Wednesday, October 4

UNOtaku group members revel in obsessive fandom over anime

It’s the punk-rock groupie chick you want to slap silly as she thrusts herself toward your friend who happens to be in band. It’s the boy who wears the shirt of the band he’s seeing to the show. It’s the kid that you just know has the 20-sided die in his pocket. Fan girl, fan boy, geek. These are all slang terms well-known to be less than complimentary.

What some people fail to see is there are those who revel in their rabid obsession. Those who can, poke fun at themselves while having a good time. When it comes to “anime geeks,” some of those people are right here on campus. They’ve come together as UNOtaku, and they celebrate anime as both entertainment and art.

Full article is available here.