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Posted 11/19/14
You forgot the whole defining thing that makes a weeaboo a weeaboo - the belief that, without exception, everything Japanese is superior to anything else.

I think weeaboos are a problem. They stop western otaku culture from progressing by dismissing everything that the west makes. This leads to great problems in the vocaloid and the touhou fanbase. One example I have is that on danbooru, people were flagging up some stuff made by a western artist because it "wasn't anime related" despite the site obviously being very lenient on the idea as proved by the sheer amount of touhou on the site. A user then sarcastically replied "you may as well delete all of the finnish touhou 4koma" which then lead to some weeaboo flagging all of them.

I've had many problems with weeaboos in the past and I still consider them a problem with western otaku culture.
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Posted 11/19/14
Meh
Posted 11/19/14
They`re blind plebeians.
Posted 11/19/14
It depends really. I was a weaboo, and a narutard and a chuunibyou. I personally think that most chuunibyous are acutally weaboos they just don't know it themselves. But if you've been watching anime for a while and you still have the weaboo mindset then we got to cure of that shit.
If you've been watching anime for less then 3 years then I can let you weabooness slide but it it's over 3+ years you got to do something about that shit.
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Posted 11/20/14
I hate the misuse of the word "Otaku" more than the word "weeaboo", to be honest.
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
I've only seen comments on the internet from weeaboos like 10 times. I have never meet one personally. So I assume they are a very very small minority. Now weeaboo haters are everywhere. They comment all the time on the internet accusing regular old anime fans of being stupid, moron, idiot weeaboos. I don't care about weeaboos one way or the other. There are extreme over the top fans of every fandom.
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Posted 11/20/14

qualeshia3 wrote:

I hate the misuse of the word "Otaku" more than the word "weeaboo", to be honest.


Finally someone that agrees!

No offense to anyone else but Otaku=Weeaboo to me. Not always by the defenition but most self proclaimed "Otakus" are just actually weeaboos. After I learned what Otaku really meant, I stopped calling myself one and started saying I was just an anime fan. I really don't think you all understand the bad connotation of the word "Otaku". Even though some will argue words change, you also have to think what do the people from that original culture of the work think when they hear "Otaku" and I will tell you it's not a good reaction.

Take this clip from Ouran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJrNDONICxE

Now on the subject:

I feel like every anime fan went through this phase in middle school. Maybe some worse than others but I know I went though this phase for like 2-3 months. It's not a bad thing when you're younger... I see young teens do it all the time which doesn't bother me ... but it really bothers me when I see 20+ year olds doing it. If you are in this stage as an adult there is probably some mental problems going on and you should go see a psychologist.

Also here's another fun video on Otakus/weeaboos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHAhp4xtweA
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
My opinion? Who cares. Let people do what they want and what makes them happy.
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Posted 11/20/14
I pity them. how bad your life must be in home and in country you live that you are looking for an escape and idolize a country and a culture you most likely will never get to experience first hand
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Is there anyone Japanese and or Asian to bring some perspective to this topic? I was raised by a Korean woman (not Korean-American, but KOREAN FOB) but I'm not Korean. I was called "Blackanese" by other Asian kids, "N*gger" by white ones, and "Oreo" by black kids. Straddling two cultures, East and West, all the while rejected by both. "Weeaboo" is not something to be proud of.

A "Weeaboo" wears other cultures like a fashion accessory and objectifies/caricatures Asian people by mispronouncing their languages (when not sincerely trying to learn that language), by pretending to be experts, and by reveling in a small (mostly White/mostly Western) subculture that ignores Asia as a whole.

In short, a "Weeaboo" is seen by other Asians as an obnoxious ("imperialist") asshat. And you don't want to be that person, guys. Although my mom is Korean, I would never claim to be a Korean. Yeah, I like Korean food (endured teasing at school for bringing octopus and kimchi fried rice to lunch, hahaha!) and I grew up listening to K-pop (long before Psy's Gangnam Style!) but it would be rude for me to claim a heritage that isn't mine. I will always love and respect Asian culture but when it comes down to it, I'm very much an American outsider looking in.

And I probably wrote much more than I should have... *sigh*
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
I say Itadakimasu before I go down on a girl. Does that make me a weaboo?
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Posted 11/20/14

treyfan88 wrote:

Is there anyone Japanese and or Asian to bring some perspective to this topic? I was raised by a Korean woman (not Korean-American, but KOREAN FOB) but I'm not Korean. I was called "Blackanese" by other Asian kids, "N*gger" by white ones, and "Oreo" by black kids. Straddling two cultures, East and West, all the while rejected by both. "Weeaboo" is not something to be proud of.

A "Weeaboo" wears other cultures like a fashion accessory and objectifies/caricatures Asian people by mispronouncing their languages (when not sincerely trying to learn that language), by pretending to be experts, and by reveling in a small (mostly White/mostly Western) subculture that ignores Asia as a whole.

In short, a "Weeaboo" is seen by other Asians as an obnoxious ("imperialist") asshat. And you don't want to be that person, guys. Although my mom is Korean, I would never claim to be a Korean. Yeah, I like Korean food (endured teasing at school for bringing octopus and kimchi fried rice to lunch, hahaha!) and I grew up listening to K-pop (long before Psy's Gangnam Style!) but it would be rude for me to claim a heritage that isn't mine. I will always love and respect Asian culture but when it comes down to it, I'm very much an American outsider looking in.

And I probably wrote much more than I should have... *sigh*


I'm Vietnamese if that is asian enough for you, but I really doubt i have a say in Jap or Korean culture, etc everything i write is just my opinion and so on.
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Posted 11/20/14
No one person can speak for an entire culture. But being Vietnamese is certainly "Asian" enough! Asia is a big continent.
Posted 11/20/14
I see weaboos as the "newbie" anime fans. Like, everyone starts as a weaboo. I admit I was one but as time goes I realize that I was being stupid and started to act 'proper'
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Posted 11/20/14


Seriously, what is so wrong with just calling yourself an anime fan instead of Otaku?!

Thanks for agreeing. I like the videos too.
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