Thank you for visiting Otaku Champloo, a little project I made to host my spazzing about mangas and anime in one place. Although primarily this place is more focused on manga, occasionally I’d put a spatter or two about the animes I’ve seen as well. And yes, I should be updating this more often. I really really should. Slap me in my comments if I don’t.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi. My name’s Khursten Santos, a graduate student from the Philippines who has a mild curiosity (okay that was an understatement) for Japan and their mangas.
My life as an otaku is still in its blooming stage, almost there, but not quite there yet. I still have a pocket that stops me from going on an all out manga spree on E-bay, amazon, and bk1. The Philippines doesn’t have a decent manga shop anymore, hence I only get a spatter of manga here and there. Most mangas sold here are English translated and sometimes, reading them in English feels weird for me.
I studied Japanese just to read the mangas that I have been collecting. And I think it spiraled a passionate love to know more about the manga industry and the genres under it. Currently, I’m focusing my graduate research towards manga as an agency for social change, particularly how it’s capable of changing identities. Someday, I want to make a living out of reading manga. Now, isn’t that every manga otaku’s dream?
However, being a manga otaku, my memory is not as sharp as those in Akiba. I cannot completely remember who is who and who done what. Hence, when friends ask me about the things I read, I really… can’t remember them. So to help my failing memory, I built this site. When they ask me questions and I happen to have read it, I can just point them towards this direction. More so, it’s nice to have a place to spazz your thoughts on manga. Don’t you think?
Occasionally, my boss, Ed, drags me to spazz a thing or two at Mangacast.
ABOUT THE MANGA SHE READS LATELY…
I’ve… grown no bounds in reading manga lately. After having subscribed to Morning, I found new love to reading almost anything and everything under the sun. I suppose it’s another stage in my life wherein I’m finally realizing new wisdom not only seinen but in josei, gag, shoujo, and even BL and ero manga. Sometimes reading a favorite gives me new inspiration and insights.
I say, the sky’s the limit’s when it comes to manga. I think I’ll be reading manga… until I die.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECOMMEND SOMETHING FOR ME TO READ?
You may freely comment in my journal or e-mail me at punkednoodle (at) gmail.com