Can an Otaku Like Me Really Be an Idol

Can an Otaku Like Me Really Be an Idol

Burly anime fan gets bullied for being into pop idols and then is pulled deep into the idol world by one of it's most popular performers.

Author: Wacoco Waco

Publisher: Kuma

ISBN: 163442171X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 180

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Burly anime fan gets bullied for being into pop idols and then is pulled deep into the idol world by one of it's most popular performers.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

K Pop Idol Diaries

K Pop Idol Diaries

“That sounds like an otaku to me.” “Shut up! ... “Sorry to jump in, but besides Jordan being the otaku, how can I tell you two apart? ... “It's true,” Bae-Oppa laughed along. we “If you really wanna know, here's the secret,” said.

Author: Go Futa

Publisher: Go Futa

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Gigi is a 16-year-old from South Korea, who dreams of becoming an idol for the famed talent agency, One-Shot Entertainment. As fate would have it, Gigi is recruited as their newest trainee, but winds up in a situation far from what she ever dreamed of when she’s placed in an experimental unit group project code-named “SKS.” From there, Gigi’s new life as a K-Pop idol begins to unfold more like a K-Drama after she’s assigned to the newly defined co-ed unit SKS-7, and must adjust to working with 6 male bandmates who aren’t very thrilled by her placement in their group. Will Gigi be able to survive in SKS-7 and the world of Korean idol life, or will her dreams go up in flames as quickly as they were ignited?
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Full Metal Apache

Full Metal Apache

From another perspective, it is the figure of idol thatwill make all of usmembers of the Otaku.This iswhyStephen P. Brown,the editorof ScienceFictionEye,told me on the phone in March 1996 that he felt like making a splendid pun on ...

Author: Takayuki Tatsumi

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822388012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Takayuki Tatsumi is one of Japan’s leading cultural critics, renowned for his work on American literature and culture. With his encyclopedic knowledge and fan’s love of both Japanese and American art and literature, he is perhaps uniquely well situated to offer this study of the dynamic crosscurrents between the avant-gardes and pop cultures of Japan and the United States. In Full Metal Apache, Tatsumi looks at the work of artists from both sides of the Pacific: fiction writers and poets, folklorists and filmmakers, anime artists, playwrights, musicians, manga creators, and performance artists. Tatsumi shows how, over the past twenty years or so, writers and artists have openly and exuberantly appropriated materials drawn from East and West, from sources both high and low, challenging and unraveling the stereotypical images Japan and America have of one another. Full Metal Apache introduces English-language readers to a vast array of Japanese writers and performers and considers their work in relation to the output of William Gibson, Thomas Pynchon, H. G. Wells, Jack London, J. G. Ballard, and other Westerners. Tatsumi moves from the poetics of metafiction to the complex career of Madame Butterfly stories and from the role of the Anglo-American Lafcadio Hearn in promoting Japanese folklore within Japan during the nineteenth century to the Japanese monster Godzilla as an embodiment of both Japanese and Western ideas about the Other. Along the way, Tatsumi develops original arguments about the self-fashioning of “Japanoids” in the globalist age, the philosophy of “creative masochism” inherent within postwar Japanese culture, and the psychology of “Mikadophilia” indispensable for the construction of a cyborg identity. Tatsumi’s exploration of the interplay between Japanese and American cultural productions is as electric, ebullient, and provocative as the texts and performances he analyzes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Last and First Idol

Last and First Idol

it as, “A work about the universe, consciousness, and the solution to the mystery of idols, inspired by Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men and Star ... The story plays out much the same as the revised edition, only with the Love Live!

Author: Gengen Kusano

Publisher: J-Novel Club

ISBN: 9781718301627

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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"Bye-bye, Earth! My idol activities here were so much fun!" 4th Hayakawa SF Contest Special Prize 48th Seiun Award (Japanese Short Story Division) 27th Dark Seiun Award (Guest Division) 16th Sense of Gender Award (Future Idol Award) Last and First Idol earned the first ever special prize in the Hayakawa SF Contest, and the first debut work to win the Seiun Award in 42 years! This existential widescreen yuri baroque proletariat hard sci-fi idol story has carved out a new legend in science fiction history! Also includes Evolution Girls, in which some gacha-expert friends race to find the truth of the universe, and Dark Seiyuu, a brand-new space opera about voice actors! Gengen Kusano’s astounding debut collection!
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Having an Idol Loving Boyfriend is the Best 1

Having an Idol Loving Boyfriend is the Best  1

SO WE AGREED TO START A TRIAL RELATIONSHIP , MY COWORKER AND OTAKU FRIEND , ONDA - SAN CONFESSED HIS LOVE FOR ME ... 12.10.2009 BI BA - BMP 1:21 BA - BMP HI 2 BA - BMPTE . , FI IT'S THE CAFE KIWA - KUN'S GROUP IS COLLABORATING WITH !

Author: Mito Aoi

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 9781636996349

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 164

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Akari Tachibana, and her coworker, Onda-san, are more than just friends...they're both hardcore idol fans! But when Onda-san confesses to Akari out of the blue, she's floored. Of course it would be great to date someone with whom she shares so many interests, but can she navigate this new dimension to their relationship?
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend Roomies and Romance Volume 1

Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend  Roomies and Romance Volume 1

Friendz Community,” and even more specific ones likeIdol Producer Community” and “VTuber Community. ... The first quickly ghosted me, and the second, probably because our conversation was really dull, slowly started taking more and ...

