History Main / OccidentalOtaku

26th Mar '17 11:20:34 AM ElSquibbonator
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* In the late 19th century artists, particularly French and British artists, loved to emulate Japanese woodblock styles. In many ways, the Japonism of the 19th century helped inspire the modernism of the 20th century.

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* In This goes back [[OlderThanTheyThink a lot further than you might expect.]]In the late 19th century artists, particularly French and British artists, loved to emulate Japanese woodblock styles. In many ways, the Japonism of the 19th century helped inspire the modernism of the 20th century.
28th Jan '17 4:28:00 PM Scorpion451
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--> '''Their horrified Asian Studies Professor:''' ''"If there is such a thing as a loving form of racism, you've found it."''
19th Jan '17 11:50:35 PM taros
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* The UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh's font support, revolutionary in the 1980s, was inspired by Japanese calligraphy after Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class at Reed College in the early 1970s.
10th Jan '17 12:20:09 PM Gairyuki
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* Despite not actually being very fond of Japan itself, Lord El-Melloi II from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a well known preoccupation with Japanese video games, [[spoiler:a quirk he adopted from his former Servant of [[LightNovel/FateZero the fourth Grail War, Alexander the Great]]]]. He was quite excited to learn that one of the students he was sponsoring was actually Japanese... until he discovered that she knew absolutely nothing about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihabara Akihabara]] or otaku culture.

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* Despite not actually being very fond of Japan itself, Lord El-Melloi II from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a well known preoccupation with Japanese video games, [[spoiler:a quirk he adopted from his former Servant of [[LightNovel/FateZero the fourth Grail War, Alexander the Great]]]]. He was quite excited to learn that one of the students he was sponsoring was actually Japanese... until he discovered that she knew absolutely nothing about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihabara Akihabara]] or otaku culture. [[spoiler: Rin Tohsaka was never that good with tech anyway, let alone otaku culture]].
2nd Jan '17 8:52:47 AM Someoneman
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* You can choose to be an Otaku in ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}: Dark Days Ahead'', which is set in New England. They start with a CatGirl costume, a Tailor's Kit (the best sewing tool in the game), a cheeseburger, a Boston [=AnimeCon=] Magazine, and level 1 tailoring skill.
20th Dec '16 9:28:48 AM DavidDelony
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* The "third wave" coffee movement in the West has drawn a lot of inspiration from Japanese kissaten culture, with the use of pour-over brewers, vacuum brewers and sourcing the highest-quality beans available.
18th Dec '16 7:05:41 AM StFan
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* Jeremy Watt from the NASA Aliens in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Despite being pretty familiar with the Japanese language, he's laughably (and absurdly) uninformed. For example, he somehow thinks that everyone who plays go is named Hikaru... which means that he would have to be familiar with ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'' in the first place, which would mean he would never come to a conclusion like that. Nobody who had gotten as far as he has in studying Japanese would think {{samurai}} would commit [[{{Seppuku}} ritual suicide]] with chopsticks... though you could blame this on RuleOfFunny.

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* Jeremy Watt from the NASA Aliens in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.''Manga/Eyeshield21''. Despite being pretty familiar with the Japanese language, he's laughably (and absurdly) uninformed. For example, he somehow thinks that everyone who plays go is named Hikaru... which means that he would have to be familiar with ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'' in the first place, which would mean he would never come to a conclusion like that. Nobody who had gotten as far as he has in studying Japanese would think {{samurai}} would commit [[{{Seppuku}} ritual suicide]] with chopsticks... though you could blame this on RuleOfFunny.



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* In the original ''[[DotHackR1Games .hack//]]'' series, the player behind the {{Ronin}}-inspired Sanjuro is actually a Japanese teacher from America with a love for AkiraKurosawa films who plays the Japanese version of ''The World'' to improve his Japanese.

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* In the original ''[[DotHackR1Games .''[[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games .hack//]]'' series, the player behind the {{Ronin}}-inspired Sanjuro is actually a Japanese teacher from America with a love for AkiraKurosawa Creator/AkiraKurosawa films who plays the Japanese version of ''The World'' to improve his Japanese.



* Lionel Jones, a.k.a. Benjamin, from "VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity" is this in spades with his zen garden, samurai armor, and katana.
-->'''Marcus Reed:''' (Weilding an AK-47) I ain't gonna get into no samurai shit with you, man. I want answers.
-->'''Lionel Jones:''' (Slices off the barrel of the AK-47) There's steel, and then there's my Shinto sword. Cuts through bone like butter.[[/folder]]

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* Lionel Jones, a.k.a. Benjamin, from "VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity" ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity'' is this in spades with his zen garden, samurai armor, and katana.
-->'''Marcus Reed:''' (Weilding ''[wielding an AK-47) AK-47]'' I ain't gonna get into no samurai shit with you, man. I want answers.
-->'''Lionel
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'''Lionel
Jones:''' (Slices ''[slices off the barrel of the AK-47) AK-47]'' There's steel, and then there's my Shinto sword. Cuts through bone like butter.[[/folder]]
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-->'''El-Melloi II''': ''Fuck!'' You're the worst Japanese person in the world!

