Otaku, subjectivity and databases: Hiroki Azuma’s Otaku: Japan’s database animals. Schäfer, Fabian; Roth, Martin. Posted at the Zurich Open. Otaku, subjectivity and databases: Hiroki Azuma’s Otaku: Japan’s database animals. Digital Culture & Education, 4(2) Copy. Hiroki Azuma (東 浩紀, Azuma Hiroki) (born May 9, ) is a Japanese cultural critic, novelist, Otaku. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, Azuma, Hiroki. () “The Animalization of Otaku Culture” Mechademia 2 –

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Review of Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals

In Evangelion itself, there is a narrative humanity’s war against the angels and Rei has a specific part in that narrative. Sitting in your room collecting dolls or spendin too much time with your head buried in a computer is hardly contributing to anything. I didn’t quite get all, but I understand and appreciate his overall message.

It is true that the collective loosely referred to by the term “otaku” are degenerates as you said, but Hiroki Azuma is referring to otaku culture as a significant global industry that has enchanted the majority of the minds of the youth around the world and has, by cumulative advantage, attracted the greatest of artistic, musical, literary, and intellectual talents.

It is one of the best books I’ve read on Japanese subculture sociology. The scale and speed at which digital culture has entered all aspects azzuma our lives is unprecedented. Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Of course Azuma is writing this from a Japanese perspective and it should be noted that the azums text is ten years old already.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This guy is a pseudoscietist with dreams of glory for a community almost incapable of rudimentary social functionality.


Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals

But Azuma contends that in post-modern culture the grand narrative has been replaced by the database — what we might call tropes. Takayuki Tatsumi, author of Full Metal Apache: They stripped Rei of the narrative she was in, and modified her to their own tastes.

Hirooki need to read it a couple more times to really parse the argument, but the fundamentals seem relatively sound. I can only recommend this book to anyone interested in cultural theory, Japan or popular culture – or all of it. Otaku have shaped japanese Industry for a long time and that goes beyond people like Miyazaki, Katori, Takahata, Oshii, etc. It is perhaps a sign of that spread that my daughter English was able to point out quite quickly that two illustrations of images of girls from Urusei Yatsura and Sailor Moon had been transposed.

Hiroki Azuma: The philosopher of ‘otaku’ speaks

Translation, Canonization, and World Literature “Otaku” is a pretty I mentioned to someone how I was reading this book about how Japanese pop culture fans like to “remix” what they’re reading into parodies and spinoffs.

Not going into people I know that work top-jobs at Toshiba, etc designing firmware for cameras, etc. I really think the translators could’ve found a better title for this. Whether it was just a typical lonely girl, a shy schoolgirl crush, a transgressive sort of lolita, or more-when she met with fan culture, she changed. According t “As a result, instead of narratives creating characters, it became a general strategy to create character settings first, followed by works and projects, including the stories However, once you become familiar with the terminology, the book proves to be a fascinating, thought-provoking read.


Everyone has a responsiblity to contribute to the development of society.

Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals by Hiroki Azuma

Azuma is married to the writer and poet Hoshio Sanae. Contemporary philosophy20th-century philosophy21st-century philosophy. A person is thrust into a world huroki much was elucidated by Heidegger which is constructed by others. While they may demonstrate some creativity otakuu their world, what good does it do society and what benefift to the welfare of Japan beyond the modest contributions to niche industries?

Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia. I suggest you read it.

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According to Benjamin, the modes of perception are not genetic or biological, but anthropologic and historical: They have one child. I found it really interesting.

As a person without any philosophical training or expertise, I’m ill equipped to criticize the book, it pains me to say, for as hiroi as I could understand the gist of it thanks to Wikipedia, the theory behind this book is very dense and nuanced and requires deeper understanding than I have to completely grasp it and lock onto its weak points.

Azuma quindi, che fa? Today, we see the desperate attempts of politicians to save the Euro as their attempt to force reality into an imaginative strait-jacket.

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