Anime, Events, JDrama, Music

Calling All Otakus!

The Wondercores participate in a lot of the events organised and held by the Embassy of Japan, Kenya. Our proudest moments were winning the 2014 Nodojiman Beauty Award and Mbithe winning this year’s Japanese Language speech contest (yay!). The events and competitions they hold are usually very interesting and lots of fun to either attend or participate in. We would really love it if you would all share in  the fun so to that end, we shall do our very best to keep you updated on upcoming events and competitions.

The Embassy of Japan in Kenya, specifically the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC), are organising two events which I believe would be of great interest to all you Otakus out there.

In a perfect world, Gillian would be travelling round the world in her red vintage VW T1 van (Hippie Van) gathering stories of the people she meets and retelling them to those ready to listen. She is in the process of building this world which is now going to have all of you in it.

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Anime, Culture, Life/Living

Understanding Japanese Otaku (Nerd Culture)

One of the most outstanding things about the Japanese youth is the passion and commitment they have to their hobbies. From TV to Music to Comics, the Japanese take ‘fangirling’ to a whole new level. I remember watching a video once of this Japanese girl, a big Harry Potter fan, who got to meet Rupert Grint. She was so fascinated by Rupert’s ginger eyelashes that she, literally, had to touch them, granted this was a bit weird, but the glee and excitement it gave her made it adorable.

Shikow is a student of the law, life and day dreams. A lover of adventure and good times, she takes delight in learning and creating new things. She is a beautiful letdown and painfully uncool.

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