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Notes on Azuma’s Otaku Database Animals (2. Simulacra and Metanarratives)

Part One The nucleus of otaku culture is the derivative works market (keep in mind my conclusion from the last installment that this interpretation of otaku culture is specific to modern Japanese otaku, and that applicability to those of us … Continue reading

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Notes on Azuma’s Otaku Database Animals (1. The Otaku’s Psuedo-Japan)

Anime fuses the east and the west together. Sailor Mars, named after planet and Roman war god, part of a superhero team, totally hotheaded and modern, yet in touch with tradition, is a great example of how this looks. Azuma … Continue reading

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