One who obsesses about something or someone to an unhealthy extent, sacraficing most, if not all, of their social life.
Often used (incorrectly) by American anime fans as a trendy term to describe themselves.
Correct usage: anata wa otaku desu. (You are a nerd.)
Incorrect usage: I like anime, so I'm an otaku. (This is, however, correct if the person saying it has no life outside of anime.)
fanatic; this Japanese word is used in the common language of anime fans to denote themselves.
She's more of an otaku than I could ever be; she's seen over 26 anime series!
Otaku = EPIC!!!
totally, i mean really. Otaku is the best thing ever. so, as such, it is EPIC
Like, OTAKU IS TOTALLY EPIC, Man!
In it's current, "Americanized" context: Social parasites. Usually fat, white Americans (with some exceptions) who, for whatever reason (unclear even to themselves), have chosen to become Japanese Nationalists based on their preconcieved notions of a non-existent Japanese utopia-- Notions which are developed from a lack of socialization and over-exposure to (mostly fantasy-oriented) Japanese animation (i.e., Anime, i.e., cartoons-- FROM JAPAN!)
Honesty is a bitch, huh?
Otaku: "DESU! POCKY! RAMEN! DURRRR!"
This word is often misused by white nerds. Apparently they think that it means "Anime Fan". They are so grossly wrong. In reality it is the Japanese equivalent to nerd
. In Japan the Otaku is the lowest social rung.
White Nerd: "I am an OtAkU!!!1111!!!!!1111"
Actually Japanese person: "I laugh at your obvious non-japaneseness"
The word 'Otaku' is first of all an insulting and degrading Japanese term; Something that most of otaku don't seem to comprehend and take as a compliment,
They are also annoyingly obsessive anime fans that base their lives entirely on the anime that they watch and have this wild notion that Japan is some kind of Anime Wonderland with giant Robots, pocket monsters, and mystical wells that lead to the past and they go there thinking that Japanese people look and act like the anime characters that they see on celuloid. They also seem to think that speaking "otaku-ese" is equivalent to speaking fluent Japanese and think that Japanese people are going to be impressed with their lacking progress.
They also stalk Japanese natives in their own country and if you have a Japanese boy/girlfriend ladies and gentleman, hold on to them tight because these freaks are determined to snag a Japanese love at all costs and they're not known to leave natives alone until they get a yes from them after they've heard a hundred noes.
Otaku: Do you like Naruto?
Japanese Native: *walks away*
Otaku: Excuse me, do you speak English? Can translate this manga for me? *bubbly eyes*
Japanese Native: *walks away annoyed*
Otaku: Excuse me, hi I saw you from over there, I just want to say you're really cute and I love Japanese guys/girls. Do you have a boy/girlfriend?
Japanese Native: Umm...how about you choke on a fat lard and die?
the proper term for an anime addict is otaku (which means an extreme fan).. but most anime addicts are considered otaku
Joe is a total otaku.