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Post Reply Are there any weeaboos on Crunchyroll?
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 8/23/15
Before I start, I should say my intention here isn't to offend anyone, it's just legitimate curiousity, and pointless interest. We get the odd forum topic discussing weeaboo's be it looking for definitions or if you know any of them etc. etc. What I wondered, for no real reason, is if there's anyone on Crunchyroll who literally believes that Japan is superior to their country in every way, and that damn near all of it's culture is phenomenal? I'm not talking about weeaboo in the 'Yeah I'm a nerd' or 'Yeah I like anime' sense, I'm talking about it in the hardcore 'All hail Japan's superiority, bitches' sense. I've not a single clue if anyone would even own up to this, and I'm kind of hoping the whole 'anonymous' nature of the internet may encourage people to step forward, but out of pure interest is there anyone like that on CR? Again, I'm not trying to be a shit-stirrer, just curious since, despite how this is an anime website, I don't think I've come across a single person who's like that. .
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 8/24/15
Probably. In the shadows, they are the ninjas who speak in the "kawaii desu" and "NANI?!" languages of wannabanese.
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 5/21/15
I really hate that word but to answer your question I'm sure there are plenty.
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Oh well I think japan is nice it's certainly filled with the same type of people we have here in the U.S. But that term is still a bit offensive.
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 7/7/15
i once saw a poster on a CR news article about Frozen's reception in Japan say about the video with Japanese dubs, "as expected, the Japanese voices are so much better"

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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 5/21/15
- http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/weeaboo

From late 2003 and onwards, usage of Wapanese became alarmingly visible on 4chan, often leading to unpleasant exchanges between anime/manga fans and those who were far less interested in their subcultures.

At the peak of its abuse in mid-2005, 4chan moderators devised a creative intervention using the word-filter, replacing every instance of Wapanese with “Weeaboo,” which was a fictitious term originally coined by Nicholas Gurewitch in his Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip (date unknown, comic #62.

In its original context, the word “weeaboo” doesn’t signify anything but something undesirable and deserving punishment. Since then, many 4chan visitors adopted the word “Weeaboo” in replacement of Wapanese.

Posted 8/8/14 , edited 8/21/14
Japan is unique in culture (as in most other cultures across the globe). The Japanese have introduced a fair amount of technology and authentic architecture that catches many eyes. It's normal to stop and think they're superior at some point.
All in all I think any country is better off than our degenerate and desensitized nation known as the United States. But I'm sure Japan struggles like any other country. Otaku are still regarded as weirdos in Japan too so that is something to consider too
But my main point is that sure, I picked up some of the Japanese used in anime, but I rarely use it except with my other otaku friends that I know very well, and i use it just like american slang (in a joking manner). Japanese can be learned by those who put forth effort but let's face it. People that learned roman script languages first will have the toughest time learning Japanese (in writing).
So I can't say I am weeabo. Other cultures interest me as much as the Japanese.
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 8/23/15
I like Japan and all, but I don't consider it superior. Would I like to visit Japan before I die and stay awhile? Of course, but I still love my country and would defend it. I also like a lot of Japanese culture, but it's just something different from what I'm use to. I also like different cultures in general.
I don't know if that term would describe me or not, but I still love my country. Japan and it's culture is just a fun little change of pace from the norm.
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 8/15/14

Sogno- wrote:

i once saw a poster on a CR news article about Frozen's reception in Japan say about the video with Japanese dubs, "as expected, the Japanese voices are so much better"



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I love anime and JRPGs I suppose I could be called an otaku but I'm certainly not a weebo I don't try to emulate Japanese at all I just watch the animes and follow any japanese games I find fun. I'm sure there are crazy fans on here every site has people who need to get out waaay more then I do.
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 8/8/14
Most likely. There is probably fewer Weeaboo's compared to typical otaku's on this site.

I consider myself an "otaku" but i don't necessarily like that term either, as it has a certain degrading connotation attached to it. I consider myself a "anime enthusiast" i have probably spent over 7000 hours watching anime in the last 6 years of actually consistent watching. and i have around 300 series on over 12tb of hard drives :P, (most ripped from my own personal collection of dvd's).

Alot of people consider anyone who watches anime to be a "weeaboo", which also irritates me.

I have maybe noticed 7 people i would consider weeb"ish" since i joined CR a couple months ago
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Yeah
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Posted 8/8/14 , edited 8/8/14
Pretty sure but there are weeboos in every anime/manga site. Just more or less than others.
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

Most likely. There is probably fewer Weeaboo's compared to typical otaku's on this site.

I consider myself an "otaku" but i don't necessarily like that term either, as it has a certain degrading connotation attached to it. I consider myself a "anime enthusiast" i have probably spent over 7000 hours watching anime in the last 6 years of actually consistent watching. and i have around 300 series on over 12tb of hard drives :P, (most ripped from my own personal collection of dvd's).

Alot of people consider anyone who watches anime to be a "weeaboo", which also irritates me.

I have maybe noticed 7 people i would consider weeb"ish" since i joined CR a couple months ago


Dang. 7000=over 291 days.

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I would think since the term has a definition, and also carries a social stigma that those, out of fear, believe themselves to be said term would hide from exposure.

Wouldn't that make this thread out to be merely asking, is there people out there that act like "example A". Which, if we thought about where the term came from it would in itself prove that there are such types that could be defined as said term.

This line of thought would lead me to believe that this thread is to merely see if any one is willing to speak up and volunteer themselves to be titled with said term. Though, given what I've already state that would mean they would be ridiculed. A little math right quick would basically mean that we've asked someone to stand up and receive a virtual beating.

Did I over think this?
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