THE WORD "OTAKU" lets rescue it (68)

1 Name: マムシ_72さい : 2007-04-15 21:42 ID:yt66DAsV

OK we here at 4-ch need to start a movement to rescue the word wotaku. there are far tommany people using it. we need to create some way to findout if the person is a true fan or a poser. I dont use the word myself but I think It should be a pride word. the problem Is there are many small fans who try to assosiate with us when there is no reasont to. It makes finding other hardcore anime fans difficult.

2 Name: マムシ_72さい : 2007-04-15 21:50 ID:yt66DAsV

here is what I propose have been teased and socially ridiculed either now or in the past.

2. aprox 80% of your money goes to anime manga or video game related things (exeptions are possible)

3. you accept that anime porn is more interesting to you than real porn

4.if you create a list of things you think about anime/manga/jp games are at the top of the list

5. you spend most of your time in your room, on your computer or at a friends house with similar interests

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-16 05:27 ID:pZ1lAXCK

I would NEVER call myself an otaku....I I just like Anime!
looks at list

  1. yes
  2. 70% goes to games manga and anime the other 20% goes to computers so I can D/L doujinshi, watch anime and keep them in my Hard drive, 10% goes to food and living so I can continue the above.
  3. Yes, a big YES.
  4. yes
  5. yes, except for the friends, I don't understand the meaning of the word


4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-16 07:29 ID:QkIsdkdA


5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-16 12:50 ID:Heaven

One day, >>1 will grow up, and be horribly embarrassed when he finds this thread.

6 Name: american otaku : 2007-04-17 00:09 ID:esCl3kWC

i promise not to flame yet.

yes i call myself an otaku and I guess you should rescue the word from em cuz I am a real asshole

my answers

1 - NO, I am a bully

2 -yes

3- i dunno. I like real porn for masturbating, and hentai just for laughs

4 -yes

5 - yes

shit. dun say I'm like you tho, I'll be PISSED OFF

7 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-17 00:24 ID:R1q+VxT7

I've only called myself otaku as self-depreciating and exaggerating humor. I'd be really embarrassed if someone actually thought I am otaku.

I think I'm getting worse, though. >_<

8 Name: american otaku : 2007-04-17 00:34 ID:esCl3kWC

i call myself an otaku, but I agree... i'd fucking die if someone called me that. -__-

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-17 04:18 ID:snHlyW7L

  1. Well, never been bullied, but been in embarrassing situations where I was singled out due to shyness.
  2. For my case you can say that 80% of my internet bandwidth goes to anime. I'm poor :/ and manga is the only thing I buy aside food and necessities.
  3. yup, more interested.
  4. yes
  5. I have spent most of LIFE behind my computer.

I Certainly don't call myself an otaku and would not be happy to be called one. "Wapanese" would piss me off, and if in RL someone calls me weeaboo, i'll chop his/her head off. (yes, with no gender discrimination!)

There are also different branches of otaku which is sometimes important,
Those that I can call from top of head are:
Anime, manga, model freaks, doll collectors, Cosplayers, Datesim/Hgame, doujinshi, Dorama (rare) and fan artists

10 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-17 11:28 ID:Heaven

Christ, people. Are you seriously responding to some hopeless teenager's thread about how special he is?

11 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-17 21:50 ID:R1q+VxT7

>>9 Unfortunately for me, though, I've been called Wapanese and weeaboo many, many times. I probably am one...I certainly don't seem to be very normal. I'm not really one for cutting heads, though.

12 Name: mamushi_72_sai : 2007-04-18 03:48 ID:8sPAfhf8


13 Name: mamushi_72_sai : 2007-04-18 03:50 ID:8sPAfhf8

did I ever say that I apply?

14 Name: Captain Obvious : 2007-04-18 05:13 ID:Heaven


15 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-18 09:31 ID:4mpiZGsy

i'm kinda an otaku cos i love anime and i'm really shy plus i use to get bullies at school, but i'm getting better so i dont think i'm THAT otaku lol

16 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-18 12:16 ID:EoIc+IhM

I convey a condolence about a case of this university heartily from Japan

17 Name: american otaku : 2007-04-18 13:24 ID:esCl3kWC

>>16 thanks

18 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-20 02:38 ID:pZ1lAXCK

>>5 one day we'll all grow up and be horribly embarrassed.

19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-20 05:20 ID:snHlyW7L

>>18 yea... being part of a stereotype usually is something you don't want others to know when you are matured.
I don't want to be labeled.

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-20 13:52 ID:Heaven


Some of us grew up a long time ago. This is the grown-up internet.

