What is an Otaku!
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'Today I happen to have read something someone posted on another sight about Otaku, this person had not even a clue what the word meant. That got me thinking, how many people on crunchyroll really know what Otaku stands for?'


Otaku = house.

The word Otaku is used for a person who is overly obsessed over something to the point of it being there hole life.
You can be a fan of anime, and read manga without being a Otaku.

Another mistake people make is thinking Otaku relates only to anime and manga.. sorry to have to tell you this but that is not true.... There are Anime/Manga Otaku, Car Otaku, sports Otaku, Music Otaku, Fad Otaku, and ext and ext.

In Japan... An Otaku is look down on as a sick losers!

To give two examples of a Otaku! :

As you can see an Otaku are people obsessed to the point of it being the only thing they think about 24-7...

can be cars, can be sports, hell it can even be sex.. I do not mind being a sex Otaku..
But it is seen as a obsessive illness.

Posted 10/11/09
About all the things you said in this article I already knew.
Posted 10/11/09
don't you have a thread like this in the ED section?
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Posted 10/11/09

mystic17 wrote:

don't you have a thread like this in the ED section?



Nope I do not... I had one explaining how anime does not have swear words, there added in by fan subbers trying to jazz up the anime. But I do not think I did one on Otaku.. if I did I forgot all about it.
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Otaku = person who is overly obsessed with anime
Posted 10/11/09
There are varying degrees of otaku. I consider myself to be far from the extreme and well past the introductory level.
Posted 10/11/09
I don't see how people can be that crazy over fiction stuff.
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How many people know that you don't use the pluralized form for Japanese words?
Yeah, you could fill a book with the ignorance that is on CR.
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Posted 10/11/09

GuardianOMS wrote:

How many people know that you don't use the pluralized form for Japanese words?
Yeah, you could fill a book with the ignorance that is on CR.



You how many people I had to point out that Animes is not a word because anime can stand for one or more than one.



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shirayukiIce wrote:

Otaku = person who is overly obsessed with anime


Bzzz your right that overly Obsessed, but wrong that its secluded to anime fans. There are Car Otaku, Star trek Otaku, At that I am very close to being A MMORPG Otaku.. So close, but I still can tell apart reality from fiction. Also I still think about other things other than MMO's so Not an Otaku yet.
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"... to the point of it being there hole life."
I LOVE PEOPLE WHO ARE AMAZING WITH GRAMMAR LIKE THIS.
^ sorry, it made me cringe, I couldn't help myself.

and I actually feel bad for Otaku... holed up in their house all day, I know it's what they want but there's so much more to life!

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Posted 10/11/09

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


shirayukiIce wrote:

Otaku = person who is overly obsessed with anime


Bzzz your right that overly Obsessed, but wrong that its secluded to anime fans. There are Car Otaku, Star trek Otaku, At that I am very close to being A MMORPG Otaku.. So close, but I still can tell apart reality from fiction. Also I still think about other things other than MMO's so Not an Otaku yet.


Well yes that's true but the majority of them are probably anime otakus.
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Chthulhu wrote:

There are varying degrees of otaku. I consider myself to be far from the extreme and well past the introductory level.



There a varying degree of fandom, but not Otaku, that is obsessed to the point its all you do and wanna do. Its pretty much a mental sickness.

Lets go over this again.. Fandom has varying ranks and levels. (game talk wahoo.) Otaku does not really, its past the fandom rankings and into its own zone.. The crazy obsessed nut-jobs Zone! If you can level up in that zone than you should be in a mental-word.
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Bleh, duplicate. Please search before you post a thread.

Otakus what are they actually?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-419489

We just have too many otaku threads. Please use the one above or one of the threads below to discuss otakus.

otaku
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-424537
damn stereotype otaku
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-413456
is being an otaku bad for your life
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-408288
when is an otaku too otaku
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-401422


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