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Are you an Otaku?
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Now here's my score


1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language. 0
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late 5
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality (writing on the wall of CR counts) 5
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. 0
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters 0
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs 0
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend 5
8. You may not actually have a best friend 0
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face) 0
10. You go to anime conventions 0
11. You cosplay at anime conventions 0
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" 0
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan 0
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi 5
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi 5
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs. 0
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime 5
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime 5
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?) 0
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. 5


I got a score of 40...so I suppose I'm a serious anime lover....good thing I'm not an Otaku....*sigh* my friend kept on saying that I'm an Otaku since I spent too much time watching animes.....from morning to night on weekends.....and I get home from school 'til night on weekdays....well that does "kinda" sound like what an Otaku might do....spending almost all your life's time on animes.... good thing I'm not an Otaku like she said....I had seriously thought that I might have been an Otaku....
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based on the ones listed above..
i'm kind of ashamed i call my self an otaku. haahahaha
Posted 10/13/08

brennan wrote:

Are YOU an otaku? Tell tale signs:

1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language.
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality (writing on the wall of CR counts)
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series.
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend
8. You may not actually have a best friend
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face)
10. You go to anime conventions
11. You cosplay at anime conventions
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe"
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs.
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?)
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. *edit this means if you have one of this, you score 5 pts, the effect is not cumulative. You can't have 15 pts*

Calculate your score. Each question answered gives you five points! It's only a yes or a no, you don't get half points!

Start being concerned with your lifestyle when you get more than 50 points. Because that's the sign that YOU. MAY. BE. AN. OTAAAKKUUU....

Points (maximum out of 100%):
10 - Anime Watcher
20 - Anime Lover
40 - Serious Anime Lover
50 - Junior Otaku / Wannabe Otaku
60 - Otaku
80 - Professional Otaku
100 - Otaku Pope

As for me:




1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, even when it isn't your first language. (0)
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late. (0)
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality. (5)
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. (5)
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs. (5)
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend. (0)
8. You may not actually have a best friend. (0)
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face) (0)
10. You go to anime conventions (5)
11. You cosplay at anime conventions (0)
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" (5)
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan (0)
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi (0)
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi (0)
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs. (5)
17. You have watched more than 30 animes in your lifetime (5)
18. You have watched more than 100 animes in your lifetime (5)
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (5)
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. (0)


I got 45 on my own test. I'm eeeh. Pretty close to being otaku.

This test is for fun and not necessarily an accurate assessment of you being an otaku!

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EDIT EDIT EDIT

Thanks for popping this quiz, folks! As of 03 Sept 2008, here's the results of the quiz so far!

Number of entries used (complete answers that I could use, that is): 78
Average Score of Quiz Takers: 47
Standard Deviation: 23.2783

And now, how everyone else answered, arranged from top to bottom!:



17. You have watched more than 30 animes in your lifetime [95%]
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late [71%]
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs. [68%]
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" [67%]
18. You have watched more than 100 animes in your lifetime [64%]
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality [62%]
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend [59%]
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. [55%]
10. You go to anime conventions [45%]
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan [44%]
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi [42%]
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation [40%]
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. [37%] (shocking!)
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi [36%]
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters [35%]
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs [29%]
8. You may not actually have a best friend [27%]
1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language. [24%]
11. You cosplay at anime conventions [19%] (not enough cosplayers, lol)
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter [14%]




me???
Are YOU an otaku? Tell tale signs:

1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language.
**YUPP
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late
**YUPP
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality (writing on the wall of CR counts)
**YUPP
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series.
**NOPE
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters
**YUPP
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs
**NOPE
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend
**WELL..WE BOTH LOVE ANIME!!
8. You may not actually have a best friend
**NOPE
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face)
**NOPE
10. You go to anime conventions
**YUPP
11. You cosplay at anime conventions
**YUPP
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe"
**YUPP
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan
**OH??
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi
**YUPP
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi
**YUUP
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs.
**YUPP
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime
**YUPP
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime
**NOT REALLY>BUT NEARLY>>
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?)
**NOT REALLY
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. *edit this means if you have one of this, you score 5 pts, the effect is not cumulative. You can't have 15 pts*
**YUPPP!!!

Calculate your score. Each question answered gives you five points! It's only a yes or a no, you don't get half points!

