is the term used to describe a person of non-japanese descent (usually white, however some others are lumped in there as well) who is incredibly obsessed with Japanese things.
A person who watches anime
or majors in Japanese language at university is not counted as wapanese
These are common behaviours displayed by wapanese
1. Being obsessed with anime
. The typical anime
watcher enjoys the shows because they are fun to watch and interesting (not all are for children, that is a myth). However, wapanese
will take it to an unhealthy level.
2. Their rooms will be filled with japanese things. Anything from anime
stuff to japanese things such as Tatami
. A true wapanese
will have next to nothing non-japanese in their room.
3. Many wapanese
will believe that Japan is the best country ever and that if they go there they will be adored. However, most wapanese
don't understand that Japan is a very racist society and they don't like white people very much.
4. They will constantly post things on the internet containing a few of the japanese words they know. These words are usually: kawaii
. These words will be used in an english sentence such as: "You are so baka
5. Many wapanese
will develope an unhealthy obsession with asian girls/guys. Many of them will refuse to be with someone who isn't japanese.
tend to spend all of their time watching anime
, reading manga
and listening to japanese music. A lot of them are unemployed and live at home with their parents (some are students, some are over 30). The ones who do have jobs, have very poor jobs, such as working at a supermarket.
listen to tons of japanese music but will refuse to listen to anything non-japanese. They also tend to say that non-japanese music is crap while the japanese music is godly. However, most wapanese
tend to listen to Japanese Pop which can be very, very similar to non-Japanese pop.
8. Many wapanese
. However, many normal anime
as well. However, wapanese
tend to overdo it and act very elitist at conventions.
9. Most wapanese
know very little about Japan. They don't look past the anime and whatnot. Most wapanese
don't know anything about Japan's history. However many wapanese
will pretend to know what they are talking about, however they tend to be incorrect.
also tend to butcher the language (besides using them in english sentences). A good example is the meaning of otaku
. The wapanese
will use it to describe themselves, however most don't realize that otaku
in Japan means you are very mentally unstable. Otaku
in Japan are looked down upon and ridiculed.
They believe that everything in Japan is good and everything anywhere else is bad. They don't see the truths before their eyes and refuse to see them.
Those who cosplay, dress in japanese fashion, watch anime, etc. aren't considered wapanese
until the unhealthy obsession is present.