Shooting Star Spotlights: Defining Otaku

Shooting Star Spotlights
Character: Miki Hoshii from Idolm@ster

What is an otaku? This question is asked quite a bit throughout the anime community and the answer differs depending on who you talk to. This question is eventually what led to the creation of this blog! Shooting Star Dreamer’s first blog post sums this up, and the later post discusses breaking the otaku stereotype.

Today however, I’d like to highlight the opinions of others, instead of solely my own. Also with this, I’m opening (or somewhat changing) a segment of my blog, known as Shooting Star Spotlights. Contrary to other spotlights, I want this category to highlight bloggers/websites/posts, but specifically anime bloggers.

Each spotlight under this title will focus on a specific theme, and all blogs or websites I provide will have a post relating to this theme. The websites I pick may not necessarily be active, but will contain posts that deserve attention.

So below are posts that I feel discuss the concept of otaku well. I like their definitions and perspective on the otaku label and believe that their posts are worthy enough to share with you all. Please take the time to read or at least skim through them!

Thank you for reading~

Turning a Negative into a Positive ~ by Reneaux Ruffin

Geek Spending Power ~ by Trends in Japan

What is an “Otaku”?  by Daniel Bengtsson