Otaku Essays

  • Cosplaying In Popular Culture

    1257 Words  | 6 Pages

    Everyone likes to use his or her Imagination and creativity. Everyone who is either young or old enjoys the exercise of using his or her own mind and this is a kind of exercise which can be found in what is called "cosplaying". A perfect way for people to improve their imagination is by wearing the costumes of their favorite fictional character at Comic-con or SacAnime(Anime convention in Sacramento). People choose their favorite fictional character by two things an Anime show or a graphic novel

  • Informative Essay About Cosplay

    1039 Words  | 5 Pages

    When referring to cosplay, most who are unaware of the art or the community see it as a sort of dress up. To the unaware world, it’s odd to see a grown adult dressed up as an anime character, a superhero or a character from a video game. It’s easy to just explain it as getting dressed in a costume and attending events with thousands of others who do the same. But within the community, within the person, cosplay is more than just a costume, it’s an art form, and for some it’s their life. Whether it

  • Anime Phenomenon: American Otaku Stereotypes

    731 Words  | 3 Pages

    outburst on Japanese cartoons The anime Phenomenon, or the anime trend started around 2006 when plenty of soon to be mainstream anime. At first people were skeptical, and very few people really liked anime, therefore creating the American Otaku stereotype. The word Otaku means ‘fan’ or ‘fangirl/fanboy’ when it comes to defining the stereotype. The definition according to the Google dictionary (It may or may not be accurate due to the fact that it’s Google.) Is (in Japan) a young person who is obsessed

  • Anime In Japanese Culture Essay

    1592 Words  | 7 Pages

    society, anime has affected Japanese culture, be creating a subculture in Japan, its own group of people to affect and change. This sub-culture is referred to the “Otaku” culture of Japan. In Japanese “otaku” means nerd or geek. These people obsess about anime and manga, they watch and read manga religiously, cosplay as their favorite

  • Anime Influence On Japanese Culture

    969 Words  | 4 Pages

    the ideas, customs and social behaviors of a particular people or group; was influenced and changed by anime and it evolution. Anime did this by creating the sub-culture called the ‘otaku’ culture, a culture which obsesses over anime and its merchandise to a more extent than other anime fans. Collectively, these otaku fans spend billions of yen

  • Dudu De Doodle Analysis

    816 Words  | 4 Pages

    So, who is he? “People have this impression that I’m an otaku (a deeply introverted person who stays at home all the time and has no social life), but I'm not so I think their jaws will drop if they discover I’m just like the next average person,” he said with a chuckle. His association with the otaku image may very well be related to the animated characters that so often grace his sketchpad. “My role models are Hayao Miyazaki

  • Ami Kawashima Essay

    757 Words  | 4 Pages

    Konata Izumi three cheers for being such a hardcore 'otaku'. Her love for anime, manga and even adult games are commendable. Perhaps, it may have to do with her father influencing her, as he enjoys playing erotic games. Therefore, it's not surprising that she works at a Cosplay Cafe and prefers her hobbies over studying. The beautiful world of anime consists of all types of unique characters, from magic-users right through to high school 'otaku'. And while they look perfectly normal, they have a

  • Trut Monologue

    897 Words  | 4 Pages

    Obsessions can become scary It all started back in 6th grade, I met 5 people named Jenna, Natalya, Olivia, Emily, and Kayla who all seemed cool. They invited me to sit with them at lunch on the first day, little did they know I would open a gate that was never meant to be opened. Back then, I was drawn to anime and manga like a moth to a flame, one mention of it and I 'm there. They started talking about normal things, such as Doctor Who, and Jurassic Park. I decided to mention anime. the table

  • Self-Identity In Perfect Blue

    845 Words  | 4 Pages

    Perfect Blue does not pose its arguments through the analogy of the high-tech cyborg, but rather via the breakdown of the mind, viewing self-identity through a lens of psychopathology. While, in the world of Ghost in the Shell, programmers and hackers present the very real threat of mind hacking, the contemporary setting of Perfect Blue offers a more subtle yet even more terrifying form of manipulation: the idea of your own mind rebelling against yourself. Throughout the movie, Kon hints at themes

  • Cultural Diplomacy In Japan

    910 Words  | 4 Pages

    Japanese popular culture has obtained followers around the world to consider that the cultural characteristics of this country are attractive to the public. This is demonstrated by two factors: the increase in the Otaku culture and the massive commercialization of anime and manga. The artistic and thematic styles of Manga have transcended cultural barriers, causing an important and lasting impression in the public. As a gateway to Japanese culture, it has attracted

  • Lily-Hayashi Relationships In Ernest Hemingway's Characters

    1026 Words  | 5 Pages

    IRL relationships are sometimes exhausting. They require us to constantly give a good image of ourselves, although this is not always the case. At work, we must always do our job as best possible, to evolve in the company, to get satisfaction from our boss (and prevent him from getting angry with you), and of course our livelihood and to provide needs of our family. With friends, we strive to behave in the most appropriate way possible and relationships can sometimes seem rigid and distant. There

  • Structural Functionalism In Social Media

    1290 Words  | 6 Pages

    in a certain area, while they still keep in touch with the society around them, where hikikomori takes it a step further, because they do not want to be seen and confronted by the society, even by their own peers. Hikikomori is an extreme form of Otaku (Japanese term for a geek devoted to a subject, most often Animes, Mangas or computer games). This “extreme” form, is what the media like to take up and make caricatures out of. As with many subcultures, the media takes the most extreme cases and connects

  • John Steinbeck's 'Purple Cow'

    1448 Words  | 6 Pages

    Production, Pricing, Promotion, Positioning, Publicity, Packaging, Pass-along and Permission. Marketing isn’t guaranteed to work, but the way things used to be, if you got all your Ps right, you were more likely than not to succeed. Something disturbing has happened, though. The Ps just aren’t enough. This is a book about a new P, a P that is suddenly exceptionally important. The new P is “Purple Cow.” The essence of the Purple Cow is that it must be remarkable. In fact, if “remarkable” started with

  • Japanese Shame Culture Analysis

    1397 Words  | 6 Pages

    Shame is another issue Kill la Kill takes head on with the use of school uniforms. Japan is often called a shame culture as much of the negative emotions Japanese feel are due to shame. There are a variety of reasons Japan is a shame culture, one being that many people are afraid of making mistakes or being different from the group (Ishizuka). The promotion of Japanese shame culture within Kill la Kill can be seen spear headed by the clothing conglomerate president, Ragyo. Within the series Ragyo