A derogatory term used to describe any person fanatical about the Japanese culture and tries to become Japanese at any expense(and usually failing.)

A wapanese person is more acurately described as a social misfit that tries to find belonging by means of the Japanese Culture by entering a group or other groups of people with similar background and common interest(that being the Japanese culture.)

This person often finds the Japanese culture to be superior to any other culture(usually in defense of their newly found place of being), and finds great pride in showing off a new word or new words he/she has learned from an anime or a word from a manga he/she translated, and often insults those that DO know Japanese because the speaker doesn't truly know what he/she said.(there are no true curse words in Japanese, btw, just different terms which can be insulting in a situation).

This term (wapanese) is often indiscriminately applied to any person whom watch anime in general (a generally mild misnomer as anime is simply a cartoon and should be treated as such. Even though the drawing style and types of activity are mildly different(note that Dragon Ball Z is only loosely an anime as it more poorly animated gibberish that hyperactive 14 year-olds lose pent up energy on.))
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Of or relating to any people of Anglo-Saxon decent who, by self-declaration, are pure Japanese.


1. Any person who declares him or herself Japanese without any relation to Japan or the continent of Asia.
2. An individual of Anglo-Saxon decent who declares him or herself pure Japanese after watching a 10 hour Pokemon marathon.
3. Any individual with an unhealthy obsession with Japanese culture without a reasonable amount of knowledge about Japan.
Billy, the Wapanese, proudly declared himself an otaku after watching twenty-four hours of Evangelion and learning how to write "watashi" in romanji.
by me February 21, 2004
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Someone generally from North America sometimes Europe. Can be white, black, Hispanic, or even Asian.*Counting all Asian countries other then Japan believe me I know and seen them*
Often has a unhealthy obsession with all things Japanese even though they know nothing about Japan it’s self. Most want to live in Japan even though it cost more money to live there then they want to believe. Most love anime but in a unhealthy way and or something Japanese be it a car company or electronic company. *See Sony, Honda, ect* Many dine on Japanese food such as ramen even though it was invented in continental Asia. Most over pay for β€œpocky” a cheep bread stick like candy that you can buy state side under different names and makes for less and better taste.

Most want to be Japanese or marry or just have sex with a Japanese person just because they are Japanese.

I would rant more but I don’t care.
Wapanese or Japaniphilles are losers. Just like fangirls who look at or write yaoi stuff all day.
by Woogy March 20, 2005
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An American person who has gone a little too far in worshipping Japanese people.

A Wapanese is someone who

-likes the dorkiest, most childlike animes

-talks in half Japanese, half English a.k.a Janpanglish

-thinks they are an uber-cool japanese person

-are usually a failure in American society

Keep in mind that there is a difference between a dedicated anime fan and a Wapanese. A normal manga/anime lover is merely someone who reads manga and/or watches anime, perhaps even calling their friends "-chan" or using the words "chibi" or "kawaii" once in a while, just to be cute. A Wapanese takes it so far it gets REALLY, REALLY annoying.
no need for definition- you'll know one when you see one
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a caucasian english-speaking person, usually living in the USA, who thinks that Japanese culture is superior to American culture, even though s/he grew up in America. Also uses japanese in daily conversation, sometimes to replace common english words.
The wapanese think that anything and everything japanese is cool.
by Anonymous September 16, 2003
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It can be have several meaning depending on how it is used.

It is commonly used to describe someone with an Unhealthy obsession with Japan and Japanese culture. They can sometimes be refered to as Japanophiles or weeabos.

It can also be used to describe some who is half caucasian and Japanese.

Although more commonly they are used to describe the ones with an unhealthy obsession. You know its an unhealthy obsession when you refuse to watch tv that is not of Japanese origin or in Japanese. Refuse to read something that is not or Japanese origin. Refuse to listen to music that is not J-pop etc. Refusing to do anything not related to Japanese culture.

They can be found almost anywhere. They are commonly found in anime conventions cosplaying as an anime character.

They can also be found slaughtering the language. Usually stringing random Japanese words in an english sentence.

They are often looked down upon for slaughtering the language and culture.

Most wapanese will only know the words "baka" "Kawaii" and "desu"

Most wapanese know very little about Japanese culture.

Yes Wapanese, there is more to the culture than manga, anime and sushi.
-I threw up when I saw a wapanese.

-Oh my god, I am a wapanese.
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No, seriously, go see that movie if you want a very good definition. Tom Cruise's character is totally Wapanese.
by Ben L. August 29, 2004
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