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sure... i dont know
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Oh, how about if I plan on going to anime conventions? I don't cosplay though >.> (even though I don't see anything wrong with good cosplays, they are just really not that common)

I know a few weeaboos. A lot of people at my school who like anime I would call weeaboo. Can a black or mexican be weeaboo?

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I should add, i'm not even that into anime, I just like the atmosphere.


You don't need to worry about being a weeaboo. It doesn't matter what you do. What matters is the manner yo do it and the extent. I enjoy anime, I've been to a convention and I've very interested in Japans feudal era (samurai). You can cosplay, you can like anime and Japan, you can speak Japanese. The difference is, a weeaboo would cosplay frequently, while you might only at a convention. You may enjoy anime as a hobby, while a weeaboo can't talk about anything else. You may study Japanese as a genuine interest in the language, while a weeaboo does it to make themself seem more Asian.

Technically, a weeaboo refers to a white person. Nevertheless, I've seen blacks and Hispanics who seem to fit the weeaboo mold, so yes, In my opinion, they can be considered weeaboos.
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Haha.

Wapanese. I never would have thought that there was a term for it.

thats hilarious.

I know a few if thats the case. sometimes it does or did get annoying but then again there were like the only people i could talk about anime with. so yeah..

it was like a lose lose situation.
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Wapanese, around ninety percent of the people on CR. Just look around.
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I know a few if thats the case. sometimes it does or did get annoying but then again there were like the only people i could talk about anime with. so yeah..

it was like a lose lose situation


Meh....I know how you feel. It's like two extremes, those who don't care about anime, and those who make anime their life. You can rarely find a happy medium.
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touchzanaflexpens wrote:


I know a few if thats the case. sometimes it does or did get annoying but then again there were like the only people i could talk about anime with. so yeah..

it was like a lose lose situation


Meh....I know how you feel. It's like two extremes, those who don't care about anime, and those who make anime their life. You can rarely find a happy medium.


Very true.

so it forces me to find Forums like this. >_<

not that i don't have fun. but still..

where are the medium people such as myself...

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Very true.

so it forces me to find Forums like this. >_<

not that i don't have fun. but still..

where are the medium people such as myself...


Awww....yeah, same here. I go on forums like this a lot, mostly because it's nice to find people who are common with you.

I wonder about the medium people too.
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Nope, I'm not Wapanese but they certainly haven't done anything to annoy me. In fact, it's cool they're interested in the Japan culture. O_O


you fail. wapanese are not interested in real Japanese culture all they care about is anime, sushi and ramen
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Mumii wrote:

Nope, I'm not Wapanese but they certainly haven't done anything to annoy me. In fact, it's cool they're interested in the Japan culture. O_O


you fail. wapanese are not interested in real Japanese culture all they care about is anime, sushi and ramen


Agreed. Specially ramen, that make them Narutards. Narutards, a branch of Wapanese, or a disease.
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first time I hear the term wapanese, the def. was very funny. I love the asian cultures because they tend to be very family oriented, but I don't wan't to be asian. I love being hispanic. I won't deny I love asian dramas and most of the time I can't waait for the newest episode of whatever I am watching, and I would love to learn japanese but then again I would love to learn korean, portugues and german. I already speak spanish and english fluently and a bit of french.

I don't think appreciating another culture is wrong specially in this age of globalization but I agree that there are people who take it to far by forsaking their own culture and heritage. Be proud of who you are and where you come from.
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Agreed. Specially ramen, that make them Narutards. Narutards, a branch of Wapanese, or a disease.


Narutards have to be the worst of the wapanese....especially since most of them didn't care for anime before seeing Naruto, and then they suddenly decide to worship it. Naruto's not an exceptionally great anime either. It seems kind of kiddie.
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YES I hate them..

at my school though the Asian are the one that acts like "wapanese"
like all the people only like the mainstream animes and yells out believe it every 10 minutes
(80% of the people of our school are Asian and i live in Cali >_>)
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first time I hear the term wapanese, the def. was very funny. I love the asian cultures because they tend to be very family oriented, but I don't wan't to be asian. I love being hispanic. I won't deny I love asian dramas and most of the time I can't waait for the newest episode of whatever I am watching, and I would love to learn japanese but then again I would love to learn korean, portugues and german. I already speak spanish and english fluently and a bit of french.

