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GTO Neko



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:26 pm Reply with quote
He's definitely talking about how I feel about otaku life in a way.

It's something that can't be ignored, but at the same time, shouldn't have to be shoved down everyone's throat like alot of other things are.
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ruro niko



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:58 am Reply with quote
It's an interesting interview to read about how one who has shown a realistic and believable outlook on the otaku culture give his opinions on it. Towards the end, it does sound like Shimoku is against otakuness going mainstream, but yet, he is happy to see it embraced more in the form of actual clubs. I guess it's more like he wants otaku to be able to come together and be able to feel less ashamed than just the popularization of the culture just because it's the latest fad.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:14 am Reply with quote
What I find most interesting is that he based Ogiue on himself... That means that he purposefully decided to make the character that represented him in his manga a woman. A secretly Yaio loving, BL doujin drawing woman... That's like, SO otaku Smile
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teh*darkness



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:14 am Reply with quote
Shimoku Kio-sensei wrote:
"I believe otaku should be a minority, but one that stands up to the pressures of the world, and I try to be like that, too."


Words to live by.
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Viga_of_stars



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:14 pm Reply with quote
teh*darkness wrote:
Shimoku Kio-sensei wrote:
"I believe otaku should be a minority, but one that stands up to the pressures of the world, and I try to be like that, too."


Words to live by.
A truly great quote. *Salutes Shimoku sensei.*
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