The Momentary and Placeless Community: Constructing a New Community with regards to Otaku Culture

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Nobuharu IMAI


The aim of this article is to examine how a new community in information societies is constructed by referring to the cultural practices of Otaku and their methods of communication. Today, the realities of internet space are gaining ground. The Otaku are the most acclimatized people, or the most addicted, to the information society, however, when they gather in certain real geographic places that they denominate by religious terms, they affirm the existence of their reference group and strengthen the plausibility of their structures. The practices of Otaku present one of the ways of living in the information society.


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