OTAKU

Show Your Otaku Devotion Everywhere You Go With The “Ita-Bag” Trend

Over the years, we have seen otakus all over the world express their love for their hobbies. Otakus have always been creative in thinking of ways to showcase their devotion to their favorite character/s or series. From “itasha,” “ita-nails,” and “itabeya” – name it, they have done it. Recently, a new trend is becoming increasingly…

Are You a True Anime Fan? See If You Know These 10 Awesome Rivalries!

Ah, rivalries. That familiar love-hate relationship characters find themselves in the moment they meet their equal. We’ve seen it happen in movies, dramas, and even in reality shows. One character stands above the rest, only to meet someone equally competent minutes after. Rivalry is one of the common themes we see in Japanese animation. And…

See Your Favorite Kit Kat Flavors Transform Into Gorgeous Anime Guys!

Kit Kat’s immense popularity around the world is no news, so as its solid fanbase in Japan. I have yet to see a country that can ace Japan when it comes to worshipping this popular chocolate favorite by producing some of the most unique, bizarre, and over-the-top variations fit for a specific group of people.…

Which One of Yamamori Mika’s Manga Creations Is Set for a Live Action?

Being a manga reader for quite a long time has led me to discover tons of amazing stories and talented artists and writers. When a story hits me really hard, I tend to remember it for a very long time. One of these instances was when I read Yamamori Mika’s (やまもり三香) works. Her refreshing art…

Turn Your Room Into an Anime Haven With This Japanese Company

Have you ever dreamed of flooding your room with faces of your favorite anime characters? How about lying down on a soft bed with your cute, beloved mahou shoujo (magical girl) gloriously printed on the mattress or pillows? Now is your chance! Itabeya (痛部屋) makes it possible for you! The term “itabeya” refers to a…

Check Out These Japanese Women Who Are Cosplaying as Harley Quinn!

Suicide Squad is one of the superhero films that has recently gained popularity in Japan. Even before the movie’s opening, many cosplay enthusiasts have already taken interest in playing the different roles of the squad members. It is quite noticeable that one of the members, Harley Quinn, seems to be the favorite of many cosplayers.…

Is ‘Ninja Gaiden’ One of the Most Important Games Ever?

When I was little and just learning games from my older brother, I would watch him and his friends play our NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) for hours at a time. I remember watching him beat all of Super Mario Bros. 3 in one sitting (no warps). I remember watching him play The Legend of Zelda,…

Meet the Characters of ‘orange’ Before Seeing Its New Movie and Exhibit

The biggest talk of the town over the last few months in terms of anime, as many of you may be aware of, is none other than the Japanese animated youth fantasy film Kimi no Na wa (君の名は) or Your Name by Makoto Shinkai (新海誠). Gaining the number one spot on its opening week, the…

Did You Know That Power Rangers Was Inspired by a Japanese Series?

“It’s morphin’ time!” – you must be familiar with this phrase and remember shouting it out when you were a kid watching 5 adults turn into superhumans in shining costumes. The first one to do it was the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – the heroes that almost every kid from the ’80s and ’90s would…

Into Cosplay? Here Are 5 Japanese Anime Popular Among Cosplayers

Anime and manga comprise a major portion of Japanese pop culture today, especially since it is not only popular in Japan but also around the world. To allow people to express their love for their favorite anime characters, “cosplay” (from the word “costume” and “play”) came into practice. It is a performance art in which…