Until further notice this blog remains here for archival purposes and is not actively posted on. It is unclear as to when this will change, but this is to let you know.

Lets Theme it Up Please help Me

by DumbOtaku on May 11, 2010

Theme based reviews are the way of the future, at least for dumbotaku.com. As you may have noticed it has been a bit quite around here since the site split. Unfortunately it is mostly due to having no real goals for the site other than “reviews and otaku culture” type posts.

Reviews are all fine and good, and a lot of fun. However, doing random reviews kind of sucks for me because I don’t know what is review worthy or not, odd problem I know.

So starting this month I am going to do theme based reviews. Every month is a new theme for reviews, and one post per week.

This months theme is going to be Movies.

I have several ideas for what to do reviews on so now it is a matter of getting through them in a timely manner.

All that said What are your ideas?

Please leave a comment with your ideas for themes. As you might have noticed I am not binding myself to genre, but am actually open to almost any type of theme.

Thanks for the help and I can’t wait to see some of the ideas.


JapanGaku is Splitting Dumb Otaku

by DumbOtaku on February 24, 2010

This blog was started over a year ago, originally, to be an outlet where I can talk about anime, manga, and j-drama plus other otakuness. Since I went more and more into learning about Japan itself and the Japanese language. As I did that though I moved away from my original goal of blogging about anime and manga.

However, the topics started to collide with each other and I didn’t want to do hardcore topics on either subjects. So the best solution was to move Japan and Japanese language posts to another blog where I can go as wild as I want to on posts. So in comes JapanGaku.

JapanGaku is close to Japan(学) or Japan Learning. Again the general goal is to blog about Japan and the Japanese Language. So please give it a look and subscribe to the rss feed.

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Can You Really Play in Japanese?

February 3, 2010

The word for “play” in Japanese does not necessarily have the same context in Japanese as it does in English. In English when we think play we think, in general, we think games or sports. From tennis and golf to video games or mind games. The word 遊ぶ (あそぶ) can mean up to three main [...]

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All Hail Japan – a go go

January 27, 2010

There is a new Podcast on the block for you Japan enthusiasts to listen to. I have teamed up with Jamipanese on a new podcast which is about Japan. We aren’t just focusing on one aspect, but a lot of different things. Here are a few of the things we will discuss. I was going [...]

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Do You Know Your Place?

January 20, 2010

I was recently put in my place this last December with the JLPT 4 test. I wrote it about it in “Why my JLPT Fail was Still a Win“. It was a very eye opening experience and a great motivational experience. The biggest problem with it is not being able to convey my how I [...]

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Kanji Makes Japanese Easy

January 10, 2010

Kanji and Japanese aren’t the same. At least that is how I see it in my head, for better or worse. It is very odd to see it that way so it takes some explaining. One day I plan to learn Chinese after I learn Japanese. Since kanji is from China originally and the Japanese [...]

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1 Year Strong 1 Year Anniversary

January 8, 2010

It has been a year since this blog was started, and has been an exciting ride to say the least. Since the beginning of the blog and January 1 are so closed together I think I’ll just join the two post themes as they are pretty much the same thing. Lets start with the top [...]

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Orange Days

January 4, 2010

Plot Kai Yuuki (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is in his senior year at university studying social welfare psychology. At present, he is in the middle of job-hunting season. He is finding it difficult with no job offers so far. One day, he meets a girl who is playing violin in the campus. She is Sae Hagio (Kou [...]

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Nyan Koi

December 28, 2009

Plot Junpei Kōsaka is a second-year high school student who despises cats and has an allergy to them. It just so happens that his high school crush is Kaede Mizuno, a girl who adores cats. One day, while walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately breaks the local neko-jizō-sama (guardian deity [...]

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The Technology Matsuri

December 22, 2009

Here are the entries for this December Blog Matsuri. This was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. I definitely think you should check each of them out. Joshua Zimmerman Entry: Robot School Girl Horror Description: This one creeped me out and got me excited, not that way, at the same time. I [...]

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