Weeaboo... they just want to be Japanese, or any Asian is okay? (136)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-26 02:03 ID:bJ1eQ2eE

I have always wondered about that. It seems like some weeaboo only wants "authentic" Japanese things, ie Japanese girls, Japanese music, and Japanese people to be friends with, while others seem like they'll take anything/anyone that is Asian. This guy I know is dating a Chinese girl, and he's weeaboo. So, does it depend on the individual weeaboo? Or will they accept all things Asian (Japanese being the best)?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-27 01:48 ID:Heaven

Often to these people, Asian is a synonym for Japanese

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-27 16:23 ID:2sE6i4Kk

Yeah, I think a true Weeaboo has a very thin grasp on what Japan actually is.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-27 23:31 ID:HaIVFK8q

Israelis are asians. Weeaboos like asians. DOWN WITH THE ZIONIST WEEABOOS!

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-01 05:47 ID:HvMsb6ta

If I like Japanese pop culture and am learning Japanese, but still have a firm grasp of the notion that working in Japan mostly SUCKS, and that the traditional culture is often incomprehensible, am I still Weeaboo?

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-02 04:59 ID:9YkbjwYm

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7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-03 21:55 ID:bcl293W5

Pfffth. The majority fuckers (60%) only like Anime and Pop Culture because it's shiny. They only have hobbies, like Star Wars Obsessives.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-10 11:35 ID:ZI+oDF4/

so... i'm an overseas chinese, but i like japanese pop culture and i'm learning japanese, am i weeaboo?

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-11 03:03 ID:IGdW/jbQ

Being a weeaboo, unlike being wapanese, does not require that one be caucasian.

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-11 05:11 ID:L481HxZl

I only do true Japanese.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-11 22:34 ID:1Of5pCjc

>>9
You forget that weeaboo = wapanese.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-26 15:48 ID:Vy0uoXI3

>>4
Israelis have, for the most part, Jewish blood, which makes them either Sephardic (vaguely Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/ Northern African) or Ashkenazi (vaguely European/Russian). Neither of those really count as Asian.

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-29 20:10 ID:89uX+n6x

>>12
Huh? Jewish blood and ashkeNAZI?

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-02 02:04 ID:Heaven

>>13
kill yourself

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-10 04:42 ID:2OnYm8bc

I had the impression that with regards to women, Japanese women are on an unattainable goddess like level to weaboos stuck in their homeland. Thus they often settle with anything else that's Asian. Usually Filipinos, Thais and to a lesser extent, Chinese.

16 Name: anomalous : 2007-11-11 20:15 ID:LxAkur2P

why does everything have to have a label?
Like labeling caucasians who are interested in asian culture negatively.
I found 4-ch.net because I was interested in anonymous messageboards.But I invented it in my own mind before I discovered the site.

Hope you don't mind a question from a newbie.What do you people do here besides say rediculous things to insult each other?

Don't you know that anonymity allows your ideas the same consideration as those of an expert because you have no previous reputaion to uphold them?

I would think you would need good moderation to keep the posts on topic. hehe

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-12 03:46 ID:Heaven

(・∀・) Grandpa, what do you people do here besides say rediculous things to insult each other?

( ´ω`) Sometimes we say rediculous things just for the hell of it.

18 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-13 14:33 ID:Heaven

> Hope you don't mind a question from a newbie.What do you people do here besides say rediculous things to insult each other?

Well..if you really must ask, I also like to correct people's spelling.

But all anal-ness aside, a lot of people on the internet need an occasional reality check. On anonymous boards you learn to take yourself and others less seriously, which comes at the price of a bogus reputation and avatar.

19 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-24 22:07 ID:TKF0vH0Y

Oh hay gaiz, wuts goin on in dis thread.

From the weeaboos I've seen, they want to be either Korean or Japanese.
I did see this one guy who said he was Asian, but he wasn't and when I asked he said he wanted to be Chinese, being part Chinese myself I made fun of that faggot.

>:3

20 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-26 10:09 ID:FFf9ebT9

How does this work, exactly? Does a white guy just decide one day "okay, I'm now asian" and then start telling people he's asian with a straight face? Who is going to buy that? They'd have to already look pretty asian to pull it off.

21 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-27 03:54 ID:xi2I+0pA

>>20

Basically, they just watch a looooot of anime, learn japanese, adopt the general tone of an anime character, go to japan, and witness thier carefully constructed tower of illusion come crashing down when they realize that japanese cartoons are about as realistic as american ones.

22 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-27 12:07 ID:FFf9ebT9

I dunno, while I was over there, I saw a guy on a train watching porn on his PSP while a young boy was on the next seat over. And I saw a really drunk salaryman with a tie tied around his head like a headband, being guided home by his coworker. Both of these things were exactly what I expected.

23 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-01-04 18:38 ID:ejpys5BH

I think their society is just plain screwed up.
Not like there are any perfect ones around the globe, but Japan, well, it's weird. And since my everyday life has many of them, I really think they have some issues. >>22 has a few things that show this.

24 Name: ( ・-・) : 2008-01-08 18:11 ID:Heaven

( ・-・) Junior, Grandpa, it is spelt "Ridiculous". Try saying it. "RI-diculous".

25 Name: ( ´ω`) : 2008-01-08 22:27 ID:cYNQazqE

Lericulus.

