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Are there more female otaku?
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I'm a male Otaku, but I'm not "steriotypical.
I'm a firefighter, I have a motorcycle, and I'm not incredibly overweight or anything :p


Also, it's about an equal number from what I see.
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I sure hope that there is more of them. Nobody likes a sausage fest....well...i know i dont.
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You for real? Lol. The AirForce employs both male and female. C'mon son.
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MikiSayaka wrote:

I'm a male Otaku, but I'm not "steriotypical.
I'm a firefighter, I have a motorcycle, and I'm not incredibly overweight or anything :p


Also, it's about an equal number from what I see.


That's incredibly stupid.

Not only are MOST otaku in America "normal" which I GUESS MEANS, a healthy weight, have respectable professions, ride motorcycles, etc, but doing all of those things do not make you UN-OTAKU.

OTAKU isn't even used in proper context for most of the posts in this thread.

I think Anime fans come in every type, color, status, race, profession, size, etc.

I would probably say there are equal amounts of male and female fans considering the genre. With the anime industry booming the way it is as of late, an increasing number of females are taking part in the culture via cosplay, but this does not mean they are actually knowledgeable about the content our fandom is based on, at the same time, girl-targeted genre's such as shoujo, and romance do equate a large female community into the "anime" fandom.

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SailorBee wrote:


MikiSayaka wrote:

I'm a male Otaku, but I'm not "steriotypical.
I'm a firefighter, I have a motorcycle, and I'm not incredibly overweight or anything :p


Also, it's about an equal number from what I see.


That's incredibly stupid.

Not only are MOST otaku in America "normal" which I GUESS MEANS, a healthy weight, have respectable professions, ride motorcycles, etc, but doing all of those things do not make you UN-OTAKU.

OTAKU isn't even used in proper context for most of the posts in this thread.

I think Anime fans come in every type, color, status, race, profession, size, etc.

I would probably say there are equal amounts of male and female fans considering the genre. With the anime industry booming the way it is as of late, an increasing number of females are taking part in the culture via cosplay, but this does not mean they are actually knowledgeable about the content our fandom is based on, at the same time, girl-targeted genre's such as shoujo, and romance do equate a large female community into the "anime" fandom.



Haha, no I know, but he was talking about the "stereotype".
And the stereotype is one that makes no sense, which is what I was proving actually.
The stereotypes that kept being brought up by them further back in this thread and many other threads are/were : Overweight, unemployed, living in mothers basement, hairy, socially inept.
Almost none of which are true for most of the fanbase.

And about the last bit, I spend a fair amount of time at a local anime store and yeah, it's definitely equal in terms of gender as far as I can tell
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MikiSayaka wrote:


SailorBee wrote:


MikiSayaka wrote:

I'm a male Otaku, but I'm not "steriotypical.
I'm a firefighter, I have a motorcycle, and I'm not incredibly overweight or anything :p


Also, it's about an equal number from what I see.


That's incredibly stupid.

Not only are MOST otaku in America "normal" which I GUESS MEANS, a healthy weight, have respectable professions, ride motorcycles, etc, but doing all of those things do not make you UN-OTAKU.

OTAKU isn't even used in proper context for most of the posts in this thread.

I think Anime fans come in every type, color, status, race, profession, size, etc.

I would probably say there are equal amounts of male and female fans considering the genre. With the anime industry booming the way it is as of late, an increasing number of females are taking part in the culture via cosplay, but this does not mean they are actually knowledgeable about the content our fandom is based on, at the same time, girl-targeted genre's such as shoujo, and romance do equate a large female community into the "anime" fandom.



Haha, no I know, but he was talking about the "stereotype".
And the stereotype is one that makes no sense, which is what I was proving actually.
The stereotypes that kept being brought up by them further back in this thread and many other threads are/were : Overweight, unemployed, living in mothers basement, hairy, socially inept.
Almost none of which are true for most of the fanbase.

And about the last bit, I spend a fair amount of time at a local anime store and yeah, it's definitely equal in terms of gender as far as I can tell


"a healthy weight, have respectable professions, ride motorcycles, etc, but doing all of those things do not make you UN-OTAKU."
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The Japanese are great with developing new words for things, it would be great if they would come up with a new term specifically for female anime fans. I think this would help more girls feel a sense of comradeship which many feel is so crucial to joining anything, especially anime. You know make them feel like it's a girl thing.
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I think actually the opposite! I think more men are Otaku but more female Otaku do things like cosplaying so you may see it more.
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Thank you Sailor Bee! well said

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Posted 10/30/12

jazzy663 wrote:

I don't like using that word, personally. While I can't honestly answer your question, I've met my fair share of female 'otaku'. I don't think there's more than males though.


What's wrong with the word "Otaku?", you say it like its something to be ashamed about.
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I think Otaku is an understatement here in hawaii...lol
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I don't think soooo..Otaku are kinda rare here...I never saw one I guess...some watch anime but are not as intense as what you actually see in anime...the ratio is probably pretty even imo..
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It just seems to me like there are better words to use. Such as "eccentric."
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yeah only way I could identify another male otaku would be if he is wearing anime clothing perhaps holding a gundam figure or anything like that lol.

Me and my friend don't look like people that would be so obsessed with anime or manga stuff haha.
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