Thursday, March 26, 2009

Room of Otakudom

Or is it Otakudoom... Because when earthquake hits... it'll be the doom of an otaku! If he's sleeping on the bed that is. This is what has been mentioned many times on DannyChoo.com but has never been seen... Until now! Come and take a tour of this shameful legendarily messy room.


As you open the door you are greeted by stacks and stacks of manga. You can see the carpet, or the lack of because of how much stuff is on top of it. To the left of it are boxes of figures. This carpeted path has been preserved so that one would be able to reach the bathroom where the light is shining through and the mini drawer for clothes where you see a LOT of Ayanami Rei figures.

Behind the door is another stack of manga. It's been kept small because it has toppled and blocked the door before. And Hetare Saber greeting you with her nonchalant eyes.

As you look up, you'll see a huge Ayanami Rei wallscroll and a newly stuck on poster from Megami magazine and see the huge amounts of Ayanami Rei figures with some invaders in the form of Saber Gundam, Lacus Clyne and Lunamaria Hawke.

You turn your head to the right and see the three wallscrolls adorning the walls. Evangelion, Chii from Chobits and .hack//Legend of the Twilight.

You turn your whole body to the right and see the stacks of figure boxes, a shelf that was meant for manga but has been turned to a figure box shelf, a metallic shelf with trading figures and a detolf that's only half filled with unboxed figures (half of it filled with boxed ones).

Then you look down on to the bed and see Goth Loli Ryomou dakimakura and Sakurano Otoha cover. Above them is the Yoko oppai mousepad and Cardcaptor Sakura cushion on the pillow. Besides the pillow to the left and right are plushies from different series.

Then you turn towards the window... bags of comic books are stacked on top of the bed. Clothes that doesn't fit in the drawer are also placed here underneath Saber's lion plushie. Old anime CDs, Komugi Nakahara standee, more figure boxes and stacks of PSP games. The stereo is almost blocked out completely. Some unboxed figures such as the Range Murata PSE series and the "thermometer" Haruhi Suzumiya bunny girl figure. She's a "thermometer" because she changes colour when it's above 15 degree celsius or below. Right now she is brown because it's still cold in spring, but when summer hits, she'll be completely white.

Looking closer to the corner beside the stereo is the mini Asuka shrine and another stack of manga along with stacks of bags of comic books. The huge Grunty sure is cute though.

You clear the bed by folding the dakimakura in half so you can sit down and look to the front where the boxes of figures look wider than you thought when you entered the room. Behind the stack is a shelf filled with mangas to the brim and finally see some Gundams on top of the shelf. The manga towers seem to be leaning...

Beside the manga towers are more figure boxes... You'd think it's hell like this... Well you're right since there is the Hell Girl figure and but also heaven because of the panchira figure of Franco Il Nero.

You stand up and look to the left of the bed... you can see that its IMPOSSIBLE to reach the closet because of the junk blocking the way. There used to be a path, but that has been long blocked by more figures.

You look up to the shelf and you realize you see MORE stacks of manga holding up the Yuiko from Little Busters figure. The figma boxes provide some colour...

Then you see this strange bag with Club Monaco on it... Fellow blogger RadiantDreamer might remember what it is... He sold a figure and puts it in this bag before he handed it to the purchaser. Then you see more Gundams on top of the Detolf.

You look closer to the Detolf and finally see the Haruhi figures that are displayed there. 2 Freeing Bunnies... no wonder there aren't too many figures inside it. Dust can be hard to clean off from those fishnet stockings.


This is the end of the tour of this room... the following are rooms around the house.


This Darth Vader standee was a legacy from the old room. It's been moved to another less cluttered location.

Polystone figure that was too dangerous to place in the cluttered room, you know her from the Nadesico movie, Hoshino Ruri, 16 years old.

Downstairs is a shelf full of anime DVDs along with miscellaneous things that had no other place to go...

