More Maid Cafe News

CURE MAID CAFEÕ ,costume play cafeÕ, at Akihabara, Gakugei-bu Otake reports, numbers, Jan.17,2005. MIURA PHOTO.Patrick recently wrote about his visit to a maid cafe in Nakano (in the Broadway shopping center), and THE JAPAN TIMES joins in with a short article on the phenomenon. They actually start off with a description of the economic power that the “otaku” audience now commands, with a “total market size of the major otaku pursuits of comics, animation, games, TV/movie idols and PC components at 290 billion yen.” Read the entire article.