Like us, you may not have initially realized the significance of Animal Crossing. Sure, it's a simple game for kids, with cute animals and bright colors. But, could it be true that it inspires otaku citizenship?! Otaku refers to obsessive interest and collection, usually associated with Japanese culture, but it can apply to anything. In Animal Crossing, as mayor of your town, success is defined by maintaining friendships with your townspeople and collecting natural resources to cultivate the perfect town. Is this promoting otaku?