Otakus, Game Centers and ForeignersPublished on June 15th, 2010.
That sums up my most recent order from White Rabbit Press. Last time I got Danny Choo’s OTACOOL 1 and 2, and this time I got three books, namely Arcade Mania!, The Otaku Encyclopedia and My Darling is a Foreigner. The first two being books that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for quite some time. And the first time I ever heard about My Darling is a Foreigner was in Japan, when they were in the middle of promoting the movie starring Inoue Mao and Tony László.
All three books look really interesting, I’ve flipped through them a bit, and just started reading My Darling is a Foreiger which is hilarious so far.
And it’s not just funny, I’m sure you’ll learn a thing or two by reading it as well!
I wasn’t sure what to expect of The Otaku Encyclopedia, but now I know that it’s quite possibly the most useful book I’ve ever held in my hands. There are so many useful words and names in this book that I’m still not familiar with, and I’ll definitely have a lot of fun learning these. Aside from the words, there are also many interviews with otakus, idols, tarentos and other people featured in the book.
I’ve been to a few arcades in Japan so I’ve got a taste of what they have to offer. But Arcade Mania seems to be a good read both for people who have never been to one, and to those who go there regularly. There’s a lot to learn from this book about the history of arcades, the people behind them and the players themselves.
So if you’re looking for a good read, these books are highly recommended!
If you don’t have an account on White Rabbit Press yet,and then order these books!^^