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Are there any weeaboos on Crunchyroll?
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Posted 8/9/14 , edited 8/9/14
Never knew what a weeaboo was before looking at this thread, but just the name, alone, annoys me. It looks like the name of some kind of fictional, cutesy, children's creature.
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Japan Sugoi.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

I do want try living there after I saved up a lot of money, which might take 6-10 years. And that would be the time required to learn the language (to read and write).

So I am investing of lot of time, energy and money just for the sake of immigrating there. Does that fit the criteria for a weeaboo? or do I need to sound more delusional?



You don't need to save up money forever.
http://www.fluentin3months.com/life-travel/

Furthermore, if it takes you anywhere near 10 years to become absolutely fluent in any language, you're doing something wrong. Do it within 4,3,2, or 1 year or bust. Don't do textbooks, play video games, watch shows and stuff you like. Don't read books to learn words, read books because you like it and you'll remember things a lot better. People doing this have learned Japanese to be able to read technical stuff within 2 years,18 months, and even within 1 year.
http://www.davidmansaray.com/practice-misunderstood



Also lol, otaku does not have a negative connotation in Japan in general anymore. It did in 1970 but it died in 1990. It still has varying definitions depending on which Japanese person you ask though so you'll be disappointed if you're looking for a singular definition of otaku.
Posted 8/9/14 , edited 8/9/14
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Posted 8/9/14

RedExodus wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

I do want try living there after I saved up a lot of money, which might take 6-10 years. And that would be the time required to learn the language (to read and write).

So I am investing of lot of time, energy and money just for the sake of immigrating there. Does that fit the criteria for a weeaboo? or do I need to sound more delusional?



You don't need to save up money forever.
http://www.fluentin3months.com/life-travel/



i'm just curious... if you travel without some sort of cash on hand, what would you do if you get sick?
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Quoting myself since this is extremely relevant to this thread discussion and clearly needs to be said to the guy (not you sangria, the guy you replied to)


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Rant time but I'll define the term as best I can in the beginning:

I guess the easiest way to define the term weeaboo would be someone who denounces their country and thinks it sucks because it's not Japan and that Japan is the greatest country in the world despite it's many current cultural, industrial, psychological, racial, medical and education issues. They view Japan strictly through the eyes and influence of anime and manga and believe that by doing so they are experts on the country despite not putting legitimate research into the country and its social workings. Also the belief is that this type of person speaks in a weird, broken half-english half-Japanese form of communication 'That's so kawaii", "You're a baka" etc. (That last one doesn't even work correctly in either language)

Japan as far as I have heard is one of the greatest countries to visit, but trying to live there as a foreigner is really really hard, especially if you don't like being judged because racism is a thing there. It's gotten a lot better than it used to be but it's still prevalent and if you want a job there and you don't speak Japanese as well as a native speaker, you will most likely only get hired as an English Teacher or translator (though highly unlikely for the second). Japan isn't this crazy magical land of awesome that some believe it to be. It's pretty mundane and normal except for Akihabara aka "the world's view of Japan". Everywhere else is pretty much like normal in terms of city life or rural life, just with a different language.

Here's some reasons why Japan isn't the greatest country on Earth:
The suicide rate in Japan is ridiculously high, people literally work themselves to deaths, neighbors tend to not help one another out (there have been instances of neighbors ignoring people being murdered next door simply because they felt it wasn't their place to butt in on their neighbors lives. Yeah think about that for a sec, that's one of the prevalent mindsets in Japan), literally all of their creativity is thrown into the entertainment industry because of how rule orientated the country is and that free thinking is bad and tradition is unwaveringly perfect even if it means wasting time on something trivial (like a 2 minute long speech that must be absolutely perfect in order to talk to a teacher) while someone could be dying or gravely injured (yes this is a thing), if you act out of character or act outgoing, you will possibly have your entire reputation ruined because you made a fool of yourself one time and that's all it takes over there. There are more but it's best to educate yourself on these things.

I love Japan, but there is no way in hell I'd say it's the greatest country on Earth, nor would I denounce my own country for it. I like the US even with all it's faults.

