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If you wear a shirt that says "Otaku" with the kanji script above it, and you are an american, you are an idiot.

Otaku is not something someone strives to be, nor is it a good thing. Americans, and I suppose other non-Japanese, do not understand the truth to this phrase.
I hate those posers who walk around in Otaku shirts.
by toee May 17, 2006
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otakuname
An otaku is a type of nerd or geek who loves anime. They also like anime related games or just video games in general.
I am an otaku and so are my friends.
by catato September 09, 2015
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A term that is miss-used by both the Japanese and other countries.

In Japanese its the honorific of home. meaning the person is a shut-in. They also refer to a community that visit certain places such as akihabara, Tokyo train station, ect. Otaku in America and other places is a term to describe fanatic fans of a certain thing ,mostly anime. In japan there are also other types of otaku such as train otaku "IE train station", Bridge otaku, anime otaku, music otaku, ect...

In America people think that it is being used wrong, but in actuality its just being used in the alternative term.

In japan the term is sometimes refereed to as something really bad. But their is a growing population that take the name otaku with pride. Demonstrations are being held. ect ect...
EX. how can a train otaku be an "otaku" if he actually leaves his/her house to go look at trains.

EX. how can an anime otaku be and "otaku" if he/she goes out to cosplay shops, akihabara, and other social events such as cons, "maid cafes", where the person HAS to meet other people.
by KoDuu July 16, 2010
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there are several definitions of "otaku"

1) polite(correct) way of saying house
2) many people mistake the actual definiton of otaku when it comes to things such as "anime otaku" or "game otaku"
it used to be a insult but recently, the definition has changed to a more positive meaning, although the word can still be used as a insult, it is more commonly used as a compliment
Ex. anata wa computer otaku desu ne (your a computer otaku)

although it is unclear as to when the definition switched, many believe that it may have happened with popularity of animes and mangas going up

by fforigens0 March 14, 2009
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Otakuname
Often used as an insult in Japan for someone who is obssessed with anime, manga, video games etc.

Used in western culture to identify who reads manga and watches anime. It is sometimes confussed with weeaboo-ism, in which said person has an infactuation with japanese culture, i.e. everything including manga, anime etc.
Otaku boy: Did you read the latest chapter of Naruto?

Otaku girl: Yeah, did you see Minato completly own Madara with a Rasengan, Youndime 4 ever *fist pump*
by ShadowScream July 29, 2010
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otakuinternet
A total anime addict, who is also a luser that thinks they are a sysadmin or computer tech simply because they know how to use IRC or usenet to leech their 500 gigs of garbage anime every week while infesting said computer (usually their dad's) with various worms and trojans in the process.

An otaku REFUSES to have a job unless it involves some connection to anime. An otaku generally has no social life outside of anime as they will break up with any decent girl/boyfriend who is intolerant of their anime addiction. Also, most male otakus have a secret fetish of being female or are gay/bisexual.

Otakus can generally be identified by their suitcase-sized CD/DVD case, filled with 1000+ episodes of d- grade amine series. Naturally, the 1000+ blank disks they're burned on were stolen from dad or a friend, becuase the otaku won't even try to get a job.

Many otakus are now or have been homeless for a year or more, getting kicked out of everywhere every 2 weeks after they are caught stealing CD-R's to burn anime on.

Most are total losers who will never amount to anything more than a homeless statistic, welfare slob or "that kid down the block" who lives above his parent's garage.
"There's no way I will work at Taco Bell. I'm an otaku!"

Tom: "I'm such an otaku! I've got 2458 anime CD's now!"

Bill:"Otaku indeed! You're just a 11 year old moronic kid in a grown man's body!"
by ultrakill plus January 21, 2005
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otakufood
A non-Japanese person who has an unhealthy obsession with anime or manga. See zealot, Wapanese, fanboy.
by otaku killer June 23, 2003
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