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*
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