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Ozzaharwood
06-11-2011, 08:40 PM
"Otaku (おたく / オタク?) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, or video games."

In this thread, it is particularly manga and anime. (As it mostly is in all other contexts)

<ul>
<li>You start saying "nyaa" and "desu" IRL.</li>
<li>You start to learn Japanese words because of subtitled anime.</li>
<li>You start to buy food and clothing just because it is Japanese or Japanese related.</li>
<li>You go over your bandwidth downloading anime and manga.</li>
</ul>

Share your top ways to know you are becoming an otaku.

Hayashida
06-11-2011, 10:18 PM
Listen I only say nyaa because I am actually a cat, so... I don't see what you're getting at.

LVUER
06-11-2011, 10:35 PM
1. You start wasting your money to buy all anime/manga related merchandise.
2. You're not interested in real girls, but in anime/manga character instead.
3. Your wall is full of anime/manga characters posters.
4. You start dreaming that you meet, befriend, or even marry with your favorite anime/manga character.
5. Your pillow is a 1:1 anime/manga character hug pillow. And also your bed sheet and your towel.
6. You end up married with anime/manga character. You actually hold and invite your dudes to the ceremony, have and sign the marriage certificate, and live happily ever after with that anime/manga character (based on REAL LIFE story).

jubeh
06-11-2011, 10:36 PM
When I got my haircut the other day the stylist must have been a cat lady because whenever she said no she'd go "nyoooo."

Hayashida
06-11-2011, 10:37 PM
when she'd say ya, did she go "nyaa"

jubeh
06-11-2011, 10:38 PM
Iduno she didn't seem to agree with people often so I never heard it.

Hayashida
06-11-2011, 10:40 PM
Next time, as her if she likes not agreeing with people.

jubeh
06-11-2011, 10:41 PM
I'll just ask her a question she has to say yes to

Delphinus
06-12-2011, 08:58 AM
- You make a thread called 'Top ways to know you are becoming an otaku' where the first sentence contains Japanese characters in an attempt to call others weeaboos and thus repress the deep secret fear you have of being a weeaboo yourself...

Slurpee
06-12-2011, 10:45 AM
You have friends that actually say Kawaii.

Hell_Baron
06-12-2011, 11:27 AM
You pretend chinese food is japanese

Hayashida
06-12-2011, 12:44 PM
- You make a thread called 'Top ways to know you are becoming an otaku' where the first sentence contains Japanese characters in an attempt to call others weeaboos and thus repress the deep secret fear you have of being a weeaboo yourself...

oh my god, this describes the OP and Ozza to a T. amazing...

indescribable
06-12-2011, 01:21 PM
He's already openly admitted to it... maybe he's just looking for company.

Ozzaharwood
06-12-2011, 04:34 PM
Lmao, I just read through this and couldn't stop laughing. Yeah, I'm p. much a weeaboo and I don't really care, I just saw this thread on another site and thought it'd be funny to have one here.

Oh, here's another one: You create an Otaku thread in order to find more Otakus. >;D

Max
06-12-2011, 07:00 PM
- You spend 4 years at college studying Japanese language, literature, history, etc. in the hopes of eventually becoming a translator for a japanese businessman or the U.N.
- You don't call yourself a weeaboo and hate it when other do so, yet you prefer to be called by a Japanese name that you got from a sushi bar you've never been to.


That's all i've got.

Byakuran
06-12-2011, 08:48 PM
- you imagine fav. anime characters with your OOC or YOURSELF (that actually just portay YOU really) and have like a ' anime ' about it.
the supermode -> lovestories with anime/manga characters.
Also drawing them in sexy poses as you imagine in your head D< ,,

- You wish you were japanese

jubeh
06-12-2011, 09:09 PM
- You don't bathe often
- You mumble and can't look other people in the eyes

Byakuran
06-12-2011, 11:08 PM
- having over 90&#37; jpop and anime and manga apps on your phone/iphod/mp3/mp3/laptop stored

IanPMD
06-13-2011, 01:05 PM
Registering on this site pretty much gives a 90&#37; guarantee that you're an otaku.

ram
06-13-2011, 01:44 PM
I don't really get it... in japan i think there is a discrimination for otaku or something... based on the slice of life anime that i usually watch >.< well there isn't in our country...
what's the point in knowing?
i watch anime but i watch real life as well.. >.<
i say nyaa... but the only times that i am curently watching an anime that has a very cute character saying nyaa... it's like just a humor reaction or something.. >.<
katsuragi keima from god only knows= "those who compare real and fiction are the real ones who don't understand them"

ClockHand
06-13-2011, 01:56 PM
Registering on this site pretty much gives a 90&#37; guarantee that you're an otaku.