I don't think appreciating another culture is wrong specially in this age of globalization but I agree that there are people who take it to far by forsaking their own culture and heritage. Be proud of who you are and where you come from.


Haha I'm Hispanic too! (Well, half Hispanic and half Middle Eastern). I agree with your viewpoint of culture. The wapanese seem ashamed of being white....it's good to be interested in other cultures, but not when you deny yourself of your own.
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Agreed. Specially ramen, that make them Narutards. Narutards, a branch of Wapanese, or a disease.


Narutards have to be the worst of the wapanese....especially since most of them didn't care for anime before seeing Naruto, and then they suddenly decide to worship it. Naruto's not an exceptionally great anime either. It seems kind of kiddie.


Kiddie, retarded. Basically the lowest of the cliche-wise exaggeration. Certainly they might be the worst. Basically moved by the hype. Leading to the 'wapanese cycle,' one convert another, and so on. Mostly on the net. The real reason of wapanization, or wapanese people is the net, or so a theory.
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Oh God Yes!! I didn't know the term for them though. I can't stand it, my skull begins to burn at the very idea of the more extreme ones.
I study Japanese(constantly), but that is for video games(imports, and if i'm lucky, a job one day. Although working from the U.S. would be ideal).
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I have to be honest wapanese people annoy the heck out of me. This thread is to discuss the wapanese movement. Are you wapanese? Love them? Hate them?
For those who dont know

Urban Dictionary gets a close description of what they are:
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“Wapanese” are decidedly caucasian individuals who, by means of thoroughly warped postmodern acculturation processes, have come to the decision that it is in their best interest to act as if they were denizens of the nation of Japan. The term “wapanese” can be accurately though of as an analog to wigger. A whitey can be classified as a “Wapanese” if they are in possession of two or more of the following defining traits:


1. Has an unhealthy obsession with shallow, saccharine and intellectually insulting animation shows (also refered to as anime by the nerd elite) originally tailored for young Japanese children

2. Operates under the erroneous belief that every aspect of American culture is vastly inferior to that of Japan’s – even though 99.9% of Wapanese have never had firsthand experience of any sort with their preferred culture (in other words, they’ve never set so much as one foot upon the island(s) of Japan)

3. Halfheartedly studies Japanese language and/or is a part-time practitioner of martial arts

4. Has a sword (samurai swords only, of course) collection

5. Is a Virgin
6. May be afflicted with a terminal case of yellow fever; however, they constantly fail in their quest for Japanese pootytang

7. Extreme cases may traipse around whilst wearing a “costume” that makes them resemble their favorite anime characters (this practice is reffered to as cosplay; cross-dressing and raging homosexuality is not an uncommon component of cosplay.


Interestingly, Wapanese are generally though of as “failures” and rejects within their own culture. Social scientists such as myself speculate that it was their failure to gain acceptance within their own culture than has lead many a white geek to seek out Japan’s culture as a surrogate; however, they’d be shattered to know that the insular and somewhat racist Japanese society would be even less accepting of them than the people of their true and native culture.




Yes, I know a friend of a friend that's obsessed with saying KAWAIII everytime HE sees something cute... He is a virgin, overweight, wants the japootang, and says IF he ever gets a girlfriend he wants her to dress up like some anime character... He is the definition of stupid, and everytime he says DESU after his sentence it just makes me want to beat the living shit out him even more...
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touchzanaflexpens wrote:


first time I hear the term wapanese, the def. was very funny. I love the asian cultures because they tend to be very family oriented, but I don't wan't to be asian. I love being hispanic. I won't deny I love asian dramas and most of the time I can't waait for the newest episode of whatever I am watching, and I would love to learn japanese but then again I would love to learn korean, portugues and german. I already speak spanish and english fluently and a bit of french.

I don't think appreciating another culture is wrong specially in this age of globalization but I agree that there are people who take it to far by forsaking their own culture and heritage. Be proud of who you are and where you come from.


Haha I'm Hispanic too! (Well, half Hispanic and half Middle Eastern). I agree with your viewpoint of culture. The wapanese seem ashamed of being white....it's good to be interested in other cultures, but not when you deny yourself of your own.


good to know I am not the only hispanic on this website. makes me feel less weird since al my friends think it's strange that I love asian dramas.
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