Danny Choo, born in London in 1972, is one of the most famous and beloved international otaku personalities. He builds websites for a living, including his successful portal site DannyChoo.com, and combines his love of Tokyo, photography and character goods to open a window onto the world of Japanese otaku. In 2009, he solicited contributions from users of his website to compile a photo book about international otaku rooms. This was the first of the Otacool series, which combines “otaku” and “cool” and hopes to change lingering negative perceptions of the culture.

Danny Choo, born in London in 1972, is one of the most famous and beloved international otaku personalities. He builds websites for a living, including his successful portal site DannyChoo.com, and combines his love of Tokyo, photography and character goods to open a window onto the world of Japanese otaku. In 2009, he solicited contributions from users of his website to compile a photo book about international otaku rooms. This was the first of the Otacool series, which combines “otaku” and “cool” and hopes to change lingering negative perceptions of the culture.