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-->'''El-Melloi II''': II:''' ''Fuck!'' You're the worst Japanese person in the world!



-->'''Erwin''': She gets... a bit odd when she's around Japanese stuff.

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-->'''Erwin''': -->'''Erwin:''' She gets... a bit odd when she's around Japanese stuff.



** Look at the quote for ''Webcomic/{{Keigo}}'' :

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** * Look at the quote for ''Webcomic/{{Keigo}}'' :''Webcomic/{{Keigo}}'':



* One common copy-and-paste thread on imageboards, which was later rediscovered by Tumblr, was written from the perspective of a fictional OccidentalOtaku who had named himself "Ken-Sama". Much of the humor came from the fact that Ken-Sama absolutely butchered the Japanese language (introducing his post with the word "gomenasai") and held a poor understanding of genuine Japanese culture.
* One common label for people of this ilk that is employed on imageboards is [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/weeaboo weeaboo]], a term derived from one of the strips from the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/29097 Perry Bible Fellowship]] as a result of a word filter. The term has persisted since then.

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* One common copy-and-paste thread on imageboards, which was later rediscovered by Tumblr, was written from the perspective of a fictional OccidentalOtaku Occidental Otaku who had named himself "Ken-Sama". Much of the humor came from the fact that Ken-Sama absolutely butchered the Japanese language (introducing his post with the word "gomenasai") and held a poor understanding of genuine Japanese culture.
* One common label for people of this ilk that is employed on imageboards is [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/weeaboo weeaboo]], a term derived from one of the strips from the [[http://knowyourmeme.''[[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/29097 Perry Bible Fellowship]] Fellowship]]'' as a result of a word filter. The term has persisted since then.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has Beast Boy, a non-Japanese manga addict, and Control Freak, an offbeat villain who's more of a [[Franchise/StarTrek Trekkie]], but still tried to convert himself into a TV signal so he could become a character in his favorite anime one time... and briefly succeeded, until Beast Boy defeated him with his superior knowledge of TV trivia.
** Incidentally, in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' movie, it was shown that Beast Boy can't read Japanese, or even know what Otaku means. (He still ends up charming some schoolgirls, though.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has Beast Boy, a non-Japanese manga addict, and Control Freak, an offbeat villain who's more of a [[Franchise/StarTrek Trekkie]], but still tried to convert himself into a TV signal so he could become a character in his favorite anime one time... and briefly succeeded, until Beast Boy defeated him with his superior knowledge of TV trivia.
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trivia. Incidentally, in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' movie, it was shown that Beast Boy can't read Japanese, or even know what Otaku means. (He still ends up charming some schoolgirls, though.)



* Katagami - a style of printing using intricate, finely detailed paper stencils and used in clothing, graphic design, and architecture - was a major influence on Western art and design in the early 20th century and one of the primary inspirations for art deco.

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* Katagami - -- a style of printing using intricate, finely detailed paper stencils and used in clothing, graphic design, and architecture - -- was a major influence on Western art and design in the early 20th century and one of the primary inspirations for art deco.
11th Dec '16 2:31:53 PM WickedIcon
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** This is, oddly, [[ShownTheirWork probably more accurate]] than most depictions in anime; while a lot of more obscure stuff (such as ''Excel Saga'' itself, ironically enough) would probably get you strange looks, ''nearly everybody in America'' is familiar with {{Franchise/Pokemon}}, ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Manga/SailorMoon.''
21st Oct '16 9:06:08 AM DyingWillKirby
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* In the localization of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Simon Blackquill comes across as this, as the series is [[ThinlyVeiledDubCountryChange changed to take place in America]], but he still styles himself like a {{Samurai}}, and frequently uses UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics in his speech.
19th Oct '16 1:45:15 PM Gardetrace
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* Lionel Jones, a.k.a. Benjamin, from "VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity" is this in spades with his zen garden, samurai armor, and katana.
-->'''Marcus Reed:''' (Weilding an AK-47) I ain't gonna get into no samurai shit with you, man. I want answers.
-->'''Lionel Jones:''' (Slices off the barrel of the AK-47) There's steel, and then there's my Shinto sword. Cuts through bone like butter.
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