21 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-20 19:20 ID:Heaven


That's pretty funny considering DQN is only three links above this one. The internet is NOT serious business.

22 Name: 16 : 2007-04-22 10:56 ID:A8J/0M6N

Is it your site?
I look for pleasure

23 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-22 12:02 ID:Heaven


DQN is nearly much the most mature board on the site, and I don't mean that as any kind of put-down. If you don't see that, you haven't read DQN properly.

24 Post deleted by moderator.

25 Name: american otaku : 2007-04-22 18:28 ID:hqNKhsWo

>>22 thanks.. tho i know I'm not doing much to rescue the word Otaku tho I feel ashamed but at the same time someone needs to tell it like it is.

I got my inspiration from

26 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-24 01:37 ID:/26O4XOJ

>>23 DQN IS Serious business

27 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-24 05:38 ID:0sR6Aaxf


28 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-25 01:04 ID:pZ1lAXCK

to partially quote Sasahara from Genshiken
"I started watching one episode, then I started watching more...before I know it everyone was calling me otaku..."

how many of you came this realization? and when?

29 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-25 06:42 ID:Heaven

yes let's take it back. like how i'm taking back the word "porchmonkey"

30 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-27 12:58 ID:96PAmbhB

Honestly I had never heard the word "porchmonkey" before that movie. It could have been any random two words stuck together.

31 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-27 15:59 ID:1d+0a/Lt

This all makes you wonder when Weird Al's going to do a song that makes fun of the Otaku subculture/cult

32 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-29 10:58 ID:Heaven

33 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-22 22:58 ID:fLqJ9yGC

Honestly, I have no friends that like the same stuff as I do. Well, no good friends that I can talk to regularly in person. Yes, I have been made fun of for reading the stuff, but honestly, I'm having fun, who are they to judge what is "Fun" and what is not?

Definately. I was like, "Oh! Fullmetal Alchemist is starting. Hmmm, well, I'll just see what it's about."
I watched, got addicted, and bought the series, realized Borders was my best friend and proceeded to obsess over various manga I found there, realized that the internet was my REAL best friend and then ended up here =P

And I swear, if I hear ONE (Now you're all going to do it) more person say "I really liked that may-nga a lot!" I may punch them.

34 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-23 03:45 ID:pZ1lAXCK

>>33 I don't know about you but I like mango.....

35 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-24 19:25 ID:SbgPA/Se

I don't necessarily agree that taking the word back would be a good solution or even possible for that matter. Bringing the culture into the mainstream destroyed alot of what it means to be an otaku. I mean, did any of you older than 16 believe way back when that good(well sorta)anime would be shown on tv every night and that everyday weekend children's shows would be flooded with it also. To a point the culture here has changed drastically and dedicated otaku should just sit back and be happy that they don't have to search so hard to find a certain series here or a figure there and so on.

36 Name: 33 : 2007-05-25 01:08 ID:dNEfFkzv

I demand you pronounce it Mahn-Go =D

Not even fruits are safe from the uprising!


...It was weird today, one of my semi-friends (I don't hang out with him often, but I'll talk to him if he's there) asked about Fullmetal Alchemist (He'll watch anime, but he's more into american comics and stuffs).
...I proceeded to tell him that I had bawled my eyes out at the movie at AX 06, and my other friend was like O_O;;, because she's never seen me cry before (Okay, maybe once), much less in public, and she's my best friend that I've known for forever.
I'm horrifically unemotional IRL. =D

37 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-25 01:23 ID:HGT+61ZR

>>35 some people like to feel special and by making anime readily available to everyone they no longer feel special.

38 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-25 04:03 ID:zJ6qMNgo

>>34 I don't know about you but I like manko.....

39 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-07 20:20 ID:h27KTru2

It's truth. I'm otaku person.

1.People tease me in my music, magazines, and video taste.

2.At least 90% of my check goes to upgrading my PC, and to buying CDs.

3....It's unfortunate, but yes.



40 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-12 04:02 ID:+D4aCoCd

How about you just call yourself a geek?
Wotaku won't work because not all non Japanese are white.

41 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-12 20:36 ID:Heaven


That's not what "wotaku" means.

42 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-13 16:32 ID:TV82X/RD

i love to call myself an "otaku"
>>1 is right..some people don't really get it!
but in germany otaku doesnt have a bad name... I'm from germany, i got many otaku friends!

