Welcome to my blog! Before I begin, I’d like to ask you a few questions: Have you ever turned on your television and noticed that some children's cartoons have been drawn differently than they used to be? Have you ever questioned whether it was Halloween or not while seeing groups of people dressed in bizarre-looking costumes making their way to convention centres? Do you wonder why people have such a fixation with eating raw fish wrapped in rice?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, congratulations, you’ve noticed the invasion! Don’t panic, aliens haven’t taken over the earth and Steven Spielberg isn’t making a movie in your area, you’ve just witnessed what I like to call “The Otaku Invasion".
An Otaku is a term used to describe people who have an interest (and in some cases, an obsession) with some aspects of Japanese Culture. In recent years, people of all ages have become fascinated in this “Otaku Culture”and as a result its popularity has grown to an incredible level. Bearing in mind that I am a Canadian and happen to consider myself a bit of an Otaku, I will be focusing on the interests and pastimes of the average Canadian Otaku.
If you’ve never heard of Otaku or are still unclear to what it really means, that’s okay! The purpose of this blog is to give you an inside look into what we Otaku fans like to do in our spare time and hopefully it will get you interested to join our little kazoku (family).
Here are some of the topics I’ll be going over through the course of the blog:
Cosplay: What is it? Why do people do it? Should you or shouldn’t you? Find out!
Conventions: The most anticipated events for an Otaku. I will hopefully be attending one in the upcoming weeks!
Japanese Cuisine: Sushi? What is this sushi you speak off and just what CAN it do for you?
Shopping: Where does an Otaku shop and what do they buy? How much does that stuff cost?!
Anime VS. Manga: What’s the difference and which is better?
I invite you to join me as I show you a behind the scenes look at just what we Canadian Otaku do for fun!
Dewa mata! (See you later!)