Wrong, many people in here are not otakus.

And this thread is more like "how to know if you are a dumbtaku".

Anty
06-13-2011, 02:08 PM
dumbtaku".

can someone explain why I read that ^ as dumb taco?

ClockHand
06-13-2011, 02:18 PM
you are hungry? or mad against a taco.

Anty
06-13-2011, 02:23 PM
I'm gonna go with hungry..

Matt
06-13-2011, 05:37 PM
One way I know I'm an otaku: I'm a Touhou fan.

GunZet
06-13-2011, 06:03 PM
If you like anime, manga, Japanese games, Japanese games with an anime style, you're an otaku.

jubeh
06-13-2011, 06:06 PM
No

Hayashida
06-13-2011, 06:07 PM
Liking anime or manga, or japanese games even does not make you an otaku.

If you have tonnes of volumes of mangas, figurines, posters, or other merch from some anime or something you're more an Otaku.

CypressDahlia
06-13-2011, 06:08 PM
I want to do that, but I'm too poor to. I'm a Financially Repressed Otaku.

jubeh
06-13-2011, 06:10 PM
I feel that way about war games

GunZet
06-13-2011, 06:21 PM
Liking anime or manga, or japanese games even does not make you an otaku.

If you have tonnes of volumes of mangas, figurines, posters, or other merch from some anime or something you're more an Otaku.

Guess I'm otaku who hasn't had the chance to be an otaku when I was on my way to becoming an otaku otaku.

Hayashida
06-13-2011, 06:28 PM
I am pretty far from being an otaku. I watch anime occasionally and read mangas every so often. That's about it. I don't think I've ever bought any kind of anime merch or something.

ram
06-14-2011, 09:14 AM
I just saw this thread on another site and thought it'd be funny to have one here.



yeah i noticed most of the things you post are the usual top rated topic on forums on other sites >.< like that melancholy of suzumiya haruhi thread... it might just be an excuse that you want our opinion to it cause you bought it..,, >.<

I am wondering why that topic isn't hot in here... i thought a site like this are the usual site that you would find otakus... >.<
i mean you have to have atleast a little bit heart of an otaku to be a very great manga-ka... (I'm not trying to triggering a debate)

Delphinus
06-14-2011, 09:38 AM
^ No. Being familiar with your craft is a good thing, but producing art and consuming it are two very different worlds.

ram
06-14-2011, 09:49 AM
I said a "litte bit" heart of an otaku.. >.< so yeah it's just being familiar

Byakuran
06-14-2011, 09:49 AM
I want to do that, but I'm too poor to. I'm a Financially Repressed Otaku.

I know how you feel. :(

ClockHand
06-14-2011, 10:58 AM
I said a "litte bit" heart of an otaku.. >.< so yeah it's just being familiar

Poor little naive child.

Most people come here thinking "kawai desu I wanna be mangaka ^W^", but then all those dreams are shattered by the reality that: being a zealous otaku its going to destroy your work, mangaka its something that only happens on japan (on the other part of the world name them as artist and writter), and obviously you start gathering new knowledge of different artists and growing as a person.

MT is not a Otakus forum, but more a former otakus forum (we grew up weeeee)

ram
06-14-2011, 11:09 AM
is the word that i post "(I'm not trying to triggering a debate)" means different from you guys? >.<

IanPMD
06-14-2011, 11:32 AM
Wrong, many people in here are not otakus.

And this thread is more like "how to know if you are a dumbtaku".

