With these face-suckers you exit the world and have human interaction HarrisonBergerised by the asinine safespace of a videogame.

But at least you normally sit in a row. An ignored row of abhorrent others doing the same thing as you. But here’s a double-alone sadlifer: he’s the only one playing.

He’s not here at all. He’s in the simple-dreaming fantasy world of volume-sale-validated megaseries manga: Dragon Ball Zenkai Battle Royale.

At work you sit at a screen and wait to sit at another screen in the dark later with an ashtray and not be bothered. At night you joystick-activate a vein-cooling stasis.

Life saved on a smartcard. SevenEleven snacks for supper then sleep.

Photographer and writer covering Tokyo arcade life – the videogames, the metropolis and the people