I know one of these. They may, on several occasions during the course of one week, be spotted:
- wearing several different shirts with kanji
characters on them
- watching hours upon hours upon hours upon hours of anime and AMV
- talking about all of the greatest "Japanese
- trying to draw manga
but doing a really terrible job
- trying to impress Japanese people with their vast knowledge of the person's home country
- wanting eagerly to be included in any conversation involving anime
- calling self an otaku
- insisting on using chopsticks
and talking about how skilled they are with chopsticks
- talking about martial arts
and how they are skilled in it
- eating sushi
/other japanese food and talking about it a lot, and making sure people see them eating it
And the big one...
Saying stupid, random phrases from animes to make it seem like they know Japanese.
They actually think you are impressed by this.
They have no real idea about how to speak the language but they pretend to.
Oh, and adding -san
or other suffixes
to names in real life and online.
Most of the time japanophiles know very little about anime, manga and overall japanese culture
and put on the act to impress others who are more knowledgeable. They may have low self-esteem