End rant


Edit: Looks like the guy deleted his account. Oh well, I'll leave this up and a good ole fashioned info dump for you folks since edjumacating yourself on stuff is also a good thing


If you plan on visiting for roughly 3-months bring around 5000 dollars in cash with you and get it converted to yen. The ATM's suck in Japan and are inside the banks making it completely back-asswards to having an ATM in the first place.
Posted 8/9/14 , edited 8/9/14

Rippedyanu1 wrote:

Rant time but I'll define the term as best I can in the beginning:

I guess the easiest way to define the term weeaboo would be someone who denounces their country and thinks it sucks because it's not Japan and that Japan is the greatest country in the world despite it's many current cultural, industrial, psychological, racial, medical and education issues. They view Japan strictly through the eyes and influence of anime and manga and believe that by doing so they are experts on the country despite not putting legitimate research into the country and its social workings. Also the belief is that this type of person speaks in a weird, broken half-english half-Japanese form of communication 'That's so kawaii", "You're a baka" etc. (That last one doesn't even work correctly in either language)

Japan as far as I have heard is one of the greatest countries to visit, but trying to live there as a foreigner is really really hard, especially if you don't like being judged because racism is a thing there. It's gotten a lot better than it used to be but it's still prevalent and if you want a job there and you don't speak Japanese as well as a native speaker, you will most likely only get hired as an English Teacher or translator (though highly unlikely for the second). Japan isn't this crazy magical land of awesome that some believe it to be. It's pretty mundane and normal except for Akihabara aka "the world's view of Japan". Everywhere else is pretty much like normal in terms of city life or rural life, just with a different language.

Here's some reasons why Japan isn't the greatest country on Earth:
The suicide rate in Japan is ridiculously high, people literally work themselves to deaths, neighbors tend to not help one another out (there have been instances of neighbors ignoring people being murdered next door simply because they felt it wasn't their place to butt in on their neighbors lives. Yeah think about that for a sec, that's one of the prevalent mindsets in Japan), literally all of their creativity is thrown into the entertainment industry because of how rule orientated the country is and that free thinking is bad and tradition is unwaveringly perfect even if it means wasting time on something trivial (like a 2 minute long speech that must be absolutely perfect in order to talk to a teacher) while someone could be dying or gravely injured (yes this is a thing), if you act out of character or act outgoing, you will possibly have your entire reputation ruined because you made a fool of yourself one time and that's all it takes over there. There are more but it's best to educate yourself on these things.

I love Japan, but there is no way in hell I'd say it's the greatest country on Earth, nor would I denounce my own country for it. I like the US even with all it's faults.


Have to agree completely. I am dead sick of weebos going on and on about how Japan is a Paradise and the greatest nation on earth.

It's not. Like every other country, it has its own problems, and some of those problems are pretty bad. Social problems, bullying, racism, pride, suicide, denial of history, extreme xenophobia....etc. etc.

Do I like Japan? Oh yes, yes I do. I'd like to visit. But to live there? No way. Not now, not ever. I'll take the States any day even with its problems.

*Sigh* I'm glad this wasn't some weebo defending Japan. I just came out of an argument about J. War Crimes with a person who talked about every other country's crimes but Japan's.

Weebos...Ugh.
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Posted 8/9/14 , edited 8/9/14

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Must be nice ignoring that Japan has a dark side and isn't as great as it appears. And it must also be nice that majority(the way I see it)of the weeaboos are so anti-America. Yet it must also be nice knowing that it's better to be Japanese, because it's the country that created anime. Oh well. I guess it must be nice.


The sarcasm... I can taste it.

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Something I noticed in this thread is the obvious fact that mostly all of the users here are major anime fans or otakus. That being the case a weeaboo by definition is bad so anyone here calling oneself that is either proud or ignorant of the definition. Still, the point of this thread is to find out if they are here on this site. That's like asking if a breeding bull is available at a farm full of bovine creatures.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Must be nice ignoring that Japan has a dark side and isn't as great as it appears. And it must also be nice that majority(the way I see it)of the weeaboos are so anti-America. Yet it must also be nice knowing that it's better to be Japanese, because it's the country that created anime. Oh well. I guess it must be nice.


The sarcasm... I can taste it.



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Is it me or is this thread a way of degrading the USA and Japan. In no way is everything perfect in either of these countries, but at least it is a whole of a lot better than most of the other countries in the world.
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hikikomori4life wrote:

Is it me or is this thread a way of degrading the USA and Japan. In no way is everything perfect in either of these countries, but at least it is a whole of a lot better than most of the other countries in the world.


It's just you. As a few of us have already said, both Japan and the USA are great countries. However we aren't gonna sugarcoat the topic either as both countries have their issues and some people do not like to recognize the issue with Japan, and there are a crapload of issues with that country. Same as the USA. I think we already said these two countries are greater than most as well.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Judgementwolf wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Must be nice ignoring that Japan has a dark side and isn't as great as it appears. And it must also be nice that majority(the way I see it)of the weeaboos are so anti-America. Yet it must also be nice knowing that it's better to be Japanese, because it's the country that created anime. Oh well. I guess it must be nice.


The sarcasm... I can taste it.





Lulz wut
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Was the taste too strong?
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Was the taste too strong?


I read this thinking the spoilers quote was about hurr hurr
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Was the taste too strong?


It was so stronk that my face caved in.
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