 people while leaving 10 people injured. Reports say he drove a truck into a crowd, got out, and proceeded to stab anyone withing distance. Police was able to apprehend Tomohiro...

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Akihabara Stores: Tora no Ana

Akihabara Stores: Tora no Ana

That building you see above is one of the pillars of Otakuism (yea, I probably just made up that word) in Akihabara. It’s called Tora no Ana, but to some, it’s known as the “Tiger Pit” (from the classic manga, Tiger Mask). Tora no Ana’s mascot, which is on top...

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Yamashita Sougou Byouin

Yamashita Sougou Byouin

With the recent crackdown in Akihabara, one band has decided to take advantage of all the press that is fixated in Akihabara. Yamashita Sougou Byouin, Yamashita Hospital, went down to Akihabara to perform on vehicle free street. They made sure to separate themselves from Sawamoto by holding signs that said...

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The end of Akihabara?

Well my earlier post about Akihabara returning to semi-normality may have been a bit premature. I’m sure you have by now heard the news about Asuka “Wide-Open” Sawamoto being arrested for her… colorful displays of the female body. This past Sunday brought on even more unusual events. Volunteer groups and...

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The Big Four of Akiba

The Big Four of Akiba

There’s a new group in Akihabara that have made the police step up their patrols since the crackdown officially started. Who are they? They call themselves the Big Four of Akiba, not to be confused with the F4 from Hana Yori Dango. These four men dress in Haruhi outfits, and...

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Akihabara deemed lawless area

Akihabara deemed lawless area

You may have heard of the recent crackdowns by Japanese police in Akihabara. Well it seems this past weekend the patrols were eased a bit, and normality returned to Akihabara… for a moment at least. Seems Yahoo News Japan reported Akihabara to be a lawless area and that attracted hordes...

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Largest Haruhi Dance

I promised myself I wouldn’t post another Haruhi Dance video again on xorsyst.com, but this one was unique and funny. I believe this was the largest organized Haruhi dance in Akihabara. The video was taken around 4/8/2007. Why do the police have to spoil everything? Ok, I lied, this is...

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Candy Doll visits Akihabara

Candy Doll visits Akihabara

If you want a recipe for attracting a lot of attention while visiting Akihabara, just stand out. That’s what these 2 blond girls did, and attracted masses of people following them with digital and video cameras. Akiba-blog said they are from a blond girls magazine called Candy Doll, not to...

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Akihabara Street Cosplay

Where else but Japan could you see seas of people gathered around girls dressed in maid outfits in the middle of the street? I wonder if we could do this here in the states…

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