Marketing guru Seth Godin hails otaku as the most desirable audience in today’s word-of-mouth-driven marketplace. If you walk into a hardcore otaku’s room, you would easily see why.
Otacool: Worldwide Otaku Rooms is a new book featuring the well-stocked, well-decorated rooms of enthusiastic otaku. Two of the otaku feaured in the book, top otaku blogger Danny Choo and renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, will be signing autographs for the book’s international launch. Fittingly enough, Danny learned of Alodia through Internet-powered international otaku word-of-mouth last year.
If you want to meet two of the most passionate otaku on the planet, go to Anime Festival Asia at Suntec Singapore on November 22 at 3:30-4:00pm GMT+8. Look for exhibition halls 403-404, booth D01. In the meantime, check out Alodia’s photos in Otacool.
First he blogged her, then he got her an endorsement deal. Now he’ll visit her. Top otaku culture blogger Danny Choo has confirmed attendance for Alodia Fans Day via Facebook. Alodia Fans Day, of course, is an event dedicated to Filipina gamer-blogger-cosplayer idol Alodia Gosiengfiao.
Let that sink in for a second. The otaku king of the blogosphere is flying all the way from Japan to meet the otaku queen of the Philippines. This is international otaku history in the making.
Update: Just saw this tweet from Danny: “Would love to go but can’t.” Too bad. 🙁