Saturday, February 5, 2011

It begins, it begins

Hi, welcome to Otaku Novice! This blog is intended to be a novice's guide to manga and anime (written by a novice). Basically, I'll be going over basic terminology and gradually move into reviews of some what I consider to be "beginner-friendly" series.

Lesson 1!
Anime: Basically just animation made by the Japanese. In Japan, the term actually refers to all animation regardless or origin though.

Manga: Basically just comics made by the Japanese. Comics influenced by manga and produced in other countries also exist, such as Manhwa (made by the Koreans).

Otaku: A Japanese term that refers to somebody who's "passionate" about anime and manga. Strictly speaking, the term can be used for *anything* really (music otaku, sports otaku, etc) but its strongly associated with manga and anime now. Its got a somewhat negative connotation; think "fanboy", "geek", or "nerd" as western equivalents.

That's all for now, see you next time!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great posting! It was very easy to identify the differences between anime, manga, and otaku. Do you think you will be posting pictures to illustrate other differences?