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* Ashley Taylor, a character exclusive to the English server of [[VideoGame/MagiaRecordPuellaMagiMadokaMagicaSideStory Magia Record]], is a Californian living in the Japanese city the game is set in. She's a diehard J-fashion and anime fan that taught herself Japanese and is obsessed enough to actually became a magical girl in exchange for being able to go to Japan. Even when speaking English, she fawningly throws the word "kawaii," which she considers very SeriousBusiness around constantly.

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* Ashley Taylor, a character exclusive to the English server of [[VideoGame/MagiaRecordPuellaMagiMadokaMagicaSideStory ''[[VideoGame/MagiaRecordPuellaMagiMadokaMagicaSideStory Magia Record]], Record]]'', is a Californian living in the Japanese city the game is set in. She's a diehard J-fashion and anime fan that taught herself Japanese and is obsessed enough to actually became a magical girl in exchange for being able to go to Japan. Even when speaking English, she fawningly throws the word "kawaii," which she considers very SeriousBusiness around constantly.

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* Ashley Taylor, a character exclusive to the English server of [[VideoGame/MagiaRecordPuellaMagiMadokaMagicaSideStory Magia Record]], is a Californian living in the Japanese city the game is set in. She's a diehard J-fashion and anime fan that taught herself Japanese and is obsessed enough to actually became a magical girl in exchange for being able to go to Japan. Even when speaking English, she fawningly throws the word "kawaii," which she considers very SeriousBusiness around constantly.

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* ''Manga/HowHeavyAreTheDumbbellsYouLift'': Gina Boyd traveled from Russia and eventually stayed in Japan full-time because of her obsession with its pop culture, learning the language from anime, and having dreams of becoming an idol with the rest of the gym girls plus Satomi. Not that her ideas of what is or is not Japanese are particularly accurate; [[InterchangeableAsianCultures she names both kung fu movies and yoga as Japanese things she likes, and believes that both Hong Kong and Macao are in Japan.]]


* Tegiri Kalbur of ''VideoGame/Hiveswap'' is a parody of this trope, with frequent mention of alien Japanese (err, sorry, ''Eastern Alternian'') culture.

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* Tegiri Kalbur of ''VideoGame/Hiveswap'' ''VideoGame/{{Hiveswap}}'' is a parody of this trope, with frequent mention of alien Japanese (err, sorry, ''Eastern Alternian'') culture.


** Despite not actually being very fond of Japan itself, Lord El-Melloi II from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a well known preoccupation with Japanese video games, [[spoiler:a quirk he adopted from his former Servant of [[LightNovel/FateZero the fourth Grail War, Alexander the Great]]]]. He was quite excited to learn that one of the students he was sponsoring was actually Japanese... until he discovered that she knew absolutely nothing about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihabara Akihabara]] or otaku culture. [[spoiler:Rin Tohsaka was never that good with tech anyway, let alone otaku culture]].

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** Despite not actually being very fond of Japan itself, Lord El-Melloi II from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' ''LightNovel/LordElMelloiIICaseFiles'' has a well known preoccupation with Japanese video games, [[spoiler:a quirk he adopted from his former Servant of [[LightNovel/FateZero the fourth Grail War, Alexander the Great]]]]. He was quite excited to learn that one of the students he was sponsoring was actually Japanese... until he discovered that she knew absolutely nothing about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihabara Akihabara]] or otaku culture. [[spoiler:Rin Tohsaka was never that good with tech anyway, let alone otaku culture]].


The PhenotypeStereotype-afflicted Westerner with beyond stereotypical {{Otaku}} interests sometimes seen in Anime. Their interests provide an excuse for their AnimeAccentAbsence (they learned Japanese from anime) and gives them a reason for interacting with native otaku.

Often derisively called a "weeaboo" online, or "weeb" for short, which originated on Website/FourChan when [[FunWithAutocensors "Wapanese" was wordfiltered into the nonsense word]] from ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship''. When female, frequently overlaps with YaoiFangirl. A sub-trope of ForeignCultureFetish.

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The PhenotypeStereotype-afflicted Westerner with beyond stereotypical {{Otaku}} interests sometimes seen in Anime. Their interests provide an excuse for their AnimeAccentAbsence (they learned Japanese from anime) and gives them a reason for interacting with native otaku.

otaku. Non Anime/Manga fan versions are extremely rare in the modern age, but some Otakus otherwise are just way into Japanese culture, and early examples of this trope were obsessed with traditional Japanese dress and food, especially if the work takes place right after Japan opened itself to the world.

