Even a minor foray away from Akihabara’s electronics-orientated establishments, or alternatively, just the briefest browse of any otaku site, will quickly reveal that figures and dolls are feverishly doted on in Japan.
Yet whereas the majority of these characters are cloyingly cute, there also appears to be a desire for those that are downright disturbing.
With price tags almost as perturbing as their appearance.
However, with other dolls, it’s generally just the owners that get aroused, whereas with these,
the reaction appears to be reciprocal.