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Wrong: Anyone who watches anime.

Right: White/Caucasian person trying to be Japanese. Most watch anime, thus explaining the vast hatred towards it.
I watch anime, and that's it. I am not Wapanese. I mean, look, I'm not using any foreign words in this statement, not even Russian words!
by dj gs68 October 22, 2003
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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
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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
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It can be have several meaning depending on how it is used.

It is commonly used to describe someone with an Unhealthy obsession with Japan and Japanese culture. They can sometimes be refered to as Japanophiles or weeabos.

It can also be used to describe some who is half caucasian and Japanese.

Although more commonly they are used to describe the ones with an unhealthy obsession. You know its an unhealthy obsession when you refuse to watch tv that is not of Japanese origin or in Japanese. Refuse to read something that is not or Japanese origin. Refuse to listen to music that is not J-pop etc. Refusing to do anything not related to Japanese culture.

They can be found almost anywhere. They are commonly found in anime conventions cosplaying as an anime character.

They can also be found slaughtering the language. Usually stringing random Japanese words in an english sentence.

They are often looked down upon for slaughtering the language and culture.

Most wapanese will only know the words "baka" "Kawaii" and "desu"

Most wapanese know very little about Japanese culture.

Yes Wapanese, there is more to the culture than manga, anime and sushi.
-I threw up when I saw a wapanese.

-Oh my god, I am a wapanese.
by krnhsgw July 10, 2008
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Wapanese, short for "wannabe Japanese" or "White Japanese" depending on who you ask, is a term which describes generally, but not exclusively, white individuals who display a perposterous reverance and obsession with all things Japanese, and believe themselves to be part of Japanese culture. Note: A wapanese is not a Japanophile, who generally displays substantive and factual knowledge about Japan beyond the superficial. Wapanese will generally display one or more of the following traits:

1. Someone who watches Anime or reads Manga is not instantly Wapanese. Wapanese display an unhealthy and obsessive level of love for the genre however and watch and talk about it constantly. Wapanese are often attracted to the shallowest Japanese anime such as "Naruto", but insult it and they will become defensive as though they were protecting high art.

2. Despite having never set foot in Japan. Wapanese will believe and proclaim that every facet of Japanese culture is superior to all others, particularly American. Whether it is junk food like Pocky, animation, film, economy, work ethic, respect for this and that, Japan will be better in every way. Wapanese love to harp how much better Japanese music is than American music, despite the fact that they listen to J-pop, which has the same amount of substance as American pop, meaning none.

3. When watching anime they will claim, even if the voice acting is fine, that the Japanese track is inherently superior and more emotionally engaging. A truly pretentious Wapanese will tell their friends they watched anime without subtitles. Good luck understanding a word they say...

4. Wapanese love to harp on how superior the character of the Japanese people is to others. They will tell you they are more in touch with nature, more respectful of tradition and elders,and a whole list of other cliches they've gathered from anime and sterotypes.

5. Will proudly refer to themselves as "Otaku", often naming their club at school something of that nature. They seem to miss the fact that in Japan being an Otaku means you are a sheltered and pathetic person obsessed with trivial pursuits, and that they need help. Re-reading what I just wrote, I actally don't think the Wapanese could have chosen a more fitting name for themselves.

6. Will make attempts to follow Japanese fashion and particularly wear Kimonos. They will usually embarass themselves, and more often than not wear this stuff the wrong way and at the wrong times from what I understand. They will fill their rooms with asian things, notice I say asian and not Japanese, because most Wapanese will buy anything that looks remotely asian and proclaim it to be Japanese (Wrongly). They will make poor attempts to assimilate into Japanese culture by buying Japanese food, and eating sushi, even if they don't actually seem to much like it.

7. Due to their inability to woo women in their own land, male Wapanese delude themselves into thinking that if they went to Japan, Japanese women would flock to them, practically jumping to date and bed them. Wapanese do not seem to understand that Japanese women are not interested in dating introverted, obsessive, and clingy men just because they have a weak understanding of Japan's culture. See Yellow fever. Wapanese girls often become obsessed with male characters in anime. It's a sad sight.

8. Often owns a sword (Katana or other Japanese weapon of course) and claim they have studied the Samurai and Ninja and know how to expertly use their blade. Aside from being wrong, they forget that Ninjas and Samurai probably were in a lot better physical shape than them.

9. Frequent users of the ever irritating Japanglish. Where they sprinkle english conversations with Japanese words derived from anime (they studied it they will say however). These mainly include hello, goodbye, and inherently fanboy/girl-ish words like Kawaii for "cute".

10. Will try and mimic physical motions from Anime. Anime characters generally move in a very exaggerated form and so watching Wapanese do this is rather funny. They will pout, and pull down their eyelid at you and other dumb things. The worst is when they start prancing around as if they were some super ninja, making dumb poses and yelling things. This is when you look away and be glad you are indeed not them, but it's even humiliating to watch from afar. They also have the tendency to repeat words twice as if to make them more spunkily Japanese, like "hi, hi!" to fellow Wapanese, peace signs and furious giggling are also popular amongst them. They also love anime smileys like ^_^.

11. Will claim to be an expert on some Japanese topic. Mainly stuff like Buddhism/Shinto, Samurai, Ninjas and other "really Japanese" stuff. Their understanding will actually be derived mostly from anime, and despite all their claims of "training" or "meditation", they don't really know anything.

12. Will cosplay. Often the most elaborate costumes seem to be by Japanophiles, Wapanese tend to throw something together and make themselves look silly.

13. Don't realize that the Japanese would find them equally as sad, if not more so, than we Americans do.

14. The Wapanese trend is most prevelent in junior high/middle school, when things like Dragonball Z and Pokemon are very popular. Many will grow out if it by high school. However, just as many do not, and grow up into full fledged Wapanese. I pity those individuals.
Friend: On the way to class, I saw X dashing down the hall wearing a Naruto headband and yelling something in Japanese. We were all confused as hell.
Me: I'd be to, crazy Wapanese.
by Mr. McCorn July 20, 2008
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A white person who thinks they are not only Japanese, but also that it's the best place to live. They sometimes become offended and bitchy if you tell them the reasons why you don't like Japan. They will even try to argue with you on certain subjects such as why it is ok for the country to be cluttered with perverts.
Amanda: Manga cafes are fun!
by Elixxu July 27, 2005
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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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