Snakes on a plane? No, Japanese maids on a train!
News On Japan via Kotaku -- Jan 17
In Japan, there are all types of otaku ("geeks"). There are anime otaku, video game otaku, and even train otaku. Otaku from all walks of life seem to like the same thing: maids.
So what happens when you combine a love of the country's public transportation with its fascination with girls in frilly outfits?
You get this. This is the "Maid Train". All aboard!
First introduced back in 2010, the maid train aimed to capitalize on Akihabara's maid cafe culture and earning nerd cred, while luring passengers to ride the rails.
The Seibu Railway Group's Maid Train limited service ran between Ikebukuro and Chichibu stations, passing several anime production companies along the way.
The trains were staffed by maids with names like "Amakusa Chuchu" (Chuchu-GEDDIT?) and served cute maid food and drinks as well as made all the train announcements in their cute maid voices.
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