Author: Rin Murakami

Publisher: J-Novel Club

ISBN: 9781718381483

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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If I’m going to find a girlfriend, she has to be an otaku. She’ll be beautiful, innocent, with long black hair, and she’ll like all the stuff that I like! Kokoro Nishina, the girl I’m living with, is the exact opposite of that. So why did I promise that I’d turn that flashy, extroverted gyaru into the ideal otaku girlfriend?! Sadly, I know just how it feels to need a little self-improvement to find the perfect date... and there’s no way a girl like that will tell her friends that she’s actually a closet fujoshi. But I’ll teach her—then maybe she can teach me too! With my expertise, she’ll definitely become an otaku’s dream girl!
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan

Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan

A dedicated (three-dimensional) idol fan himself, what seems to bother Nakamori is the possibility that “otaku” are not interested in ... It just makes me sick. Really, there's no way that guys like this could ever get with a woman.

Author: Patrick W. Galbraith

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478007012

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 336

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From computer games to figurines and maid cafes, men called “otaku” develop intense fan relationships with “cute girl” characters from manga, anime, and related media and material in contemporary Japan. While much of the Japanese public considers the forms of character love associated with “otaku” to be weird and perverse, the Japanese government has endeavored to incorporate “otaku” culture into its branding of “Cool Japan.” In Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan, Patrick W. Galbraith explores the conflicting meanings of “otaku” culture and its significance to Japanese popular culture, masculinity, and the nation. Tracing the history of “otaku” and “cute girl” characters from their origins in the 1970s to his recent fieldwork in Akihabara, Tokyo (“the Holy Land of Otaku”), Galbraith contends that the discourse surrounding “otaku” reveals tensions around contested notions of gender, sexuality, and ways of imagining the nation that extend far beyond Japan. At the same time, in their relationships with characters and one another, “otaku” are imagining and creating alternative social worlds.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Phantom of the Idol 2

Phantom of the Idol 2

COULD YOU PASTE THEM HERE FOR ME ? H AT DRINKS ?! I'M SORRY ! ACTUALLY , I'M ... CAN WE DO IT VIA TEXT ? REALLY ?! IN THAT CASE , HOW ABOUT TOMORROW ? ли 00 PHANTOM OF THE IDOL ! ... 0 0 0 H Lamm 0 AN OTAKU TO DEPEND ON ! BRING IT ON !

Author: Hijiki Isoflavone

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 9781684913312

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 210

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This top idol’s a meanie! Yuya Niyodo thought being an idol would mean easy money, but his lackluster performances and apathetic attitude meant his job was on the chopping block…until the ghost of Asahi Mogami possesses Yuya with the aim of becoming a top idol! After a bombastic Hottie Farm, ZINGS is the talk of the idol world. Yuya’s stage persona that switches between hot mess and god status is not only puzzling (and alluring) fans, but troubling Hikaru Setouchi, the leader of top idol group Cgrass, for Yuya’s apparent mimicry of star idol, Asahi Mogami!! Hikaru will not let this stand—for the sake of Asahi’s divine memory…even though it’s technically Asahi inside.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Beautiful Fighting Girl

Beautiful Fighting Girl

Anime and other “otaku” activities (he uses the words Japanese words “otaku no koto”) change lives in a big way. ... If technology advances, this kind of idol (like Sharon Apple of Macross Plus [Makurosu purasu]) will probably become ...

Author: Sait Tamaki

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452916507

Category: Art

Page: 248

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From Cutie Honey and Sailor Moon to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the worlds of Japanese anime and manga teem with prepubescent girls toting deadly weapons. Sometimes overtly sexual, always intensely cute, the beautiful fighting girl has been both hailed as a feminist icon and condemned as a symptom of the objectification of young women in Japanese society. In Beautiful Fighting Girl, Saitō Tamaki offers a far more sophisticated and convincing interpretation of this alluring and capable figure. For Saitō, the beautiful fighting girl is a complex sexual fantasy that paradoxically lends reality to the fictional spaces she inhabits. As an object of desire for male otaku (obsessive fans of anime and manga), she saturates these worlds with meaning even as her fictional status demands her ceaseless proliferation and reproduction. Rejecting simplistic moralizing, Saitō understands the otaku’s ability to eroticize and even fall in love with the beautiful fighting girl not as a sign of immaturity or maladaptation but as a result of a heightened sensitivity to the multiple layers of mediation and fictional context that constitute life in our hypermediated world—a logical outcome of the media they consume. Featuring extensive interviews with Japanese and American otaku, a comprehensive genealogy of the beautiful fighting girl, and an analysis of the American outsider artist Henry Darger, whose baroque imagination Saitō sees as an important antecedent of otaku culture, Beautiful Fighting Girl was hugely influential when first published in Japan, and it remains a key text in the study of manga, anime, and otaku culture. Now available in English for the first time, this book will spark new debates about the role played by desire in the production and consumption of popular culture.
Categories: Art

Ideology in Britten s Operas

Ideology in Britten s Operas

Te impossibility that a relationship with an idol could provide fulfilment is theclinching value of thephenomenon for the otaku, and what ultimately perfects the commodification of iki. For this is the crucial iki element: the pursuit ...

Author: J. P. E. Harper-Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108416368

Category: Music

Page: 272

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This thematic examination of Britten's operas focuses on the way that ideology is presented on stage. To watch or listen is to engage with a vivid artistic testament to the ideological world of mid-twentieth-century Britain. But it is more than that, too, because in many ways Britten's operas continue to proffer a diagnosis of certain unresolved problems in our own time. Only rarely, as in Peter Grimes, which shows the violence inherent in all forms of social and psychological identification, does Britten unmistakably call into question fundamental precepts of his contemporary ideology. This has not, however, prevented some writers from romanticizing Britten as a quiet revolutionary. This book argues, in contrast, that his operas, and some interpretations of them, have obscured a greater social and philosophical complicity that it is timely - if at the same time uncomfortable - for his early twenty-first-century audiences to address.
Categories: Music