Main Occidental Otaku Discussion

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10:45:01 AM Feb 2nd 2012
so..from the disription, this trope seems to be "Otaku, but in a japanese media." am i missing something, because otherwise this seems like it should be a sub-page of the Otaku page?
03:18:41 AM Jan 15th 2012
edited by Soupdragon
Seems like this whole trope is based on insulting anime fans not from Japan. I'll bet a $100 it's the same people who used to make fun of anyone for using a computer/playing video games/being on the internet/dating on the internet from early 90's to early 00's, except that they'e now using a computer, playing video games, surf the net for the very thing they make otaku's fun of and found their girlfriend/boyfriend on the internet. It's just sad and I don't get why they still continue. That said, occidental otaku is a trope.
07:13:15 PM Jul 2nd 2012
That, I can agree with!
11:30:05 AM Jun 16th 2010
That first sentence is godawful, I had to ask two separate people in #tropers before anyone could explain it to me. Can we get rid of the pothole and rephrase the whole first sentence? That pothole has been forced in, square peg round hole style.
11:40:10 AM Jun 16th 2010
edited by Barcode711
Yeah, this thing's a little off.

  • "Occident: countries from the West."
    • "Occidental Otaku" therefore implies otaku from the West. This does not necessarily mean weeaboo, just dork.
    • Article says that it's an Anime Trope referring to characters that are fans of Japanese media. This would make them rather weeaboos than otakus (or at least, weeaboos first, otakus second).
      • Article title is Occidental Otaku.

So if this is just weeaboos that visit Japan/are in Japanese stories, how are they not just Weeaboos?
01:43:22 PM Jun 16th 2010
I'm not sure if 4chan speak should be used either.
05:47:08 AM Aug 15th 2011
I know this conversation is about a year old, but I did not know there was a distinction between weeaboo and otaku. Seems like hairsplitting to me.
04:16:47 PM Jan 27th 2017
Yep. "Otaku" is the term used by the culture itself, while "weeaboo" is a 4chan spawned derivative of the insult/slur "Wapanese" (think "wigger" but for Western otaku instead of suburban rapper wannabes.
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