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“Wapanese” are decidedly caucasian individuals who, by means of thoroughly warped postmodern acculturation processes, have come to the decision that it is in their best interest to act as if they were denizens of the nation of Japan. The term “wapanese” can be accurately though of as an analog to wigger. A whitey can be classified as a “Wapanese” if they are in possession of two or more of the following defining traits:

1. Has an unhealthy obsession with shallow, saccharine and intellectually insulting animation shows (also refered to as anime by the nerd elite) originally tailored for young Japanese children

2. Operates under the erroneous belief that every aspect of American culture is vastly inferior to that of Japan’s – even though 99.9% of Wapanese have never had firsthand experience of any sort with their preferred culture (in other words, they’ve never set so much as one foot upon the island(s) of Japan)

3. Halfheartedly studies Japanese language and/or is a part-time practitioner of martial arts

4. Has a sword (samurai swords only, of course) collection

5. Is a Virgin
6. May be afflicted with a terminal case of yellow fever; however, they constantly fail in their quest for Japanese pootytang

7. Extreme cases may traipse around whilst wearing a “costume” that makes them resemble their favorite anime characters (this practice is reffered to as cosplay; cross-dressing and raging homosexuality is not an uncommon component of cosplay.

Interestingly, Wapanese are generally though of as “failures” and rejects within their own culture. Social scientists such as myself speculate that it was their failure to gain acceptance within their own culture than has lead many a white geek to seek out Japan’s culture as a surrogate; however, they’d be shattered to know that the insular and somewhat racist Japanese society would be even less accepting of them than the people of their true and native culture.
Wapanese munch on imported Pocky and wash it down with a bottle of Pocari Sweat.
by Dolphin_X April 04, 2003
An American person who has gone a little too far in worshipping Japanese people.

A Wapanese is someone who

-likes the dorkiest, most childlike animes

-talks in half Japanese, half English a.k.a Janpanglish

-thinks they are an uber-cool japanese person

-are usually a failure in American society

Keep in mind that there is a difference between a dedicated anime fan and a Wapanese. A normal manga/anime lover is merely someone who reads manga and/or watches anime, perhaps even calling their friends "-chan" or using the words "chibi" or "kawaii" once in a while, just to be cute. A Wapanese takes it so far it gets REALLY, REALLY annoying.
no need for definition- you'll know one when you see one
by Bob February 01, 2005
Litterally "Wannabe Japanese" American slang for anyone who isn't Japanese but wishes they were.

Sympoms include:

1)Dissing your country & race.

2)An Excessive J-rock/J-pop/J-metal/J-Tech/J-Goth/J-Rap CD collection, music videos & wall posters.

3)An extencive Japanese slang vocabulary from music, fashion, lifestyles, books, etc. Words like "Visual Kei" "Gothic Lolita" "Ganguro" "Kogal" "Otaku" "Cosplay" "Yaoi" "Doujinshi" "Para-Para" "Parasite singles" & "Con"

4)Being a total geek about Japanese sent fandoms like games & animations & being really really proud about it.

5)If you think that Japanese sounds sexier & that the Japanese are sexier & that they have better taste in everything from music to chewing gum.

6)They tend to know trivial facts beyond slang like Japanese minimum wage & why Halajuku & Shinjuku are the coolest places to visit & they contridict you on your pronounciation.
"My sister is sooo Wapanese! She sings totmare & Vidoll & Gackt all the time, she has really convincing crossressers pinned to her wall, none of her videos or books are in English, she wont date guys of her own race, she hangs out at Starbucks alot, & she refurs to her sleeping bag as a futon."
by Allaiyah June 24, 2004
Caucasian Americans that follow the ways of Japanese culture so they can be "Japanese." They are the reasons why many Japanese-Americans look down on us. If the Wapaneseism becomes too much of fad by many Caucasian-Americans then our fellow Japanese-American counterparts will actually start to think mainstream Americans are retarded
Jill(Wapanese person)- Hey look im Kagome, im gonna do Japanese stuff and hate on America.
Tomi(Actual Japanese Person)- Jill, you are one stupid Moron and a "Bakayaru", and thanks to you now I think America is filled with wannabe retards that watch Anime 24-7. And if you don't like your country, you can leave it and I came here for a better life and im actually liking America.
by The Harmeister April 21, 2005

Wapanese, to some people, would mean something like "a white person acting like Japanese", but I come from a country where there are also a growing number of people who mindlessly worship Japan and anything Japanese, to the point of downgrading and hating altogether their point of origin.

