Thursday, November 24, 2011

What does "Omake" Mean ?

Omake おまけ, オマケ means "extra" in Japanese, in the case of Anime or Manga it can describe a bonus add-on, or content on an anime DVD,  in Manga an example would be a bonus strip at the end of a manga chapter or volume. Generally limited to use amongst fans of Japanese pop culture.

The Sega game Shenmue II for the Dreamcast game console, had a hidden folder on the game disc labelled "Omake". The folder containined exclusive wallpapers and concept art, which was only found by placing the disc into a computer.

Image from Shenmue II concept art

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