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 :-)