Video: Otagei = a new dance form for Akiba geeks only

Otagei is a unique dance form that originated in the backstreets of Akihabara. It literally means “otaku tricks,” and entails a series of strange moves, or tricks, that geeks do to send energy to anime singers and maid idols on stage. I had the unique opportunity to see otagei up close while reporting a story about maid cafes for Afar, and learned some of the moves myself. You can, too. Just follow the steps of the guys in the video. We’ll be touching on the topic at ETech, too. A much more close-up look at the art form after the jump.

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