To the right of the first DVD shelf is another DVD shelf, also filled to the brim. You can see the Kemeko & MM figure boxes, waiting for photo opportunity or a place for them to be displayed.

The main computer spot. It's not much of a desk... the monitor is sitting on top of a box and using a stool to sit on. Another DVD shelf holds the PS3 & Wii games along with more DVDs.

And finally the most recently built shelf already full with more DVDs, top to bottom. Which brings us to the end of this tour. We hope you enjoy the tour and perhaps you may understand how Otakudom can be dangerous to one's health and financial situation.

38 comments:

  1. You know what?Right when i saw that stack of Manga the inevitable Death by Manga came to mind.
    Atleast youll die Happy with the Ryomou Dakimakura (my bro owns that one!) surrounded by hot plastic babes :D

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  2. hey, I have a vader standee as well. ^^

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  3. Love the Rei and Askua poster. I don't have as much stuff as you, lol.

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  4. lol I can see your closet taking a beating, it cannot hold any more :P

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  5. @Blowfish: LoL hopefully that's not the death I'll have XD

    @marvin: I believe there's two kinds of them around. Do you have this one too?

    @at: I wonder if anyone does ^^;

    @balancebox: LoL you mean the one where all the Rei stands? Because that was a freebie, so it was all dented already XD

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  6. Omg wow. That is a LOT of stuff. xD Do you ever have trouble finding say, a particular manga volume?

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  7. @Coco: ALL THE TIME! Thankfully I don't go looking for a specific volume much ^^; I keep some of them together at least. HanaKimi, KareKano, Aishiteruze Baby, Hot Gimmick and Bleach are all together. Hmm... the ones I listed are all shoujo manga >.>

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  8. lol few gunpla stand strong on top of the Detolf... ^^;

    But wow, seriously, I don't think I can live under such coniditions. Mainly because of the fact that I am quite a clumsy person, and one little accidental movement can topple countless things... Do you have a hard time manuveuring around your rooms? :o

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  9. That's a lot of stuff piled up. Nice Ryomou dakimakura :P You really weren't kidding when you said most of your stuff was still in boxes. You know I never thought about cleaning the dust off the FREEing bunnies' stockings before, but then again I don't own any either. I bet that'd be a pain though. Chobits wallscroll ftw! Careful not to knock those stacks of manga over

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  10. Go to Ikea or any other place where they sell furniture and get lots of shelves NOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!! XD

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  11. This is definitely paradise. Nice work.....5/5!

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  12. @Q: The amount of stuff FORCES me to be less clumsy around my room XD I have had many accidents though, so the Gunpla have fallen here and there -_- I broke the antenna on Hyaku Shiki >_<

    @Persocom: LoL now you see what I mean about keeping them in boxes. I worry about ruining those fishnet stockings on the FREEing bunnies, if I got Kyon's little sister then that would be easier to clean ^^; And that Chobits wallscroll is my favourite art of Chii that CLAMP drew ^_^

    @yakuri: Hahaha 3 of my shelves there are from Ikea, but now I don't even have space to put them anymore XD I think I need to be more selective of buying manga ^^;

    @loli1983: Hehe thanks... paradise in some ways, but hell at times with the falling towers ^^;

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  13. I want to know, it is possible to vacuum the room? Looking at it, vacuuming will mean a disaster waiting to come. 0_0

    Still, I think u have almost everything u wanted lol

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  14. @Optic: LoL I can actually vacuum what carpet I have left. I actually bought a handvac just for this purpose ^^;

    And there's never enough of what I want... well at least manga-wise. There's always something new and fun to read. Thankfully I've cut down on those too. Maybe >.>

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  15. Lemme guess... you sleep in your car? I suggest a trade... your loot for my car^^;

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  16. @aprilius20: LoL no. I actually have room to sleep in there, but I wouldn't mind trading some of these loot lol.

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  17. wow that is seriously craziness! i used to stack my mangas, books and magazines like yuu do but i often toppled them so i decided to store them away in a box.

    how are yuu able not to topple them at all??

