For today’s blog post I thought I would get a bit more personal and talk about how I got into anime and otaku culture.
In terms of anime I have been watching various series throughout my entire life starting with the famous Sailor Moon dating back as far as I can remember. I actually thought watching anime was very typical and I had no idea it was not commonplace until I was in my teens. I then at around the age of 15 or so found a small group of friends that I would interact with on a daily basis that influenced me further with anime and the like.
Over time I began to become what many refer to as an ‘otaku’ in the sense that I was really into anime, manga, and all that. I’ll go into what being an otaku means in the sense of the word and to myself in a later post but let me just say it was a blessing and a curse.
The next big step I made into becoming a huge anime fan was creating my little Facebook page ‘Kohai-kun’. While my page isn’t extremely popular I’m happy with it since not only did help me grow as an anime lover but also helped me create a small little area of the internet where I can interact with others in a safe and non toxic manner which I personally find invaluable.
To conclude that’s my history with anime/otaku culture and my journey through the time before the time when it wasn’t extremely popular. As always I would love to hear yours. Thanks, -Cas