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Being called an Otaku has different meanings in different cultures. It was originally a very derogative term for someone that is obsessed with something. But in more recent times it has started to become more accepted in the case for anime. Of course it is still derogative and you should only call someone an Otaku if they themselves say they are.

Well getting back to the original topic I have spent alot on my anime collection. A matter of fact if you watch the anime Genshiken you will notice alot of similarities between myself and Madarame. I actually even donate plasma to help fund my anime addiction. And you know what I'm proud of my collection. I am a self proclaimed Otaku even though I know what it means.
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How do you consider one an otaku??...
I'm confused in definitions...
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i shout when i see my favorite characters but my classmates find it hilarious.... i find it funny and weird myself...
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ok everyone has there own life
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Watch Otaku no Video. That is the universal definition of Otaku for the anime culture.
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My room...........is plastered in anime...........I'm perfectly open to saying that I'm obsessed.....
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I know what Otaku means and I'm not ashamed of it. I'm an adult who works and pays my taxes, so I don't care what anybody else says about my hobbies.

At any rate, things I've done as an otaku....
1) asked my father or our maid to record episodes of Gundam Wing and B't X while I was in school. Then recorded Yuyu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin when I got home.
2)Blew my savings on manga, anime, and accessories so now I'm broke.
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Hmm.. spend waaaaayy more than i should on merchandise and costumes and other collectibles.. =P
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raistlin_moeh wrote:

I know what Otaku means and I'm not ashamed of it. I'm an adult who works and pays my taxes, so I don't care what anybody else says about my hobbies.

At any rate, things I've done as an otaku....
1) asked my father or our maid to record episodes of Gundam Wing and B't X while I was in school. Then recorded Yuyu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin when I got home.
2)Blew my savings on manga, anime, and accessories so now I'm broke.


First off great anime to have as your avatar if you are an otaku.

Second I've done the same except for me it was Tenchi and Gundam Wing.

And finally I have done the whole not eating thing to fund an anime addiction. Yes I know it is not healthy, but you only need to really eat 6 small meals a day so I cut it down to 3 or 4 small meals. A cup of ramen is filling enough.
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SSJCrono wrote:


raistlin_moeh wrote:

I know what Otaku means and I'm not ashamed of it. I'm an adult who works and pays my taxes, so I don't care what anybody else says about my hobbies.

At any rate, things I've done as an otaku....
1) asked my father or our maid to record episodes of Gundam Wing and B't X while I was in school. Then recorded Yuyu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin when I got home.
2)Blew my savings on manga, anime, and accessories so now I'm broke.


First off great anime to have as your avatar if you are an otaku.

Second I've done the same except for me it was Tenchi and Gundam Wing.

And finally I have done the whole not eating thing to fund an anime addiction. Yes I know it is not healthy, but you only need to really eat 6 small meals a day so I cut it down to 3 or 4 small meals. A cup of ramen is filling enough.



I understand completely. ^_^ The things one must do for a higher calling, lol


Vandread68 wrote:

You know what? I don't give a damn what the definition is, I'm an otaku in the real geek sense. I love anime but I know my limits and I don't try to shove it down people's throats. So anyone who thinks I'm a loser because of how I define myself can suck it.


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Posted 2/17/08
I sit at home all day surfing the web, reading manga, watching anime and playing games. I took a weekend job just to buy everything related to my favorite series. So i'm prob a otaku.

So what?
I consider myself lucky to have a passion like this. Social life? sure i have friends, and while i'm on the inet i have alot of people who share my passion (even if it is in a lower/higher degree)
I'd rather spend my time talking with people who share my passion and.... spend time on my passion, for i don't think it's fun to go with a group of people to the bars and be left out because i like something they have never heard of. And the "anime forcing" is mostly done by Self-proclaimed anime "guru's"

Why should i be ashamed of my passion?
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every 1 have their own way to spend their life nothing wrong beeing otaku
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SixthSpade wrote:


aliamagician wrote:


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darkwizard wrote:

0migawd. being an 0taku is bad.


how come? being an otaku is no less than having a passion for something...


Otaku is extremely negative in meaning as it is used to refer to someone who stays at home all the time and doesn't have a life (no social life, no love life, etc)

Usually an otaku person has nothing better to do with their life so they pass the time by watching anime, playing videogames, surfing the internet (otaku is also used to refer to a nerd/hacker/programmer).

In the Western culture, people confuse otaku to be something positive like "Guru". If you think about it, it's not really good to be called a guru if it means you are a total loser who can't socialize with other people except through the Internet.

Other Japanese words which have been confused by Westerners also include but not limited to: Anime, Manga, etc

(urbandictionary meaning lol)



really?? i didn't know that...
einiweiz...

i DO have a Life...
and it's simply not revolving on a heavenly enternainment called ANIME.

I am an Otaku... BUT i Know My Limitations.
My ActioNs are simply overboard because, like I said.. It's a PASSION.

P.S.

My lovelife and social life?

THey're BlOOmiNg faster than lightning...LOL


Not buying lunch for 3 days in order to buy a poster, and you say you know your limits?



AheM... That wasn't lunch... It was RECESS...


This doesn't really change the fact that you were avoiding meals..


considering I miss breakfast half of the time, never ate once during recess, I don't get why he' wrong in skipping one meal.... And, no offense, but my parents did the same thing when they were in school to get pocket money, and it was quite a popular way back then, or so I heard...
As for otaku...dunno, I do like anime, games and stuff, but I prefer being together with people and do something together...
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Being an otaku doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend a lot of money. It depends on how you spend your money, setting your priorities and knowing whats most important.
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And sometimes that new Neon Genesis Evangelin Platinum Boxset is more important that lunch for the week.
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