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The Difference between an Otaku and an Anime Freak
Posted 10/18/07

YummiOkashi wrote:

I do know what an Otaku is and I call myself one but I definitely don't fit the socailly inept part! I'm barely in my house on the weekends. Is there anything a person can call themselves without taking it the worng way?! I like the word otaku cuase it sounds cool altough the meaning may be demeening and "Anime Freak" is just soo corny and boring to call oneself.
By the way Otaku isn't only used for Anime it's used for anything your obssesd with or has an extremely high intrest in. You can be considerd any type of Otkau such as Idol, Game, Technology, ETC.! The only reason why I think Otaku is taken the wrong way in Japan is because of and incident way back when an Anime Obssesed Otaku raped and murdered a girl since then Otaku's have been given a bad Rep.
Before anyone post soemthing like this ever again get your facts straight go to Wikipedia and learn your stuff. I am an Otaku and I have a healthy and active socail life!


PHAIL I love it when people say...I'm an otaku but ( i don't fit this certain criteria)
...OK thats enough! You don't have to go any further into a post because youve already established your NOT one. Actually Otakus had had a horrible wrap since the earlier 80's What your talking about only further worsened the outlook of the term.
You're telling us to go to Wikipedia to get our facts straight?...Wikipedia isn't even allowed as a cited source for most Universities because of the lack of credibility it has with its information.

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So this isn't a discussion type thread but a reference type one.
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Posted 10/18/07

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nightlyangel225 wrote:

you know? i am like half otaku and anime freak... excpet i dont fail my classes,
go around with anime keychains and shirts, etc. on or go around saying words
i think i know but i dont know... i usually say ne(huh) hai(yes and yada(no in a childish way...) and for the otaku thing i love to watch anime and check them
out. find which one are really good(...even the ones that look horribly drawn
and funny looking) i like the stories the most like NANA(its to mature for me
to read in manga and anime but i like the plot. same with hotgimmick, it doesnt match my personality people say. but i read it.


That doesn't make you half otaku..it just means you do what roughly 95% of anime watchers do. Nothing special

You shouldn't be saying anything in japanese unless you can properly speak the language ...saying a few words you know the meaning too in normal english sentencing structure only makes you look stupid.

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i dont say them in the english structure. i only say them by themselves. and i may not know fluent japanese but i know a low level of it. i know some sentences and the basic rules and thats basically the things i speak in japanese. and i rarely do that
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i am probably a noob or a freak idk
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What's there to discuss? I simply called out all the idiots to see how they would respond, but no one could understand it. I was sick of the list threads, sick of the narutards, sick of the people who cast all dubs to hell because they were mad at 4kids. So I made this thread so if you applied to one or two of the things said under "Anime Freak" so that they would something like "WTF! I am so an Otaku and Naruto is KEWL!!!"
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uchihamadara_16 wrote:

i am probably a noob or a freak idk :P


Yeah your a noob. I say that because you just admitted that you're a failure at life.
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this thread is basically saying, "don't call yourself an otaku, that's all. Say something smarter" that's all.. Anime geek, Anime lover, Anime fan, etc. Oh yeah, one more thing. never question what kyocool says, he'll always own you hella bad.
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LmaonadeLOL wrote:

I DON'T fit in any of these....


Yup! Neither do I...
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RamboCambo wrote:

haha Otaku, you know the actual meaning of it right? Well i would put myself between an Otaku and Anime Freak

Otaku
Otaku is the honorific word of Taku (home).

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


well, first of all, i hope u can explain this honorific part of Otaku more in detail. i mean, do u kno tat cause u learned wat it is from a native of Japan or did u wiki it?

so far these are a few categorization in two definitions for the word.
Otaku - geek, nerd, enthusiast
Otaku - your house, your home (pol), you (don kno wat 'you' is for though)


in Japan Otaku is more referred to as an enthusiast for the genre of anime and manga in general. of course we've also got to consider the kanji being used as well as the rest of the characters in their writing systems.

me being enthusiastic about anime and manga? of course.
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I'm an Otaku, not just because it's supposed to be cool, but for the exact reasons you gave.
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Otaku
The Otaku spend large amounts of time watching anime, analyzing the plot, supporting the industry, looks at things at several different perspectives and keeps an open mind.
They can usually tell what's crap and what's not. They acknowledge the fact that it is not how many you've watched or how long you've watched, but what you've watched. They look at plot as the most important thing and are not easily tricked by the media or other anime VIEWERS at something that is clearly overrated. When on an anime thread, they give give an answer and a detailed explanation for their opinion.

Anime Freak
These people are easy to find. They take up 90% of the Japanese classes you see available at school. They walk in everyday with a Naruto or Bleach shirt(most likely it hasn't been washed). They have a billion anime keychains. They say a bunch of Japanese sayings even though they have no idea what it means, but think that they do. They end your name with -chan, -kun, or -sempai. They make esoteric japanese cultural references and probably fail Japanese class. The classic anime freak loves to list a bunch of anime. They forsake all dubs to hell even though they're too busy hating on dubs that they never take the time to look for a decent one. They are usually unable to seperate between preference and sensible answers.

Anime Noob
They usually say things like this," N4ru+0 iz da B3s7!!!!"
They like to go to anime vs. threads and say," (insert anime title here) is better because I haven't seen(insert another anime title here).

*P.S.
Yes I know that an "Otaku" standards are completely different in Japan and in America, every anime fan thinks they're an otaku. I am just using the term "Otaku" because it is considered to be the highest form of anime fandom.


[so far these are a few categorization in two definitions for the word.
Otaku - geek, nerd, enthusiast
Otaku - your house, your home (pol), you (don kno wat 'you' is for though)

in Japan Otaku is more referred to as an enthusiast for the genre of anime and manga in general. of course we've also got to consider the kanji being used as well as the rest of the characters in their writing systems.]

i'm only familiar w/ two terms and it's Otaku and Cosplay. being an otaku can involve collecting anime, manga, figurines, swords, outfits, etc., etc. it's very general. i guess in the U.S. u can say Otaku or Anime Freak but it means the same anyway. cosplay are people who wear the costumes/outfits of any anime/manga/game character.

don kno if the Japanese include Cosplayers who enact the scripts for anime/manga/game in with Cosplay but in the U.S. it's called larping. (gaming terminology)
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Posted 10/18/07

athletic_otaku08 wrote:

Well I guess that I am an Otaku (as the name implies) in both the Western culture and Japanese culture. Although I spend time outside by playing sports, I really don't do anything else. I have no social life and I haven't dated yet.

It shouldn't be a derogatory term just because you like it a lot and don't do anything with your life because of it. I play a ton of sports and the only other things that I do is read books and watch anime. Anime, books, and surfing the net is my life....lol does that make me pathetic or deserving of an insult? >.> I don't think so...


......that mean you're not an otaku then
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arx7arbalest wrote:

What's there to discuss? I simply called out all the idiots to see how they would respond, but no one could understand it. I was sick of the list threads, sick of the narutards, sick of the people who cast all dubs to hell because they were mad at 4kids. So I made this thread so if you applied to one or two of the things said under "Anime Freak" so that they would something like "WTF! I am so an Otaku and Naruto is KEWL!!!"


ha ha ha ha! dubs like FMA is awesome but the ones like Eden's Bowy was horribly done. especially towards the end of the t.v. series. i'd leave everyone to their own opinions of wat they like or think is best.

although, if it's terminology everyone's lookin for and/or finding out which one they wanna call themselves, then tats different.
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