43 Name: 36 : 2007-06-15 00:44 ID:oYhahEVT

In America, the word "Otaku" sometimes carries a bad reputation, but people around my area are just "OMGOMGOMG A JAPANEEESE WORD!! I MUST USE IT WITH NO REGARD TO THE MEANING!!"


44 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-15 03:50 ID:Ga6yW6wp

"Nakagawa Shouko explained during an October 4, 2006 appearance on the TBS network's educational program "Kojin Jugyou" that "otaku" spelled in hiragana represented the first generation of Japan's obsessive-compulsive fans who adopted the term in the 1980s. "Otaku" spelled in katakana then represents the second generation of Japanese obsessive fans from the 1990s. And "wotaku" identifies the current third generation of otaku from the 2000s."

45 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-16 14:50 ID:4w76g0kx

46 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-18 00:12 ID:nfEgy9xr

Personally I'd rather call myself weeaboo, but I partly blame 4chan for that, making me use that word and turing me into one.
Also Otaku just makes me think of 14 year olds with Naruto headbands using Japanese words like sugar on their chocolate frosted breakfast.

47 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-18 00:15 ID:Heaven

Isn't that what fucking "weeaboo" is?
you've got it backwards

48 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-18 00:36 ID:m12PQXZQ

i agree. >>46 got it backwards, lool

49 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-18 22:26 ID:Heaven

Sugar is a japanese word now.

50 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-19 11:46 ID:EmnVCuOm

say what

51 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-19 22:24 ID:nfEgy9xr

46 here
Most of the people that call themselves otaku are the 14 year olds or the 40 year old fatties. I call myself weeaboo because it's a better word.
It's like a gay guy calling himself a fag instead of homosexual.

52 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-21 00:43 ID:kywAZQ6u

This whole thing is just as pointless as arguing about the proper definition of "anime." It doesn't matter what you call yourself. It doesn't matter if you call yourself anything at all. It's more important that you actually enjoy the hobby, instead of joining meaningless cliques and arguing about who's cooler like most of the other status-obessed superficial social animals of the world. We're all nerds with a nerdy hobby, and most of us are wasting time overcompensating by making fun of the nerdier ones -- a distinction totally lost on normal people, who see us all as basically the same. Nobody's impressed. Nobody even cares. We're all worrying about our own shit.

53 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-21 06:32 ID:NS91dPzi

Use of the word weeaboo is intentionally self-deprecating, which is the point, I think.

54 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-21 22:22 ID:AGpkFJy6

white people already distorted the word otaku. In Japan otaku=anti-social misfits too embarassed face the world. Over there it's just pasty nerds who watches anime. No one gets insulted here when you use this world. In Japan people will kill themselve over it.

55 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-22 11:39 ID:STqJe58E

That's changed, your information is out of date. They changed the spelling and people are proud to label themselves as it, and the 'real' ones get pissed off at the otaku 'posers'. Education yourself with the videos kindly linked by >>45

56 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-22 13:59 ID:Ji77miXm

Otaku are the only thing keeping the Japanese economy going.

57 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-07-18 02:56 ID:vQTy6llU

Does playing Touhou 15 hours straight trying to beat it on lunatic count as being an otaku?

58 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-07-18 03:44 ID:IbY3Yzbu

No, that means you're a casual gamer.

59 Name: Kite_DH!3GqYIJ3Obs : 2007-07-24 09:35 ID:QqC5cU/9


60 Post deleted by moderator.

61 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-10 13:51 ID:PCfa1Lgu

Go to hell

62 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-12 09:11 ID:RT2Izitr


63 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-12 09:13 ID:RT2Izitr

i'm a gunji-wota by the way, hear me roar

64 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-08-13 11:10 ID:6c5QnleE


>They changed the spelling

O lawd, is dat sum ヲタク?

65 Name: random nerd : 2007-08-14 00:21 ID:wpBGWEFP

Otaku, weeaboo call your self what ever you want too, it doesn't change the fact that were nerds. It also doesn't change the fact that nobody (other than other otakus) will ever call us otakus.

66 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-02 13:16 ID:RxhBnlar

Weeaboo pride!
Weeaboo power!

67 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-03 04:46 ID:Heaven

My house is not honourable. Does that make me a taku? No tako comments please.

68 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-09-11 13:47 ID:Heaven

They also changed the spelling of Evangelion for the movies. It used to be EBANGERION. Now it's WEBANGERIWON.

I think the modern Japanese just like using antiquated katakana.

Anyway, I got into this stuff in the 90's, but I'm only 19... I grew up using the word "otaku", so I'll stick with "otaku".

This thread has been closed. You cannot post in this thread any longer.