Wow…this article is just fascinating.
Having been to Akihabara a few times, I know that the geekiness is almost palpable in the air, but now it seems it is rising to an even higher level. On my upcoming trip to Japan in August I actually HAVE to go over to this district on some business, now comes the question though, will I be able to resist the urge of checking out one of the mentioned resturants? They don’t appeal to me in any sort of perverse way…well that’s not entirely true. The appeal to me in the perverse sense I want to see how the Otaku act!
I will admit, I am a HUGE geek (or Otaku), but at least I have SOME social graces. So going to one of these places appeals to me almost in the “Oh look…a train wreck” sort of way. Sounds like a truly fascinating way to witness another part of their culture.