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Swiss Otaku - Rayun

Posted by Danny Choo On Thu 2012/12/06 22:28 JST In Japanese Pop Culture
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Production is in full swing for the Worldwide Otaku Report but I'm sure you are wondering why its taking so long. The reason is that we had so many quality submissions that we felt that it was not fair just to feature 1 person from each country.
We are featuring multiple representatives from each country but that also means that it needs that much longer. Everything is being translated into Japanese as Japan is the main market for this book - although it will be available worldwide.

While the book is still under production (ETA is Q1 2013), I'll be featuring some of the folks who have made it into the book. Last time we showcased Rob from the UK and today we feature Rayun from Switzerland who is an eroge otaku.

Rayun is a big fan of Yuzusoft and I'm happy that I've been able to hook him and the Yuzusoft team together to work on something that neither he nor I can talk about just yet ^^;

The following submitted by Reto Rayun for his Self Intro.

Reto is a young, proud and funny guy from Zurich whose mother tongue is German but also speaks English, French and a little Japanese. Currently he's working at the Swiss Railways as Conductor on the long-distance trains. His curiosity is endless and he loves travelling trough his beloved Switzerland.

In his spare time he sometimes work with a friend in the e-business sector. They've a small web design firm through which they're able to earn some money for their further goals.

Because of his age (21) many outside people thinks he's ordinary but the truth is quite different, isn't it? During duty he's the serious one but after work he enjoys being a child in his spacious sanctuary.

Rayun tells us about his otaku interests.

I'm interested in merchandising. Especially character goodies like dakimakuras, figures, pillows, shirts, sheets, straps, tapestries and more. I’d also like to watch some anime if I could find time after a hard day’s work. What else? Ah, playing eroge en masse to improve my Japanese skills. I know this sounds wrong but I’m sure you guys get it.

My otaku life is the cream of the crop and I wouldn't change anything. Everythime when I get up or come home from work I can smile happily at a load of sugar-sweet girlies in my rooms. Always in my spare time I wear my otaku stuff with pride and I try to visit each otaku event in Switzerland and abroad but very often I have a full schedule. It's my real pleasure to share that culture with other people.

I'm a member of the "Otaku Gurupu Switzerland". It's one of the biggest otaku circles in Switzerland and entirely organized via Facebook. Currently there are over 400 members and the majority of people know each other in real life. Joining them turned out to be a great idea. The group focuses on organizing events for members and cosplay shootings.

Rayun tells us about the otaku/anime culture in his country.

In my opinion the culture is still unknown in Switzerland and many people don't have a fancy for it. But I'm still glad that there are some groups who give their best to show the most beautiful side of the otaku culture. Especially I refer to diversity!

Everybody should have the chance to learn about the diversity of the beautiful Japan culture. I wish more and better planned events in different regions of Switzerland. More cooperation is needed!

Let the world be a part of your fantastic culture and passionate work . There are so many restrictions in case of license or especially amusement products. And also there is a language barrier in Japan. English is already difficult for some people and Japanese is the most difficult goal. I'm hoping that they will look for new horizons. I'm pretty sure there is a market for more stuff from Japan!

And if you want a better look at Rayun's room then check out the video below.


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