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07-06-13, 6:25 PM

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Weeaboo and Otaku.


Both a title for someone who likes japanese culture(anime,manga,more)...

But whats the actual difference?
 
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07-06-13, 6:26 PM

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07-06-13, 6:28 PM

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One is like the Boogieman and the other is like a swarm of angry little imps.
 
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07-06-13, 6:29 PM

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yet aggan otaku useed wrongly
ans i think peoople who use the the word weeaboo shpuld get banned or warned cause its an insult

i use an insulting word my post got deleted and i gpt a wrning for it

Double Standers much
my 11 main things i rate on

1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
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07-06-13, 6:31 PM

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Otaku are people that live for their collection-hobby, the word by itself has nothing to do with anime/manga. It could be model trains or figure ducks and other random stuff like that

weeaboo are extreme(delusional) fans of japanese "culture" & anime/manga
sexual incest in nisomonogatari - no one bats an eye
romance incest in SAO - everyone loses their minds
 
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07-06-13, 6:33 PM

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Ghostony said:
Otaku are people that live for their collection-hobby, the word by itself has nothing to do with anime/manga. It could be model trains or figure ducks and other random stuff like that

weeaboo are extreme(delusional) fans of japanese "culture" & anime/manga


Well as far as I knew about Otaku.. in North America its a badge for someone who likes anime/manga.. but in japan its more of an insult for someone obsessive about it. I just wanted to know if weeaboo meant the same.
 
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07-06-13, 6:42 PM

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Depends on the country really, there's alot more extreme between them in Japan.
 
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07-06-13, 6:43 PM

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Zodezu said:
Ghostony said:
Otaku are people that live for their collection-hobby, the word by itself has nothing to do with anime/manga. It could be model trains or figure ducks and other random stuff like that

weeaboo are extreme(delusional) fans of japanese "culture" & anime/manga


Well as far as I knew about Otaku.. in North America its a badge for someone who likes anime/manga.. but in japan its more of an insult for someone obsessive about it. I just wanted to know if weeaboo meant the same.
It's like he said, otaku basically means nerd or geek, it's a Japanese word, you can be a cooking otaku. It would most likely be used as an insult in Japan.

Weeaboo is an English word which basically means someone so obsessed with Japan that they forsake their own culture, use Japanese words in regular conversation, dress like anime characters, etc.

Their difference, otaku is a Japanese word for an obsessive fan. While weeaboo is an English word for someone obsessed with Japan and their culture.
 
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Urbandictionary is your best friend.
 
07-06-13, 6:47 PM

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None.

You'll still be considered a body pillow loving anime virgin by those who hate anime with a passion.

Just stick with "Guy who has anime as a hobby" or something.
 
07-06-13, 6:47 PM

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Pretty much the same. 12 year old anime fans have the delusion that being an otaku is not derogatory though for whatever reason. Weeaboo has a more funny connotation due to the way its generally used satirically.
 
07-06-13, 6:51 PM

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07-06-13, 6:51 PM

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Introver D: Nuuu whyyy!! I was about to explain it T.T How could youuhhh...

Well i'll just state my opinion on this matter I guess.. =-=

I don't think its actually nice to classify people in any manner in the first place... but its human nature to categorize things... I mean I myself do it by reflex... Its just how our brain function by finding the closest related matter to it...

Weeaboo or Otaku, or what ever you are... if you feel you are happy living the way you are... then be the way you are now... : / I'll do my best not to judge people since I love how I live and do things and happy with the way I am now

Though I think I am already quite close to being an otaku... my classmates used to say I'm a Weeabo for imitating Japanese words and phrases around them... but to clear things up, I'm just training my nihon D: and show my passion for anime T.T

Peace out! *poof*
 
07-06-13, 6:52 PM

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yet aggan otaku useed wrongly
ans i think peoople who use the the word weeaboo shpuld get banned or warned cause its an insult

i use an insulting word my post got deleted and i gpt a wrning for it

Double Standers much
my 11 main things i rate on

1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
07-06-13, 6:52 PM

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Weeaboo refers to a Westerner who is obsessed with Japanese culture, or substitutes Japanese words like it's fashionable.

Otaku is the Japanese word for geek.
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07-06-13, 6:54 PM

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They're just labels whose meanings are entirely subjective.
 
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katsucats said:
Weeaboo refers to a Westerner who is obsessed with Japanese culture, or substitutes Japanese words like it's fashionable.

Otaku is the Japanese word for geek.


