Otaku? (13)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-07 22:42 ID:oBQwmhXD

i know otaku is someone who likes the japanese culture, but at the same time, i am just not so sure about the exact definition/ criteria of being called an otaku. just how obsessed you have to be to be called an otaku?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-08 03:48 ID:lK6cfZnx

It's for you to decide yourself. If you want to get technical (and weeabooish), otaku basically means nerd in Japanese. You could be a hunting otaku, a football otaku, an anime otaku, whatever. If your hobby is anime or manga, you are probably an otaku in American standards.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-08 06:51 ID:p9rxMqrp

>>2 is right.

Weeaboo is the best term for a foreigner who obsesses about Japanese culture, the only term really.

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5 Name: Just Another Otaku : 2007-09-23 03:30 ID:kDrK+uuF

Otaku actually expresses your love or fetish (non sexual) for a certain thing. So you can be an anime otaku, movie otaku, metal otaku, sport otaku, cook otaku etc. Though it has taken a bad meaning through the years because of the kind of people that have those obsessive love about things, so it can be considered bad in japan as bad as if you called someone a geek or nerd in US. Look here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku

I agree with the person in post #2. You have to decide yourself if you are an otaku or not. But be careful it's not too flattering to have that name on you. Not only because of what other people will think but also for yourself. I mean that if you just decide to call yourself an otaku you may start subconciously doing things that will affect your everyday life, sometimes to the worse.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-26 05:15 ID:CHu0ei/6

>>5

Is it Otaku if it's a useful skill or hobby? I mean, cooking for example. Maybe being a gourmet can be an otaku, like being able to distinguish different types of rice by taste alone, that's pretty weird and obsessive. But if you're a passionate chef, and make a living off of it, does that make you otaku? I always felt that in order for it to be otaku, it not only has to be passionate and extreme, but also, useless.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-26 12:00 ID:MYvTbVlN

>>6

It just has to be passionate. If you can also make it useful then even better.

The reason why you think it should be useless is because otaku in order to do what they are passionate for, they tend to a little, eccentric, weird, strange and to neglect things that "normal" people do. e.x. not study in order to play mmorpg all night. Of course that doesn't apply to all otaku but it's a fact. Otaku also tend to know so many things about what they like and loose the knowledge of other useful things.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-27 01:27 ID:Akh4y59B

"Otaku" = life failure

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10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2017-11-06 21:13 ID:BF6SFRgD

dicks out for Harambe

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-01-18 07:51 ID:zbyl6Pck

>>1
It's become a sub part of your whole life. I would say it's more of a lifestyle that prolongs just your adolescence and well into your adulthood. Something you're not going to grow out of.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-15 14:53 ID:wLHZXjyS

Otaku = Nerd
Weaboo = Anyone who is obsessed with the Japanese culture to the point where they become annoying as heck!

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-08-16 03:51 ID:RQeRrpa/

I've never gotten this, I figure it must be one of those forced memes that have stuck around in society for decades. Normal people DO NOT study! If you study, you're a weirdo!

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