We all love hanging out in the 2D world of anime, but the reality is that we live the in 3D world and have to constantly interact with people who don't share our interest in the land of Japanese cartoons. This week on Aniwords, Isaac reflects on the challenges of being an anime fan in the 3D world and how to meet them—hit the jump to check it ou!
At the same time with Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 held at Akihabara UDX and Bellesalle Akihabara on October 4, I also checked around the streets to take photos of the latest anime/game ads featuring colorful character illustrations in the Akihabara town as usual. Check the photo report after the jump.
During my stay in Tokyo for the Chara Hobby 2015 event, I, as always, went to the Akihabara town to check the latest anime/game street ads. An middle-size event titled "Akiba Daisuki! Festival 2015" was coincidentally held at the Bellesalle Akihabara building in the weekend. Check the photo reports after the jump.
Not long ago we detailed some extremely impressive nail art from nail shops in Japan that have some ridiculously dedicated artists who provide "ita-neiru," or nails that appeal to otaku like all of us here! Hit the jump to have a look!
Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp today announced the result of its latest survey targeting male and female Japanese otaku who were the users of its free market app Otamart. The question was "Who is your ideal bride/bridegroomdo?" Check the result after the jump.
The anti-immigrant and anti-ethnic Korean demonstrations of Zaitokukai (short for Zainichi Tokken o Yurusanai Shimin no Kai - Association of Citizens against the Special Privileges of the Zainichi) have raised debates about hate speech and Japanese identity. And, this weekend, they raised the ire of otaku who organized to stage an anti-racism counter-demonstration in Akihabara this weekend. Get a look after the jump.
Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp has announced the result of its latest survey for the Valentine's Day season with two questions: "Who do you want to get Valentine's Day chocolates from?" and "Who do you want to give Valentine's Day chocolates to?" Check the top 10 anime/manga characters after the jump.
Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp has announced the result of its latest survey for the Christmass season targeting male and female Japanese otaku. The question was "Who do you want to spend Christmas with?" and total 1,833 people answered their ideal Christmas partner. Check the female/male top 10 after the jump.
Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki isn't one to mince words and like the ones calling the iPad a disgusting machine controlled with obscene gestures aren't just some late career, old age fit of pique. Read his early career Starting Point essays, watch final work in The Kingdom of Dreams an Madness documentary, and it's clear that Miyazaki's always been cutting with his opinions. See what he had to say about otaku after the jump.
If you read Paul Krugman's New York Times columns, you'll get the impression that the liberal, Nobel Prize-winning economist isn't exactly what you'd call a blithe spirit. However, in his current visit to Japan, he found himself remarkably cheered by seeing otaku culture in action. More after the jump.
It is officially announced that TC Entertainment will release a HD new master edition Blu-ray of Gainax's classic two-episode OVA Otaku no Video in Japan on November 17, 2014. The comedy OVA series was released in 1991 depicting the real otaku life in the early 1980s Japan. Hit the jump for more information.