An Explanation for Otaku?

This NY Times column postulates that Japan is the only “nation where fantasy, escapism and the cyber world have fused with such intensity. … Japan is rich enough, bored enough with national ambition, strait-jacketed enough, and gloomy enough to find immense attraction in playful escapism and quirky obsession.” Thus, otaku culture.

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  1. Being a geek is a result of consumerism becoming a lifestyle. It’s no different in Japan than it is in America.

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