Maybe I should change that percentage...

jubeh
06-14-2011, 11:45 AM
I wonder if ramiel is able to post without using that emoticon

Outcast
06-14-2011, 12:13 PM
God damn it jubeh I didn't even notice it before.

jubeh
06-14-2011, 12:17 PM
That's what Im here for

Evil_Cake
06-14-2011, 03:10 PM
I wonder if ramiel is able to post without using that emoticon

needs more fiber in his diet

Bacon_Barbarian
06-14-2011, 05:11 PM
1. You start wasting your money to buy all anime/manga related merchandise.


http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZA3NdaLLZyIFY8yfMgT6yFn_LVw-FUA9FsISGObJXm8pUGGOo&t=1

Hell_Baron
06-14-2011, 05:28 PM
+10000 internetz 4 you sir.

ram
06-14-2011, 06:42 PM
I wonder if ramiel is able to post without using that emoticon
no i can't >.< it's already in my typing reflex.. just kidding
it's just for my friends to know that it's really me talking.

jubeh
06-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Well obviously the most important thing is that your friends know that its really you talking I mean it could be anybody just talking but no now they know its you for sure

Outcast
06-14-2011, 07:35 PM
(:

jubeh
06-14-2011, 08:03 PM
Guys if I dont mention poop or butts in my posts its not actually me okay

ram
06-14-2011, 08:54 PM
there are people that uses things on the beginning of their sentence like space before typing or two space with one dot.. >.< mine is just easy to notice..


oh hi good morning
it's difficult to notice but there is one space in the beginning

.oh hi good morning
this is how a friend i know type

>.< it's difficult to invent something original so i just did mine like this

jubeh
06-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Well let me tell you ramiel its definitely not super annoying and dumb

Evil_Cake
06-14-2011, 09:22 PM
hey.. it is okay >.<

jubeh
06-14-2011, 09:24 PM
Wait how do I know you're the real cake

butternut
06-14-2011, 09:34 PM
Check if there's icing.

ram
06-15-2011, 08:35 PM
somehow there a feeling in my heart that i feel that your just making fun of me >.<
the reason i'm doing this is because my nephew managed to hack my account in facebook and manged to convince my friends that i'm actually a gay..>.<
and not only that he sends a lot of dirty images to the other girls that i don't usually talk with...
so my friends told me to have atleast a trade mark on my typing.. >.<
i wont stick to this trade mark for long though... I'll change it to something else

Bacon_Barbarian
06-15-2011, 08:44 PM
When you spend $30+ on manga in one weekend.

ClockHand
06-15-2011, 09:42 PM
somehow there a feeling in my heart that i feel that your just making fun of me >.<
the reason i'm doing this is because my nephew managed to hack my account in facebook and manged to convince my friends that i'm actually a gay..>.<
and not only that he sends a lot of dirty images to the other girls that i don't usually talk with...
so my friends told me to have atleast a trade mark on my typing.. >.<
i wont stick to this trade mark for long though... I'll change it to something else


It's not easier to just sign your posts?

Outcast
06-16-2011, 10:34 AM
When you spend $30+ on manga in one weekend.

How does this count?

Sylux
06-16-2011, 10:36 AM
Yeah dude Manga are like $20 anyway so that's just like 1.5 volumes O_o

Anty
06-18-2011, 04:29 PM
I own a Dakimakura A dakimakura (抱き枕?) (from daki (抱き?) "to embrace or cling" and makura (枕?) "pillow") is a type of large pillow from Japan. The word is often translated in English simply as "hug pillow". From a semantic standpoint, dakimakura are no different from Western orthopedic body pillows, and are commonly used by Japanese youth as "security objects".[1] However, from a western perspective, the word "dakimakura" is primarily used to indicate the popularized image of love pillows with graphic illustrations of female characters of a bishōjo style.

of this-*it has the block censor things so I think this is ok? no that you see much on the actually pillow anyways..*http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqZ,!iQE1N!QGQkVBNZB9n(j3g~~0_3.JPG

If that makes me an otaku/weaboofag whatever the fuck you want to call it then yeah sure I am . _ .

Sylux
06-18-2011, 04:43 PM
No it just makes you creepy O_o

Anty
06-18-2011, 04:53 PM
Creepy then. T . T

Bacon_Barbarian
06-18-2011, 04:58 PM
How does this count?

OK, let me rephrase this: When you spend 1/3 of your income on manga/anime in one weekend.

Sylux
06-18-2011, 05:01 PM
If you were a hardcore weeaboo you would break the law to read your manga. I.e. steal physical copies to your increase your collection by maximum.

ram
06-19-2011, 09:54 AM
It's not easier to just sign your posts?
what do you mean? putting signature in post are just in the settings..



