Category Archives: ANIME-MANGA

Can Our Otaku Hoarding Be a Disorder?

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Around late August, I wrote about the guy who made the Guinness World Record for having the largest Dragon Ball collection and how good is it to collect things for the sake of our sanity.

Now I’ll discuss in some detail about the flip side of this because there are times to think about what it means to collect versus to hoard.

A much-needed episode of the Psych Central Podcast came out last week that focused on a problem that almost all of us can relate to – having clutter. While clutter is problematic, it might not be that big of a deal when compared to hoarding. Hoarding is basically buying and accumulating things with no regard to your own personal space.

I know there was a book about otaku rooms that opened up many readers’ eyes to the fascinating world of living spaces filled with anime and manga goods. Some of the folks who were interviewed in the book talk about their consumption being used as a way to cope with not feeling/getting the love they need from other human beings. I wonder if that means that they have hoarding disorder, which apparently is an actual thing.

There are 3 criteria that need to be met in order to be diagnosed with hoarding disorder. They are:

1.) Excessive accumulation.

2.) Not using living spaces for their intended purpose (i.e. using your kitchen as a storage room instead of a place to cook and store food).

3.) You’re upset and/or traumatized about something in your life or there’s an impairment in your daily functioning.

I sometimes look at otaku rooms (that are usually their bedrooms) and wonder how the residents manage to sleep. There’s so much stimuli. You have posters, screens, toys, etc. all over the place. Those kinds …continue reading

    

Arc System Works Bundle on Fanatical

Source: Supaku Blog
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A short reminder that Fanatical is currently selling the first Arc System Works Bundle. The bundle includes UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late, Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!!, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, INFERNO CLIMBER and Guilty Gear Isuka. Price is $4.99 or ¥540.92 with 4 days left remaining. For more details, check out the bundle page. Here’s a trailer for UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late.

Fanatical: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/arc-system-works-bundle …continue reading

    

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Episode 3 Impression

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On this episode, Iruma and Alice starts interacting with Clara. Later, Iruma learns more about Clara’s situation and ability.

So seeing Iruma play with Clara is pretty adorable and funny along with Alice. Also, it was nice that our male lead didn’t even try to take advantage of her ability in order to play unlike the bullies. Other than that, I wonder who is going to be the next new introduced character. Now what’s going to be the next plot? I’ll be looking forward to it. Overall, funny playing moments and nice new character introduction for Clara. …continue reading

    

Enen no Shouboutai Episode 13 Impression

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On this episode, the White Hoods sends in impostors to cause chaos in the town. Later, Shinra and Arthur partners up to counter the White Hoods duo.

I’m actually very surprised to see Arthur can tell the difference between a loli and old man in disguise. I just find it plain shocking and hilarious. Also, it was funny to see how Arthur indirectly admits to Shinra that he’s an idiot during their fight together. Other than that, the action is awesome and especially and along our duo quickly learning to coordinate against the White Hoods. Now what’s going to happen next? I really can’t wait to find out. Overall, interesting town chaos plot and awesome duo action. …continue reading

    

Granblue Fantasy 2 Episode 3 Impression

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On this episode, Gran’s crew infiltrates the castle and searches for Katalina. Later, Katalina reveals her past and connection with Vira.

Since Vira is one of my favorite tsundere characters, it was pretty cool to see some past flashbacks of the Katalina and Vira duo during their academy days as animated. Also, seeing Gran investigate on Katalina and the deal’s true motives is nice. Other than that, there wasn’t much action again unfortunately because it was just chasing. Now what’s going to happen next? I can’t wait to find out. Overall, cool academy days past revealed and some decent castle investigation. …continue reading