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Born To Be An Otaku Stamp by RaeLogan Born To Be An Otaku Stamp by RaeLogan
Okay... I got this idea from my other cousin when he brought up a good point...

This stamp is meant for those who were either named for anime or manga characters (like me (my middle name is "Kei"), or my sister :iconburemerusensei: ... who can tell you her name if she wants to...), had a parent who might have passed the "gene" of the love of Japanese stuff to you (again, like me, my sister, or even my cousin :iconuruseirox: ;P ), or just have this run in the family. :D

I plan to make a plz account for this so we all can put this in our journals if we want :D

EDIT!:

now you can:

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Yay for everyone :D
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:iconolliekyusu:
OllieKyusu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
born to be shunned by Japanese then....
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SparklyStarLights Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm not an otaku,just a anime fan! :3
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DarkSparkle1808 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Artist
awesome
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PuchiMausu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
//face palms//
you have no idea what you're even talking about.  
"born to be a weeb" would be more accurate :lol:
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B-Galaxee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Otaku's an insult
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IZZAME123 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Its funny in America we nerds seem to be proud of being otaku. Is it just in my town? No one else? Eh?10th Doctor Dance  
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XxSoaringHeartxX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
An otaku is an insult, and it's not just the Japanese culture. It's also used for anything that takes away the social ability from children or adults. Otaku is used for those who are unable to socialize well, such as an introvert.
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IIMikuruII Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
people who dislikes otaku have no right to comment in this stamp! :3
i used it ^_^
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LightningLord3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
What is better . to be born otaku, or to overcome your western nature through great effort?
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AwesomelyAnonymous Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm quite sure Otaku means something along the lines of "obsessed with something", not necessarily anime. The kanji part of the word is not a compliment in Chinese (even though half the online population admit they are), it means "stays at home a lot". Just what I think I know.
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mazoneko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Psst.. ”Otaku” is kind of an insult actually (in Japan).
But nobody of those ”otaku” seem to care that they’re proud to get insulted. I’d love to see one of them in Japan, telling everyone proudly they’re an otaku lol

”Otaku is the honorific word of Taku (home).

Otaku is extremely negative in meaning as it is used to refer to someone who stays at home all the time and doesn't have a life (no social life, no love life, etc)

Usually an otaku person has nothing better to do with their life so they pass the time by watching anime, playing videogames, surfing the internet (otaku is also used to refer to a nerd/hacker/programmer).

In the Western culture, people confuse otaku to be something positive like "Guru". If you think about it, it's not really good to be called a guru if it means you are a total loser who can't socialize with other people except through the Internet.” 


That’s very well said.
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Sessinara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OTAKU FTW!!! XD
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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Otaku literally means 'to be obsessed'. It doesn't mean 'anime fan'. There are many kinds of Otaku out there, not just ones who are obsessed with anime. When I was in Japan, my American friends came and said to strangers that they were otaku and loved anime and they were shunned. For most people anime otaku is synonymous with living with your parents past 30, being creepy, and having a low paying job and molesting naked girl dolls. Be /very/ careful how you use this word. Please. Going to Japan and introducing yourself "watashi ha otaku desu" isn't going to get you anywhere. I might get you creepers, but not much else.
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sceptrekind Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Do some research before you start calling yourself an otaku. Otaku is an insult in Japan. vuv It, as I've heard, basically means "person who is so obsessed with their hobby (or at least, as 'otakus' use it, so obsessed with anime) that they do not leave their house." I'm pretty sure nobody wants to be called an obsessive person who just sits in their house all day talking about their 'kawaii desu' animes. Don't get me wrong; I love anime! But honestly, before you call yourself something, make sure you know the meaning.
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ThisFightingDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
no research YOURSELF otaku means to be a fan of i have been to japan and thats just a word not an insult   
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PuchiMausu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you've been to japan?
tell me more about how that makes you an expert on the language and culture. 
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sceptrekind Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In a way, yes, otaku does mean 'to be a fan'; but the way it's used, it comes across as more of an insult-type thing. Otaku is more like, "crazy obsessed fan that sits in their house all day and freaks over their obsession", not "fan of an anime/manga series". Or it just means "house". Either way, I'm sick and tired of the argument over what otaku means.
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cloudxtrlfe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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sceptrekind Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i posted this comment a long time ago and otaku doesnt concern me very much anymore but thank you for the correction i guess.
i've done a bit of research and i guess in western areas it's positive (????????? i dont know how a word that translates to 'obsessive' is positive in any situation but whatever, everyone's different i guess) but just not in japan. take that for what you will i guess.
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cloudxtrlfe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ok then.
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TEKUxMIKU Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome!:iconhawtplz: OTAKU Forever!
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IceScream99 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks~!
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CloudRainbowTail Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, born to be a loser?
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
......isnt "Otaku" a EXTREMLY vulgar wordto say to someone?
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ThisFightingDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
nope just a word meaning a big fan of
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
That's not what my Japanese teacher said :iconspongebobrapefaceplz:
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Rinamaru Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just checking.
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Rinamaru Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconotaplzstamp:
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Resident-chicklol Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
First doll ever:A Sailor Jupiter plushie.
First con:2 years old.
First shirt ever:My mommy and daddy love Godzilla!
First blanket I ever had:FF7 Squall blanket
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LittleBitofCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was exposed to my brother (who's incredibly nerdy) at a very early age. I never had a chance of being normal! :lol:
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Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ahhhhh if it wassen't for nee-chan
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EmoberryStudios Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What's an otaku?
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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Otaku literally means 'to be obsessed'. It doesn't mean 'anime fan'. There are many kinds of Otaku out there, not just ones who are obsessed with anime. When I was in Japan, my American friends came and said to strangers that they were otaku and loved anime and they were shunned. For most people anime otaku is synonymous with living with your parents past 30, being creepy, and having a low paying job and molesting naked girl dolls. Be /very/ careful how you use this word. Please. Going to Japan and introducing yourself "watashi ha otaku desu" isn't going to get you anywhere. I might get you creepers, but not much else.
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icewalker73 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha your funny, here is a deviant that describes it, plus is histarical: [link]



