Monday, August 30, 2004

definition of OTAKU

Nomura Research Institute, one of Japan's major reseach firm officially published a rport about the reality and estimated market size of "OTAKU" here.

Interesting is I think this is the first time I see the difinition of "OTAKU", other than stereotyped image and characters by media. For instance, Anime Otaku is defined as

"Those DAILY watching tv anime and DVD anime. They record tv anime programs more than 10 a week using PC and HDD recorders, they are relatively high IT literacy. Majority is men of age between 15 - 40."

And population of Anime Otaku is about 200,000 people in Japan? I just wonder it mean just more or less or this is the strict difinition to be called..