Let's just say that "Wapanese" are "Wannabe Japanese"

What marks a Wapanese from other people? Non-Japanese people who watch anime, read manga and study Japanese culture and language are not Wapanese. Now, let us define this scourge of the modern world, shall we?

Wapanese are people who:

1. Are obsessed to a mentally unstable level with anything connected with Japan, like the Japanese language, Japanese customs, and Japanese cultural fads to the point that they smother themselves with these in order to bury their own origins. For example, a person named "Maria Punzalan", in an attempt to become Japanese, would actually use a Japanese-inspired pseudonym in her fanfics or her shitty art, like "Sakuranomiya Seijunomita". Urgh. How pathetic.

2. They believe that Japan is the best country that the world has ever seen. They don't care that Japan views their people If they could, they would shed of their identities and scrape off their skin and names just to be Japanese. A person named John Robert dela Cruz would hate to be named such and would rather be a Japanese high school student named Keitaro Something Miaymoto. And surrounded with girls.

3. The artists among their kind are EXTRAORDINARILY CLOSE-MINDED about other kinds of art. In Deviantart, there are people who make up second rate imitations of manga who dislike other forms of illustration. If a group of these turds come from, say, a country with a long tradition of comics, they would loathe their native works to no end, snub them and then exalt their chosen manga idols.

4. Do they know anything about Japan, really? No. They may listen to asinine J-pop songs that endlessly moan about love and pink hearted matters, they may pepper their conversations with "shonen-ai", "kawaii" and "ganbare", they may fill their typed words with retarded emoticons like "^_^", and they may make second rate manga art with storylines ripped from some CLAMPmanga, but THEY ARE IGNORANT about Japanese history, as they are apathetic about their own origins. I have never encountered a Wapanese fangirl who can name Japan's first emperor.

5. They have also unhealthy obsessions with supposedly handsome anime characters that resemble chopsticks painted with faces. They do such in a toxic level that other people who see that they worship some bony asshat drawn on paper would vomit to death.

6. And last but not the least, they act as if they are some bastard mixture of Card Captor Sakura and Inuyasha. They do a lot of mannerisms that resemble those of anime characters, like pouting when they are upset, or making those strange purring noises they think are cute (they've picked up those from anime characters). They could not come to think that those mannerisms, though cute to some, are uttely irritating.
Could we stage a riot against these Wapanese?
by Brown A. Laquindanum September 19, 2006
An individual, not of Japanese heritage, who is over-influenced by Japanese animation, entertainment, and culture, and emulates them on a regular basis.
Wapanese people are likely to boast ultra-biased opinions concerning the difference between Japan and America; Japan will be considered by wapanese people to be superior in EVERY way, particularly in entertainment (including anime).

The term "wapanese" supposedly is a combination of "white" and "japanese", because as it turns out, the greatest percentage of those wapanese are caucasian (aka : white-skinned).
"It's times like this that I'm glad I'm not wapanese. Since I'm not wapanese, that means I appreciate and admire both Japanese and American culture and entertainment! ^.^ "
by Dave May 19, 2004
A derogatory term used to describe any person fanatical about the Japanese culture and tries to become Japanese at any expense(and usually failing.)

A wapanese person is more acurately described as a social misfit that tries to find belonging by means of the Japanese Culture by entering a group or other groups of people with similar background and common interest(that being the Japanese culture.)

Possible a case of Yellow Fever
1.Outside of class, due to their lack of ability, first year Japanese students speak Wapanese with other students instead of Japanese in its entirity.

2. Japanese find it cute when Americans speak Wapanese.
by Gringo December 03, 2004
People (usually white) who believe the false notion that it is okay for non-Japanese people to adopt Japanese ways (I.E., language and culture). Culture includes, but is not limited to: Food, television (Anime, sumo matches), type of dress, and celebration of festivals and conventions.
Tom goes to anime and game conventions. He eats sushi, even though he hates it, and he uses Japanese words in everyday language. The sad thing is, they're always the same: Nani, baka, hai, iie, and domo. He probably gets his sentences from a translation service. He's Wapanese.
by Keijiro December 30, 2005

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