Reaching Otaku’s Worldwide

I’ve realised I’ve been so closed minded, trying to do this project in the UK, there is a fan base but compared to Japan/America it’s tiny. The best way to get this project to reach its full potential is to make it an online interactive one, these are some Otaku’s from around the world I have contacted. I need to write a final project brief about what I will do, Skype interviews? Audio? Video?

Here’s a start…

Jonezy – UK – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/41690/Another+room.html#comment-538819
Sevie – Germany – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/38129/It+s+getting+tight+inside+my+apartment.html
Hyougo – Japan – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/43977/Heaven+of+Sonico.html
Mim – Australia – http://www.figure.fm/post/en/35519/Mim+s+Room+Update.html
The bobness – Asia – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/26418/Bob+s+Ultimate+Setup+Final+Ver.html
Ruki Momoi – Spain – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/26217/Please+Vote+my+room.html
Yakumo – Holland – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/24575/Yakumo+s+Room+Upgrade.html
Davao – Phillipeans – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/12413/My+Toy+Hall+Collections.html
Rayun – Switzerland – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/43571/Rayun+Desktop+Loot+update+10+12.html
Zh3uS – Singapore – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/43307/%E4%BB%8A%E6%97%A5%E3%81%AE%E9%83%A8%E5%B1%8B+30+SEPT+2012.html
Wing – Brunei – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/42779/My+Humble+Room+V+3.html
Ihatemondays – US –  http://www.figure.fm/en/post/42617/Room+Tour.html
Kuraikawai – Barcelona – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/41987/Kuraikawai+s+room+updated.html
Chibichibiusa – Canada – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/41879/My+new+room+1+year+after+moving.html

Update 22/11/2012 :

People who have said yes…
Mim – Australia – http://www.figure.fm/post/en/35519/Mim+s+Room+Update.html
Wing – Brunei – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/42779/My+Humble+Room+V+3.html
Jonezy – UK – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/41690/Another+room.html#comment-538819
Rayun – Switzerland – http://www.figure.fm/en/post/43571/Rayun+Desktop+Loot+update+10+12.html
Ihatemondays – US –  http://www.figure.fm/en/post/42617/Room+Tour.html

People who have said no…

Love Land Invaders

Love Land invaders is a series by German Photographers Ralph Lagoi and Kate Lace. This series is shot entirely in Hotel Rooms in Japan, and uses Japanese pop culture as a direct influence.

Your work is so funky fresh. Where do you find inspiration?

Thank you! We draw inspiration from lots of things like: Entertainment and pop culture, Japanese culture and its surreal output, nature and mythology, erotic bodies, fashion-design and art are perpetual inspirational sources. They all have one thing in common: a good vibrant portion of positive energy.

-Taken from Kaleidoscope Eyes Blog – http://kaleidoscopeeyes8.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/interview-love-land-invaders-14-pics-my.html

The sexual nature of the image refers to the massive sex, erotica and porn industry in Japan, and a massive part of pop culture which I will have to look at in my work. The common idea is that ‘sex sells’ and there is nothing more key in pop culture than making money.. The fact that they are taken in hotel rooms also enforces the themes of sex. The colours in this work are sickly and kitsch representing the mass of the pop culture, it’s in your face, fast pace and can be overpowering at times.