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2nd May '16 2:22:08 PM Willbyr
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* Most of the cast of ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' are otaku of some variety (jellyfish, dolls, ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', etc). Of particular note are Kuranosuke and Hanamori, who are more-or-less obsessed with dresses and Benzes, yet avoid most of the other negative stereotypes and are generally not lumped in with the other otaku.

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* Most of the cast of ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' are otaku of some variety (jellyfish, dolls, ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', etc). Of particular note are Kuranosuke and Hanamori, who are more-or-less obsessed with dresses and Benzes, yet avoid most of the other negative stereotypes and are generally not lumped in with the other otaku.
28th Apr '16 5:15:49 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.
11th Apr '16 2:02:26 PM Willbyr
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* The titular character of ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu''. Being an infamous {{Ojou}}, she had to hide the fact that she's also an Anime Otaku, otherwise people will look down on her... and then the male protagonist caught her red-handed and she became completely scared that he'd use that knowledge to that advantage (turns out he didn't). This is an in-anime example where people do look down on anime {{Otaku}}, if it gets blown out of proportion... like the male protagonist's best friend, whose otakuness is shown right off bat.

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* The titular character of ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu''.''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu''. Being an infamous {{Ojou}}, she had to hide the fact that she's also an Anime Otaku, otherwise people will look down on her... and then the male protagonist caught her red-handed and she became completely scared that he'd use that knowledge to that advantage (turns out he didn't). This is an in-anime example where people do look down on anime {{Otaku}}, if it gets blown out of proportion... like the male protagonist's best friend, whose otakuness is shown right off bat.



* ''[[Manga/{{Dragonball}} Dragon Ball G.T.]]'' features a [[PathOfInspiration deceptive cult leader]], Dolltakkii, who is creepily obsessed with dolls, even turning girls into dolls for him to coo over, and his cult revolves around bringing a giant killer doll to life by sacrificing his followers. His very name is even a pun on the term ''doll otaku''.

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* ''[[Manga/{{Dragonball}} Dragon Ball G.T.]]'' ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' features a [[PathOfInspiration deceptive cult leader]], Dolltakkii, who is creepily obsessed with dolls, even turning girls into dolls for him to coo over, and his cult revolves around bringing a giant killer doll to life by sacrificing his followers. His very name is even a pun on the term ''doll otaku''.
26th Mar '16 7:10:16 PM Willbyr
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* Takumi Nishijō, the protagonist from ''ChaosHead'', is a {{hikikomori}} and a massive otaku (Dolls, Anime, and Gamer) to the point of spending all of his time in his room (a cargo container on the roof of a building) and vastly preferring the company of his anime-based dolls to any real girls; this preference exhibits itself most strongly (besides his constant exclamations to that effect) by him [[spoiler:dreaming/hallucinating about his favorite doll being real, alive and talking to him in virtually every episode (as well as being married to him, iirc)]]. Ironically enough, it turns out that [[spoiler:Takumi himself is a hallucination-made-real, answering the age-old question, "Can dreams dream?" with a very emphatic "Yes." Evidently, the trouble is getting them to ''stop''.]]

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* Takumi Nishijō, the protagonist from ''ChaosHead'', ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'', is a {{hikikomori}} and a massive otaku (Dolls, Anime, and Gamer) to the point of spending all of his time in his room (a cargo container on the roof of a building) and vastly preferring the company of his anime-based dolls to any real girls; this preference exhibits itself most strongly (besides his constant exclamations to that effect) by him [[spoiler:dreaming/hallucinating about his favorite doll being real, alive and talking to him in virtually every episode (as well as being married to him, iirc)]]. Ironically enough, it turns out that [[spoiler:Takumi himself is a hallucination-made-real, answering the age-old question, "Can dreams dream?" with a very emphatic "Yes." Evidently, the trouble is getting them to ''stop''.]]
25th Feb '16 12:00:59 PM Willbyr
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* Tomoya, Eriri, and Utaha of ''LightNovel/SaenaiHeroineNoSodatekata'' are all otaku to a large degree. Tomoya is very open about it, Utaha doesn't bring it up, and Eriri tries to hide that aspect of her from the public.

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* Tomoya, Eriri, and Utaha of ''LightNovel/SaenaiHeroineNoSodatekata'' ''LightNovel/HowToRaiseABoringGirlfriend'' are all otaku to a large degree. Tomoya is very open about it, Utaha doesn't bring it up, and Eriri tries to hide that aspect of her from the public.
12th Feb '16 10:26:44 AM rafi
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* Western (sort of) example: Hiro from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.



* The geeks in ''FreaksAndGeeks'' as well. One episode has them cosplaying for a convention as [[StarWars Luke Skywalker, Yoda]] and the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]].

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* The geeks in ''FreaksAndGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' as well. One episode has them cosplaying for a convention as [[StarWars Luke Skywalker, Yoda]] and the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]].Doctor]].
* Western (sort of) example: Hiro from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Even if is japanese, Hiro is an avid fan of western superheroes and science fiction.
1st Feb '16 6:36:04 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Travis Touchdown of ''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 ''NoMoreHeroes'' ''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)]].
29th Jan '16 4:22:34 PM nombretomado
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** And again in ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', when Snake communicates with him while fighting R.O.B.:

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** And again in ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', when Snake communicates with him while fighting R.O.B.:
19th Jan '16 8:14:58 PM Adept
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* Eitarou, Professor Stein and Agaliarept in ''MacademiWasshoi'' are all otaku in the purest sense of the word. Except they're also all powerful mages, mad scientists and hold positions of at least ''some'' power at the Magician's Academy. When magic and fandom combine, all that can be said is HilarityEnsues.

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* Eitarou, Professor Stein and Agaliarept in ''MacademiWasshoi'' ''LightNovel/MagiciansAcademy'' are all otaku in the purest sense of the word. Except they're also all powerful mages, mad scientists and hold positions of at least ''some'' power at the Magician's Academy. When magic and fandom combine, all that can be said is HilarityEnsues.
4th Jan '16 11:20:46 AM Willbyr
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* Staz, the main protagonist from ''BloodLad'' is a Vampire of Royal Lineage, ruler of a portion of Makai, and a self-confessed Otaku who loves human entertainment, particularly {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}, and is a proud ''DragonBallZ'' fanboy who idolizes Goku.

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* Staz, the main protagonist from ''BloodLad'' is a Vampire of Royal Lineage, ruler of a portion of Makai, and a self-confessed Otaku who loves human entertainment, particularly {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}, and is a proud ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' fanboy who idolizes Goku.



* ''[[{{Dragonball}} Dragon Ball G.T.]]'' features a [[PathOfInspiration deceptive cult leader]], Dolltakkii, who is creepily obsessed with dolls, even turning girls into dolls for him to coo over, and his cult revolves around bringing a giant killer doll to life by sacrificing his followers. His very name is even a pun on the term ''doll otaku''.

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* ''[[{{Dragonball}} ''[[Manga/{{Dragonball}} Dragon Ball G.T.]]'' features a [[PathOfInspiration deceptive cult leader]], Dolltakkii, who is creepily obsessed with dolls, even turning girls into dolls for him to coo over, and his cult revolves around bringing a giant killer doll to life by sacrificing his followers. His very name is even a pun on the term ''doll otaku''.
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