Hello everybody! I love anime, but I'm very inexperienced about what it means to be a part of otaku subculture. For this reason I have chosen to research otaku subculture for a school paper, and I've come here for help. If you would answer some of my questions that would be amazingly helpful! feel free to answer or discuss any of these questions: 1. How long have you enjoyed anime/manga? 2. What are your favorite animes/mangas or anime/manga genres? 3. Do you go to anime conventions? (I was just at Naka-Kon 2015, it was a lot of fun!) 4. What is the difference between the average anime fan and an otaku? 5. What are some of the stereotypes associated with the otaku culture? 6. Are there any truths to these stereotypes or are they just formed from ignorance? 7. What is the difference between otaku culture in Japan vs. America? 8. What are your favorite parts of otaku culture? Are there any parts you don't like? If I even get a single answer I would be ecstatic!