By TammyWhite
1 years ago

Are you an Otaku like me?

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Did you grow up watching animation or isn´t it your cup of tea? If you haven´t heard about it, don´t worry! You will love it as soon as you know what this world is. It was exactly what happened to me, but what is an Otaku?
I´ve been keen on Japanese animation since I was 4 years old, when I saw for the first time “Super Champions”, or originally named “Captain Tsubasa” as well, it´s my initial fond memory related to it, although now when I watch it again I think isn´t my number one, I love it, just because it´s about football, which is one of my passions in life.

What I really like is the way which the authors create a wonderful and natural atmosphere around the animation and how they make you pay attention to everything. Never have I been so enthusiastic to see history. If it hadn´t been for the TV Shows, I wouldn´t have learnt about Japanese traditions and olden times.

I remember when I started to watch “Death note”, I just said one episode today, which would take 25 minutes, but I couldn´t do it, I had to continue watching it and to make short a long story I watched 37 episodes in 6 days! By the way, it didn´t affect my efficiency at school!

I´ve seen a lot, but some of them are really important to me because they remind me of my childhood with my friends and cousins, such as Dragon Ball (Z and GT as well), Ranma ½, Inuyasha, Yugi Oh and Conan the Detective.

The last one was my first encounter with Sherlock Holmes, which made me take up my interest in knowing more about him, it introduced me to literature and culture when I was a child. The good thing is that it´s still on air and it encourages me more to read about crime topic and investigation.

Whether you love animation like me or want to see the greatest thing since sliced bread, you are going to like this shop in Vigo called “Sousa Comics”, located in the heart of Las Traviesas. Although it´s a smallish store I ended up having a whale of a time looking at all the items carefully.

I´m an extremely keen fan of Japanese popular culture, such as comics and toys, although animation I like more than video games.
However, not only do I like cartoons, but I also like costume play, most well-known as “Cosplay”, which is an opportunity to be dressed and acted as same as your favourite manga character in special contests around the world, where you can interact with them, it´s like they were real in these comic conventions.

If you feel like a fish out of water, it´s not too late to take up this past time. Personally I think this is an amazing world and you can`t miss the chance to enjoy it and meet new friends. Otakus are everywhere, and they are glad to share experiences and their passion about it. Who knows may be some day we can meet as cosplayers!
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Violeta Super
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soncee Beautiful
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carmen3521 😊nicely!
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Melsdename So cute
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MegyBella Good article
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LiaF7 So otakus are anime and manga fans? :) My sons are.
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chooeypepperoni Growing up, I was pretty much exposed to Japanese shows starting from sentai. My first anime was Ranma 1/2, first movie My Neighbor Totoro.. then it just went from there. Fast forward to today, I still enjoy watching anime and reading manga. I do enjoy going to anime conventions and seeing cosplayers but never tried cosplaying myself. Aside from anime and manga, I collect toys/figures too.
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