As the old Crosby Stills Nash and Young song says, “…if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” Such is the life of an otaku living anywhere outside of Japan; much more so for one living in Austin, Texas.
I am a self-described Japanophile, who has had a 29-year fascination with the various and amazing aspects of Japan, its people, and their culture. Surprisingly, I just discovered the genius of anime, manga, and J-doramas (dramas) a couple of years ago, so I’m catching up.
For most Japanophiles living in exile outside of Japan or outside of one of the major American cities with large populations of Japanese-Americans (such as San Francisco or Chicago), the only way to tap into the culture they love so much is online. I hope to discover some of the local groups, stores, restaurants, and events and share those experiences in this blog.
I’ll also do the occassional review of animes and J-doramas I’m watching, games I’m playing, or literature I’m reading. Feel free to leave your comments or send in recommendations.