They are not artists, just regular Japanese mostly girls idol fans who buy tickets, chant and dance from auditorium to try to let their icons recognize them. Their performance is called “Otagei” (オタ芸 = Otaku + Gei, act/art).
You may easily imagine that many other regular audience do not welcome their space-taking, sometimes annoying moves and noises, but this one seemed to make even people dislike them impressed.
C. S. T. Entertainment [J] has announced that they will be closing their specialized Otaku (nerd) social matching service Otakuma [J] as of May 26th.
“Otakuma” is C.S.T. Entertainment’s first shot at developing a social matching service which began in 2009. At first it bathed in the limelight as a matching service specialized for otaku and got quite a buzz in the media, but as the years passed, the SNS stream changed to a timeline system as many requests for such a structure and way of thinking began pouring in. After that they began to initiate their branding as a reinvented system with multiple hobbies and preferences, and they developed ULTEMA, [J] a new social matching service targeted towards all hobbies and interests. From now on, Otakuma’s service will be integrated with ULTEMA.
ULTEMA registers up to 72 “All Hobbies / Preferences,” and is a matching service that automatically calculates compatibility with other users. The matching ratio can calulate up to an order of up 10 decimal points. The official service is planned to begin from May 27th.
Oreno Yome wo Jiman suru Saito (A website to boast my wife) is a new Japanese service where to post your favorite photos of “yome”, which literally means wife, but in Otaku context, “ore no yome” means anything but your real human being wife, on which female character assigned, and on which you put your heart and soul.
On the site, there are already a lot of “yome”s including dolls, posters, collection cards, comics, games, anime DVDs, cellphone straps, pillows, hole toys, etc., etc.
In my opinion, this product looks to be on the same track as the game Eye of Judgement, demo-ed and sold by Sony for Playstation3, in which players can see CG monsters appear over their real cards through a webcam, though Sony’s product is less creepy. 🙂