Essays about: "otaku"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 essays containing the word otaku.

  1. 1. Game Complex

    University essay from KTH/Arkitektur

    Author : JIN GU; [2020]
    Keywords : game complex;

    Abstract : This project is a new type of game center in the "game paradise" Akihabara, Tokyo. In Japan, anime, cosplay, Game industry and virtual world have developed very mature and attractive, while in the reality society, most people are under great pressure. READ MORE

  2. 2. Practically Naked: Fan Service in Anime as Hyper-Gendered Performances of Spectacle

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för konsthistoria och visuella studier

    Author : Mimosa Wittenfelt; [2020]
    Keywords : Fan Service; Anime; Ecchi; Otaku; Fan Culture; Gender Performance; Spectacle; Gender Representation; Judith Butler; Guy Debord; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis combines Judith Butler’s concept of gender understood as a performance and Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle in order to apply it onto the sexually charged imagery in anime known as “fan service.” In doing so, it endeavours to answer what visually constitutes a gendered performance in fan service, and how those visuals can be read as a form of spectacle. READ MORE

  3. 3. Building experience for Seichi Junrei "Anime pilgrimage"

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för teknik och samhälle (TS)

    Author : Edgar Axelsson; [2020]
    Keywords : subculture; digital tourism; participatory design; user experience; otaku; community development; niche tourism;

    Abstract : Despite growing as a new popular facet of tourism in Japan, Seichi junrei is still niche and largely undocumented, stifling both the experiences of participants as well as the opportunities in the tourism industry. The tourism industry is changing and always trying to improve but lacks a personal touch. READ MORE

  4. 4. The meaning and image of Otaku in Japanese society, and its change over time

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Andreas Welin; [2014-02-27]
    Keywords : japanska; otaku; pop culture; anime; manga; Akihabara;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to clarify how the term otaku, commonly thought of as a Japanese equivalent to the word nerd, is defined and regarded in Japanese media and society. This is done through a chronological analysis of newspaper articles from the publications Asahi Shimbun, Shuukan Asahi and Aera, using Laclau and Mouffe’s theory on discourse and its analysis as a methodological foundation. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Resilience of Hegemonic Salaryman Masculinity : A comparison of three prominent masculinities

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för öst- och sydöstasienstudier

    Author : Jef Smitsmans; [2014]
    Keywords : Japan; herbivore masculinity; otaku masculinity; masculinity; salaryman; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : It was the aim of this thesis to explore whether salaryman masculinity has lost its status as hegemonic form of masculinity to otaku masculinity or herbivore masculinity. The thesis makes use of the theoretical framework of hegemonic masculinity as first used by R.W. Connell. READ MORE