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Dunemachine here, with an announcement commemorating USA drawing ever closer to reaching the 100 Hero mark! I present to you all: The Otaku Instrumentality Project.





We have laid the groundwork to make our heroes' lives into their very own anime. Regardless of your end goals, we here at USA have made it our mission to provide the tools necessary to succeed.

You've told your story, you've proven your commitment to your own cause, and you've shown your dedication to our collective mission..

Now, put it to the test.


Show how your mastery of Otaku culture has been applied to the 3D world. This is the crucial first step toward graduating as an anime protagonist in the real world.

In the comments below, write a substantial story, telling of how you applied knowledge from anime and other facets of otaku culture (such as visual novels and video games) to the real world. This may have been a resolved conflict, personal victory, moment of bittersweet justice, or any other notable circumstance (no matter how small). Be sure to cite specific examples, story arcs, and/or characters.

Take this opportunity to learn from others, and share your valuable life experience~

Our team of Superheroes will choose the best examples and reward your bravery in sharing your experiences with prizes that will be disclosed at a later date.
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Me first! Me first!

Okay so i'm sure lot of people are big introverts here. would rather talk online or watch anime than interact with others. i'm the same most the time and not ashamed to like what i do, despite that woman that gives me weird looks when watching food wars lol.

But one manwa that really gave me the tools to break out of my shell was the skill of lure just the whole thing in general. it's only about 30 chaps and is still unfinished so i follow it but the stuff it teaches is just amazing. it centers around getting confidence in yourself and how to have better control of the conversations you have. especially with women. i really used to kind of be scared of girls, but now i just pull out my game face and have a great time chating whenever is see a pretty face.

i really recommend it for both fun and laughs and a way to learn to overcome social awkwardness.


P.S. idk if manga counts towards this, but that is the best example I've got for 2D to 3D
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A friend of mine I have established a group offline ho are all anime/manga fans like me. I am proud that I can say I'm Vice President of the Lunchtime Otakus. (Only because we are all still in school and can only meet during lunch.)
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Note: My entry does not count since I am one of the judges* I just wanted to share a little bit about myself with my otaku family as well as setting an example of not being afraid to share my story.

I have a similar background to Yuuji Kazami from Fruits of Grisaia. When I was younger, my parents had always compared me to my twin and judged me as inferior and not having the aptitude to succeed in life. Just like Kazuki Kazami (Yuuji's sister) my twin had great success in terms of his academics as well as friends and girls in general. In fact, he was considered one of the smartest students in the entire school as well as best looking. Instead of feeling jealous of his superior qualities over me, I accepted it and labeled myself as incompetent and unintelligent. It was after I graduated high school that I began to break. I realized that my reality was something that had to be altered. This occurred to me when we had lost our home. We were all in a mess, with family member against family member. As a solution to this adversity, like Yuuji, I eventually ended up in the military as a combat medic. As a combat medic, I went through some of the greatest hardships in my life, seeing death and saving lives. I was disciplined and made into the man I am today. I also managed to help pay for my brother's tuition and housing payments. However, my dream was not with the military, instead my dream was and has always been to save my people (the Thai people) from the corruption which unknowingly is enslaving an entire nation to limitless lust and corruption. With such a grandiose dream, I need to first be able to help my own family from their financial struggles. As an initiative, I became passionate in my academics. I never had this passion before, it was just something that emerged out of a need to do the impossible. Through my passionate and disciplined pursuit, I have been accepted into the geophysics major at UCLA with a scholarship as well as grants from the military. Like Yuuji, I now just want to live an ordinary school life. Day by day, I have been helping others fighting with their pasts as well as building others up so that they can succeed in everything they can dream to do. As you can see, Yuuji and I are one of the same. We are both fighting against our pasts as well as shaping a greater future for the people we care and love. To him it was his new family. But to me it is not just my family but the nation from which we came.
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Thanks, everyone so far, for sharing!

My post won't count either but I do wish to share my story with everyone here.

Roughly 6 months ago, due to the peaks and valleys common in the executive protection field, I was unable to continue supporting my disabled mother and myself. I lost my 3 bedroom house, had to give up my beloved dogs and cats to "foster care," and had to leave behind all of my furniture choosing to take with me only what could fit in the back of my truck. My future was up in the air.

