English for otaku – New book provides fans with skills to internationalize their oshikatsu

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Because the Japanese school system isn’t going to teach them how to say “The set list is lit!”

If you’re learning a foreign language, pretty much any entry-level class or textbook will teach you the basic words and phrases for talking about things like food, clothing, and transportation. Get into higher levels, and they’ll cover scientific, economic, and political terminology too.

But what’s tricky is finding a resource for learning about niche topics like specific hobbies, which is where English for Oshikatsu comes in. Japanese publisher Gakken has designed the book to provide Japanese otaku and fujoshi with

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