When you think of otakus, frail nerdy guys come to mind, but this mindset may change thanks to break dance group, Real Akiba Boys (R.A.B.), of which three of the members have won first place in Japan’s National Dance Tournament and have participated in an international dance competition as Japan’s team. They recently appeared on a Japanese television show called Star Draft and performed one of their routines (sorry, can’t embed this one).

I think they’re real otakus, but I’m not too sure they actually dress like your typical otaku even though the show leads you to believe that, probably for the shock factor. Here’s their first television appearance on DANCE@TV where they’re dressed like hip-hop dancers.

Skip to about 5:30 for the kick ass routine

You can watch their wotagei (otaku cheer dance)here.

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