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Otaku: Japan's Database Animals In Japan, obsessive adult fans and collectors of manga and anime are known as otaku Hiroki Azuma s Otaku offers a critical, philosophical, and historical inquiry into the characteristics and consequences of this consumer subculture


About the Author: Hiroki Azuma

in Japanese.An influential Japanese literary critic and philosopher.



10 thoughts on “Otaku: Japan's Database Animals

  1. says:

    Hiroki Azuma is quite schematic in applying the principles of postmodern theory to narrative consumption, which he argues has now become database consumption in contemporary otaku culture Two trojan horses are at play here Japan stands as a place that can either lead the way to an a


  2. says:

    Azuma s theoretical analysis of Japanese Otaku culture provides some useful insights into Japanese intellectual life, applied post modernism and a phenomenon which, like rap from the other side of the world, has spread with globalisation The footnotes are as valuable as the text.It is perhap


  3. says:

    As a result, instead of narratives creating characters, it became a general strategy to create character settings first, followed by works and projects, including the stories I m a lapsed anime fan I spent 2002 2006 wondering why all the series out were so terrible As Azuma puts it from the beginning


  4. says:

    This book needs some serious editing, structuring and explaining of presumptions it utilises e.g not everyone is familiar with works of mentioned philosophers It presented some concepts that I honestly did not grasp at all but this does not necessarily make them less plausible the author just generally lacks


  5. says:

    Rhizome You re no longer my friend Database animal is now my friend.


  6. says:

    I mentioned to someone how I was reading this book about how Japanese pop culture fans like to remix what they re reading into parodies and spinoffs.My friend said to me, Oh, you mean like how the Tale of Genji was read in the Edo period I wish I could remember which of my friends said this, but they cut right through Azuma s


  7. says:

    A fascinating read, though I d recommend a base familiarity with postmodernism going in, as it will make the theory a bitaccessible Would recommend for any blooming fans of contemporary media studies it s amazing to see just how accurate Azuma s predictions of modern culture are, given that the book was written just under two decades a


  8. says:

    I gave it to stars because frankly, I quite loved the insight and history on otaku culture but I m not going to be nice here I really did not enjoy this book at all and it s entirely for ideological reasons, and also because the translators should ve probably stuck with the simple present rather than the present continuous for a lot of sentence


  9. says:

    In the Western media, otaku tend to be men with an unhealthy interest in female characters in anime, manga and video games In standard Japanese, otaku means another person s house or family, and can be used metaphorically as a formal you pronoun One explanation for how the word came to refer to fans of comics and animation is that they supposedly persis


  10. says:

    The database model of character traits resonates with my experiences watching anime and observing anime fans I ve noticed that anime tends to produce really out there and interesting characters, which I often find inspiration in when creating NPC s in tabletop RPG s I am DM ing So this explains where that comes from How the moe elements build on each other and e


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