26 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-01-10 14:00 ID:Heaven

Red dick louse

27 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-11 01:09 ID:gYUWmhSL

re di ku rousu desu ( ^ _ ^ )

28 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-11 20:26 ID:Heaven

If your Asian cultural knowledge is even slightly more than casual, then you'll be able to tell the difference between Japan, China, and Korea, enough to realize that the countries are not interchangeable. And weeaboos count as slightly more than casual.

Even the typical casual geek can at least tell you which country is more Starcraft-obsessed, which country has its internet filtered politically, and where the anime comes from. For bonus points, ask them anything at all about contemporary Vietnam or Singapore.

So, it's safe to say they'll pick a country, based on the initial thing that turned them away from American culture in the first place. If it's anime, sushi, console games, or Hello Kitty, it'll be Japan. And who's to say they won't pick a prefecture, even?

Are there Westerners who wish they were Korean or Chinese to that kind of extent? Japan exports its culture so much more effectively, that it's hard to imagine that being the case.

29 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-17 11:44 ID:4f2BYsBe

TAIWAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-18 17:22 ID:Heaven

>>29
BELONGS TO CHINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-20 17:12 ID:eOjMFnF1

I know a chinese girl who wants to be a korean. It's scary. She always talks about their celebs and is trying to learn korean. What do i call her then? a Koreaboo?

32 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-20 20:16 ID:E+As+vnx

>>30
NO IT DOESN'T! They are seperate countries.

33 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-20 23:03 ID:Heaven

>>31
the term weeaboo is from some pbf comic and it's gibberish. trying to form something by analogy to it doesn't really make sense.

for her i guess plain crazy would suffice.

for me myself i am interested in china and korea, japan not so much. but one day i will get around to things like reading basho's poetry.

34 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-21 06:56 ID:GKNk8sE8

what i don't understand is, how come there are so many more people who are interested in the korean or japanese culture than the chinese culture?

the japanese and korean did get a lot of influence from the chinese. i find it kind of shallow that these people prefer the shiny, pretty stuff like anime over actual traditional culture.

35 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-21 11:30 ID:Heaven

>>31
A kink?

36 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-24 01:16 ID:Heaven

>>34
it's more basely entertaining to watch an anime on one's computer than it is to go to a museum

37 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-25 14:59 ID:pCl4aplm

>>32 WOOT!!

>>31 She probably just likes the tv shows and singers, a lot of asians like stars from other asian countries.

>>34 "shiny, pretty stuff" = answers your question, >>36 gets it.

38 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-03-02 06:42 ID:i87V7A0b

>>33

>the term weeaboo is from some pbf comic and it's gibberish. trying to form something by analogy to it doesn't really make sense.

"Koreaboo" is a pretty firmly established term at least on 4chan, though.

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I've been strongly interested in traditional Japanese culture, ever since a teacher in high school introduced us to it. I ended up spending WAY too much time seriously studying Japanese history, language, literature, music (traditional and modern), and more...

It's alright, though. Thanks to my knowledge, I ended up in a position where I'm constantly travelling back and forth between Japan and the USA on somebody else's dime. It's a weeaboo's dream.

39 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-03-04 13:02 ID:Heaven

Weeaboo is to Wapanese as Koreaboo is to Koreanese. Or should that be Kappanese?

40 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-03-27 09:57 ID:2hFXFMA6

I'm a weeabooian wapanese asian.

41 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-03-31 18:13 ID:w4Pg/gVN

>>on somebody else's dime

YOUR SECRETS. REVEAL THEM TO ME.

42 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-03 14:56 ID:paa456BJ

Only japan only.////////////////////////////////////////////

43 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-03 14:56 ID:paa456BJ

Only japan only.////////////////////////////////////////////

44 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-11 21:29 ID:vyyKibRm

Most only like Japanese things, in fact, I think they look down on other Asians just because they have the idea that everything in Japan is better. But there are a few who will also like Korean or Chinese things, and date Korean and Chinese chicks, probably because they can't get Japanese girls.

God, I hate weeaboos.

45 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-27 05:06 ID:8trubiWn

>>44
Yup, this Anon say the the truth. I date with a Chinese recently because living and going to Japan is expensive (btw...she looks like Tanaka Reina! She's kawaii!!!). She is is now a supporting actor in a Taiwan movie.I meet her during my college days and was shocked that she is a star! ^^

Question: Is Japanophile is some sort of the simptoms that able to turns u into a weeaboo? I was wondering about that....

46 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-29 06:37 ID:EZKZnow6

I have a friend who is Japanese, and she tells me there are always random weirdos who contact her on facebook, adding her to be a friend and writing in broken Japanese, trying to impress her. it's totally creepy. I just find it so sad these otherwise normal people get so obsessed over a place they have never been and probably will not be in for a long time and they become this type of loser who doesn't have anything else to do than randomly hitting on Japanese girls on facebook.

47 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-30 13:50 ID:wtAGmsec

from what is said in this thread, weeaboos are non- japanese men who are obsessed with anime and getting a japanese girlfriend...?

