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Post Reply DO YOU THINK MOST 'OTAKUS' ARE UNSOCIABLE?
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Posted 11/5/15 , edited 11/5/15
Nar not really. I mean i am fairly social. But i guess i do seem to enjoy time alone alot more than alot of people i know that dont watch anime.
I guess i know alot of people who like anime that dont have a girlfriend (me included).
To be honest i find gamers to be way more anti socail than anime fans. WAY more. I've met heaps of gamers that have no social life what so ever and that never moved out of home and that.
I guess being an anime fan and a gamer sometimes go hand in hand.

Well most people use the term "otaku" with anime fans. I guess technically a gamer or super hero sc-fi comic book reading person and etc can be considered otaku.

But yeah at work most gamers and anime fans have a life, the hardcore ones not so much though.
Same with my group of friends, i have mates that have nerdy hobbies and obsessions and game, etc but have a wife, then others never had a girlfriend or moved out of home so it varies really.

I suppose alot of otaku spend all their money on their hobbies so they cant afford to go out socializing alot, and they home enjoying their stuff.

But alot hang out with other perhaps socially awkward people. So not a loner, just a somewhaty anti socai l group?


Come to think of it, didn't the term "otaku" originally get used to describe someone who never left the house? (it later became a term to describe obsessed anime fans)?
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seeing how people are on here, it makes me wonder what they are like in real life. most of the time I think theyre closet nerds
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Yea. I can h I honestly say im to socal will i go out and hang with my friends sure every once and awhile nut i d o prefer stay in and chilling watchin anime
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

Nar not really. I mean i am fairly social. But i guess i do seem to enjoy time alone alot more than alot of people i know that dont watch anime.
I guess i know alot of people who like anime that dont have a girlfriend (me included).
To be honest i find gamers to be way more anti socail than anime fans. WAY more. I've met heaps of gamers that have no social life what so ever and that never moved out of home and that.
I guess being an anime fan and a gamer sometimes go hand in hand.

Well most people use the term "otaku" with anime fans. I guess technically a gamer or super hero sc-fi comic book reading person and etc can be considered otaku.

But yeah at work most gamers and anime fans have a life, the hardcore ones not so much though.
Same with my group of friends, i have mates that have nerdy hobbies and obsessions and game, etc but have a wife, then others never had a girlfriend or moved out of home so it varies really.

I suppose alot of otaku spend all their money on their hobbies so they cant afford to go out socializing alot, and they home enjoying their stuff.

But alot hang out with other perhaps socially awkward people. So not a loner, just a somewhaty anti socai l group?


Come to think of it, didn't the term "otaku" originally get used to describe someone who never left the house? (it later became a term to describe obsessed anime fans)?



You're not talking about Hikikomoris (aka shut-ins), right?
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Posted 11/5/15
Yes and no. It depends on the environment.
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I think it is because we're afraid someone might disagree with our taste in anime.
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I wouldn't call it unsociable, I'd say more along the line of not fond of large crowds.
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Otaku, no.

Weeaboos, yes definitely.

And yes there is a huge difference between the two.
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32 votes neck and neck. Let's get those yeses up.
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The majority I have meet are ongoing once you get to know them
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i don't think being an otaku inherently means that you're unsociable or socially inept, but i'd say your chances of being so goes up significantly
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Posted 11/5/15
Yes, when we have to read threads titled in all caps.
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Who ever voted "No" does not understand the word "most". Just because you are a social butterfly does not mean most otaku are as well.
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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 11/5/15 , edited 11/5/15
In the Japanese sense, they are unsociable by default. In the Western sense; no. Most of us become or are fully-functioning adults. If they happen to be unsociable, then so be it; however, I consider the odds of that being absolutely true as highly unlikely, in regard to it being the norm.
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Posted 11/5/15
I think its the other way around; unsociable people often become 'otakus', tabletop gamer, etc. as an outlet for their energies.
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