No Boys Allowed! Take a Look Inside Japan’s First Cafe for Female Otaku ONLY

A new cafe for female otaku in Osaka says neither boys nor normies are allowed. Naturally, we had to check it out for ourselves!

In the Nipponbashi area of Osaka, a place known to otaku as the Akihabara of Kansai, a new hang-out spot has opened up where female otaku can chill out and indulge their nerdy side—with no men allowed. Ataraxia Cafe opened on December 26 2015 and our reporter went to check it out.

Women in Japan can often feel a little shy about whipping out their doujinshi or cosplay magazines in public, so this establishment has been designed as a space where they don’t have to feel self-conscious about enjoying a hobby that is sometimes looked down upon or considered the pursuit of young men. Now anime-loving ladies can go shopping for the latest manga or doujin from their favourite circle then drop by the cafe to read it right away in a place where no one will judge them for it.

There are reasonably priced snacks and desserts on offer as well as an all-you-can-drink soft drink plan for just 1,580 yen (US $13), so you can easily spend the whole day there!

Full article continued at RocketNews24
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