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Are you an Otaku ? 

173 deviants said No
101 deviants said Yes

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Deadman42 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
proud of it too
drawingstupidfaces Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Had to look up definition... antisocial nerd? Yes I'd say so
camlost Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to be an otaku :p right now I only read manga, haven't seen anime in a lot of time, >.> I used to cosplay too :)
TGTony Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the fact that you know the ter OTAKU and deny it.... well it kinda makes you an OTAKU anyway... so 34% of us are at least honest ;)
Adrianofutebol Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
yeah and no...
Han-S Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like anime and manga, but I do not think that I would go as far as to call myself an otaku.
YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Writer
...O_O never thought you have a lot of otaku fans here, my friend...:faint:

I do watch a lot of anime, but that's it. I don't go with the manga, I photograph cosplays BUT I don't do cosplays, I'm mainly focused on shoujo/seinen/slice-of-life genre (nothing with those power-power ninja whatever stuffs), I can't speak Japanese (though I understand some parts of it without needing to read the subtitles but I can't speak with it), I'm proud Filipino and I never try accusing myself that I'm Japanese/half-Japanese, being a nurse I know much of these maladaptive behaviors and will not even try becoming one.

so pretty much, I'm juz leveling myself on the "anime enthusiast", and not in otaku stuff.:nod: I can live without anime, but mostly I watch it for "hobby" purposes.;p [since only TWD and NatGeo/History/Discovery are the better things worth watching in TV...and CNN]

Though I don't go giving the "negative" meaning of otaku anyway~~~;p
in Japan, they place it as "hen" or the "weird of the weird" derogatory term, but well, as how I define it, "otaku" are juz kids (and sometimes adults) with hyper and euphoric passion to anime/manga/Japanese-culture...pretty much you can't blame 'em.:nod: It's like when you ask me what's on my mind when you say Japan, I firstly say "technology" on it (Sony, Nissan, Mitsubishi, etc); while otakus would say "anime/manga" and those kinda.:nod:

guess in the long term of this, we juz have to let 'em be.:shrug: :nod:
arekkusu-jin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Some poeple think of otaku as a demeaning term, so they will vote no. I do not think of it in a negative context, even though I'm aware and familiarized with/of some of the most extremely disturbing aspects of otaku-ness.

I AM an otaku. So... yes.
Fudskit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell is an Otaku?
Sovoy21 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a person who sits in front of his/her computer all the time
and plays videogames or does similar stuff. So it's someone
who's really nerd-ish and doesn't have any social life.
But that's actually only one meaning.
'Otaku' also refers to a person who is really obsessed of
anime/manga and spends a lot of time and money on it.
PacificFreelance Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
im with him ^
iRobathon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a fan of anime, but I am not an otaku.
Drimwalkr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
are we talking American meaning, or Japanese meaning?
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