48 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-30 14:10 ID:wtAGmsec

i'm a female who has always been interested in various world cultures... i've researched a lot of places- ireland, turkey, greece, egypt, russia. i've also been very interested in asia- japan/ korea/ china/ taiwan/ india/ thailand/ etc. i think it started as a food thing ;).

my interest has definitely leaned towards japan over the years i've listened to a lot of japanese music (actually i listen to a lot of international music), watched a bit of anime, watched asian (not just japanese) movies & tv dramas. i was actually supposed to go to japan for a summer art course, and backed out because i felt guilty going without my husband.

so does that make me a despicable weeaboo? i'm not sure what's wrong with exploring other cultures...?

49 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-30 18:58 ID:8a3EQSvw

>>48
i agree what IS wrong with exploring other cultures?

50 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-07-01 13:42 ID:IzCaIgEG

I don't think there's anything wrong with it but some people do it in such a way it annoys others and appears to be unhealthy.

51 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-07-01 19:06 ID:A3Z1GG6s

http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Weeaboo

It's the kinds of people pictured on that page that make it annoying.

52 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-08-05 14:30 ID:s+qN0rJA

The widespread hate for wapanese/weaboos didn't exist until 4chan came about.

Also those that insult weaboos usually do so on anime forums/*chans

53 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-08-05 14:34 ID:s+qN0rJA

Also a new kind of (idiotic) anime fans came about after the ease of watching streaming anime (youtube) happened.

So the hatred against them first probably consisted of older anime fans that didn't like these new immature "narutards"

54 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-08-05 15:12 ID:qKA7I86m

>>53
Quite true here, and yes I was the old generation anime fan. I still remember the time when Gundam Seed first aired all the sudden explode of Seed fans explodes into sort of phenomenon and you know when I start to say "so you do love gundams? what is your favorites gundam timeline then? when I told them that I love Gaia Gear they told they haven't heard it and it's not gundam! Fucking fail! "

Also, in my time when Dragonball rises to it's prominence most people says "I wanna be Goku! Bezita is cool!!! I wanna have Trunks hairstyle!" Then later when I was being asked "what is your favorite figthing anime?" question I told them "Kung-fu Boy" they began to blurred and say I am a poser! FUCK!

Later I meet some shoujo genre fans. That time was the time of Sailormoon came out. I asks them "have you all heard about Mahou Shoujo Creamy Mami??" I got the same reaction and thus I was really mad for those seasonal fans who know nothing about anime!

There is also the time when we talk about Macross. I say heard Mospeada? Also the same reaction! They don't even know Getter Robo, Grendizer yet they love Mazinger like hell!

Yes! I hate weaboos! They a bunch of posers! Research and learn anime first if you wanna be an Otaku!

P/S: I was also never admit I am Japanese or a good Japanese speaker as it is impossible to genetically alter one's racial features by the time the man is born! Posers must die!

55 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-08-07 21:45 ID:tSCBxmQc

I just really like to watch cartoons with a storyline

like those "high school problems" anime, you know boy meets girl they fall in love etc etc

i don't really like those mobile suit anime, unless it has a love story wrapped into it (like full metal panic)

Oh and i loved full metal alchemist, it was refreshing to me

so, am i a weaboo? because i don't give a shitbag about japan, and as soon as western anime with a cute story comes out (like Disney used to make, bambie and stuff, they put the base for anime after all) ill dump that weaboo shit and watch the western shit...

56 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-08-28 18:49 ID:es2flEnP

japanese onry

57 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-03 01:27 ID:cuouSUgN

>>56
The fuck is this shit??

58 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-04 21:44 ID:Heaven

>>57 which one of those two words did you fail to comprehend?

59 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-06 13:40 ID:Heaven

Probably onry, decided by process of elimination.

60 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-09 11:54 ID:SUo4oAeT

>>59
sums up correctly

61 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-09 16:28 ID:Heaven

>>57
down syndrome?

62 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-10 23:08 ID:/pW6iFMx

>>61
More likely a confused anon.

63 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-11 18:11 ID:q4fI/pko

So...wait... what defines a "weaboo"?

Does that incorporate everyone who's ever been exposed to Japanese pop culture?

I'm taking college-level Japanese classes (I'm trying to bulk up my resume)... and I've found about five animes EVER that I've liked.

But Im perfectly happy with my non-Asianness and would commit suicide ninja-style if I ever caught myself saying "kawaii" in an English sentence or using a "^_^" emoticon.

64 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-11 19:59 ID:Heaven

>>63 a weeaboo has to want to be japanese but not actually know any japanese. taking classes puts you one step away.

65 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-23 04:25 ID:nkVDbtCa

>>63

Recently weeaboo has been used as a blanket term for anyone who enjoys something Japanese, usually manga or anime. I do enjoy the occasional anime, and it would be pretty nice to learn some moonspeak so I can read Japanese comics and the like; but I don't exactly wish I were Japanese. While so, one might still accuse me of being a weeaboo.

66 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-23 21:40 ID:Heaven

>>65 You are a weeaboo.

67 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-23 22:03 ID:O898tpMu

>>66
LOL!

68 Name: One : 2008-09-24 20:36 ID:Heaven

>>66 here.
Sorry, I meant to use my name for that post.

69 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-25 18:45 ID:OyRVi5xA

so if someone was asian (non-japanese) chinese etc can they get away with not being called a weeaboo?
even if they are.

70 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-26 01:11 ID:MU9XUotV

>>69
No. If it's not Japanese, it's still a weeaboo. E.g., pakistani weeaboo = pakaboo

71 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-10-07 19:01 ID:Heaven

i am a nigra

72 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-30 18:40 ID:WzkJ0JGg

>>34
Because honestly speaking, to us in the West, the image of china just seems dirty. Not saying it's so, but that's the image.