~ this is not my deviation and i take no credit ~
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EmoberryStudios Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol.
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RaeLogan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, it's a person who shows extreme interest in the culture of Japan. Some mistake it for an insult, this is a word MANY people will argue it's meaning and if it's supposed to be insulting, but it's really not.
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
wait, people name their children after Anime and Game characters? or just give them names, that they share?
Yuri is a name that means lilly, but in Russian Yuri is a male name. apparnety Yuri is the Russian answer to George
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RaeLogan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, my father's daughters (me and my sis) have name parts that are very similar to characters in animes he has shown interest in. They also have meanings, but I've been told this many times before by my grandma. XD
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
so you guys are named after Speed Racer characters?
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RaeLogan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw. I'm named after someone in either "Akira" or "The Dirty Pair", and my sister's middle name is the same as the first of a chick in "Ranma 1/2"... as for her first name, I'm not sure ^^;
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xxThoughInADreamxx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmm, Otaku is a huge insult in Japan, in case you didn't know. If you love Japan that much, maybe you should actually learn things about it... outside of Anime and Manga.
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RaeLogan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

I did. I do. And I'm not just into anime and manga (select few titles, honestly. Too many are being mainstreamed, and the fun and quality is cheapened). I enjoy the food, the music, the artistic talents (not just anime style, but that stylized stuff, and paintings), the culture and concepts.

I have a maneke neko for my room, not because it's Japanese, but because it is a piece of the culture. It is a symbol of luck and fortune, and I found the story and history behind it cool. I respect that.

I understand the story of the kyubi and tanuki. Not because of anime and manga, but because I researched it. I wanted to be sure to know exactly what was behind it and what it meant, and not just say "Oh, y'mean like Naruto?". Tailed beasts existed long before Naruto made us familiar with it.

Ninjas and Samurais. I can go on about how the originated, what they fight for, how they fight, what they do and don't do...

I also understand that Japan is a pretty impressive country. They are not only advanced in technology compared to what we have in America (I often wish that some of those things can get exported here). They have developed a lot of the stuff we use on a regular basis.

My father gave me my middle name for and reason. My sister's name as well. They mean something, even if it's a used character name. Just because I use that as grounds to indulge in the culture of origination to learn about where it came from, doesn't mean I'm an idiot about them.

I'll be honest. I dabbled in some of the mainstreamed stuff that's merched here to no means, but I lose interest in very long stuff with too much filler.

