Category: Why So Serious?

Maintained by ‘The Otaku Slave’, ‘Madao Nin’ and other people who loves anime and all things 2D.

Yukai Engineering acquired $1m in funds for human-like family robot

Do you still remember the necomimi? Yes, its that adorable cat ears device that move and responded according to your brainwaves! The company who is behind this brilliant technology, Yukai Engineering joined forces with Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute International (ATR) recently for a joint venture and received 1 million yen (equivalent of $957K) in funding. Their collaboration aims to develop…

Hong Kong Pokémon fans were against Pikachu’s Chinese Name

As the year 2016 marks Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary, the Pokémon Company plans to release two new video games as part of the celebration! The games will be released in various languages and for the first time ever, simplified and traditional Chinese language will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China this coming Winter. While some of us…

Pokemon Go leads teen to find dead body

Pokemon Go is dangerous! First, 26 Year-Old Lamar Hickson from Massachusetts is blamed for creating one of the most noticeably bad interstate mishaps subsequent to halting amidst the thruway to get a Pikachu. Lamar Hickson confessed to police that he was playing the recently discharged Pokemon application diversion know as “Pokemon Go” while driving. Charges…

Sanrio Themed Cafés Are Great Fun!

In the past 2 months, we welcomed not one, but two Sanrio themed cafés to Singapore! Singapore’s first Hello Kitty Cafe is opening at Changi Airport Terminal 3 in May 2016, while Pompompurin Café has alreayd opened at Orchard Central Level 4! Both cafés have uniquely Singapore themes; Hello Kitty Orchid Garden inspired by Singapore’s national flower and…

We suspect that Lee Sedol actually played against Fujiwara no Sai

By now, many of us have heard about how Google’s AlphaGo AI beats Lee Se-dol again to win Go series 4-1. While it’s amazing how technology has come thus far to undermine the perception of the ancient Chinese board game to be considered impossible for computers to play at a world-class level due to the presumed…

Beautiful Train Story Ruined by Train Otaku(s)

Remember the story regarding the Japan’s train station, Kyū-Shirataki Station, that is kept running for the lone high school girl that boards the train to school? Well, the (semi-fake) story that portrays humanity and care for the individual has taken a miserable wrong turn, no thanks to tori tetsu trainspotters – or we at Otaku…