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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/20/14
Well, this is normally a really heated topic most of the time but how do you find weaboos?


Definition: Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. They use Japanese words but usually end up pronouncing them wrong and sounding like total assholes. They also usually denounce their culture/country and try to "become" Japanese

NOTE: A PERSON CAN LIKE ANIME, LIKE THE CULTURE AND RESPECT THE CULTURE AND LEARN THE LANGUAGE IF THEY ARE INDEED SERIOUS IN LEARNING IT; WITHOUT BECOMING A WEEABOO, THEY SHOULD ALSO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEIR OWN CULTURE WHICH PREVENTS ONE FROM BECOMING SAID WEEABOO


I mean you should of definitely met one of these people once in your lifetime.
I personally find them disgusting and weird but am i wrong? I mean someone can like anime, but acting crazy a whole different level.

An Otaku is kinda different to a Weaboo by the fact that they would be addicted,etc to anime but to a certain extent and don't denounce their culture and country.
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 12/29/14
Eh, they have an unrealistic ideal which they try to conform their lives to. It's only a problem if it's not a phase, and even then it's their problem for them to deal with. I'm not in the business of policing other peoples' personalities, so I don't worry about it much.
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Hehehehe....... yeah okay, exactly what BlueOni said is my answer.
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Posted 11/19/14

tridragon1 wrote:

Well, this is normally a really heated topic most of the time but how do you find weaboos?


Definition: Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. They use Japanese words but usually end up pronouncing them wrong and sounding like total assholes.

I mean you should of definitely met one of these people once in your lifetime.
I personally find them disgusting and weird but am i wrong? I mean someone can like anime, but acting crazy a whole different level.


You forgot the part of the definition where weeaboos toss away their own culture so they feel more japanese...
(Which pisses me off)
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 12/19/15
I'm an otaku, or so my friend who is definitely an otaku says. I take his word for it, as he's a legit otaku with a waifu and a whole mess of figurines. I joked about buying him a dakimakura of his waifu for his birthday, and he informed me he already had one.

So I think he knows what he's talking about.

I'm also American, so.....


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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/20/14
well, given how the japanese butcher the english language, i dont care and im totaly fine with it.
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Posted 11/19/14
I don't really go for the whole discarding of their own culture part to be more Japanese. Japanese culture isn't anything special when you get down to it. Sure, they produce lots of good art and interesting games but that's part of the consumer culture more than the core culture these days.

Heck, even my Japanese friends were eager to discard some parts of their culture by coming here to the USA. One was particularly fond of not having to say itadakimasu/gouchosama at dinner, announcing departure and return from home, all that.
Posted 11/19/14
Having had to deal with the fanboy/girling, annoying.
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/19/14
I think that term has gone way out of hand, cause it usually only meant: "a person which says kawaii, even though they are not Japanese and also proceed by pronouncing Japanese words as they think they sound, which may be way off" And really, what is wrong with that? I may not be English, but I usually talk English and end up phrasing it wrong, should I get a name defined for this reason? The whole word is only something people outside of the anime community call us, cause they want something negative to bash at us.
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Posted 11/19/14

JayVeeDees wrote:

I think that term has gone way out of hand, cause it usually only meant: "a person which says kawaii, even though they are not Japanese and also proceed by pronouncing Japanese words as they think they sound, which may be way off" And really, what is wrong with that? I may not be English, but I usually talk English and end up phrasing it wrong, should I get a name defined for this reason? The whole word is only something people outside of the anime community call us, cause they want something negative to bash at us.

that definition of yours is kinda wrong, cause weeaboo is not someone who is obsessed, that my friend, is a Otaku -.-


I did actually say they also denounce their culture/country and act as if they're Japanese, I have no disagreements with anyone being an Otaku at all, saying the word for no reason such as "itadakimasu/gouchosama" for no reason as; lets say you're eating with your family, is pretty disrespectful in some respects(if they're from a different culture). However, if you keep in touch with your culture instead of trying to act all Japanese and what not, refrains someone from becoming, said "Weaboo"
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/19/14
as a proud Otaku, instead of going into a massive rant on why i dislike them. I will simply post a picture of an animu girl cocking a gun. Because thats what they make me want to do.
Posted 11/19/14

Phersu wrote:

I'm an otaku, or so my friend who is definitely an otaku says. I take his word for it, as he's a legit otaku with a waifu and a whole mess of figurines. I joked about buying him a dakimakura of his waifu for his birthday, and he informed me he already had one.

So I think he knows what he's talking about.

I'm also American, so.....




Gasp! i thought you were German :(.
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Posted 11/19/14
They are really annoying if they haven't gotten over the phase in about a month. It's stupid to throw away your own culture for a culture you don't even fully understand. Also, saying random Japanese words is really odd when you're in public and don't actually know the language.
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Posted 11/19/14
I think they're awesome.
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Posted 11/19/14
A weeaboo can only really be annoying if they repeatedly try to act Japanese and are really obviously obsessed (like, saying Japanese words randomly and repeatedly, acting like they know everything about Japanese culture, etc). I do not like my culture too much (I'm pretty neutral about it), and honestly, I do mostly prefer Japanese culture (not everything about it though, every culture has its bad parts). I do not think this makes you a weeaboo. I think becoming obsessive to the point of annoying other people with Japanese stuff makes you a weeaboo, not preferring one culture over another. It isn't like I say itadakimasu before I eat and say Japanese words randomly and, well, act like a weeaboo. I like Japanese culture, but not to the point of being obsessive.
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/20/14


Since I'm not Japanese, I can't get angry over it. I can't get angry for them. It would just turn into yet another SJW movement. I can't speak for something I'm not a part of. I'm just a white girl on the internet.
However, I can see how it would be insulting to have foreigners try and take over their culture. Turning it into something else because they think it's cool. I can also see how some wouldn't care or just think they're weird, annoying foreigners.
All I can do is respect the Japanese and their culture.

I personally find weaboos kind of exasperating. Mainly because they don't seem to understand how they could potentially be insulting towards the people they wish to emulate.
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