CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Otaku: Images and Identity in Flux

Joseph L. Dela Pena

Division: Humanities

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Ayako Kano

Date of this Version: 11 May 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.



An analysis of the changing stereotypical image of the Otaku, primarily as the subculture is viewed in Japan with parallels to Otaku subculture in the United States. Also included are an examination of the subculutre, the formation of its identity, and its interactions with the mainstream culture.


East Asian Languages and Societies

Suggested Citation

Dela Pena, Joseph L., "Otaku: Images and Identity in Flux" 11 May 2006. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania,

Date Posted: 17 May 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.




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