73 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-12-04 16:11 ID:Heaven

>>72

Speak for yourself, my image of it is of a magical land that's probably not possible.

74 Name: Otaku : 2008-12-11 01:06 ID:wpU8cvea

Mostly americans are weeaboos
they abuse the japanese langauge
they trying to be japanese
fut fail hard :/

i think they all should burn in hell.

75 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-12-23 06:46 ID:Kg4/rO6/

>>74 wants to be an American.

76 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-12-25 20:10 ID:Heaven

>>75

Yeah, I detect the penis envy.

77 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-01-07 19:20 ID:/wcOyLwo

>>74
I've met plenty of non-American weeaboos on the internet (mostly Finnish and English).

78 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-01-09 16:16 ID:K3b3jo3e

>>77

Why does no one ever talk about the polar opposite of a weeaboo? You ever seen those Japanese kids that want to be American but have never been there even once.

That's scary. You weeaboos are losing the whole cultural conversion race. At least Jamericans speak fluent English.

79 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-01-10 22:32 ID:h1Zzdja2

> At least Jamericans speak fluent English.

what

80 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-01-13 14:40 ID:Heaven

>>78

>fruent Engrish

Fixed it.

81 Name: OMGWUT!cPUZU5OGFs : 2009-06-12 21:59 ID:m55uAVwO

weeaboos wiggle and the wobble but they dont fall down..
Bada boom bada zing

82 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-06-23 15:10 ID:+FiEWo+2

all these asian dudes anyways look like hot chicks

83 Name: Mu : 2009-06-23 23:08 ID:A9+svzLh

In Japan, there are only extremes. Either the guy is macho, os he looks like a girl. Same for the ladies: if they are not extremelly hot, they are butt ugly.

I really don't see what all the fuss is about. They're just small people with a flat face and tiny eyes.

84 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-06-24 09:33 ID:+FiEWo+2

WORD

85 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-06-28 01:31 ID:6JC10+XR

>>78
yes cuz you can say i used to be one (hard to tell right) and i been living in america for 6 years and i noticed its not like the advertisments. Because in the ads they showed blondes blue eyed people that are skinny, long noses, tall and rich. but when i came here most people were fat,lazy,and the women were bimbos.
>>83
They're just small people with a flat face and tiny eyes. that hurt and im not short im pretty tall (im 5"7)

86 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-07-26 22:47 ID:9DJM6h2b

I love weeaboos. In fact, I wish I was one so I could be moar connected to all my friends, who are all weeaboos.

87 Name: Rick Astley : 2009-08-15 14:56 ID:WZxDaZCu

if ever you can send all the weaboos to japan, the island will literally sink.

88 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-21 03:10 ID:90plj7Qf

I guess I'm a weeaboo. But not for Asian cultures in general - mostly Japanese. I think kana characters are beautiful and the language sounds way better than Chinese. If I ruled Japan, I'd make it so that written Japanese only had kana and no kanji. The Chinese language sounds harsh, like people shouting. Out of Asian people, the Japanese seemed easier to get along with and more polite. I've been to other Asian countries, but felt safest in Japan...they let me into the bathhouse and I was the only white...of course, I was a guest of a Japanese family, so maybe if I was on my own, it may have been harder.

89 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-23 06:47 ID:BQj930dZ

>>85

...

that's not tall at all

90 Name: KOREABOO :) : 2009-11-08 11:08 ID:A1ZGKNsP

haha from reading all these comments, i have realised i can be classified as a 'koreaboo'. i dont watch dramas or anything, i just find kpop is so much less sex-based than white music (especially the music videos), singers are generally trained so they can dance and sing and i like my cute asian guys... NOT CREEPY FEMALE-MEN LIKE HEECHUL FROM SUPER JUNIOR (look him up and u WILL be creeped out). lol but of course there is the bad side of kpop with all the plastic people hired only for looks that can't sing or dance (Girl's Generation) but there are white singers like lady gaga who uses her body to gain fans.

>>88
im like you (chinese as well) but i like korea better. the language sounds cool (i attempt to sing all my kpop and learn phrases), i LOVE korean food and i just love its culture, respect and EVERYTHING. i think this is partly due to the fact most of my friends when i was younger were all korean.

>>89
5"7 is pretty tall for an asian girl, im only 5"5. asians are just smaller in size compared to whites. we're skinnier and shorter so it balances out.

91 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-12-02 21:46 ID:5dKEPtb8

>>88

Kana is pig disgusting. Kanji is more classical, more refined.

92 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-12-16 23:46 ID:3cZLj6xq

>>90
o rly?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjhezFLhn60

...also, no girls on the Intertubes.

93 Name: Karasu : 2010-01-28 01:14 ID:ZarH/MmH

I'm planning on getting a Master's Degree in Japanese and going to Japan to go to Tokyo Animation College and work as an animator or Manga-ka. I enjoy manga and anime as the works of art that they are. I like Asian cultures just as much as any other culture. I prefer Japanese, but I most certainly do not look down on other Asian countries because of it. I understand that I may not ever get to Japan. I know that, like the U.S., Japan has it's own problems. I listen mostly to J-pop and J-rock. (I feel that the poetic feeling of the lyrics is deeper than most "songs" cough*Rap*cough you here today.) I use Japanese sparingly when talking with my friends, and use honorifics now and then. Does that make me a weeaboo? Also, I like the name Karasu, (I know that it means "Raven/Crow". My Facebook account has an Anime Character as my profile pic, and I DO spend lot's of time with Anime and Manga. But I research it much more deeply than most others, and I know of it's history and roots. I really just appreciate it as artwork. Let me point out that I know how to pronounce Japanese words.

