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Saw a young girl point to Pacific Rim poster and ask "what's THIS movie?" Her mom said "you don't want to see that. That's science fiction."
Attack on Titan succeeds among otaku because the unattainable dream goal is to go the fuck outside (instadeath awaits). Also, NO LOVE STORY.
A week ago this beast was unleashed upon Japan http://www.japantoday.com/category/food/view/mega-potato-to-go-back-on-sale-at-mcdonalds-japan … Only ONE logical outcome could result from that http://i.imgur.com/CZXpKj0.jpg
It warrants more attention that the guy who wrote that PUA book is a nerd living in Japan who also wrote a WWF/Sailor Moon crossover fanfic.
Gawker media review of Attack on Titan deducted marks from it because the author dislikes having to wait a week for the next episode. I see.
There are a lot of Loki from The Avengers costumes at #Otakon. However, and this is important to note, approximately zero of them are dudes.
I'm SICK of anime fans being mocked! It's a mature storytelling medium! Now then: the anime about girls pissing themselves is released in US
"We owe a great deal to maniacs, but we can't make good works if we only pander to them." --Leiji Matsumoto before "otaku" was a common word
CNN's top story: anger online over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman. News ticker text: a million children forced to become refugees in Syria
Yoko Kanno facts possibly not obvious from the camera: she did the concert barefoot and played the concert from memory without written notes
State of the anime industry 2012: Cowboy Bebop finally being released on Blu-Ray & there are no US publishers in position to release it here
Anime fandom "lacking" a sense of humor ties in with "nerd humor" overall. The only thing recognized as jokes are not jokes. Just references
I'm an engineer, podcaster, and Otaku USA Magazine contributor driven insane from pop culture overload and isolation. It makes me scream a lot with my fingers.