I own a Dakimakura A dakimakura (抱き枕?) (from daki (抱き?) "to embrace or cling" and makura (枕?) "pillow") is a type of large pillow from Japan. The word is often translated in English simply as "hug pillow". From a semantic standpoint, dakimakura are no different from Western orthopedic body pillows, and are commonly used by Japanese youth as "security objects".[1] However, from a western perspective, the word "dakimakura" is primarily used to indicate the popularized image of love pillows with graphic illustrations of female characters of a bishōjo style.

of this-*it has the block censor things so I think this is ok? no that you see much on the actually pillow anyways..*http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqZ,!iQE1N!QGQkVBNZB9n(j3g~~0_3.JPG

If that makes me an otaku/weaboofag whatever the fuck you want to call it then yeah sure I am . _ .

guess i'm an otaku who hasn't had a chance to be an otaku because i can't afford one of those.. >.<

Outcast
06-19-2011, 10:05 AM
More pedophiles, why is this place becoming a pedo magnet?

Sylux
06-19-2011, 10:07 AM
I showed up. O_O

Outcast
06-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Hello you delightful shota. ;)

Anty
06-19-2011, 04:49 PM
guess i'm an otaku who hasn't had a chance to be an otaku because i can't afford one of those.. >.<

I just bought the pillow case itself..I didn't buy the over priced pillow that goes with it, I bought about $5 worth of stuffing. Works a treat. (PS the pillow case was like $22 on ebay)

Delphinus
06-19-2011, 05:44 PM
More pedophiles, why is this place becoming a pedo magnet?

summer n00b rush. you may recall being part of last year's

Outcast
06-19-2011, 09:25 PM
summer n00b rush. you may recall being part of last year's

Dumbass I've been here since Jan. of 09.

ram
06-19-2011, 09:39 PM
I just bought the pillow case itself..I didn't buy the over priced pillow that goes with it, I bought about $5 worth of stuffing. Works a treat. (PS the pillow case was like $22 on ebay)

wow that's a great idea.. >.< didn't thought of that... hmmm >.<
i wonder if i should just print mine that probably works better and i could just pick one hot wallpaper on the internet..

Sylux
06-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Dumbass I've been here since Jan. of 09.

He means being a member of the reception.

Outcast
06-19-2011, 09:57 PM
What?

jubeh
06-19-2011, 11:03 PM
I like how this dude just gets mad all the time

Outcast
06-19-2011, 11:21 PM
Who?

jubeh
06-19-2011, 11:24 PM
Are you being for real right now that's like your thing

Outcast
06-19-2011, 11:29 PM
But... I'm almost never angry.

weez18
06-19-2011, 11:30 PM
I just bought the pillow case itself..I didn't buy the over priced pillow that goes with it, I bought about $5 worth of stuffing. Works a treat. (PS the pillow case was like $22 on ebay)lol i really want one those over priced pillows..but sadly im broke..like alwyas X((

jubeh
06-19-2011, 11:30 PM
Hahaha this guy

Outcast
06-19-2011, 11:35 PM
Hahaha this guy

Do I really seem angry all the time?

jubeh
06-19-2011, 11:35 PM
Listen chill out man

Sylux
06-19-2011, 11:38 PM
I think he's angry that someone noticed out of happiness. It seems that in place of all emotions other than anger he feels anger, and in place of anger he feels confusion. Hm, I've seen this before... It's called syphilis or somethin'.

Outcast
06-19-2011, 11:48 PM
Fuck you.

Hayashida
06-19-2011, 11:50 PM
Dude why don't you just calm down

Outcast
06-19-2011, 11:52 PM
I am not fucking angry god damn you.

jubeh
06-19-2011, 11:52 PM
Hahahaha

Outcast
06-19-2011, 11:54 PM
Love you too.

Bacon_Barbarian
06-20-2011, 04:03 PM
Hey Outcast, give me a kiss.

Psy
06-20-2011, 04:13 PM
lol i really want one those over priced pillows..but sadly im broke..like alwyas X((

Hey you two might like these
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHhZmIvQK-B7jnOjl3oTbmgvF22EV7-G1SBNnyqe3FEjbus8ms8olr5Zyi0A


Hey Outcast, give me a kiss.

You know those scenes in movies and television where everyone is chanting somthing all at once (like "Kiss" or "Do it") and then suddenly stops but you hear one person who didnt know everyone was going to stop and keeps going one more time? Thats what this reminded me of.