Often derisively called a "weeaboo" online, or "weeb" for short, which originated on Website/FourChan when [[FunWithAutocensors "Wapanese" was wordfiltered into the nonsense word]] from ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship''. When female, frequently overlaps with YaoiFangirl.YaoiFangirl and when male, frequently overlaps with YuriFan. A sub-trope of ForeignCultureFetish.


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* TQ Shrader from ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' is one given the way he eats, dresses, and acts, but is a rare non-anime and manga fan example, as his interest in Japanese culture is more towards its traditions akin to the Western Otakus of the 19th and early 20th century as opposed to modern ones.


* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'''s primary villain, crime boss Geese Howard, is a variation on this. While not depicted as interested in Anime or Manga, Geese's office on the top floor of his tower is covered in Japanese artifacts, and he himself wears a traditional akido fighter's uniform in most of his appearances. And considering [[CorruptCorporateExecutive who]] [[TheDon he]] [[SNKBoss is]], no-one's going to call him out on it.

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* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'''s primary villain, crime boss Geese Howard, is a variation on this. While not depicted as interested in Anime or Manga, Geese's office on the top floor of his tower is covered in Japanese artifacts, and he himself wears a traditional akido fighter's uniform in most of his appearances. And considering [[CorruptCorporateExecutive who]] [[TheDon he]] [[SNKBoss who he is]], no-one's going to call him out on it.


* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]][[note]]the other being [[BadassGrandpa Kliff Undersn]][[/note]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way through [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]]) His backstory reveals that he was a drug dealer for the Mafia before a Japanese ninja saved him from an attempted hit and convinced him to change his ways, leading to his reverence for Japanese culture.

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* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]][[note]]the other being [[BadassGrandpa Kliff Undersn]][[/note]] Undersn[[/note]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way through [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]]) His backstory reveals that he was a drug dealer for the Mafia before a Japanese ninja saved him from an attempted hit and convinced him to change his ways, leading to his reverence for Japanese culture.


* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'' is fond of {{manga}}, and Gavin is into {{anime}}.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'' is fond of {{manga}}, {{manga}} (and the author [[https://www.deviantart.com/jocelynsamara/art/TV-Tropes-Meme-259878935 knows]] that therefore this trope applies to her), and Gavin is into {{anime}}.


* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]][[note]]the other being [[BadassGrandpa Kliff Undersn]][[/note]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way though [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]]) His backstory reveals that he was a drug dealer for the Mafia before a Japanese ninja saved him from an attempted hit and convinced him to change his ways, leading to his reverence for Japanese culture.

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* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]][[note]]the other being [[BadassGrandpa Kliff Undersn]][[/note]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way though through [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]]) His backstory reveals that he was a drug dealer for the Mafia before a Japanese ninja saved him from an attempted hit and convinced him to change his ways, leading to his reverence for Japanese culture.


* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way though [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]]) His backstory reveals that he was a drug dealer for the Mafia before a Japanese ninja saved him from an attempted hit and convinced him to change his ways, leading to his reverence for Japanese culture.

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* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]] ki]][[note]]the other being [[BadassGrandpa Kliff Undersn]][[/note]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way though [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]]) His backstory reveals that he was a drug dealer for the Mafia before a Japanese ninja saved him from an attempted hit and convinced him to change his ways, leading to his reverence for Japanese culture.


* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'''s primary villain, crime boss Geese Howard, is a variation on this. While not depicted as interested in Anime or Manga, Geese's office on the top floor of his tower is covered in Japanese artifacts, and he himself wears a traditional akido fighter's uniform in most of his appearances.

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* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'''s primary villain, crime boss Geese Howard, is a variation on this. While not depicted as interested in Anime or Manga, Geese's office on the top floor of his tower is covered in Japanese artifacts, and he himself wears a traditional akido fighter's uniform in most of his appearances. And considering [[CorruptCorporateExecutive who]] [[TheDon he]] [[SNKBoss is]], no-one's going to call him out on it.


* In the ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' LightNovels, Firo (an Italian-American teenager who has never left the States in the last [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld seventy-two years]]) shocks a Japanese tourist by conversing with him in almost disturbingly fluent Japanese. When asked, he claims that he learned it from reading raw manga (well, and Yagumo taught him some 19th century Japanese, but that's besides the point).
** Isaac and Miria also speak Japanese... in prohibition-era America. No explanation is ever given, but it's [[CloudCuckooLander Isaac and Miria]]. It should be noted that they later appeared in a cameo in the ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' anime, implying that they apparently move to/visit Japan at some point... though this doesn't explain how they learned to speak Japanese in the first place.