I felt dissatisfied, betrayed, and cast aside by the world. After all, how could I go from working nearly 80 hours a week, giving it all up to pay the rent and selflessly pay it out to others, leaving just enough for myself to eat and have an occasional beer or glass of whiskey?

Much like Mikado Ryuugamine from Durarara, feeling dissatisfied with my life and the world that I lived in, I chose to set out to parts unknown. While Mikado had his friend Kida Masaomi, I quickly realized that friends from my past, some with darker ties to me than others, were not really interested in helping me through my struggles when I had bled for them on more occasions than one. So I resorted to a somewhat nomadic, bohemian lifestyle, after decades of being accustomed to the finer things in life, which I had attained through whatever means necessary.

When the dust settled and I found myself a humble retreat, rather than lashing out at the world around me, I decided to take life into my own hands. I set out to help those in need in any way I could, to make sure that when all else failed, I could provide, at the very least, some emotional support. I didn't want anyone else to feel as alone as I once did, as hopeless as I once did. I wanted to find a group of friends. A family. I found USA.

Like Mikado, I spend my days in between my studies and financial obligations typing away at my laptop, chatting with you all and working to bring everyone closer together. While he has the Dollars, I have USA, but they are indeed one in the same: We are here to inform eachother, help eachother, support eachother, in any way we are able to. It has even led me to finding some local friends (Our sibling website, The Los Angeles Anime Association). The similarities to the Dollars are actually a bit eerie.

Now, I'm gonna bend the rules a bit and allude to one of my favorite western comic book characters: Doktor Sleepless (the character in my avi). Like me, Doktor Sleepless is ripe with enigma: a dark past, a bit of an ego (though few truly know him), and a true warrior against the current state of society; he channels his insomnia-induced psychosis into a just cause and wants to rattle the cage, so to speak. To make things interesting, just like Mikado Ryuugamine. Like them, I want to change the world but in a different way. I just want to break the cycle of people spitting venom into the eyes of others. Just like my father, and his father before him. Just like me, at one point. But I'm done with that, I just try to spread good vibes and empower the weak, give wings to their triumph, and spread my hard-learned lessons to the misled.

In the Doktor Sleepless comic book, everyone has an implant in their bodies which serves as an instant messaging service, which is rumored to be invented by the Doktor himself while he was still a teenager. To that end, Doktor Sleepless has proven an affinity for connecting the masses, and his pirate radio broadcast has him assuming the role of "Mad Social Scientist." He sits atop his lonely mansion and urges his listeners to examine the world around them. This is the future, but is it the one we were all promised? Is it the one that society should have created for itself? No. I feel the EXACT same way.

Doktor Sleepless has one famous quote: "Where's my f***ing jetpack?!" His followers often don a mask of his likeness and rampage through the public domain, vandalizing and destroying the pathetic offerings of the government to its people, and spray-painting his likeness and that famous quote all over. While I do not encourage any of you to engage in criminal activity, I was once a vandal with a cause. Though my energy was misguided, I believe myself to be a social vandal: I want to rip the veil from everyone's eyes. I want to destroy the hate of the insecure and wounded, the complacency of the bored, the comfort of the gold-bricking pigs that exist solely to take from the subjugated masses.

I may sound angry, but I assure you, I am simply passionate about our mission here. It brings me joy, and every day, every soul that I can help, every wanderer whom I can make realize that not all is lost.. With that, I grow one step closer to my ultimate goal of rallying the people under my banner, OUR banner: a conquest to draw a clear line and change the world, for the betterment of ALL citizens of Earth.

A mission to make your life an anime.

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Where can I read this??

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pinkhairedneko wrote:



Where can I read this??



https://gameofscanlation.moe/projects/skill-of-lure/ here is the link for it. enjoy!
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I told my sister how to read manga.
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I told my sister how to read manga.


