Sunday, March 1, 2009


Otaku literally means a fan of any particular topic, but recently Otaku has been used especially for anime, manga or game mania. This Otaku industri has become a successful industry not only in Japan but also spread accross Asia and western countries as well.

This Otaku word came accross my mind when I was hanging around in the city and passed by a Tokyo Anime Fair 2009 poster hanged on the wall of a Japanese Travel agent who offers a special tour to this biggest anime fair.

One of some famous works about otaku is Densha Otoko (Train Man), is allegedly true story about a Japanese geek who saves an 'office lady' from a drunken on a train. You can read the review on this lil fella's post about Densha Otoko movie.

Here are some of last year photos taken from Sydney Animania, you can see the folks queeing for at least 2 hours in a chilly winter morning and I was somewhere on the line :-)


Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

Cute header, you onigiri lover!

I think you're not in the line Rash, aren't you the one taking pictures? haha..

Rashai said...

Jeanne, Thanks..I do love onigiri.
you're rite, I was taking picture and right at the end of the line ha..ha..

Calvin Soo KJ said...

im not into mangas but my wife simply adores reading the ones in chinese. hooked on it and can read for, i like sleeping :) cheers bro.

Rashai said...

Calvin, talking about Manga, do you know 'City Hunter'? I think you'love that one or maybe it's one your missus favorites?

Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

Waaa!! City Hunter! I remember that one, my aunt has the whole series.
1 to 35 if I'm not mistaken, funny!!

Rashai said...

Yes Jeanne, it's a very funny manga, I got the DVD as well :-)

Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

Ohya? ada DVD e?
I only saw City Hunter that has Jackie Chan in it, hehe..

Rashai said...

It's anime DVD, but still worth a watch tho.. :-)