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29th Nov '16 10:48:36 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Graham Aker from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' is a Japanese culture fanboy. A VERY {{Badass}} Japanese fanboy who manages to avoid being an OccidentalOtaku if only by virtue of the fact he is totally serious about his passion and has hardly any traits of the Occidental version aside from the fanaticism.

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* Graham Aker from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' is a Japanese culture fanboy. A VERY {{Badass}} badass Japanese fanboy who manages to avoid being an OccidentalOtaku if only by virtue of the fact he is totally serious about his passion and has hardly any traits of the Occidental version aside from the fanaticism.



* Travis Touchdown of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is a shameless otaku, and wears an anime t-shirt under his more traditional {{badass}}-[[AntiHero anti-hero]] leather outfit. He uses otaku slang terms, including {{moe}}. Unusually, though, despite his fandom, he's [[MadeOfIron an outright bruiser]] more than capable of winning any fight he's in; and he also lacks the gentle, shy personality associated with the stereotypical otaku, instead having been inspired by the [[JerkAss rather violent]] and [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] anonymous frequenters of the [[ImageBoards anime boards on the Japanese message board Nii Channeru (2chan)]].

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* Travis Touchdown of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is a shameless otaku, and wears an anime t-shirt under his more traditional {{badass}}-[[AntiHero badass-[[AntiHero anti-hero]] leather outfit. He uses otaku slang terms, including {{moe}}. Unusually, though, despite his fandom, he's [[MadeOfIron an outright bruiser]] more than capable of winning any fight he's in; and he also lacks the gentle, shy personality associated with the stereotypical otaku, instead having been inspired by the [[JerkAss rather violent]] and [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] anonymous frequenters of the [[ImageBoards anime boards on the Japanese message board Nii Channeru (2chan)]].
22nd Oct '16 11:19:58 AM Mdumas43073
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Neither ''{{geek}}'' nor ''{{nerd}}'' is an adequate translation. However, in modern use, both words may carry a shadow of the right connotations of obsessive interest and/or social ineptitude; see the {{geek}} and {{nerd}} pages for details. Think of the older, more pejorative senses of ''{{geek}}'' and you're on the right track. The British term ''anorak'' and the American term ''wonk'' are also close translations, and in more dickish corners of TheInternet, autism-related terms like ''aspie'' get slung around in a similar manner. The closest troper-speak cognate would be "LoonyFan." In Japan, the term Otaku does not carry a positive meaning, at all. One of the first things most Japanese language classes often have to teach people is that [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch calling yourself an Otaku in Japan]] is a ''very'' bad thing. (Although it must be said that in more recent years this sense is mellowing out, to the extent that [[ProudToBeAGeek more Japanese are self-identifying as Otaku]]. See the {{Other Wiki}}'s page on this for more info.)

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Neither ''{{geek}}'' nor ''{{nerd}}'' is an adequate translation. However, in modern use, both words may carry a shadow of the right connotations of obsessive interest and/or social ineptitude; see the {{geek}} and {{nerd}} pages for details. Think of the older, more pejorative senses of ''{{geek}}'' and you're on the right track. The British term ''anorak'' and the American term terms ''wonk'' and ''neckbeard'' are also close translations, and in more dickish corners of TheInternet, autism-related terms like ''aspie'' get slung around in a similar manner. The closest troper-speak cognate would be "LoonyFan." In Japan, the term Otaku does not carry a positive meaning, at all. One of the first things most Japanese language classes often have to teach people is that [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch calling yourself an Otaku in Japan]] is a ''very'' bad thing. (Although it must be said that in more recent years this sense is mellowing out, to the extent that [[ProudToBeAGeek more Japanese are self-identifying as Otaku]]. See the {{Other Wiki}}'s page on this for more info.)
16th Oct '16 1:48:04 PM nombretomado
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* A sidestory from ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' states that Horne is an item maniac (in Japanese, in English, he's referred as an item ''aficionado'').

