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Otaku life - Manga, anime, video games and cosplay



A book that offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of "otaku" culture, one of the most famous Japanese words in the world: originally it designated those who distanced themselves from real life to immerse themselves in a virtual or fantastic context, but today it is used with a positive connotation to identify fans of pop culture, in particular manga, anime, video games and cosplay. A curious guide to the discovery of a mass phenomenon, which began as a local subculture and then spread internationally. Today it is present in many foreign countries and acts as a bridge between different cultures, between the West and Japan: hence the enormous fascination it exerts throughout the world. We will see how otaku were born, what they love and how they managed to shake off all prejudices, often becoming an integral part of Japan's productive effort and success.

Reasons of interest:

  • A highly topical topic, especially among young people, treated in an informative and pleasant way
  • Manga-style illustrations, which perfectly reflect the spirit of the texts
  • A section dedicated to places of worship, which makes this work an authentic guide to visiting the best of otaku Japan
  • A fascinating journey towards a "redemption" perhaps not yet completed

Size: 19.5 × 26 cm
Number of pages: 144
ISBN: 9782889751594
October 6, 2023

GIOVANNI VALENTI born in 1989 was born and raised in Palermo. After artistic studies and years in the world of theatre, he decided to move to Milan where he began working as a stylist and specializing in Visual Merchandising at the European Institute of Design. Since he was a child, he loved anime and manga, and became passionate about and explored everything related to the Land of the Rising Sun after his first trip to Japan. During the pandemic he resumed drawing, creating the "FashionToManga" project where he illustrates the latest fashion trends in anime style, obtaining collaborations with international brands and magazines.