Comics Alliance Gift Guide: What To Buy For A Proud Otaku
The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes gifts! It’s always lovely to receive something special from someone you love, but there’s also a particular pleasure that comes in giving a really well chosen gift and knowing that it’s truly appreciated. Sometimes it really is better to give than to receive! In that spirit, ComicsAlliance is here to inspire you with some great ideas for gifts to buy for your friends and family. Each gift guide is tailored to a particular personality type or special interests, and today we’re looking at gifts for otaku of all types!
Although otaku is a rather negative phrase in Japan, the word has become a proud signifier for anime and manga enthusiasts in the rest of the world. It’s safe to say that today is as good a time to be into Japanese pop culture as there has ever been. The last Dragon Ball Z movie set bona fide box office records, there are over two million copies of Attack on Titan in print in English, and the appearance of Naruto creator Masashi Kiskimoto at this year’s New York Comic Con shot attendance through the roof.
There’s no shortage of fun swag for lovers of Japanese comics and fan culture on the Internet, and we’ve combed through it all for the best stuff to get for your nephew or niece who loves Pokemon, your shojo binge-reading girlfriend or boyfriend, or even stuff you might secretly want for yourself.