Starting with 2006 we published a new magazine. “First Issue”,”Love&Technology”, “Creatures”, “Kaidan”, “Play”, “The End of the World” where all thematic issues, each focusing on specific contemporary topics. Most of these issues have regular columns on Cosplaying, Otaku Fashion, Japanese ghost stories, designer toys, new recommendations on manga/anime/games/movies/books, reviews, artist profiles, events, interviews and current exhibitions.
Otaku Magazine was a new breed of mag with an established transnational pedigree. This was probably best mirrored in its change of the main language choice. First it was Romanian, then bilingual, and in the end just international English. Each time, nearly half of the magazine was dedicated to black&white original art works by young Romanian manga/comic book artists, as a way to establish a platform for works that would have probably remained unpublished and under-appreciated. This was a magazine made after working hours, with money invested by fans from salaries and day-jobs, with total creative freedom and without commercial pressures.
Otaku Magazine has also published a series of posters and attached CDs and DVDs. For the PLAY issue Otaku Magazine presented a international compilation of microchip, gameboy, 8 bit, microtunes, chiptunes DVD. For the KAIDAN issue we had a CD compilation with dark sounds, ghostly atmospherics and electronic nightmares by motley crew of international musicians.