Otaku culture US/Japan
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When I look on youtube I see many videos of Otaku rooms where it seems people take there bedrooms and put all there Japanese cultural items(anime,manga etc) in them. Most of the videos I have seen are from people out side of Japan. I'm wondering if the whole Otaku room thing is a north american thing or do otaku's in Japan do the same. Also on the topic of Otaku rooms why hide your passion in a room not everyone gets to see? I got Japanese stuff all over my house
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I've seen a few documentaries that have shown Japanese Otaku's bedrooms and they are basically the same as those in the west, if not grander in terms of content a lot of the time.

I think a lot of the images shared on the internet come from the west as people like to show off their "collections" a lot more here and also it's slightly more difficult to browse the Japanese side of the Otaku filled web without being able to read/type in Kanji/Kana/Katakana.
Posted 11/10/14
the difference is... i frame my posters instead of blu-tacking it to the wall unframed.
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I've some movies and a few Japanese/Asian-esque items, but that's it. I've quite a few odd things in my room, like Antebellum ornaments, an eyeball platter, and a Kit-Cat clock. My semi-otaku tidbits are arguably among the most inconspicuous of my possessions. Even if I spread them out throughout my house, they'd be constantly overlooked in favor of just about everything else. Hell, my current show-stopper is apple slices hanging in my living room to dry out. I'm likely the only person in Cambria County with apple slices hanging from curtain rods.
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Posted 11/10/14
I have a few things but not much. It's too expensive.
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Posted 11/10/14
i have a small collection of games/boxes and the infamous 30 anime dvds from crunchy that i bought early in the year and since i'm not collecting anymore sometimes i am thinking of getting rid of it all. idk, i am already too old for this and that's why i'm more in to digital stuff now than physical
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Posted 11/10/14
I have all my stuff in my room because I still live with my parents for the time being. I don't make enough to be able to live on my own with how expensive my area is as far as apartments and houses go, and I don't have any friends with jobs good enough to be able to support their half of an apartment if I'd get one with someone else. If everything goes well with my boyfriend then we'll be getting a place in the next couple years here and my collection won't be in a bedroom - it'll be out in the rest of the living space (besides where the gaming stuff is - he and I are both angry gamers and have broken controllers from throwing them).

But I think that's how it is with a lot of the 'room posts' you probably see. There are an awful lot of collectors I know that don't have their own places across the world and therefore are confined to their bedroom. A couple of my friends haven't made any sort of collection posts since they moved out on their own, though one of them always says 'soon!!' and then she doesn't do it. =P
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Posted 11/10/14
for the guy that said he's too old. your never too old for otaku culture. Maybe in north america cartoons and comics are seen as kids items but in Japan they make stuff for all ages.
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My self I got my anime,manga and video games in the living room. The master bedroom has plushies,posters,figurers, Japanese weapons(swords etc). My kitchen has posters in it and the rest of my house is slowly being modelled after the old Japanese style with low tables sliding doors etc etc etc.
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