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SaiaiSensei wrote:

Hey everyone. So about a year ago, I started to take classes on the Japanese language, but I am not like a master nor am I any good at the language. I also love watching anime. Plus the fact that I want to visit Japan one day just for the sight seeing and things like that. I am not boastful about this. I don't watch hentai because I have no sexual interest in animated women. I also watch American movies and shows, and play their video games.
More importantly, I plan on making a YouTube channel where I do anime reviews. I plan on occasionally speaking Japanese in the videos to practice the language.
So, this begs the question, does this make me a weeaboo? Because, I honestly hate them, and the worst thing that could happen is for me to become one of them.
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Taking interest in another culture and it's languge isn't the same as being a weeb. What weeb pretty much means is that you should disrespect both your own culture and japanese culture by behaving in a disrespectful way. Getting a education and trying to learn the languge is not a weeb, nor is wanting to visit a place
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enjoying Japan's language and culture doesn't make you a weeb.
i'd only consider someone a weeb if they regard Japan as the best country there is and goes to great lengths to defend Japan against criticism of war crimes (and if they're not Japanese of course) committed by Japanese officials during WW2. basically if they have the same views as the far-right nationalists in Japan.
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Jecht67, haha, you make me laugh. These people speak the truth and you don't. Leave please.
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Thank you everyone for the nice responses. I recently watched Filthy Franks video of weeaboos, so I was a little self conscious. Once again, thanks everyone.
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Naw, there's nothing wrong with being interested in another culture. People who're interested in Japan just get a bad rap. Like, you can love everything related to France and nobody will care, but if it's Japan, people assume you're some kind of obsessive freak. Weeaboo doesn't really have much of a meaning anymore, in my opinion. People just throw it around to describe anyone who's even vaguely interested in anime or Japan.
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Interest in Japanese culture (even just the anime medium) =/= weeaboo. So no.

You're only a weeb if you denounce your own culture for the Japanese one when you've never experienced it, typically only knowing what you've seen in anime.

A large reason this is bad is because anime isn't an accurate portrayal of reality: with it's slang, stereotypes, and tropes run rampant.

Another being the lack of respect for the culture that brought you up and made you who you are. I shouldn't have to explain this one.

And one more reason being that weebs are generally obnoxious; they also give others (who may be interested in a visit, learning the language, etc.) a bad name when they may simply be indulging in their hobby or learning. A weeaboo generally takes their passion way too far, and may even denounce others for having "less interest in anime/Japanese culture" than they think they do.
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Let's see we are lacking the Katana masterrace comments, you thus far have not slipped random Romaji into your post, and hey you haven't gone on about sushi...I think you're fine OP.
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Do you desire to live in Japan while forsaking all other cultures? If yes, then you are a weeb.
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Naw, there's nothing wrong with being interested in another culture. People who're interested in Japan just get a bad rap. Like, you can love everything related to France and nobody will care, but if it's Japan, people assume you're some kind of obsessive freak. Weeaboo doesn't really have much of a meaning anymore, in my opinion. People just throw it around to describe anyone who's even vaguely interested in anime or Japan.


You're a hipster then.
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Let's see we are lacking the Katana masterrace comments, you thus far have not slipped random Romaji into your post, and hey you haven't gone on about sushi...I think you're fine OP.

HEY. SUSHI IS GREAT.
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princealitheb wrote:

Naw, there's nothing wrong with being interested in another culture. People who're interested in Japan just get a bad rap. Like, you can love everything related to France and nobody will care, but if it's Japan, people assume you're some kind of obsessive freak. Weeaboo doesn't really have much of a meaning anymore, in my opinion. People just throw it around to describe anyone who's even vaguely interested in anime or Japan.


You're a hipster then.


T’aurais pas une clope?
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Ranwolf wrote:

Let's see we are lacking the Katana masterrace comments, you thus far have not slipped random Romaji into your post, and hey you haven't gone on about sushi...I think you're fine OP.

HEY. SUSHI IS GREAT.


Atama itteru! Omae ikareteru!
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Ranwolf wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

Let's see we are lacking the Katana masterrace comments, you thus far have not slipped random Romaji into your post, and hey you haven't gone on about sushi...I think you're fine OP.

HEY. SUSHI IS GREAT.


Atama itteru! Omae ikareteru!

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Yare yare daze.

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filthy weebs everywhere
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