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Saito Tamaki

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816654505

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.001.0001

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The Psychopathology of the Otaku

The Psychopathology of the Otaku

Chapter:
(p.9) 1 The Psychopathology of the Otaku
Source:
Beautiful Fighting Girl
Author(s):

Saitō Tamaki

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0002

This chapter examines the sexuality of the otaku. It focuses on how people are most efficiently aroused by a drawn image, which has the most potential for efficient reproduction, transmission, and manipulation. It studies the sexuality of a male otaku in his twenties, who is a very orthodox fan of beautiful fighting girl anime, by reviewing his responses to an interview conducted through e-mail. Based on the interview, the distinguishing feature of otaku is the coexistence of a healthy sex life with a “desire for fiction” and “fictional perversion.”

Keywords:   otaku, sexuality, drawn image, desire for fiction, fictional perversion

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