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Japanese Nerds

Anime and manga obsessed geeks are turning virtual reality into real reality.

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Japanese nerds aren't getting stuffed into lockers, carrying TI-82's, or gadget raping. These social outcasts have an obsessive subculture made up of french maid cafes, role-playing outfits, and dysfunctional gender politics.

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