Definition of an Otaku

31 Mar


“a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games. A female otaku is occasionally referred to as a fujoshi. ”

– From Wikipedia-

Well, that is the common definition of an otaku, but I don’t want people to think that Otakus are bad. Otakus just have a “different” way of enjoying themselves and have a “special” type of hobby. It’s not like what common people think- for example: otakus can’t differentiate between the real world and animes or otakus want to marry 2D anime characters. Yes, we are in love with animes and mangas, but we are not lunatics! We can differentiate between the real world and animes.

And this definition really offended me and may offend other otakus!

“Otaku is extremely negative in meaning as it is used to refer to someone who stays at home all the time and doesn’t have a life (no social life, no love life, etc)
Usually an otaku person has nothing better to do with their life so they pass the time by watching anime, playing videogames, surfing the internet (otaku is also used to refer to a nerd/hacker/programmer). ”

– From Urban Dictionary-

Whoever wrote this definition is a pure meany! It’s not like otakus don’t have a life that they like to watch animes or mangas! It’s because we like to watch them and have interest in them that we watch animes and mangas. Plus, we are NOT referred to as a nerd/ hacker/ programmer!! I’m actually quite bad with technology and computers….

So, when I refer to myself as an otaku, I want you guys to know that it is nothing negative, but a simple way to refer to people who like to watch anime and manga : ) And please do respect my interest and other otakus! OTAKUS HAVE FEELINGS TOO.



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