What is Otaku? Manga? Akihabara (オタク/マンガ from Japan)


What is Otaku? Manga? Akihabara (オタク/マンガ from Japan)

Today, I would like to explain to you about Japanese culture form Japan.

1.) Is it true that mature adults are just as enthusiastic about comics and video games as young people?

In japan, comics (manga/マンガ/漫画) and games like nintendo switch are not the exclusive province of Japanese young.
There is also a wide following among people in their twenties and thirties.
An indication of this fact is that manga weekly magazines often have print-runs in the several hundreds of thousands, and when a manga comes out in serialized book form, it may sell several million copies. Video games were originally made to be played on a TV monitor but now the mobile phone is becoming the device of choice. In the trains you will notice a good number of young heads bent over their mobile phones.

What is Otaku (おたく/オタク)?

Otaku refers to someone who takes his or her liking for anime, manga or video games to extraordinary lengths. The word emerged in the 1970s when the Akihabara (秋葉原) district. known for its plethora of electronic and other geeky goods, came to be called the Otaku Mecca.

Who are the most famous Japanese manga and anime artists?

Without a doubt, manga and anime have now become two of the most representative arts of Japan. The person who had the greatest impact on these arts is Osamu 手塚治虫 (1928-1989).
His celebrated manga Tetsuwan Atomu was made into an anime and telecast in the United States under the title Astro Boy to great acclaim. Subsequently, Japanese animation won kudos throughout the world to such an extent that “anime” became a part of the English language.
Today the most outstanding anime artist is Hayao Miyazaki 宮崎駿 (b. 1941). His Spirited Away (2001/ Japanese: 千と千尋の神隠し) attracted 23,500,000 theatergoers and grossed JPY 3.4 billion, making it the most successful film in Japanese history.
If you’re interested, go and have a look Akihabara!