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  18. Congratulations for the Grand Prize!
    Now im really waiting for the News where you were buried beneath your Manga after you bought that stuff for 20.000 Yen

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  19. Left a comment but I think it disappeared o.o

    Anyways, congrats on winning, you deserve it XD
    Really envious of your room, sort of what I hope my room to look like in the future, albeit less messy ^^;

    Wondering how much more figures you have yet to open...

    By the way, mind if you add me on your blogroll? :D

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  20. Congratulations Lightning Sabre. There is no doubt that you deserve to win this one. You could probably use the money to hire of of those professional life-organising people! hah. j/k-- really I'm just envious of all your loot!

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  21. Nice room! I couldnt help but notice the Newbury Comics bag in your last pic which leads me to believe your from the boston area. If it means anything, while I worked for the Newbury office as a buyer I contributed to the anime based figure selection! Monsieur Bomme. :)
    otaku-nation ftw!

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  22. Wow welcome to my room everyone ^^; And here I was planning to delete these pictures after the contest is over, guess that's not gonna happen yet XD

    @Jessica: No offense or anything but when you said "yuu" it made me chuckle since I've been reading Pastel recently and one of the main characters is named "Yuu" ^.^ Ah anyway, some of the stacks have been toppled here and there, but for now gravity's been good to me XD

    @konadora: LoL I'll be waiting to see what your room will look like in the future XD I have tons that's still not opened yet and I don't know where to put them!!! And feel free to add me to the blogroll. I've added you as well ^_^

    @Brother Wormgear: LoL thanks? Haha maybe I should order a maid with the winnings? ^^;

    @nikos: Ah good eye! Unfortunately I'm not from Boston, but I have a friend in Boston that I've visited twice now for AnimeBoston. Will be third time in May ^^; Good to hear about your contribution because coincidentally my friend LOVES the Monsieur Bome figures! In the short time I was in Boston, I've visited the store twice within a week and got lots of anime goodies from there lol. Otaku World FTW!

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  23. @Blowfish: Thanks muchly ^_^ I don't think I'll be able to post that news if I'm buried ^^;

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  24. oops! sorry if i got yuu confused there. >_< i actually get this habit from a japanese friend who likes to write english in japanese syllables albeit romanized. eg. the - za, stop - sutoppu. ^^;;

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  25. @Jessica: Haha no worries, I understood what you meant. I just thought it was a funny coincidence ^^

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  26. OH, MY, *bleep* O_O

    How...

    I mean how does anyone live like that. That is just... Well, thats a lot cleaning to say the least!

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  27. @Michael Flux: "Klee...ning...?" What is that? Somehow I managed to live in it... There is some bedspace after all XD

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  28. Wish I could have half of your stuffs.. >.<"

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  29. @Shinky: I wish I could have half of my stuff too... if I had half of what I have I won't be in this mess XD

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  30. Geez What a fanatic. I get surprised what I see how big peoples collections can get, it still blows my mind.

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  31. And my parents think my room is a mess! Don't get me wrong though, I love your room ^^

    One day I'll have my own place and my own room where I can do whatever I want with it (i.e. otaku-fy it) >.<

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  32. @picchar: Haha thanks. Yeah my room is pretty much a standard for the otaku mess these days since it got so much publicity ^^; There's just way too many things in there and it just keeps adding XD

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  33. You must have alot of fun dusting and cleaning...the Rei wallscroll looks good tho'

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  34. @Jas: "Fun", eh? ^^; It'll probably take a day, and it'll collect more by the next day XD

    Aye indeed one of the best wallscrolls I have.

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  35. This is heaven ...

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  36. @Anon: To me it's still just my room, haha. Somewhere I can sleep (barely) ^^

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  37. I never get tired of seeing this post lol totally insane XD

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  38. @yaku: LoL it's still a big mess, maybe even worse now ^^;;;

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