Erotic Otaku and Anime Subculture

Within anime and manga there are many genres or categories and as it becomes more popular the fanbase and money generated from the industry is growing rapidly and influencing various other cultures. Surfed into somewhat well written but still flawed article entitled Anime erotic subculture goes mainstream that covers Japan’s erotic exports to America, tries to explain otaku culture and compares the otaku culture in America with Japan.

Balsa – the anime girl of my dreams….I explained why in my Guardian of the Sacred Spirit review

What I fear is many persons who don’t understand otaku culture who read articles like this will generalize and think that all persons interested in Japanese manga and anime are sexually perverted retards who collect childlike female figures and are anti-social. There are many otaku (like me) who are into anime and manga but necessarily overly interested it’s erotic subculture and many onlookers must understand that it is what it is a “subculture” of a much wider movement.

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5 thoughts on “Erotic Otaku and Anime Subculture

  1. lol, another attempt to make anime and its fans look bad, but it’s not as bad as it was back in the 90s…I still remember seeing the VHS version of Akira with the "Absolutely Not for Children!!" label. Now since people have nothing to do, they find something new (but actually old) to complain about, especially with Death Note. :/

  2. The guys article seems focused on sex and American sexuality so I am not too surprised. I mean, he even got "Lolicon" wrong! "Lolicon" is the stringing together of "Lolita" and "complex" (just like they’ll accuse guys of having "matha-con" — "mother complex" or girls of having onii-con "Big brother complex"). It would be nice if they broadened the variety of anime distributed stateside but then again, sex does sell *shrug*

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