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8th May '18 8:07:26 AM Oecchi
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* The Nishigori triplets from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' are figure skating otaku despite being only six years old; their shared Instagram account is even called "sukeota3sisters", with "sukeota" being short for "skater otaku". Their mother Yuko may not be quite as obsessive about the skating world, but she's been a huge fan of famous Russian skater Victor Nikiforov since she was young, and the fact that the triplets [[ThemeTwinNaming are all named after figure skating jumps]] definitely says something about how much she loves the sport.

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* The Nishigori triplets from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' are figure skating otaku despite being only six years old; they already have a reputation as the "Skate Otaku Sisters" due to how passionate they are, and their shared Instagram account is even called "sukeota3sisters", with "sukeota" being short for "skater otaku". Their mother Yuko may not be quite as obsessive about the skating world, but she's been a huge fan of famous Russian skater Victor Nikiforov since she was young, and the fact that the triplets [[ThemeTwinNaming are all named after figure skating jumps]] definitely says something about how much she loves the sport.
15th Apr '18 5:33:48 PM SamCurt
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* Kaoruko of ''Manga/ComicGirls'' might be an OlderThanTheyLook high school girl, but her hobbies are more similar to male anime / manga otaku in their twenties: SchoolgirlSeries manga, figurine, and seiyuu-chasing. This has been pointed out by one of her roommates, as the only other time that roommate saw a desk like Kaoruko's was of a 25-year-old man.
15th Apr '18 3:13:42 AM jormis29
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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 while Nifuji Hirotaka, her boyfriend, is a video games otaku. Their friend, Koyanagi Hanako, likes crossplaying. Kabakura Tarou, Koyanagi's boyfriend, 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'' ''Manga/WotakoiLoveIsHardForOtaku'' deals with romance between different types of otaku. Momose Narumi is a fujoshi while Nifuji Hirotaka, her boyfriend, is a video games otaku. Their friend, Koyanagi Hanako, likes crossplaying. Kabakura Tarou, Koyanagi's boyfriend, is an anime and manga otaku, but he isn't as passionate about it as the rest of them.
4th Apr '18 8:46:01 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Literature/{{Rolitania}}, a good portion of the population in the titular country are otaku. Their interests vary widely, and they all seem to get along for the most part. It helps that their Queen is an otaku as well.

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* In ''Literature/{{Rolitania}}, ''Literature/{{Rolitania}}'', a good portion of the population in the titular country are otaku. Their interests vary widely, and they all seem to get along for the most part. It helps that their Queen is an otaku as well.
29th Mar '18 9:24:08 PM nombretomado
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* Ashton Anchors from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' is a ''barrel'' otaku. In the anime version, ''StarOcean EX'', he is able to identify not only the year and location any barrel was made, but what it's been used for, on sight.

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* Ashton Anchors from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' is a ''barrel'' otaku. In the anime version, ''StarOcean EX'', ''Anime/StarOceanEX'', he is able to identify not only the year and location any barrel was made, but what it's been used for, on sight.
20th Mar '18 1:42:46 AM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' gets pretty {{Meta}} about this. Since the entire sub-franchise is about people building custom model kits and battling them using a simulator-like machine, most of the cast are Otaku for the ''Gundam'' franchise itself. Original ''Build Fighters'' protagonist Sei Iori is a stand-out example: in one episode where he was [[HypnoFool put under hypnosis]], he proceeded to recite Amuro Ray's dialog from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''...'''all 43 episodes of it'''[[note]]And for the record, he wasn't ordered to do this by the hypnotist; he did it entirely of his own volition[[/note]].
13th Mar '18 7:47:54 AM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': [[BirdsOfAFeather Italy and]] [[OppositesAttract Japan]] are both otakus for ''Manga/DeathNote'' to the point they decided to [[{{Cosplay}} cosplay]] as Light Yagami and Teru Mikami respectively and say their signature lines before bursting into laughter. Germany is ''not'' amused.

-->"That's true!" The brunet laughed. "'Boku wa Kira janai!'"

-->Japan played along. "'Sakujo!'" The two burst out into laughter, clutching at their sides.

-->"...Okay." Germany ''so'' doesn't get anime.
7th Feb '18 1:27:27 PM Ocsaleb
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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 Internet term ''neckbeard'' are also close translations, and speaking of TheInternet, in more [[{{GIFT}} dickish]] online communities, autism-related terms like ''sperg'' and ''autist'' get slung around in a similar manner. The closest [[JustForFun/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary troper-speak]] cognate would be "LoonyFan." In Japan, the term doesn't 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 Wiki/TheOtherWiki'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 Internet term ''neckbeard'' are also close translations, and speaking of TheInternet, in more [[{{GIFT}} dickish]] online communities, autism-related terms like ''sperg'' and ''autist'' get slung around in a similar manner. The closest [[JustForFun/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary troper-speak]] cognate would be "LoonyFan." In Japan, the term doesn't 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 Wiki/TheOtherWiki's page on this for more info.)
23rd Jan '18 9:03:00 AM kataangluvr
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* Rumi from ''Manga/TheHighSchoolLifeOfAFudanshi'' is one for BL manga. She's passionate about manga, has friendly arguments about certain pairings, and is familiar with the Seme and Uke terms.
12th Jan '18 5:54:38 PM Sakubara
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' features an otaku who patronizes hookers that play to his cosplay fetish. (As in, he pays the hookers for sex, not treat them in a condescending manner.) It turns out to be a plot point later on.

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' features an otaku who patronizes hookers that play to his cosplay fetish. (As (as in, he pays the hookers for sex, not treat them in a condescending manner.) manner) hookers that play to his cosplay fetish. It turns out to be a plot point later on.
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