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* In the ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' LightNovels, ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'':
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Firo (an Italian-American teenager who has never left the States in the last [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld seventy-two years]]) shocks a Japanese tourist by conversing with him in almost disturbingly fluent Japanese. When asked, he claims that he learned it from reading raw manga (well, and Yagumo taught him some 19th century Japanese, but that's besides the point).
** Isaac and Miria also speak Japanese... in prohibition-era America. No explanation is ever given, but it's [[CloudCuckooLander Isaac and Miria]]. It should be noted that they later appeared in a cameo {{cameo}} in the ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' anime, implying that they apparently move to/visit Japan at some point... though this doesn't explain how they learned to speak Japanese in the first place.



* Centorea Shianus, the centaur-girl from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', can be considered this since she has all the [[PhenotypeStereotype visual traits]] associated with Nordic/European foreigners (flowing blonde hair, blue eyes and [[GagBoobs a big bust]]) and yet she's the only one in the house to live in a Japanese-styled room complete with tatami, appears to be knowledgeable about anime tropes like CrashIntoHello, and recognizes slimes as a species from old-style [[EasternRPG JRPGs]].



* ''Dear Shitamachi Princess'' is about a princess from a fictional Scandinavian country that was such this trope that not only is she fluent in the language when she's interviewed by a Japanese TV host, but also [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense impulsively visits the country for a surprise visit to the host, who not only didn't seriously invite her to visit, but said visit was so abrupt that her home country thought she was]] ''[[DidNotThinkThisThrough exiled]].'' Besides that, she otherwise takes to Japan like a duck to water and the locals are sad to see her eventually go.



* In ''Manga/HighSchoolDXD'', there's Susan, one of Issei's first customers. She is an avid fan of Samurai-era Japan, and always wears a samurai armor.

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* In ''Manga/HighSchoolDXD'', there's ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'':
** Rias Gremory has a strong appreciation for Japanese culture, everything from the food to the spirituality, to the point where she sets up her base of operations there. Her first interaction with her future [[ChessMotifs Queen]] was to compliment native-born Akeno's black hair. What puts Rias in a class above is that she's Pure Devil - born in Hell - and still finds Japanese culture that fascinating.
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Susan, one of Issei's first customers. She is an avid fan of Samurai-era Japan, and always wears a samurai armor.



* Centorea Shianus, the centaur-girl from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', can be considered this since she has all the [[PhenotypeStereotype visual traits]] associated with Nordic/European foreigners (flowing blonde hair, blue eyes and [[GagBoobs a big bust]]) and yet she's the only one in the house to live in a Japanese-styled room complete with tatami, appears to be knowledgeable about anime tropes like CrashIntoHello, and recognizes slimes as a species from old-style [[EasternRPG JRPGs]].
* Rias Gremory, from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. She has a strong appreciation for Japanese culture, everything from the food to the spirituality, to the point where she sets up her base of operations there. Her first interaction with her future [[ChessMotifs Queen]] was to compliment native-born Akeno's black hair. What puts Rias in a class above is that she's Pure Devil - born in Hell - and still finds Japanese culture that fascinating.
* ''Dear Shitamachi Princess'' is about a princess from a fictional Scandinavian country that was such this trope that not only is she fluent in the language when she's interviewed by a Japanese TV host, but also [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense impulsively visits the country for a surprise visit to the host, who not only didn't seriously invite her to visit, but said visit was so abrupt that her home country thought she was]] ''[[DidNotThinkThisThrough exiled]].'' Besides that, she otherwise takes to Japan like a duck to water and the locals are sad to see her eventually go.


* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way though [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]])

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* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way though [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]])]]) His backstory reveals that he was a drug dealer for the Mafia before a Japanese ninja saved him from an attempted hit and convinced him to change his ways, leading to his reverence for Japanese culture.

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* Chipp Zanuff, American McNinja from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, who regularly spouts GratuitousJapanese during his fights and even falsely claims to hail from Japan. He's also one of two of the only non-Japanese people to learn [[KiAttack ki]] (which, due to the setting's Japanese having a natural affinity for channeling ki, meant he had to do it the hard way though [[TrainingFromHell lots and lots of training.]])

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