Otaku Lounge began in April 2013 and is primarily an anime blog, although it occasionally focuses on other forms of Japanese pop culture such as music, film, and fashion, and on Japan in general. Very few posts are academic in nature, but rather aim to be easily understood and enjoyed by both anime veterans and those new to the medium. This blog also encourages open discussion from readers (i.e. the author would rather talk with people than at them). To this end, the majority of posts have an opinion-based question at the bottom which hopefully aid in creating a conversation. All comments, however, are welcome.
The author of Otaku Lounge is Artemis, a New Zealander who lived and worked in rural Japan from August 2012-2016. She then spent five months working in Northeastern Thailand before moving back to Japan in March 2017. Having completed her doctoral thesis on the topic of representations of sexuality in anime, she’s now taking the opportunity to be able to write more generally and informally about her passion. Since 2015, she’s also been one of the writers for The Glorio Blog. Outside of Japan and related topics, her main interests are competitive swimming, creative writing, and travel.
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