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Are you an Otaku?
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Posted 4/24/13 , edited 4/24/13
1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language. No
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late Yes
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) No
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. Not yet, so no :P
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters No
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs No
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend Yes
8. You may not actually have a best friend No
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face) No
10. You go to anime conventions Want to, but no :(
11. You cosplay at anime conventions No
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" Yes
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan No
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi No
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi No
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs. Yes
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime Yes
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime Yes
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?) Yes
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. ALL OF THEM!

40, guess I'm a serious anime lover then!
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Posted 4/24/13 , edited 4/24/13
1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language. No
2. You rabidly wait for the next upload of your favourite series and whine when it's late Yes
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) Yes
4. You purchase a fair amount of DVDs of your favourite series. Yes
5. You spend a lot of money on official merchandise, which include Drama CDs, CDs, figurines, and posters Yes
6. You cut down on other expenses in order to get said merchandise and DVDs Yes:(
7. You know the characters of your favourite anime better than you know your best friend Yes
8. You may not actually have a best friend No
9. You may not actually have IRL friends, for that matter (online friends don't count unless you've met them face to face) No
10. You go to anime conventions No, but I am going to some this year.
11. You cosplay at anime conventions No
12. You actually can understand the concept of "moe" Yes
13. Akibahara is your number one place to visit when you go to Japan Yes
14. You engage in fanfic or write doujinshi No
15. You are willing to pay for good fanfic or doujinshi No
16. More than half of your music collection is Jpop. From anime OPs and EDs. Yes
17. You have watched more than 30 anime series in your lifetime Yes
18. You have watched more than 100 anime series in your lifetime No, about 80 TV series, it is over 100 if you count OVAs and movies though.
19. You know well known directors or seiiyus by name and reputation (eee! he's working on THAT anime?) Yes
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* Yes


Score: 60, Otaku. My score has gotten worse, or better depending how you look at it, since last time I did the test.
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Posted 4/24/13

1. You can read, write, and converse in Japanese, AND it isn't your first language. (5)
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 (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 (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 (0)
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?) (5)
20. You like French Maids, Nurses, or Catgirls. (0)


On a side note, even if you're into that kind of thing, Akihabara is not that great. Nipponbashi, Osaka does what Akihabara tries to do far better.

I got 35. I've never really like the term otaku anyway.
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Posted 4/24/13
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. (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 (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, but will soon be happening)
11. You cosplay at anime conventions (0, but same as above)
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. (0, but I have some op’s and ed’s in my library of music =) )
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)

50 - I'm a junior otaku 1 convention away from being an otaku =).
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Posted 4/24/13 , edited 4/24/13
here's mine

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) (0)
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) (I have a best friend so i don't understand how to score this)
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 (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. (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. *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)

alltogether i have 35, so not that Otaku, i am an anime lover
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Forum cleanup. Clearing out threads that have been inactive for more than six months.

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