insult regarding someone (usually white) who is a fan of japanese culture including anime fans. although people inside japanese fandom make distinctions between who is really wapanese and who isn't, the common perception to those outside of fandom is that anyone inside this fandom is open to the insult.
anime lover: I'm not really wapanese because I'm not obsessed with all things japanese.
japophile: I'm not really wapanese because I study japanese history instead of just using japanese words in conversation.
baka baka: I'm not really wapanese just super-kawaii because I'm not obsessed with japanese food.
pocky man: I'm not really wapanese because I don't pay harajuku girls to follow me around.
gwen stefani: I'm not really wapanese because it's not like I pay my harajuku girls to talk to me... right? heyyy, where is everybody? Oh, whew, at least Angel, Music, Love and Baby are still here.
by abysinth July 07, 2005
Caucasians who believe that so long as there's an "asian" in the term for their race, that they are therefore of asian decent

Also, see Gwen Steffani
Wapanese: OMG Soooooo Kawaii!
by Muffinbuffin June 08, 2005
adj.

Of or relating to any specific form of behavior, method of attire or grooming. Also thoughts and opinions which are all adulterated and perverted based on over exposure to a limited aspect of Japan's popular culture. The term "popular" in this sense is subject to debate.

n. pl. Wapanese

1. An individual who embodies the general characteristics described above.

Also known as a "Gaylord".

2. The official language of the Wapanese. It is essentially the english language supplemented by the limited knowledge of Japanese to replace regular english words for no reason whatsoever. Usually it's the result of some half-assed home studies which are supplemented largely by the individual's anime collection.
adj.

Guy 1: "You know, Billy's been acting really weird these days. His hairstyle now makes him look like a Dragonball Z reject. When he isn't saying "ne?" at the end of interrogative statements he's too busy stuffing pocky in his mouth and attending anime and cosplay conventions. All whilst striking homoerotic action-poses and washing it all down with pocari sweat."

Guy 2: "That's a totally fucking wapanese thing to do. I hope he gets hit by a truck."
by sdfsdfsd January 23, 2005
1) The language of weeaboos.

2) Someone who has an unhealthy obsession with Japan. Literally 'wannabe Japanese'. They think all Japanese people like anime, manga, cosplay, etc. Just because I'm American does that mean I am in love with Hanna-Barbera cartoons? No! So stop acting like all Japanese love anime. Jesus Christ.

Some signs of being Wapanese are:
(Remember these are the symptoms, not the disease.)

-Always being in the manga section of bookstores or, more likely, the library. Simply looking at manga and maybe getting a few of your fave series does not equal Wapanese. NOT EQUAL!!!
-Thinking that Japan is superior to, um, everything.
-Assuming that all Japanese people are EXACTLY like they are portrayed in anime.
-Pretending to know everything about Japan and its culture from reading/watching a few manga/anime.
-Liking something just because it's Japanese.

Someone is not Wapanese if:
-They only have bad language skills because they are still learning.
-They do not pretend to know everything.
-They genuinely like something, not are just infatuated with Japan.
-They understand kimono and yukata are not for everyday wear, nor is cosplay. If it's a special occasion, wearing the former is ok. Only wear the latter if:
a) It's Halloween.
b) You are going to something later (i.e. Sakuracon)
c) It is a con, or a costume party.
-Their playlist includes at least 50% non-Japanese music.
1) OMG!!! That kimono is super kawaii desu!!
Neko baka desudesudesu~! >:( (the smiley is not wapanese)

2) Marina is such a wapanese. She refuses to see the bad parts of Japan. I mean if someone in America killed her mom she'd be pissed and sad. If someone from Japan did, she'd probably rape that person. She randomly spazzes out like they do in anime. Jeesh, someone kill it, please.
by Kay-Kay is a noodle May 27, 2009
A non-Japanese person who:

-Watches excess ammounts of anime
-Studies Japanese language(they pretend to know the language in real life)
-Eats sushi and other japanese crap
-Goes to school wearing Japanese clothes (ie.Japanese school uniforms)
-Names their 'tomodachi' (friends) suffix -chan, -san,
or -kun.
-Owns at least one Japanese version of a Super Mario video game.
-Watches FF3 Tokyo Drift to jack off to hot Japanese girls
-Stalks Japanese girls and raids their drawers for their panties
-Is a Japanese know-it-all
-Jacks off to hentai
-Plays DDR only coz its Japanese
-Listens to Japanese crappy music (ie. J-Rock or J-Pop)
-Usually socially rejected
-(Girls) talks in a squeaky Japanese accent voice
-Wishes they could go to Japan to meet their favourite J-Rock artist
-Has their room decorated in tatami, bamboo windows, and geisha dolls

MY OPINION:
I love Japan's culture very much, but i simply can't stand non Japanese people who want to 'rape' the culture of Japan. Ughh! It's sooooooooo annoying!
Wapanese girl: Konnichiwa! My names Kyoshi-chan! I eat sushi obento everyday and watch Inuyasha! Isn't my high school uniform Kawaii?

Real Japanese girl: Shut up! Your name is really Katie and not Kyoshi. You're such a wapanese!

Wapanese girl: Well...I'm off to listen to my new Puffy CD! Sayounara Keiko-chan!

Real Japanese girl: What a loser!
by Mimi Ferguson April 26, 2007
Three words.

Just kill them...
*Sees a Jap kid*

Wapanese person: OMG, A Japanese person!!!1111 *gets nervous* Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Japanese person: *pumps his shotgun* *BOO YAH*

by At least I have a life ^^ January 11, 2006
Americans, usually caucasian teenage females, who have an unhealthy obsession towards anime, manga, and/or the Japanese culture in general. Not to be confused with otaku.

The main differences between the Wapanese and the otaku are as follows:

WAPANESE: Only know a few Japanese words like "kawaii" and "desu" but somehow think that means they're fluent
OTAKU: Study the Japanese language (if they even involve themselves with the language at all) and actually know a few useful Japanese words and phrases. (e.g. "Where is the bathroom," "Help me," "Food.")

WAPANESE: Watch anime and read manga almost exclusively, only deviating from this trend about once a month, or maybe more if they have school books to read.
OTAKU: Watch anime and read manga moreso that an average person, but still read and watch American literature/TV.

WAPANESE: Insist that they are budding "mangaka"s, even though they usually have no artistic talent whatsoever.
OTAKU: Don't usually draw manga, but the ones who do, do so because they are artistic anyway.

WAPANESE: Answer to a Japanese or Japanese-sounding name that sounds nothing like their real name.
OTAKU: Answer to their real name.
Wapanese girl: KYAA! That neko keychain is soooo kawaii! I want one-desu! I'm going to give one to my manga character Makiko!
Otaku: ...okay, um, thanks, but -
Wapanese girl: *bows* Konnichiwa! I'm Hikaru!
Otaku: Is that really your name?
Wapanese girl: My parents call me Heather, but Hikaru's soooo much prettier, don't you think?!
Otaku: *backs away slowly*
by Watashi Wo Korosu Kudasai December 30, 2009

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