Founded in May 2006, The Otaku’s Study began as a humble anime blog by the name of Sam’s Anime Study, developed to join the many others who have found enjoyment in reviewing the latest and not-so latest anime releases in the Japanese and western markets today. While the beginnings were not what you could call “Off to a great start”, the site has slowly built itself up as what I hope you will find a great source of news and reviews for not only anime as the site was originally opened for – but everything from games, manga, figures, visual novels and other forms of media and entertainment that would be encompassed in the “Otaku” Fandom – both eastern and western titles alike.
Run by a single writer, The Otaku’s Study is what would be classed as a media website, but has never truly lost its blogging roots. This means that while there might be a consistent flow of news articles posted, I try and still get involved in the blogosphere events such as Kidd’s AnimeBloggers Choice Anime Awards 2011 and the bit more recent Anime Blog Carnival which looked at the reviewing systems of different anime reviewers.
The main goal of this site is to help promote companies and their releases to the public through regular news articles along with helping everyone who reads this site make hopefully informed decisions in what they should buy in respect to the quality of the products and irrespective interests – as hey… everyone has their own tastes and a single review will never suit everyone (Well… perhaps there might be one or two games that are the exception…..). Alongside this, I hope to provide you with up to date acquisition news, a look at not only the new, but old classics that might be a worthwhile addition to your collection and reviews of titles that might not even be released to the English market as of yet (Eg. First English review of Mugen Souls).
The Otaku’s Study makes no boasts about being the top site for some niche demographic or whatever. Instead, it is my hope that what is delivered on this site is quality and if we have covered it and you are after information on it – that you come out informed with accurate information. I welcome you to browse around the site, and if you are interested in seeing your press releases and titles covered on this site, please drop me a line through the Contact page.
For those after rants and ravings completely irrelevant to these topics, I also have a blog titled “From The Desk of Sam: Because a Blog is More Sensible Than a Private Diary” where I occasinally post my musings. It can be accessed from HERE.