Otaku: A hardcore fan who allows passion for fantasy to overtake and inform daily experience
Akiba-kei: Akihabara style, typically used to mean a geeky, dorky, weeny guy or gal from the Electronic Town
Maid Cafe: Cafes where woman in themed uniforms perform character types beloved by otaku and serve, play games and interact with customers obligingly
Moe: Literally meaning to blossom, this is the heart of otaku these days and taken by them to mean the burning passion of one responds to a sublime emotional trigger; it is used among non-otaku to mean vapid-looking infantile characters, cuteness or even just sexiness
Cosplay: Costume play wherein fans dress up and embody their favorite characters, masquerading and parading around freely
Figure: A smaller model or toy that is possible and can be played with
Maid Crossing: Where costumed staff of numerous stylish maid cafes gather to draw in customers longing for fantasy relationships and comfortAsobit City-Hobby: One of many super-stores for fan culture, this one is subdivided by floor into niche otaku and mania interests and even has an indoor shooting range.