Otakus, Game Centers and Foreigners

Published 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, click here to register and then order these books!^^

Arcade Mania! ($25) – The Otaku Encyclopedia ($22.50) – My Darling is a Foreigner ($16)

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  • http://twitpic.com/photos/laniemon Laniemon

    Bought the Otaku Encyclopedia last year when it release near my area. And yes, it is valuable to me (as an Otaku) beyond measure ^^.

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Nice! It’ll most likely be very valuable to me as well, just gotta find the time to read it^^

  • http://twitpic.com/photos/laniemon Laniemon

    Bought the Otaku Encyclopedia last year when it release near my area. And yes, it is valuable to me (as an Otaku) beyond measure ^^.

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Nice! It’ll most likely be very valuable to me as well, just gotta find the time to read it^^

  • ShiningStar

    Do you know any website that sells Japanese pantsu?

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      If you’re talking about used panties, then no, I have no idea :P Some underground shop in Akihabara? :P Kanojo Toys sells “used” panties, panties with added fragrance to simulate used ones, dunno if that’s good enough for you…

  • ShiningStar

    Do you know any website that sells Japanese pantsu?

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      If you’re talking about used panties, then no, I have no idea :P Some underground shop in Akihabara? :P Kanojo Toys sells “used” panties, panties with added fragrance to simulate used ones, dunno if that’s good enough for you…

  • http://www.bradleyfarless.com/ Brad F.

    I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on that Otaku encyclopedia. I’ve seen a few people talking about it and it seems interesting. I’ll have to budget that in sometime in the next few months.

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Sounds like a good idea, it’s definitely useful :)

  • http://www.bradleyfarless.com/ Brad F.

    I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on that Otaku encyclopedia. I’ve seen a few people talking about it and it seems interesting. I’ll have to budget that in sometime in the next few months.

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Sounds like a good idea, it’s definitely useful :)

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    The Otaku Encyclopedia truly is awesome although it has some critics. I picked up and blogged about my copy last year, I still peak into it from time to time although I have read most of it through.

    I so want to see that Darling is a Foreigner movie

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Some critics? Like what? Oh and I can’t find the post on your blog! And yeah, the movie looks really good too, will watch it as soon as possible.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    The Otaku Encyclopedia truly is awesome although it has some critics. I picked up and blogged about my copy last year, I still peak into it from time to time although I have read most of it through.

    I so want to see that Darling is a Foreigner movie

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Some critics? Like what? Oh and I can’t find the post on your blog! And yeah, the movie looks really good too, will watch it as soon as possible.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    yea some people say it is too commercialized, has some errors and the author isn’t a “true” otaku.

    The post is on my blog in the Book review category, you were even one of the people to comment on it ^_^, found it for you.
    http://www.jamaipanese.com/otaku-encyclopedia-book-review/

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Odd, I searched for it, maybe I misspelled it or something :P (Was looking so I could link you up!).

      I don’t see why the author would have to be a “true” otaku, he has obviously studied and probably knows more than a “true” otaku anyways. Errors are of course unacceptable in printed matter, but overall it’s a great book.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    yea some people say it is too commercialized, has some errors and the author isn’t a “true” otaku.

    The post is on my blog in the Book review category, you were even one of the people to comment on it ^_^, found it for you.
    http://www.jamaipanese.com/otaku-encyclopedia-book-review/

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      Odd, I searched for it, maybe I misspelled it or something :P (Was looking so I could link you up!).

      I don’t see why the author would have to be a “true” otaku, he has obviously studied and probably knows more than a “true” otaku anyways. Errors are of course unacceptable in printed matter, but overall it’s a great book.