94 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-01-28 04:50 ID:f+4G2JME

>Does that make me a weeaboo?

Yes. Yes it does.

95 Name: Karasu : 2010-01-28 21:54 ID:ZarH/MmH

I'm an Artist, a Musician and a Linguist. I know French, Spanish, and Italian already. I know the basics of Manga art and would like to take a course in Japan to study it further. I play Piano, and the violin. I enjoy J-pop and J-rock and pretty much Japanese music in general. Especially composers like Motoi Sakuraba and his usage of the harmony of both the instruments I play. Forgive me for enjoying a culture that pretty much touches me in all of my interests. If Anime and Manga came from France, I'd probably move to France! It's not like I'm putting Japan up as a "Utopia" or anything. I just like the culture and would like to live there for a good part of my life. So screw me for wanting to get to know a different culture, and screw you for trying to get in my way with your silly titles. The United States is just... boring to me. I want to go out and see the world from a different point of view. Because unlike you, I'm accepting of other people and their cultures/interests. So mister 94, you can call me whatever you like, it's not going to change a thing. To that a say, さようなら! Nativist pigs...

96 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-02-10 23:21 ID:WM/AD02I

No, >>95. You are the weeaboos.

And then >>95 was Nida.

97 Name: Travis~テラビス : 2010-02-23 21:49 ID:R44inMYW

OMG I know some people who are under the perfect classification of weeaboo. Im of Chinese/Filipino/Japanese/European decent[Chinese being the dominant at 50%] and its absolutely painful when I hear them try and speak Japanese to me. I heard one of these weeaboos say that they could speak FULL Japanese. So what I did was I went up to them and started speaking "Japaniberish" to see if shed be able to figure me out. She didnt; her excuse, "You were talking too fast". OMG! I myself am learning Japanese, I have the whole Hiragana and Katakana alphabet memorised and I am now starting on kanji. I am also learning to speak it PROPERLY, no anime accents. AGH!

98 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-03-07 13:32 ID:S5jgiwZ8

>>88 If I ruled Japan, I'd make it so that written Japanese only had kana and no kanji.
I didn't read this thread at all, but I want to step in to say that this idea is retarded. Do you realize how impossible it would become to read or speak Japanese? How would you differentiate between the 15 different entries in the dictionary for たいしょう? Or the 18 entries for せいそう? Sure, you've got the pitch-based accent to help you differentiate between the words, but half of all words in Japanese have no accent, which sort of ruins your plans from the get-go. Chinese characters are necessary for determining which homophone you're talking about. It's true that the only reason they have so many goddamn homophones is because they use kanji (if they never started using kanji, then they wouldn't have had any way to differentiate between the 15 different たいしょうs, and they would have come up with different words for them), but the fact of the matter is that Japanese uses kanji -- it's just the way it works -- and so removing kanji from the language would make it horribly difficult to figure out what people are saying or writing.

Morever, kanji help to delineate word boundaries. If I write 吾輩は猫である, it's easy to tell where the word start and stop, but if I write わがはいはねこである, it's a fucking jumble. Throw in homophones or similar-sounding words and it gets fucking crazy. Even simple sentences become a pain in the ass to read:

人間は死ぬ時、愛されたことを思い出す人と愛したことを思い出す人とに分かれる。
にんげんはしぬとき、あいされたことをおもいだすひととあいしたことをおもいだすひととにわかれる。

Yeah, fuck that bullshit, man. There's a reason that in children's books, where they don't use kanji, they put fucking spaces between the words. It's a goddamn clusterfuck otherwise.

Worst plan ever.

99 Name: Hanh : 2010-04-08 01:32 ID:YHSIVfQZ

Israelis are no asian at all -.- their middle eastern get your facts straight

100 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-04-14 01:07 ID:yZlX0dY8

Reina Tanaka's new blog:
http://ameblo.jp/tanakareina-blog/

Reina Tanaka is one of the sixth generation members of the J-pop group Morning Musume.

101 Name: yasuke : 2010-04-16 05:29 ID:MlwQQLCv

can 1 b a weaboo if he actually lived in japan but is not japanese and he really likes the culture and wishes 2 move back

102 Name: ChinkoMan : 2010-06-29 12:54 ID:BeNJcTpD

I'm a weeaboo and I'm proud of it.
Fuck you all.

103 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-07-04 12:22 ID:RihYmRgi

>>98 I find holes to most of those objections.

But before one other suggestion. If one is to reform Japanese spelling, the most sensible idea is to use roman letters, this would make Japanese more compatible with the western world to which Japan aspires to (managed to?) belong. Just imagine where Japan would be technologically if they didn't spend the better half of the last century figuring out how to write on a keyboard.

This was even proposed by Japanese scholars http://bit.ly/a4F8Ym [wikipedia] (hint: it didn't catch up)

No, my objections, first: tone is easily expressed by diacritical marks, second: in such a system words would be separated by spaces duh!

