Otaku From USA

Otaku From USA
Innovation

Gavin Purcell spots a Japanese television show that looks at Western tourists as they "geek out" on Manga, Anime and little plastic dolls.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 5 may 2006

Gavin Purcell spots a Japanese television show that looks at Western tourists as they "geek out" on Manga, Anime and little plastic dolls. He says:

Essentially, Otaku is Japanese for ‘geek’ or ‘nerd’, specifcally someone deeply versed/obsessed in the worlds of Anime (Japanese Animation) or Manga (Japanese Comic Books). Mostly, Otaku are seen as being so obsessed with their made-up worlds that they can’t live in the real one. Kind of like people I know stuck in World of Warcraft. The term even spawned an awesome TV show that I’ll blog about some point in the future called Densha Otoko.

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