Otaku, Anime and Cosplay in Mumbai: Japan in India ★ ONLY in JAPAN #18 インドのオタク

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John travels to India to find a piece of Japan on the other side of the world. In this episode, we'll focus on the anime and manga world that's growing in India. Yes, that means the otaku world!
In part 1 of this series, we focused on food.

Episode Highlights:

★ Leaping Windows | Manga and Comics Cafe ★
This is one of the first manga cafes in India and Leaping Windows has another branch in Bangalore.
The cafe is a not just a relaxing place to get away from the bustling urban center of Mumbai, it's got a manga library in the basement full of English language versions of Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist. Members can check them out and read them at home! It's the home of a lot of Mumbai's otaku.
URL: http://www.leapingwindows.com/

★ MAC | Mumbai Anime Club ★
URL: http://mumbaianimeclub.com
I got to meet Reetam and the club at Leaping Windows during my trip and talked to them about the growing otaku movement in India. They even showed up in full cosplay!
MAC is a group founded in 2010 to for Anime and Manga Fans residing in Mumbai. The group has an expanding presence online and takes part in a lot of cosplay and Cool Japan festival around the country.
MAC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MACMUM

★ Amatuer Manga Artist ★
A distant cousin of mine has an interest in drawing manga.
He dreams to be an anime creator and shows some of his work. Japan's anime and manga style are really impacting India's youths.

Kushal Kireti helps me out with the opening and offers a little more background. He's a newbie to Japan originally from Bangalore.

Credits: India Cool Japan video: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Made-in-Indie/150891415076769

This show has been created and produced by John Daub. He's been living and working in Japan for over 15 years and regularly reports on an International TV Show for Japan's International Channel.
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