lol first time i saw manga i was like *THIS MAKES NO SENSE, WHY DO THEY SPEAK BACKWARDS*
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In eighth grade, I started watching anime and after about a week I loved it. There was no alternative, no superior shows to the fighting anime that I watched on TV. Quickly it became a secret obsession in my life, as at the time I was far too shy to tell anyone. But simply watching it was not enough for me. I wanted to live it. I wanted to be as strong, kind and confident as the characters I watched. Immediately I started working out, eventually registering for martial arts classes to acquire the fighting skills I admired. Later I began to discipline myself against "unherolike" behavior, such as rudeness or selfishness, and over time these actions became habit for me. It wasn't until last year that I noticed how much a lack of confidence was affecting my life. I was too scared to take any kind of risks at all, which over time led to a pretty drab life. I started to change that, encouraging myself to take small risks, and soon that too became effortless. One of the risks that I decided to take was to run for president of our school's anime club, of which I am a long-time member, and now I am helping turn the club into a successful gathering for the schools anime fans, as before it had very lackluster management. Now I am stronger, more emotionally stable, and selfless towards others. I still have a long way to go to become my ideal "hero," but I feel I'm definitely going in the right direction.
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FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:

In eighth grade, I started watching anime and after about a week I loved it. There was no alternative, no superior shows to the fighting anime that I watched on TV. Quickly it became a secret obsession in my life, as at the time I was far too shy to tell anyone. But simply watching it was not enough for me. I wanted to live it. I wanted to be as strong, kind and confident as the characters I watched. Immediately I started working out, eventually registering for martial arts classes to acquire the fighting skills I admired. Later I began to discipline myself against "unherolike" behavior, such as rudeness or selfishness, and over time these actions became habit for me. It wasn't until last year that I noticed how much a lack of confidence was affecting my life. I was too scared to take any kind of risks at all, which over time led to a pretty drab life. I started to change that, encouraging myself to take small risks, and soon that too became effortless. One of the risks that I decided to take was to run for president of our school's anime club, of which I am a long-time member, and now I am helping turn the club into a successful gathering for the schools anime fans, as before it had very lackluster management. Now I am stronger, more emotionally stable, and selfless towards others. I still have a long way to go to become my ideal "hero," but I feel I'm definitely going in the right direction.


FruitPunchSamurai987, I admire your determination to become stronger as well as becoming more mature and having a humbler temperament. In reality, many of us (especially myself) all fall short of being our "ideal" heroes. In fact, many of us feel we are more of an anti-hero than a hero. Truth is, that is perfectly fine. However, that is why we are here. We are not here to gain anything from you, not your money, not a higher quantity of members, none of that has any intrinsic value. We are here for you to grow and refine you according to what your heart is yearning for. You may have a long way to go, but just know that no matter where you are in your life USA is here to back you up and sharpen your sword with iron on iron.
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FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:

In eighth grade, I started watching anime and after about a week I loved it. There was no alternative, no superior shows to the fighting anime that I watched on TV. Quickly it became a secret obsession in my life, as at the time I was far too shy to tell anyone. But simply watching it was not enough for me. I wanted to live it. I wanted to be as strong, kind and confident as the characters I watched. Immediately I started working out, eventually registering for martial arts classes to acquire the fighting skills I admired. Later I began to discipline myself against "unherolike" behavior, such as rudeness or selfishness, and over time these actions became habit for me. It wasn't until last year that I noticed how much a lack of confidence was affecting my life. I was too scared to take any kind of risks at all, which over time led to a pretty drab life. I started to change that, encouraging myself to take small risks, and soon that too became effortless. One of the risks that I decided to take was to run for president of our school's anime club, of which I am a long-time member, and now I am helping turn the club into a successful gathering for the schools anime fans, as before it had very lackluster management. Now I am stronger, more emotionally stable, and selfless towards others. I still have a long way to go to become my ideal "hero," but I feel I'm definitely going in the right direction.


FruitPunchSamurai987, I admire your determination to become stronger as well as becoming more mature and having a humbler temperament. In reality, many of us (especially myself) all fall short of being our "ideal" heroes. In fact, many of us feel we are more of an anti-hero than a hero. Truth is, that is perfectly fine. However, that is why we are here. We are not here to gain anything from you, not your money, not a higher quantity of members, none of that has any intrinsic value. We are here for you to grow and refine you according to what your heart is yearning for. You may have a long way to go, but just know that no matter where you are in your life USA is here to back you up and sharpen your sword with iron on iron. :)


I wish my parents would have let me go into martial arts. I took aikido last semester, and I was significantly more calm as a result. It didn't fit into my schedule this semester, and it is quite difficult to practice aikido alone.


I definitely agree with you ThaiSuperman-a lot of people feel like the antihero in there own story. Maybe if I wasn't so grouchy I wouldn't haha
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