Otaku Japan (9784805315149)

Manga/Graphic Novel
Current Stock:
Tuttle Publishing
Date Published:
listings for over 450 locations; over 400 photographs; 21 maps
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

Transport yourself to the global capital of cool with this ultimate guide to Japanese pop culture!

Are you crazy about Japanese manga, anime, video games, cosplay, toys and idols? If so, this book is for you! Whether you're planning a trip to Japan, have a severe case of wanderlust, or are just fascinated by its culture, let Otaku Japan transport you to the capital of cool.

In this practical travel guide, over 450 iconic shops, restaurants, cafes, clubs and events are presented in loving detail with precise directions on how to find them. More than 20 maps, websites and over 400 color photos take you the length and breadth of Japan to all the centers of Otaku culture—from snowy Hokkaido to sunny Kyushu.

Highlights include:
  • Interviews with Game Developers
  • Cosplay and Halloween Events in Japan
  • Dojinshi: Self-published Comics
  • A Visit to the Ghibli Museum
  • Interview with famous Japanese idols
  • Anime-themed Trains
  • A Glossary of Otaku Terms
  • And much, much more!

The book covers all major regions in Japan—Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya, Sapporo and Fukuoka—as well as lesser-known areas like Tohoku, Chugoku and Shikoku.

About the Author:
Gianni Simone is the author of Tuttle's Tokyo Geek's Guide. He is the Japan correspondent for Vogue Italia and a regular contributor to The Japan Times. His writings have also appeared on Flash Art and CNN Travel websites and in Metropolis and San Francisco Arts Quarterly magazines. Simone has lived in Japan for almost 25 years and he resides in Yokohama with his wife and two sons.