Hikikomori: Is It A Social Issue Or A Mental Problem? In Japan, the hikikomori marvel is something that the nation’s administration probably sees with a blend of hate and stress. The demonstration of totally cutting oneself off from all social and human contact for a long period of time is […]

Hikikomori: Is It A Social Issue Or A Mental Problem?


Anime Papercraft: The Poor Otaku’s Figure Collection There’s something calming about putting together an anime papercraft figure – especially if you can find really good patterns of your favorite characters. Like this (character) figure shown above that is put together so well that while you won’t have any trouble telling […]

Anime Papercraft: The Poor Otaku’s Figure Collection


Cowboy Bebop
About eight or nine years ago I wrote a pretty unflattering article about a proposed live action Cowboy Bebop movie in general and about it’s proposed star, Keanu Reeves, in particular.  I wrote that I didn’t think that Keanu would make a good Spike Spiegel because he was unable to […]

Is A Cowboy Bebop Live Action TV Show A Good ...



Why Should An Otaku Bother To Learn Japanese, Anyway? There are Affiliate Links in this post.  For more information, see The Otakuologist’s Disclosure Policy. I’ve made up my mind to actually learn Japanese this time; I’ve tried(or rather, pretended to try)to learn this supposedly “difficult” language in the past.  Because of […]

10 Pretty Damn Good Reasons Why Otaku Should Learn Japanese