This essey was first bublished in our local mangaclub-magazine "KANHOKU" in
Writer is not me but A. SÓren, whose grateful permit it is showed here
It is said that anime is not a hobby, but lifelong dedication to the powerty
Thats not true
Man came to the Zen-master and said "I dont own anything, I┤m free !". Master
said to him: "Only when your given up to not wanting anything youre truly free".
True otaku is not attached to the aidea of powerty. To Otaku the financial
situation is like weather: I┤ts got direct and indirect consiscenses to the
ans welfare, but hasn't got any meaning in itself. True Otaku is not neither
fond of his collection. It is not important what they own, but what they don't
own...yet. True otaku is only fond of an idea of seeing all existing anime.
When they are sawed it all, they are truly free, and can achive Enlightement
Study this well
There is several otaku schools
some press the material side: writing tables, luchboxes, collectors cards,
posters, phonecards, model kitts...
If the followers of these schools are not careful, and their collections can
become more important than anime, then they are not much better than other
Thats not a way of Perfect otaku
There is Otaku-do schools that say "All your need is tentacles", or "Cutenes is
all your need", or "Your must only watch mecha"
This is not the way to the Enlightement
Search this well
Komori ryu Zen Otaku-do is Way of Perfect Otaku. Its created originally using
Tetsuvan atom ryn and Uchy Senkan Yanmato ruy tiivitsus techinques, which are
completed with things from old Ova-do schools.
Komori Ryu stresses watching of all anime that is available. It's wery practical:
Form must never be in a way of suitabitily.
In other words: It's not HOW your watch it or WHAT your watch, as long your
watch A LOT of anime
Komori Ryu means bat. Name is chosen to represent some of the typical aspects
whitch are noticed some dan-level otakus:
-Dislike of bright light
-Limited ability to own money whitch leads:
leathery appearance(when all food-money are spend in anime)
ability to hang out(that is to hang out in your friend/mother/apartment in
acute hearing(So acute that in a couple of years you hear anime-remarks in
plases where they dont exist)
Komori-ryu practitioners gather in big flocks in the dark plases(We call
In forementioned reasons some members of opposite sex looks a Komori Ryu
practitioners in samelike horror than our name-animal