Anybody that loves anime is an anime fan. That person is NOT an otaku
unless if he/she is really an anti-social type. No one is too old or too young to be an anime fan... They can be cool, popular, nerds, simpleton and etc but when anime fans meet together, there is always something to talk about..
person1: Is your 8 year old bro allowed to watch anime? Animes are so violent and bloody!
person2: Well, I watch it... My mum watches it too.. Why can't he?
person1: OMG! O.o
A fan of anime. Simple, isn't it? Just to clear some things up:
An anime Fan is not an otaku: Otaku refers to a loner who bases their life around a work of ficion of any kind and loses track of reality because of it.
An Anime Fan is not Nesisarily a fanboy/girl: They don't have to be that annoying :P
Not all female anime fans like yaoi: Some do, some don't. Simple right?
An anime Fan is not a weeaboo: A weeaboo is obbsessed with Japan, not neesesarily anime. They like pocky. Yes, anime Fans know the terminology of anime. But then sci fi fans know about their fandom, and for that matter furrys, fantasy fans, goths, and every one else knows little things about their interests. Although they know some japanese things from anime, they like it for the anime, not the references.
There are different types of anime (and thus it's fans): Shoujo, Shonen, Seinen, and yaoi being a few.
Someone who only watches hentai isn't an anime fan: They are a pervert.
Anime Fans like Anime. Thats all.
A person that likes Japanese Anime but isnt always a nerd.
"Dude you like Anime? Your to cool to like that childish crap." "Its not childist how is a guy getting his head sliced off childist?"
Totally Japan-fixated, antisocial, skinny white people. Generally exhibits one or more of the following traits:
A Japanese-English Dictionary
A DDR Pad for the PSII (to practice at home)
Long, greasy hair
"I love being an anime fan! I know almost 1000 kanji!! WOW! (^-^)"