Through this project we wish to enlarge upon the otaku culture. We first started with four different approaches: otaku (terminology and development in human society), manga (Japanese comic books), anime (Japanese animations) and martial arts, but then the project extended to other domains of this subculture (like Origami, J-Music, Kakuro and games).
Essential question: What is the Otaku sub-culture and what are its implications in society?
Expected outcomes: We hope to offer a platform for those interested in such subjects and wish to learn more or for those who haven’t even been exposed to these subjects. We also hope to become a great source of not only information, but of entertainment too and to be able to raise awareness of this subculture that has gained a lot of ground all over the world in the past years.
This project contains 59 images, of which more than 85% were either photos taken by team members or their drawings. It also contains 3 videos made by team members and several articles that are 100% original.
We started this project first of all because all the team members spend a lot of their time with otaku-related activities, so we saw in this project an opportunity to put some light on it, and show that it is something that shouldn't be seen as weird, strange or useless. It is an opportunity to raise awareness and try to create a better society that is more united and understands all its components.
Arts & Entertainment
Jan. 12, 2009 - May. 04, 2009