The Otaku Encyclopedia
An Insider's Guide to the Subculture of Cool JapanBook - 2009
Otaku - Japan's anime nerds, game geeks and pop-idol fanboys - originates from a polite second-person pronoun meaning 'your home' in Japanese. This guide offers an insight into the subculture of Cool Japan - from cosplay to anime, manga, videogames and more. With over 500 entries - including common expressions, people, places, and moments of otaku history - this is the essential 'A to Z' of all the facts Japanese pop-culture fans need to know! Otaku: Nerd; geek or fanboy originates from a polite second-person pronoun meaning 'your home' in Japanese. Since the
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.