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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

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Wapanese is a derogatory term used by those in the Anime and Manga fan community (although it is used in the Tokusatsu fan community as well, but far less so) to refer to those within the community who seem (or who obviously are) obsessed with all things Japan/Japanese.

Many traits considered to be 'Wapanese' include (but are not limited to):

-Attempt's to interject various common Japanese words into their everyday speech, regardless if the listener can under the words or not. The most common words used are 'Kawaii", "Desu", "Baka" as well as various Honorifics such as San, Sama, Chan, Kun and so on.

-The preference of Japanese media (Music, Movies, TV shows...) over that of their local media. In some extreme cases they will not Listen to/Watch/Read anything that is not Japanese.

-Buying and Importing large amounts of goods from japan, ranging from genuine collectibles to foodstuffs, gaming software, Photobooks, Posters and the like relating to a liked Anime/Manga/J-Media property or celebrity.

-Maintains that Japan/The Japanese people are far superior to their own Country/People despite lack of first hand knowledge. Often mistakenly believes the Xenophobic and still somewhat Racist Japanese society would accept them as one of there own.

-Has a preference for dating Japanese women/men. (Note: Having preference for Asian women/men in general is NOT a Wapanese trait)
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-Cosplays even when not at conventions or other similar events.
Example of a Wapanese interjecting common Japanese words into a Conversation:

"Oh, Michel-San, that shirt is so Kawaii! Ore Suki!"
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people who add to the Wapanese definition in a pathetic attempt to prove that while Wapanese people exist, they themselves aren't Wapanese even though they display all the traits. Common excuses are that they know actual Japanese people, only use chopsticks on food it's MEANT to be eaten with, and that they actually study Japanese history instead of pretending to learn it from Anime. Of course they still watch Anime too, but the excuse there is that it's only the good Anime or they don't watch it to an "unhealthy" level. Somehow it's hard for them to just admit they are Wapanese, be happy with who they are, and move on.
80% of the people who have contributed to the definition of Wapanese.
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A Caucasian person with an unhealthy obsession with the Japanese culture. They worship an idealized thought of the nation, and typically aspire to move there. They take cannibalized form of Japanese speech, integrate it into English, and consider themselves more kvlt and Asian than anyone else. Common hallmarks of a wapanese: excessively pale, has a fetish for homosexual Japanese males, collects swords, claims to be a master at martial arts, eats Pocky, dines at Asian restaurants whenever possible, lives and breathes anime, does their own translations horribly, refuse to listen to anything but Japanese music, claim said music is better than any Western music, and lives on manga forums.
A lot of the people at anime conventions are wapanese.
by RainIsSxE December 07, 2008

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Through the years, ive come across a growing group of people called the wapanese aka wannabe Japanese.

Wapanese is a commonly termed used to describe a person white(commonly the female gender), black(commonly male gender), and rarely Hispanic, and Asians that arent Japanese.
They have great distinct liking towards anime, the nation, the people, food(usually sushi), novelty items and their language.
Though there most likely is more characteristics.

1. The typical wapanese will be a white young female or the not as common black male gender.

2. The white female gender wapanese commonly say phrases such as kawaii which means cute,(may or may not pronounce the phrases wrong) wish to live or visit japan,wants to be around the japanese all the time, believe that Japan is the greatest country ever,(this is shown through defense towards Japan if they are accused of being a wapanese, as comparing Japan to America using false accusations against America and praising Japan.

3.The black male gender wapanese though do not show the same characteristicts believe the japanese are cool and wish to visit/live there.

4. The female white gender may range from shy to extremely irrating apart from being wapanese.

5. I believe that all wapanese however have succumb to wapanese status through anime. It may be possible that anime have in fact given them false sets of reality of what Japan is really like and that it is in fact and a normal modern society not knowing of the wapanese actual existence and may in fact depending on who they are not like them.

6. Through my observation i believe that in fact anime is the root towards the wapanese, shown as an influence to them.
There may possibly be millions of wapanese out there as anime makes its way across america which will cause the wapanese.

7. Also commonly disliked by normal people due to their rant/behavior and depending on which gender they are may be outcast.

8. Will have an open discussion about anime japan and anything related to japan.

And while the wapanese come in many different shapes and forms the most important thing to remember is to keep these rules in mind.
That girl definitely was wapanese when she explained to the class what her japanese nickname meant.
by Coldtekken100 September 02, 2008

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This means a person who wishes so badly to be japanese, but only watch's anime, think about being a harajuku girl/boy, and that japan is the best.
But, if you watch anime, are realated to someone japanese, learnt how to speak enough to be polite and talk in a convo, learnt the history, dress which ever jap style you like (remembering that harajuku is not everyday) and are proud of what you are, Then you are not a wapanese.
Person 1= is from one culture or 2, but not from japan, obssessed with japan, only knows crappy words from anime translations and eats jap food and think they are japanese are a wapanese.

Person 2= comes from one or 2 backgrounds and has one japanese person in the family or more, watches aniem, helps, know the history, speaks 5/10, draws, dresses japanese. Is not a wapanese.

Why? because person 2 is realted to someone jap. Trust me there are people like this.
by Fox :P May 25, 2007

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-A fanboy since childhood

-anyone who wants to learn Japanese just for the sake that "It's Japanese, I love it"
by YOU = TEH WAPANESE October 06, 2003

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Those who think Japan and the Japanese culture is superior to all other countries and cultures in every shape, way, and form. The Wapanese will try to use their own language (mostly English fan boys and fan girls) in combination with their own language. They also learned their amazing Japanese language from watching anime with a lot of tentacle porn too. Most Wapanese people don't know what they're saying in Japanese most of the time except for the common words like Kawaii, Desu, and Baka. The Wapanese will seek Japanese women to date, and most likely stalk them. All Wapanese people are unleeb (see Leeb) and deserve to be banned from space (see space core from portal). If they wanna see a leeber, they must buy a telescope, Especially made with the Da Fanni camo (also known as the Kawaii camo from Black Ops 2).
Guy1: Hey nick, where are you going?

Nick: To the new Animecon. It's so Kawaii Desu

Guy1: You sound like a faggot you're not even Japanese

Nick: You're Baka Desu. I'm going to go heat a good artist like Hatsune Miku

Guy1: Lilwayne is ashamed of you now. You must be Wapanese.
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