Otakuism and the general populace

I hate crap like this, people like this bring very bad images to us and our class in society and places us back a few notchs on acceptable circles in society. Don’t people know it’s overly unacceptable behavior to post things like this?


Otaku, in the Twenty-first century, are (imo) regarded as the decedents of the twentieth century NetWare forefathers; individuals who are able to interface with the hardline and ether matrix with advancing the human race. Of course there are those that consider the word “otaku” a bad name still in society as lowly humans that are not deserving of any attention and in some cases society would more or less want all otaku to be abstained from society on the whole and preferable die out or stay within their small yet massing hikikomori communities and online circles.

Let me tell you, we otaku are people just like you, don’t let some weeboos too entrenched at being what people expect them to and not being themselves to convince you should be the same. Society seems to view us and mostly the overall Japanese society view us as drains on the economy, health care and on the local communities. Just because we like/prefer another country’s media culture shouldn’t make us outcasts. Society needs to be a bit more sensitive to the views of others. But then again this is a world where someone makes light of another’s religion MASSES Rise up and commit acts of violence and murder, and it was murder because people couldn’t just be Pffft whatever dude, it’s your soul. But that’s just a small example of how society can react and retaliate and it’s never a pleasant scene.

They paint a picture that isn’t pretty that we’re some type sect or worship the anime/manga/computer/military sections of daily life as cult-like devotion, almost to the degree of a religion. We’re viewed in society as online groups known as circles, and are fiercely loyal to the circles. Some circles devote themselves to zealous causes or even campaigns like OWLs or political parties in general.
Since we otaku seem to be targeted just because we attempt to stay focused like that of the flexibility of a child’s mind, to keep a fresh outlook out there and to keep faith that at some point that enlightenment will be brought around to not just us but to everyone and there will be no more trolling, no more cyber bullying, no more racism, nor bigotry an otaku often experiences a loss of belonging as they grow through adulthood. This is just normal changing of choices on life and career choices because being otaku, we at times generally seek out employment in the lifestyle and hobbies we like.

While this transition can halt or delay this growth process, most otaku lose their interests by the time they reach the age of 35. However there some otaku, do not experience this for reasons unknown and still retain their otaku likes and dislikes and will usually express them openly. The “next-generation” of the generation of Otaku will be those that will break through and start us on the road to medicine, fashion, technology. Seriously take a look at some of the examples of gen X.0 Peter Payne is one such Otaku who dreamed of wanting to make it big in the world. By a fluke he made his dream come true by opening J-list which one of several Japanese exporters of anime/manga and other goods to the global population. Otaku are just people like yourselves, don’t judgmental of others just because of their choices of media subculture. Tolerances must be re-established and be acted upon rather than acting irrationally killing others because their views and lifestyles were not of the common masses of the world.


  1. las artes · September 22, 2012

    “What defines an otaku?” is a complicated question that resists quick and easy answers. Media sensationalism aside, “otaku” has gone from simply being what hardcore fans used to call each other to being a general concept of how individuals use information for their own ends. William Gibson calls otaku ” passionate obsessive (s)”. Volker Grassmuck describes them as “information fetishists”. Personally, I prefer my own definition: “self-defined cyborgs”. In the most basic sense, an otaku is someone who is highly dedicated to something and uses information from anywhere and everywhere to further his or her understanding of that thing for fun and maybe even profit. In a world where deep intellectual curiosity is considered strange and usually unprofitable, the otaku lifestyle has a lot to offer that is different. To promote negative stereotypes of otaku (or any group) amounts to a subtle form of bigotry–so subtle, it might even be unintentional.

  2. Ataru · October 4, 2012

    Whilst otaku may seem to converse in Pseudo-Japanese, they are in fact talking in a nonsensical stream of mindless babble which means nothing in any language. This lack of ability to any language offends all other cultures and civilisations. Specifically angered are Japanese Language students, who (after spending years of diligent study to converse in Japan’s native language) are angered to the point of distraction by otaku-ese speakers.

    • Madarame-Harunobu · October 4, 2012

      Well whereas you are entitled to your opinion, there are others that would disagree with you on that opinion. We as a breed of culture/subcultures will always be around to fit in the notch that does fit the “norm” class of everyone else. It’s what makes us unique.

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