The problem of the preponderance of homophones is the big problem here but let me remind you that Japanese actually speak this language! With sounds! They don't carry around signs like Genma just so they can chat.

I have the theory that if a language lets you say something using you mouth, it would also let you say the same thing with a phonetic writing system, which is essentially a program for reproducing an uttered sentence.

104 Name: blablabla : 2011-03-07 06:59 ID:M5HhHDG0

For me, a weeabo is someone that has an unhealthy obsession with Japanese culture. They are delusional and see Japanese as some kind of perfect world. They can only speak in broken Japanese and usually throws random Japanese words into the conversation. A weeabo dislikes or absolutely detests their own race. Everything that is not Japanese is wrong, evil, and stupid. When you're in a presence of a weeabo it is painfully obvious and they try to shove what little they know of Japan down your throat. So basically everything is excessive. If you're a person who likes to learn about different cultures and can distinguish between reality and fantasy, you're not a weeabo. You're a rational, sane person who wants to enjoy life and expand your horizons.

Conversely, there can be a Japanese or Korean person who wants to be American and obsesses over it. I've seen it all and it's ugly. I don't know how to describe these people who obsesses over another culture. When you talk to them, something seems off about them. Almost like talking to someone mentally unstable, which I guess some are.

What annoys me is when a weeabo writes 'kawaii', 'desu', etc in a Kpop fandom, or other Asian. If you're in a non-Japanese forum, don't write in Japanese and at that only random five words you know. It's not gonna impress anyone. I don't think a weeabo just applies to Japanese culture. I can see the same annoying stupidity with people obsessing over Korean culture. I told a person how Korea really is. Not all rainbows and sunshine. He/she got really mad at me and called me a liar lol. True facts you can easily search on the internet and from a Korean person and he/she throws a hissy fit and calls me a liar.

Here's a website I found that I think explains what a weeabo is well: http://ambivalen.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/weeaboo-ism/

This thread started in 2007 so I don't think anyone else might read this lol, but I hope whoever wants to know what a weeabo is, is more enlightened by my post.

105 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-03-07 10:17 ID:uk+JLDhQ

The strongest adult bulletin board in Japan
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106 Name: LOOOOOOL. : 2011-03-27 17:38 ID:Qnu8Z+Di

The opposite of weeaboo... is...

Twinkie.

Think about it. Yellow on the outside, white in in inside.
=3,

107 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-05-01 11:47 ID:t0NOAOqD

108 Name: Anon : 2011-05-09 02:57 ID:cXXIiZb6

>>107

Oh dear lord that person and their friends are weaboo. A weaboo, in my opinion, is a Japanophile who is a Japanophile simply because of what is popularly exposed of the culture. One who doesn't know themself or care where they are headed in life, and take on a sort of "Japanese" identity to relate to simply because they do not have a grip of themselves. They do not understand Japanese, Japan, their culture, how it differs in the ancient or modern from other major Asian countries (say, China and Korea - not even Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines) and accept something simply because it is Japanese.

109 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-05-16 06:25 ID:CUlCp1BV

I am japanese OTAKU.
Do you have any questions?

110 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-05-16 08:03 ID:SadCKzi5

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111 Name: Some Person : 2011-05-23 20:36 ID:yEZKLcUY

I find this hillarious. Do you seriously think everyone who watches anime is a weeboo/wapanese? Thats so stupid. Have you seen girls in Japan who dress in Gyaru and Gal fashion? And its okay for them to dye their hair blonde, wear contacts and dress in 'western' clothes? And its not okay for non-asians to do that? Hm, yeah, okay. And Japanese people who listen to non-Japanese music? Thats okay? Maybe your a weeaboo for thinking that. Some people seriously need to get over what other peoples intrests are and get on with their own lives. It's pathetic.

112 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-06-02 17:23 ID:w6AU0her

Alright, listen up.
Otaku are simple fans of acomic series or Television show that happens to be Japanese.
Without the otaku, 2ch would have never existed and 4-ch probably wouldn't be here today.
So you owe us a lot.
Deal with it.

113 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-06-03 06:33 ID:3hkgccQ8

Some people arent taking what a weeaboo is srsly. Saying "Weeaboos are only people who think Japan is a magical wonderland" is a lie. Go onto deviantart and tell me there arent any weeaboos. I dare you.
There are loads of people that know japan isnt all shinyshinydesu but are still weeaboos.
Also if you want to move to japan to become a famous "mangaka" good luck. The only jobs you can get in Japan are jobs the japanese cant do or wont do. And trust me, I am sure there are people in japan who are a lot more experienced and better trained than your disproportionate, triangle headed, crappy shinykawaiidesu animu.
PS. I cant stand people who like Yaoi. I am sorry but that is the biggest piece of shit to come out of Japan since... Well, ever. If you like Yaoi, you are at the top of the heirarchy of dumbasses and deserve to be chucked into the deepest pits of hell.

TL;DR Weeaboos suck and need to be shot

114 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-06-10 08:44 ID:j7bFnip8

I don't know why anyone would want to be japanese. That's fucking dumb.

