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Post Reply An Otaku's worst nightmare.
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Posted 5/8/15

colll78 wrote:

Otaku doesn't mean someone who likes anime or japanese culture or manga. It's a derogatory term that is commonly misused in the west. People in japan whom like anime wouldn't refer to themselves as otaku, that would be the equivalent of someone with as-burgers calling themselves retarded. The term refers to someone who leeches off society with no goal or purpose in life.

Most of us don't live in Japan. In the occidental world, it means precisely what you say it doesn't. The fact that a nationwide published magazine is called "Otaku USA" is proof that this is a widely accepted colloquial use. When one language borrows a word from another, the meaning is not always identical. It may even appear in an American dictionary some day.
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Hey, at least you didn't lose your ability to enjoy anime/manga and stuff like that, 'cuz some people do and they feel pain just from those simple acts.
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