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19th Oct '17 3:18:54 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/ActionHeroineCheerFruits'', Ann Akagi is a major {{Tokusatsu}} otaku, not just of the action heroine shows that drive the show's plot but of real shows like Franchise/SuperSentai, Franchise/KamenRider and more, as evidenced by the {{Shout Out}}s she delivers. Contrary to the stereotype, she's actually exceptionally fit for a high schooler, which is precisely why she gets cast as the "Red Ranger" when the girls of Hinano start their own action heroine show. Roko Kuroki, another member of the team, is a railfan: her father is the stationmaster of Hinano's train station, she actually lives in a train car converted into a bedroom, and she's shown to enjoy the smell of diesel; no points for guessing what she suggests when the girls are brainstorming for themes for their show.
23rd Aug '17 12:27:48 PM SeptimusHeap
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** And then he gets trained by [[{{Zatoichi}} a blind swordsman]], and gains a couple thousand more levels in badass.

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** And then he gets trained by [[{{Zatoichi}} [[Franchise/{{Zatoichi}} a blind swordsman]], and gains a couple thousand more levels in badass.
16th Jul '17 11:26:04 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', there is an {{Otaku}} of the {{hikikomori}} type who is so obsessed with studying the ZombieApocalypse on the Internet that he doesn't treat it as something to worry about until it reaches his apartment building, stuck with useless information and trapped in a ''very'' zombie-friendly Japan. He manages to survive, finds a genuine katana from a WW2 veteran's flat, and [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass.]]

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* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', there is an {{Otaku}} of the {{hikikomori}} type who is so obsessed with studying the ZombieApocalypse on the Internet that he doesn't treat it as something to worry about until it reaches his apartment building, stuck with useless information and trapped in a ''very'' zombie-friendly Japan. He manages to survive, finds a genuine katana from a WW2 [=WW2=] veteran's flat, and [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass.]]
1st Jul '17 10:37:57 AM 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 [[JapaneseSchoolClub club at their high school]] that was formed after budget cuts forced several clubs to merge.
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17th Jun '17 2:07:34 PM nombretomado
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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 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 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 the {{Other Wiki}}'s Wiki/TheOtherWiki's page on this for more info.)
3rd Jun '17 5:12:58 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', nerdy scientist Alphys is the Underground's resident otaku. She keeps a large collection of anime and manga under the considerably inaccurate label of "human history."
13th May '17 12:19:00 PM nombretomado
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* [[HandsomeLech Nikolai]] from ''LuminousArc'' is a [[WitchSpecies witch]] otaku, who is in heaven when [[spoiler:Witches start joining your group.]]
** Kaph from ''LuminousArc2'' is the editor of a magazine about Witches and, well, pretty much loves being in the party with all the Witches around for him to create his art and took pictures of. Hell, his class is W-Otaku!

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* [[HandsomeLech Nikolai]] from ''LuminousArc'' ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' is a [[WitchSpecies witch]] otaku, who is in heaven when [[spoiler:Witches start joining your group.]]
** Kaph from ''LuminousArc2'' ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'' is the editor of a magazine about Witches and, well, pretty much loves being in the party with all the Witches around for him to create his art and took pictures of. Hell, his class is W-Otaku!
10th May '17 6:57:32 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 as the triplets, 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.

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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 as about the triplets, 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.something about how much she loves the sport.
10th May '17 6:24:59 AM Oecchi
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* Most of the cast of ''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.

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* Most of the cast of ''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 fashion and Benzes, yet avoid most of the other negative stereotypes and are generally not lumped in with the other otaku.


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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 as the triplets, 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.
5th May '17 5:26:58 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Pokemaniac trainer class in the main series ''{{Pokemon}}'' games. There are also Poke Fans, which perhaps kind of borderline it. They carry around Poke dolls along with their Pokemon, and the maniacs are always in Pokemon costumes. And many do wear glasses.

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* The Pokemaniac Pokémaniac trainer class in the main series ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. There are also Poke Poké Fans, which perhaps kind of borderline it. They carry around Poke Poké dolls along with their Pokemon, Pokémon, and the maniacs are always in Pokemon Pokémon costumes. And many do wear glasses.
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