115 Name: Snow : 2011-06-21 11:13 ID:jQJ69tpc

@104 blablabla
The link you posted was informative. I agree with the article, I do learn Chinese Mandarin plus other dialects like Cantonese and Hokkien,Bahasa Malaysia(Malay),(those 2 languages on the right I don't learn as much I guess sort of placed on my to-do list) Korean and Japanese I do learn about cultures and history if I ever go to a country I don't want to offend them and be an ignorant person that sometimes leads to sterotyping. As they say languages are easier to learn when you're younger. Career options are increased when you know more languages if it's required.I read and watch manga and anime I don't sprinkle the language I'm speaking with Japanese for example, "konnichiwa, sugoi" etc. Not everyone has the time to sit around and wait until the TV show they want to airs on TV. I have better things to do. I'm an overseas Chinese an Australian Born Chinese to be exact. Even though my parents native tongue is Cantonese and Hokkien they really didn't know Mandarin that well because they were born in Malaysia and their parents did not speak it. I'm in the same situation but a family friend teaches me. I would like to ask a question if your username was like Xue means Snow in Chinese Mandarin would you be considered weaboo/otaku? To me I don't think so my real name is a full Chinese name I don't consider on aquiring an English name even though my name has been made fun of by people(racists) and poorly pronounced. To all the people aspiring to be a mangaka no offense I think it's frankly quite stupid because I think people prefer their manga to be made by the Japanese who have proper training. I really hate how people come up to me and say "can you speak Japanese?" and I say I'm Chinese. Even worse is when I say I'm Chinese they say "Isn't it the same language as Japanese?" People who think anyone with black hair is the same their wrong! China has influenced Korea and Japan as Anonymous Enthusiast has already stated by part of their writing kanji and hanja. I fail to understand why people choose Japan and Korea as the best while China and Taiwan are a behind. If you don't like China an alternative could be Taiwan there's TV dramas I know people say their corny yes, some are but not all and if you're learning Chinese Mandarin most of the dramas I have seen have Chinese subtitles you can learn a lot trust me it's from personal experience. A misconception is that Chinese Mandarin is difficult so many characters to learn and traditional and simplified which to learn. I learn both traditional and simplified so it doesn't really matter or at least be able to recognise but I mostly learn Traditional mostly and first because the family friend who teaches me is from Taiwan and I learn simplified on my own.

Anonymous Ethusiast do you frown upon anime fansubbing and manga scanlation? I'm just curious. I dislike Yaoi too plus others like Yuri, shounen Ai, shoujo Ai, Ecchi, Hentai and Smut As you can see I don't like sexually explicit content. Never read them never will.

116 Name: AnonymusGeek : 2011-07-28 02:55 ID:WaXDy54k

I find them annoying & I hate how they kiss-up to Asians like they are some kind of idol.

I'm half-white & half-Latin. I love anime, I love to draw it, & yes, I listen to some Asian music (usually from the anime I watch). But I am no weeaboo. I just like anime, that's it!

Trying to be something that you are not is just stupid!
Also, I hate Asian cunts who think they "smart" just because they are Asian. Those Asians need to fucking die!!!

117 Name: AnonymusGeek : 2011-07-28 02:56 ID:WaXDy54k

I find them annoying & I hate how they kiss-up to Asians like they are some kind of idol.

I'm half-white & half-Latin. I love anime, I love to draw it, & yes, I listen to some Asian music (usually from the anime I watch). But I am no weeaboo. I just like anime, that's it!

Trying to be something that you are not is just stupid!
Also, I hate Asian cunts who think they "smart" just because they are Asian. Those Asians need to fucking die!!!

118 Name: Nona : 2011-08-24 20:42 ID:vUzw5hUH

>>111

My feelings exactly

119 Name: Nana : 2011-10-16 03:15 ID:VJAI8+BK

i don't understand why you ppl hate on weeaboos so much, its their preference you have nothing to do with it.. you have no need to be angry, its pointless.. But yes, they are misguided i will admit, they will eventually come to their senses xD

120 Name: haha : 2011-10-17 23:23 ID:gojjcdny

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121 Name: hah : 2011-10-17 23:23 ID:gojjcdny

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122 Name: haha : 2011-10-17 23:43 ID:gojjcdny

weeaboo
they eat pocky only
they dye their hair black then draw cat eyes then call themsleves asian
watch anime then decided american cartoon is shit
normal girl:OMG your so annoying shut up weeaboo
weeaboo*sobbing pretendng to be cute*stop being a baka, its so unkawaii ne!
they want to live in japan when they dont even eat simple thing like rice
they want to be a mangaka and a famous cosplayer
they say they can speak japanese when they can only count 1 to 10 and stuff like baka, kawaii, desu etc.
they tried to write in japanese, show it to their asian friends then get laugh at.
my friend is a weeaboo. when she saw my cat she was like" OMG its a neko, so sugoi!!!!
we were talking about chinese uniform,then she said that chinese uniform suck, they don't have cute big red bows and blue skirts etc.
they own a whole wardrobe of asian clothes brought from japanese website

123 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-10-30 19:53 ID:wx+jK+by

making excuses for being a weeaboo when is weeaboo

pffft man i'm the happiest communist who ever lived let's keep it that way

124 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-30 22:46 ID:uKaLvxCl

I want to learn Japanese, but I also want to learn french, and german, and icelandic.

125 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-12-12 13:05 ID:tillRgQp

I know that i'm going off topic with this post, but i'm going to say this anyway.

