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    dropped on japan is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    Default Otaku, what does it mean?

    In Chapter 59 (i think)there is this girl that askes if he was an otaku.
    WTF does that mean? This is as far as i got in the series so far, so i don't know what her name is, but really, what does it mean?

    It's been bugging me.

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    Kiex is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    You could have searched wikipedia you know. Heres the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku.

    Basically, otakus are people like us!

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    Kaosu Rah is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Default Re: Otaku, what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by dropped on japan
    ... so i don't know what her name is...
    Sakuraoka Sei.

    -Rah

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    Elcura is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    An Otaku is basically what you would call a nerd (or geek, whatever floats your boat). It's someone who watches anime, reads manga, listens to game/anime music, loves hentai, cosplays and plays a lot of games (all these things done excesively and without reguard for other things in life). For non-japanese people it could also be wanting to be japanese or blindly worshipping them.

    While doing the above isn't bad (I do quite a few and I wouldn't consider myself an otaku) doing them obsessively is pretty bad, also being close-minded about other things is bad too.

    Feel free to add or correct me on this, that was just my way of seeing it.

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    fleng is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiex
    You could have searched wikipedia you know. Heres the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku.

    Basically, otakus are people like us!
    hell no im not an otaku fag. i just like reading but i don't dwell much further than that.

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    xchuchanx is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    i heard that it's degrading to be an otaku in japan.

    not something to be proud of.
    chu~

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    dna2playboy is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    its that way too here. when was the last time you got complimented for reading manga and watchign anime? goodthing you don't cosplay. or do you?

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    Valleyman is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleng
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiex
    You could have searched wikipedia you know. Heres the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku.

    Basically, otakus are people like us!
    hell no im not an otaku fag. i just like reading but i don't dwell much further than that.
    What are you, a fucking fourth grader. To quote Cooler "Instant Fail"
    Also, Otaku would only be degrading to somebody that was not one in the same way that the person mentioned above attempted to use homosexuality as an insult. It would only be degrading to somebody that wasn't one.

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    dazork is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    I'll let you know how to use google.

    1. write define.
    2. push spacebar
    3. write the word you don't know (in this case "otaku")
    4. search
    5. click "Web definitions for Otaku"

    Result:

    In Japanese, a derogatory form of 'you' which also has the meaning of, roughly, 'no-life geek who spends all his time building GUNDAM models...' Be that as it may, in certain circles its meaning has evolved into a less perjorative term, namely, 'huge anime fan who is respected because he spends all his time building GUNDAM models...'

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    Otaku is extremely derogatory. It can be likened to socially inept fanboys.

 

 
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