About Us

Welcome to Otaku No Culture. This name may sound Japanese but there’s more to what we plan to deliver than meets the eye. Is it for Asian eyes only or, will there be more? No, we will be exploring pop culture. This play on words is how this blog is born.

And for some of us, here, the content will be of interest for the fans living in the Pacific Northwest. We won’t limit ourselves either, as there is always something interesting to discover developed in some corner of the world. From time to time, there will be a pinch of nostalgia tossed in or a look at family friendly material mixed in to the stuff we plan on talking about.

The Team

James Shaw (The Wind Up Geek)

The Wind Up Geek

For your pleasure (and mine), I will announce products — TV shows, movies, books, toys & merchandise — that does more than satisfy the inner geek. Here, you will find my love for British and Japanese culture dominate in the news articles I write. I have no confidence in my ability to write reviews and to do interviews. In fact, I refuse to do so. That’s up to Ed to do.

I believe that even for an adult, there’s still a child in all of us. Let’s face it — there’s nothing wrong with watching a cartoon or having a few toys on a shelf. As long as you maintain the day-to-day responsibilities of an adult, you can still enjoy the world of a big kid. On Twitter, I am the main guy behind the twitter handle of @Windupgeeks

– James Shaw

 

Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The Vintage Tempest

Call me a cartoon addict. I admit it and wear the badge of honour proudly. I have been enjoying it since the late 70’s and this medium is my escape into hyper-reality. I also love CGI. Marry the two and they can create fantastic new worlds in cinema. I offer opinion and analysis in the products (which includes supporting independent cinema, enjoying horror films, following the paranormal, examining pop culture trends and playing the odd video game) I enjoy. If you remember the premise in the film “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, that’s who I am in a nutshell. I’m a boy trapped in an adult body.

I started covering the Arts and Entertainment scene for Camosun College’s Nexus Newspaper and when I graduated, I realized my passion just could not simply end. I interned and still continue to freelance at Absolute Underground Magazine. You can also find me delivering content once in a while to 28DLA.com, Vivascene.com and Skewed n’ Reviewed.

You can find me on the Twitterverse posting about various topics I find of interest as @Edohotep

— Ed Sum

 

Dreaming in Digital

Dreaming in Digital

Movies, books, animation, and games. Put all of them together and you’ll find me in the middle enjoying everything. I’ve always enjoyed the gaming scene, from playing Dungeons & Dragons and Tron on my uncle’s Intellivision as a child, all the way to the huge budget, triple-a titles of today. That’s not to say I don’t have other interests I may comment on from time to time.

I’m also a fan of anime, the 80’s, and nostalgia in general. I’m simply a friendly nerd here to see what comes next from the world of entertainment. You can find me on twitter as @shonasof

— Shawn Trommeshauser

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