Ozzaharwood
06-20-2011, 04:48 PM
I shouldn't have put this thread in the chatter box... >___<

Psy
06-20-2011, 05:04 PM
where else would it have gone?

ram
06-20-2011, 06:13 PM
Hey you two might like these
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHhZmIvQK-B7jnOjl3oTbmgvF22EV7-G1SBNnyqe3FEjbus8ms8olr5Zyi0A



YEAH WE LOVE IT!!:cat_whyyou: although it doesn't change the fact that were still broke:cat_cryincorner:

Outcast
06-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Hey Outcast, give me a kiss.

I'd rather gouge you eyes out.

Bacon_Barbarian
06-20-2011, 07:08 PM
I'd rather gouge you eyes out.

See, anger issues.

Outcast
06-20-2011, 07:13 PM
Y'know it's not funny when you do it.

Sylux
06-20-2011, 07:14 PM
Hey you two might like these
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHhZmIvQK-B7jnOjl3oTbmgvF22EV7-G1SBNnyqe3FEjbus8ms8olr5Zyi0A
WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE CALLED SO I CAN GOOGLE SHOP IT

Hayashida
06-20-2011, 07:15 PM
man just use tin eye

Sylux
06-20-2011, 07:18 PM
oh sick thanks John :)

Bacon_Barbarian
06-20-2011, 07:27 PM
Y'know it's not funny when you do it.
I don't have anger issues.

Outcast
06-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Work on your comprehension skills some more.

Bacon_Barbarian
06-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Nah, it's fun to mess with you.

Outcast
06-20-2011, 07:34 PM
Dumbass.

Bacon_Barbarian
06-20-2011, 07:35 PM
No, no, troll. Pathetic, pathetic, troll.

jubeh
06-20-2011, 07:40 PM
5 year olds itt

And people who find 5 year olds attractive itt

Outcast
06-20-2011, 07:41 PM
Sure, you just tell yourself that.



Edit: It was directed at bacon.

Bacon_Barbarian
06-20-2011, 07:49 PM
5 year olds itt

And people who find 5 year olds attractive itt

You betcha'

Sylux
06-21-2011, 12:22 PM
5 year olds itt

And people who find 5 year olds attractive itt

I prefer 4 year olds or 6 year olds because I like even numbers better.

jubeh
06-21-2011, 12:24 PM
Yeah we get it.

What is it with you guys and driving a point way too hard.

Sylux
06-21-2011, 12:33 PM
I just want to say my name :(

Byakuran
06-21-2011, 08:05 PM
YEAH WE LOVE IT!!:cat_whyyou: although it doesn't change the fact that were still broke:cat_cryincorner:

Wait....

You really want those boxers....?

jubeh
06-21-2011, 08:06 PM
I can tell you right now that dude's playing it straight

Byakuran
06-21-2011, 08:38 PM
Oh well, we all have our fetishes :/

Also btw who's ' we ' nvm.... i dont think i want to know

Ozzaharwood
06-21-2011, 08:51 PM
Those boxers are cool but if you have a girlfriend and you two are getting fairly close be ready to get dumped.

Honestly though those boxers are messed up.

Byakuran
06-21-2011, 08:53 PM
Those boxers are cool

Honestly though those boxers are messed up.

lol, Fighting with the otaku-perv inside?

Ozzaharwood
06-21-2011, 09:03 PM
Nah, the first line wasn't serious, while the second one was.

jubeh
06-21-2011, 09:07 PM
Is this guy for real

Hayashida
06-21-2011, 09:09 PM
It's like you'd think he wouldn't be for real but then you just never know with this guy I mean he might be real

jubeh
06-21-2011, 09:10 PM
I give up lets go bowling

Hayashida
06-21-2011, 09:10 PM
Okay

Byakuran
06-21-2011, 09:11 PM
Pfffffff

jubeh
06-21-2011, 09:13 PM
John did you start your lessons eh

Hayashida
06-21-2011, 09:22 PM
Not yet I'm waiting for people to go to bed or whatever so that I can use my microphone without it picking up their talking

Sylux
06-22-2011, 12:35 AM
if you have a girlfriend
Why have a girlfriend, they're just dead weight.

LVUER
06-22-2011, 12:50 AM
A hug pillow or DS cartridge (like Love Plus for example) is way better than a human girlfriends -__-

Sylux
06-22-2011, 01:01 AM
Yeah but seriously where can I buy those boxers. Like, totally no joke desu.

Psy
06-22-2011, 01:09 AM
I saw them on a site a couple days ago being made fun of but can't remember where so I googled anime boxers and looked thru the images to find them. Do that and you can find the site.

Sylux
06-22-2011, 01:15 AM
k thx