Otaku os not as much os an insult as it once was here so is agree with this
my 11 main things i rate on

1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
07-06-13, 6:56 PM

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otaku are obsessed people
weaboo are like the lite version of otaku and mainly about anime stuffs
 
07-06-13, 6:56 PM

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DateYutaka said:
katsucats said:
Weeaboo refers to a Westerner who is obsessed with Japanese culture, or substitutes Japanese words like it's fashionable.

Otaku is the Japanese word for geek.


Otaku os not as much os an insult as it once was here so is agree with this
The word "otaku" originated as an insult, and it still is.
This just makes it all the more cringe-worthy when someone proudly calls themselves an otaku, like they deserve a medal or something.
 
07-06-13, 6:58 PM

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StrictlyStupid said:
DateYutaka said:
katsucats said:
Weeaboo refers to a Westerner who is obsessed with Japanese culture, or substitutes Japanese words like it's fashionable.

Otaku is the Japanese word for geek.


Otaku os not as much os an insult as it once was here so is agree with this
The word "otaku" originated as an insult, and it still is.
This just makes it all the more cringe-worthy when someone proudly calls themselves an otaku, like they deserve a medal or something.
Geek used to be an insult as well, like nerd (they still may be), but now you have people reclaiming the word. It's the same thing. Same with "nigga", or bitch.
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07-06-13, 6:59 PM

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StrictlyStupid said:
They're just labels whose meanings are entirely subjective.


Here to agree o-o

There are people who actually is prideful of having those titles upon themselves... some find it as an insult...

To be honest.. I used to like being called an Otaku... and I didn't like being associated with the word Weeaboo and "wannabe's"
 
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StrictlyStupid said:
DateYutaka said:
katsucats said:
Weeaboo refers to a Westerner who is obsessed with Japanese culture, or substitutes Japanese words like it's fashionable.

Otaku is the Japanese word for geek.


Otaku os not as much os an insult as it once was here so is agree with this
The word "otaku" originated as an insult, and it still is.
This just makes it all the more cringe-worthy when someone proudly calls themselves an otaku, like they deserve a medal or something.


i said less of one cause of what Densha Otoko did for Otaku to make it less of an insiult

Ishihara's stupid laws dammaged that some
my 11 main things i rate on

1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
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one is about people obsessed with japanese culture the other is about being a fan of anime
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07-06-13, 7:03 PM

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An weaboo is considered more of an annoyance in popular culture

Depending on what kind of Otaku you are, you can be considered harmless (and most types of Otaku are) or sick and dangerous (Idol Otaku, and that negative image has never been sheded off one bit).


 
07-06-13, 7:07 PM

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Hoppy said:
An weaboo is considered more of an annoyance in popular culture

Depending on what kind of Otaku you are, you can be considered harmless (and most types of Otaku are) or sick and dangerous (Idol Otaku, and that negative image has never been sheded off one bit).

Sums it up
my 11 main things i rate on

1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
07-07-13, 5:04 AM

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Despite it's original usage Otaku is to anime fans as brony is to MLP fans. Some people have taken to it as a cute label for their tight-knit communities. The problem with labels is they become loaded and end up carrying with them a lot of negative connotations. It really depends on who's using the label and for what, but I'd advise against the use of any, it's just weird.

I'm not sure weeaboo was ever used as anything other than a derogatory term, but I could be wrong. Some people do take great pride in having an unhealthy obsession with Japanese culture.
 
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I've never held any connotations with otaku myself, but I would assume DateYutaka's knowledge is accurate on that matter.

As far as weeaboo though, I have basically viewed it as people who idolize Japanese culture to the point they try and emulate it. I also find they tend to have romanticized views in regards to Japanese culture. An example would be samurai, of course that's not exclusive to weeaboo's, but they tend to have this overall idea that anything Japanese is better than everything else.

The last thing that comes to mind is how they completely bastardize an entire language and think it's ok, often using the pitiful excuse they are 'learning' the language.

 
07-07-13, 9:51 AM

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I've never held any connotations with otaku myself, but I would assume DateYutaka's knowledge is accurate on that matter.

As far as weeaboo though, I have basically viewed it as people who idolize Japanese culture to the point they try and emulate it. I also find they tend to have romanticized views in regards to Japanese culture. An example would be samurai, of course that's not exclusive to weeaboo's, but they tend to have this overall idea that anything Japanese is better than everything else.

The last thing that comes to mind is how they completely bastardize an entire language and think it's ok, often using the pitiful excuse they are 'learning' the language.


That about sums it up for weeaboos.

For otaku I've always read that it just means you're a big fan of something. If you're super into anime, then you're an anime otaku. If you're really into cars, then you're a car otaku.
 
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