While surfing the internets (as one does) the other day, I came across Japanese Otaku Calendars with cutesy illustrations including some very suggestive poses.
My first memories of owning an Otaku calendar was during my first few purchases in my early wandering into anime – An Love Hina 2003 (?) Calendar.
<Contains an big cutesy image that might be a little NSFW>
Can’t remember if it’s still around the house but I do remember not using it and taking it out occasionally to look at the cutesy Love Hina girls (Favourite Characters being Mokoto and Kanako ^^;).
Which leads me to this question – How many of you guys actually do purchase Otaku Calendars and such besides the normal otaku goods?
I don’t really purchase calendars as I don’t really use them and also some of the illustrations aren’t really that great ^^; Another reason being the calendars start the year only in April and ending next March. My most recent calendar purchase is the Little Busters! Calendar which I might hang on the wall.
Speaking of which, included in April’s issue of Dengeki Moeoh 2008 is the Otano Calendar 「おとなのカレンダー」 (Otaku’s Calendar). It’s a calendar containing illustrations by various artists, each illustration per month over the span of a year. Illustrators for April 2008 – March 2009 calendar include Kantoku, Tomose Shunsaku, Fumio, Kimizukia Aoi etc.
The kind people over at Moe imouto has Hi-Res scans for April 2008 – March 2009’s Otano Calendar. I’ve kindly arranged them in order of artist names and uploaded them here. Am missing the scans of November and December as it’s not on moe imouto yet.