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* A sidestory from ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' states that Horne is an item maniac (in Japanese, in English, he's referred as an item ''aficionado'').
15th Oct '16 12:50:08 PM PRH
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The term itself comes from the very polite form of "you", which can come off as socially awkward. The best guess as to how the term became associated with obsessive fandom is that the word was an inside joke among the production staff of the anime series ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' in 1982, and that they would have characters (notably Lynn Minmay) use the over-polite form of address, even when inappropriate. Fans picked it up and used it in conversation between each other even well past the point when they would use other forms of "you", such as "kimi" or "Anata" or "omae". A writer for a Japanese magazine noted the meme and wrote an article that cemented the term as being used for obsessive fans.

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The term itself comes from the very polite form of "you", "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns you]]", which can come off as socially awkward. The best guess as to how the term became associated with obsessive fandom is that the word was an inside joke among the production staff of the anime series ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' in 1982, and that they would have characters (notably Lynn Minmay) use the over-polite form of address, even when inappropriate. Fans picked it up and used it in conversation between each other even well past the point when they would use other forms of "you", such as "kimi" or "Anata" or "omae". A writer for a Japanese magazine noted the meme and wrote an article that cemented the term as being used for obsessive fans.
27th Sep '16 6:58:47 PM lenne18
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* The josei manga ''Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii'' deals with romance between different types of otaku. Momose Narumi is a Fujoshi, Nifuji Hirotaka is a video games otaku and Koyanagi Hanako likes crossplaying. Kabakura Tarou is an anime and manga otaku, but he isn't as passionate about it as the rest of them.

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* The josei manga ''Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii'' deals with romance between different types of otaku. Momose Narumi is a Fujoshi, fujoshi while Nifuji Hirotaka Hirotaka, her boyfriend, is a video games otaku and otaku. Their friend, Koyanagi Hanako Hanako, likes crossplaying. Kabakura Tarou Tarou, Koyanagi's boyfriend, is an anime and manga otaku, but he isn't as passionate about it as the rest of them.
10th Sep '16 12:46:53 PM Sakubara
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* Plenty of characters from ''LightNovel/HaremPrince'' including the main protagonist who is fittingly named [[PunnyName Taku]]hiko. There's even a [[JapaneseAfterSchoolClubs club at their high school]] that was formed after budget cuts forced several clubs to merge.

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* Plenty of characters from ''LightNovel/HaremPrince'' including the main protagonist who is fittingly named [[PunnyName Taku]]hiko. There's even a [[JapaneseAfterSchoolClubs [[JapaneseSchoolClub club at their high school]] that was formed after budget cuts forced several clubs to merge.
10th Sep '16 12:45:54 PM Sakubara
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* Plenty of characters from ''LightNovel/HaremPrince'' including the main protagonist who is fittingly named [[PunnyName Taku]]hiko. There's even a [[JapaneseAfterSchoolClubs club at their high school]] that was formed after budget cuts forced several clubs to merge.
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8th Jul '16 8:11:37 PM Tallens
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* ''Webcomic/FurryExperience'': Cat loves anime and manga to the point of getting up at three in the morning on Saturdays to watch them , and sometimes explains certain aspects of them to Ronnie and Dawn. Extends to live-action shows as well, such as knowing why the ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' equivalent show has a hand-puppet for the Luna-style character. She also decides to do her art research paper on Japanese comics.
6th Jun '16 2:37:11 AM AHeroIsYou
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* Nearly ''every'' character in ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' in an Otaku with varying degrees of obsession. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since the show is set in Akihabara, which is the center of Otaku culture in Japan.
23rd May '16 1:07:22 PM MiinU
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* Many of the characters in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' are otaku, and indeed their otaku-ness drives a few major plot points.

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* %%* Many of the characters in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' are otaku, and indeed their otaku-ness drives a few major plot points.
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