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Are you an OTAKU?
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25 / F / Coffee shops, Tea...
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Posted 3/18/08
What is an OTAKU and what are the requirements to be one?

Well, many claim that they are otakus. What is an otaku anyway? Does being in a cosplay once make you an otaku?

Does knowing how to speak in Japanese or being a Naruto fan make you become one?
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24 / M / Canada, Vancouver
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No, just because you cosplay once, doesn't make you an otaku.
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27 / F / Corner of No and...
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Posted 3/18/08
Use google, or blackle whichever you prefer..
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30 / M / Monterey
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go watch genshiken.

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no..
SamMan 
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Hey I one, it basic to point someone who obsesses with anime and manga. It tend to be used as insult but to me it is this another part of me. I like used as this someone who love anime, I really hate that it has be used as such bad term. Tho this like a religion their otaku that are very force about it and will not change subject line or will try get you join them. If that problem then talk to them about, it may be they this don't know anything else or unconformable with talking about something else and anime this easiest way for them to express them self.
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are you dumb?
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www.justfuckinggoggleit.com

really, my definationg of an otaku is someone who is obcessed with anime/manga so much that it effects their personal lives.
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24 / F / the world baby
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Wow, this is a really really weird forum topic. -_-,
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24 / F / CALIFORNIA!!!!
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Posted 3/18/08

SamMan wrote:

Hey I one, it basic to point someone who obsesses with anime and manga. It tend to be used as insult but to me it is this another part of me. I like used as this someone who love anime, I really hate that it has be used as such bad term. Tho this like a religion their otaku that are very force about it and will not change subject line or will try get you join them. If that problem then talk to them about, it may be they this don't know anything else or unconformable with talking about something else and anime this easiest way for them to express them self.


yeahp, i pretty much agree with everything in this post. otaku is someone who is very obsessed with anime/manga, and can be used derogatorily. i know its probably a bad thing, but i like being called an otaku. it means i have something i like and im not hiding it. but i dont go aorund trying to convert people to otakuism. actually i dont know anyone who does that, so if youre afraid of otakus becuase you think theyre gonna boss you around and try to otaku-ize you or something, dw.
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31 / F / LI, NY
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An Otaku is anyone who is utterly obsessed with a hobby, most extremely to the point of not really having a life outside of it ("Otaku" comes from "taku" which means house--the building that most otaku rarely leave after stocking it with paraphernalia). Cosplaying doesn't automatically make you an otaku. It makes you a cosplayer. Knowing Japanese doesn't make you an otaku. That would make all of Japan otaku. That's stupid. Naruto fans are just Naruto fans. While otaku are most commonly fans of anime/manga or the internet, they aren't limited to these hobbies.


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Wow... fantastic job, haha.

Anyways, please use the forum search before making new threads! Thanks!
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