I find it that weaboos are actually pretty okay if they want to be Japanese or what, as long as they keep their stuff to themselves and their fellow weaboos without annoying or insulting others in the process.

They like Anime, Hentai, J-musics and girls, fine, it's their right and freedom anyway. Plus i found it ridiculous that people that wants to be Japanese are called dumbfucks. The one who says it is a goddamn hypocrite. I do not believe that there's a person in this world who would say that he's fully content of what he is, every single one of us must have wished that we are born in a different form. It's just a matter of how they can actually accept the reality or not.

Honestly i found them having much more values as human beings than those who can only fuss and flame about others' preferences .

And this is coming from a person who likes anime and manga, who likes draw them and dreams of having it as a profession as well, but only watching and reading them once in a while, and likes Linkin Park and American Movies as well. I try to appreciate every single cultures in this world, as long as no harm is done.

126 Name: Tass : 2011-12-13 20:12 ID:rzVHD6re

I haaaaaaate these damn people who think they are Japanese when they aren't! Using nicknames with "-chan" or "-kun" is... raaaagh >_< I can't bear it! I can't bear it!

Learning 10 japanese words and repeating them all the time doesn't make you a Japanese!

127 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-12-26 23:17 ID:I+TRZr0H

>>126
Don't worry--most people feel the same way.

It saddens me that people like this exist. Hopefully it's just a phase.

128 Name: Real guy in Japan : 2012-01-07 05:31 ID:UowcACo3

Holy shit, this whole weaboo thing is hilarious!

I live in Japan, married to a Japanese woman, working as a Japanese-English translator in the finance biz, and I had never heard of a weaboo until yesterday! Of course, I don't watch anime, maybe that's why.

I just think is is hilarious that I have the kind of life that a weaboo dreams of and have never thought twice about it. Japan is just a country same as any other.

129 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-01-12 00:49 ID:C1E2JNDt

>>128 you are clueless, you are not living the weaboo dream. It's a bit like a guy living in England criticizing people who enjoy arthurian fiction and claiming he wears chainmail every day. Completely pointless.

130 Name: Anti-Weeaboo : 2012-07-15 23:49 ID:1iPdmUi2

80% of you folks on this board are plain retarded. 10% of you are just outright dumbasses. There are a scant 10% of people who actually have an idea what being a weeaboo is without being one. 50% of the 80% are actually weeaboos by the way.

Saying someone who reads writes and all delves into jap crap is automatically weeaboo is like saying historians whose expertise lies in research of the NSDAP (aka Nazi by commonfolk today) political machine is automatically a Nazi. That person might even like reading and listening to Nazi stuff from that era, because it is simply intriguing. But it is totally possible to not want to BE a Nazi.

Even for nonJap Asians in their native countries, where of course anime is more prevalent than it is in the West, it is possible to like watching anime as children and grow up with it, but not be a hopeless asstard that is Weeaboo. Quite a few of these 80s early 90s kids grew up with Dragonball series. You don't see them wanting a sugoi kawaii desu waifu and jacking off to anime characters, nor do you see them think Jap culture is interesting.

By the fucking way, if folks in the West have wapanese, there is quite a lot of underlying white-wannabes in Japan. And no, this is not widespread in Asia. It's only Japan and possible minor spread of this sentiment to neighboring countries. Wanna know why? Read a fucking history book for once to find out.

131 Name: Stfup : 2012-07-19 09:19 ID:6mHsvN0e

So what ppl are obsessed with japan. Everyone's obsessed with something in their life. And if u aren't then ur life sucks. It's just facts of life everyone has goals and sometimes create them without seeing the whole picture. Yes yes I'm obsessed with Asian culture and I know Japan isn't as awesum as I see it on the Internet through the j dramas or j pop stars but why do ppl wanna be assholes and say oh they are just anime obsessed star wars fans. What's that supposed to mean? What's wrong with star wars? What's wrong with liking Asian media on all levels extremity? Whats wrong with anme porn? U know what's the problem? Is having society brainwashed by negative jerk offs, thinking that people like things other than sports, and mainstreamed crap are nerdy and repulsive freaks. That ppl should stick to their own ethnicities and countries norms. Stupid haters u only hate weeaboos because u hate ur self and are too shame to try new things outside of what ur friends and family do.

132 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-08-10 12:01 ID:Ag3RcSan

I live in central Europe, and most of weeaboos here are into Japanese stuff only. Some of them also like k-pop, but that's all.

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134 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-01-12 07:32 ID:NyOix4Zb

I find it interesting that all the people who are defending weeaboos and saying things like "so what?" automatically follow up their argument with a bunch of stuff that basically makes them a weeaboo. Thank you; I lol'd.

135 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-01-15 16:20 ID:DZ9PMLRS

I don't mind liking another culture. I like to read about other cultures, and I think some of them are better than American culture. I like Europe personally, but there's a point where it becomes ... just too much. I am American, and as much as i like James Bond, Dr. Who, and whatever else, I'm still American, and not British. I'm not really Bosnian because I know a few words and like Sarma. What bugs me about weeaboos is no their love of Japan, but their need to become Japanese, to ignore their own culture and their own country and so on to be more "Japanese".

I'm an American. I like Euro culture, especially of late Eastern Europe, but at the end of the day, I'm American, and I'm not going to pretend to be Polish or Russian or Bosnian or even British because it's a lie.

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