First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
What's an Otaku?
17205 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/19/14
What do you define Otaku as?

Do you consider yourself one?

Are you proud of the fact that you are one?

If not, why are you ashamed, or how do you consider yourself different?
Posted 4/19/14


This is my Tiger&Bunny shirt; one of the many symbols of my Otaku-ism. I also have Free! character badges that I put on my backpack, and also this Oda Nobuna scarf that I won from one of Crunchyroll contests.


The difference between me and other anime fans... well I watch anime because I genuinely like it, for its art and entertainment values. Some "fans" watch it because they have nothing else better to do.

I'm not like that... I won't abandon my liking for anime... even if I'm really busy. Will always make time for my favourite show.
30236 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
It doesn't matter.
Offline
Posted 4/19/14
Otaku isn't what you watch, wear or buy.
It's the way you live.
Posted 4/19/14

Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Otaku isn't what you watch, wear or buy.
It's the way you live.


you sound very Yoda
Posted 4/19/14
Proud? Ashamed? What?! Stop giving me ideas.
30236 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
It doesn't matter.
Offline
Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Otaku isn't what you watch, wear or buy.
It's the way you live.


you sound very Yoda


I'll paraphrase;
How you live has a greater bearing on what you are than how you appear.

or
Buy, wear or watch; otaku, you can not.
but live otaku; you can.
21016 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32
Offline
Posted 4/19/14

Sychop wrote:

Proud? Ashamed? What?! Stop giving me ideas.


go to here http://www.crunchyroll.com/home/history and count the number of anime you have watched then divided it by the number of days it take you to watch all, then multiply it by one hundred and divide it by twenty. The number you get will be the percentile rank how much Otaku you are
Sogno- 
45722 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/19/14
the question is, what is in an otaku
4391 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / United Nations, W...
Offline
Posted 4/19/14

Sogno- wrote:

the question is, what is in an otaku

Hopes, dreams, and convenience store food

80226 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / Abu Bakr al-Baghd...
Offline
Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14
Otaku means nerd so if you consider your self an anime nerd you are an otaku if you dont then you arent.

I consider myself an otaku since i spend pretty much all my free time white anime manga or things like that.

I never seen any reason to be ashamed of being an otaku since it's not like im hurting anyone by doing what im doing

I think there already is at least one of these threads here already one where i left a long explanation on this.
81337 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / Inside Lorreen's...
Offline
Posted 4/19/14
I don't consider myself an Otaku for 2 reasons.

1) In Japan, being an Otaku isn't exactly a good thing, it is not even praiseworthy. You are being put down for it in society. I completely agree with this because if you take ANYTHING too far, it can be questionable.


2) Despite how much Anime I watch, or Manga I read/buy, or how many figures I collect, or how much wallscrolls/posters/etc I find. I WILL NEVER be as rabid of a fan as some people. I put part of this blame on the fact, I watch every genre, the most rabid fans seem to only like one to maybe three or four genres, so they are very rabid in defending said genre's while bashing the others. Since I watch all genre's I kind of mellow out in defending anything.

The other part of the blame is I don't make a lot of money so my collections are small, in like 1 figure, 2 wallscrolls, 1 calendar, and just hit the 100 manga after a while of collecting (and hitting up a lot of sales).
17205 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/19/14

Stonewolfe wrote:

I don't consider myself an Otaku for 2 reasons.

1) In Japan, being an Otaku isn't exactly a good thing, it is not even praiseworthy. You are being put down for it in society. I completely agree with this because if you take ANYTHING too far, it can be questionable.


2) Despite how much Anime I watch, or Manga I read/buy, or how many figures I collect, or how much wallscrolls/posters/etc I find. I WILL NEVER be as rabid of a fan as some people. I put part of this blame on the fact, I watch every genre, the most rabid fans seem to only like one to maybe three or four genres, so they are very rabid in defending said genre's while bashing the others. Since I watch all genre's I kind of mellow out in defending anything.

The other part of the blame is I don't make a lot of money so my collections are small, in like 1 figure, 2 wallscrolls, 1 calendar, and just hit the 100 manga after a while of collecting (and hitting up a lot of sales).


I wouldn't mind loading up my walls with posters (not just anime stuff)

but I wouldn't ever own anything... like maybe Natsu's scarf because it looks good, or the coat from the leader of the spider people from hxh i like that. but thats as far as I can see me owning anime stuff. I don't even read manga. I just like anime as a source of entertainment just like i enjoy dramas like the walking dead and breaking bad. I also enjoy the occasional H but not more so then the normal filmed type.

to me I see an Otaku as someone who tries to find pride in something that they're put down for.

like woman who become feminists
and people who are gay that protest against anti-gay laws.

I'm more of a person who thinks no one should be judged for what they like, it's encoded into them, and everyone should be treated equal. As long as they act human and contribute to society in a positive way.
3440 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/19/14
This thread speaks for itself.
34924 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Florida
Offline
Posted 4/19/14
Someone called me?
Taroni 
56718 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / NS,Canada
Offline
Posted 4/19/14
I don't consider myself an otaku, just a fan of what I like.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.