Start being concerned with your lifestyle when you get more than 50 points. Because that's the sign that YOU. MAY. BE. AN. OTAAAKKUUU....
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my score 45 wew almost otaku
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i just want to be a anime lover but not an otaku D: ofcrouse i like real girls more than anime girls ........
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22 / M / Hell
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1. 0
2. 5
3. 5
4.0
5. 0
6. 0
7. 5
8. 5
9. 0
10. 0
11. 0
12. 0
13. 0
14. 0
15. 0
16. 5
17.5
18. 5
19. 0
20. 0

35
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21 / F / Southwest England.
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1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, even when it isn't your first language. (0)
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late. (0) (I can wait, there's other things I can do in my spare time.)
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality. (5) (I sometimes write descriptions about anime for others on sites, but thats about it. Apart from quite a few video comments about the series and the video.)
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. (0) ((Not yet. I don't have alot, only a few.))
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters ((Not yet.? xD))(0)
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs. (5)
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend. (0)
8. You may not actually have a best friend. (0)
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face) (0)
10. You go to anime conventions (0)
11. You cosplay at anime conventions (0)
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" (5)
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan (0)
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi (5)
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi (5)
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs. (0)
17. You have watched more than 30 animes in your lifetime (5)
18. You have watched more than 100 animes in your lifetime (5)
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (0)
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. (5) ((Put 5 because I like lolita and such.))

0 + 0 + 5 + 0 + 0 + 5 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 5 + 0 + 5 + 5 + 0 + 5 + 5 + 0 + 5 = 40.
Oh dear god.
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3,12,14,16,17,20-i like maids not because im lesbo, but because it is so cute, so does that mean my score is 30, poo, so im a mild anime lover
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Are YOU an otaku? Tell tale signs:

1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language. (5)-Taking Japanese in College, yes to watch anime and read japanese manga
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late (5)
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality (writing on the wall of CR counts)
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. (5)
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters (5)
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs (5)
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend
8. You may not actually have a best friend
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face)
10. You go to anime conventions (5) Going to number 5 in April
11. You cosplay at anime conventions (5)
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" (5)
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan (5)
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs.
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime (5)
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime (5)
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?) (5)
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. *edit this means if you have one of this, you score 5 pts, the effect is not cumulative. You can't have 15 pts* (5)

Total = 65, I did better than I thought I would
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i got a nice safe 40 lol. Serious anime lover. I would actually be kinda worried if i scored any higher lol
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I got 45 ^_^
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1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language. (0)
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late (5)
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality. (5)
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. (5)
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters (5)
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs (5)
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend (5)
8. You may not actually have a best friend (5)
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face) (0)
10. You go to anime conventions(0)
11. You cosplay at anime conventions (0)
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" (5)
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan (5)
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi (0)
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi (5)
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs. (5)
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime (5)
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime (5)
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?) (0)
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls (5)

70...I'm kinda worried...
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Are YOU an otaku? Tell tale signs:

1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language.
nope

2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late
Ususally watch stuff only once it's completed to avoid this.

3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality (writing on the wall of CR counts)
Never! And animation quality? what's that have to do with a good story? >_<

4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series.
In multiple copies so I can keep some sealed and for backups ... >_<

5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters
It makes my money go bye bye!

6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs
Other expenses?? what's that?

7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend
Well not really since they don't talk about everything.

8. You may not actually have a best friend
I do !

9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face)
Have plenty of those, tho I may not like them all.

10. You go to anime conventions
Thought about it this year but ended up not going.

11. You cosplay at anime conventions
That I would, but have not yet.

12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe"
ABSOLUTELY

13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan
Without a doubt.

14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi
not really.

15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi
Spent all my money on merchandise. sorry!

16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs.
Jpop yes, with a few OPs and EDs.

17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime
Definitelly

18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime
Probably getting pretty close to it. but not yet

19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?)
I have 1 or 2 favorite ones.

20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. *edit this means if you have one of this, you score 5 pts, the effect is not cumulative. You can't have 15 pts*
Hmmm.... Nurse outfits can be cool.


50?! ACK !
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1.0
2.5
3.5
4.0
5.0
6.0
7.5
8.0
9.0
10.0
11.0
12.5
13.0
14.5, i read fanfic, does that count
15.0
16.0
17.0
18.0
19.0
20.5
total: 30/100
hmm, im still normal, i think
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brennan wrote:

Are YOU an otaku? Tell tale signs:

1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language.
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late
3. You frequent a bulletin board or forum and write about your reaction to the last episode and read way into the episode about where the series is going, as well as animation quality (writing on the wall of CR counts)
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series.
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend
8. You may not actually have a best friend
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face)
10. You go to anime conventions
11. You cosplay at anime conventions
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe"
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs.
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?)
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. *edit this means if you have one of this, you score 5 pts, the effect is not cumulative. You can't have 15 pts*

my score is 47... pretty close... hehehe...
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