I enjoy(ed) watching and reading:

Wolf's Rain
The works of Miazaki
Kuroshituji
Mär
DragonBall and Z (GT... Not so much)
Zatch Bell (Gash Bell in Japan)
Confidential Confessions
Love Hina
DearS
Yu Yu Hakasho
Japan version of Sonic X
Ranma 1/2
Fullmetal Alchemist
Naruto (after Shipuden started, I lost interest)




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HiromuArakawa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! :la:
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animegrl100 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@RaeLogan
If that guy doesn't like otakus, then good for him!
But he went too far insulting you & bringing out the f-bomb (lol)!
If he doesn't like them then why bother comment!
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FooledYa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
You do realize that otaku means 'basement-dweller', and is an actual insult in Japan, like 'fucktard' is in America? Thanks for being a general dumbass and polluting America with your retardation. This is the reason the world hates us. Because asshats like you can't be bothered to develop an actual knowledge of culture outside of your shitty Neon-Genesis-whatever-it-is shit. So thanks for being proud of being a basement dweller, and making America look fucking stupid. You go, girl.
ALSO, this applies to all the retards that responded positively to this. I hope you all die.
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atorife Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I think that if people hates america than its becaose there live persons like you. :iconlikeasirplz:
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stamploveyou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
oh, someone some where on line said something like "it roughly translates to house".
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RaeLogan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Otaku (おたく/オタク) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games. Female otaku are occasionally referred to as fujoshi.

-cited from Wikipedia's otaku entry [link] -

Well, excuse me for also indulging in the art, the cuisine, observing the culture, and admiring the way the do and did things.

There's more to it than just anime and manga. I find the culture both fascinating and artistic. The written language, for example is extravagant. A simple symbol for one word that could easily be 8 letters in our language, and even at that, just painting them on paper looks prettier than our American letters.

Their method of story telling and animation is truly a work of art. Wolf's Rain was a great example, as is any of Myazaki's movie masterpieces. Instead of making non linear stories as is typical in most of our animations and comics, they use that entire series to tell a huge story, with nearly all episodes being a continuation of the last.

And tea. Boy do they know how to make such varieties from natural ingredients.

I'll also have you know that I really don't care for the Neon Genesis series, for that is more of my brother and cousins' league. I prefer things like Ranma, Slayers, Tenchi, Wolf's Rain, and for a short while, I liked Naruto until the series got too odd and strangely predictable.

And please... don't tell me I'm something I already know I am. I am quite tired of it. I KNOW that I have a mental disability, and gee... it does make it hard to ignore if I have someone like you rub it in my face.

Furthermore, I would classify your comment as not only harassment of myself, but the rest of the people who have commented on this stamp, and perhaps all 369+ who have and will favorite this stamp. Marginally, that's quite a bit of people.

People you don't know, nor do they know you. I don't know you, nor you do me. Perhaps I have friends or family from Japan? Maybe I had a teacher who moved to the US from Japan? You don't know that. You really know nothing more about me than 5 words I put on a stamp to try to connect and appeal to a vast amount of people whom understand what I'm getting at really well. I was not looking for trouble, nor was I intending to cross someone with intolerance to something that is not what they do.

I have no idea how old you must be, but that initial comment you left for me brings me to believe that you are hardly short of being number more than between 15-19, because I refuse to believe a responsible adult would leave such a comment, full of cussing, insults, harassment, hate, and even a death wish to those who are not even involved in this.

By the looks of things, I must not be the first person you have treated as such, meaning that you must spend your time searching for stuff like this to cause trouble.

I am going to be polite and simple let you be. But if you continue to what you just did, or even move onto another person to harass, I dearly hope that someone will report you, because you are displaying signs of an internet troll. Not a very good reputation.

All that aside, I bid you a good day and good night, for I will not try to blow this out of proportion, and it is my nature to be ever forgiving, for it is literally impossible and unimaginable in my mind to express the same degree of what you have said in the same tone.

I do not understand why you would get so mad and hostile to people who you have probably never been in the same town or state as, or could potentially be your neighbors, friends, or cousins. We have not done anything, that I know of, to you, and it seems that you are just instigating, which is a concept my brain cannot process too well.

In closing, I simply wish you a better day, if that comment was merely the result or product of a day gone terrible.

I will not block you, nor hide your comment, because hiding it will not make it go away. Perhaps you will look back on this and contemplate it, perhaps reminiscing that it was not a good idea, and decide not to repeat it again.

Again... good day and good night.
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FooledYa Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Well, aren't you just the smartest little fucker? There's no use taking the high road. I don't need to know you to be able to spot the stupid. And you, my very offendable little retard, have a very obvious case of the stupid.
My day was just fine, thanks. And using copypasta from wiki makes you look like a dumbass. You don't have to tell me, because I'm sure there are many concepts which your "brain cannot process too well".
All otakus are asshats. Good day and good night.
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RaeLogan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me tell you flat out... I have Asperger's Syndrome. Not "self diagnosed", but genuinely, as-told-by-doctors, taking meds for it and being monitored, certified real person with Aspergers. That means I'm a High Functioning Autistic, because it is in that spectrum. That means that while some parts of my brain were developed and beyond, other parts were greatly underdeveloped. Such as the ability to tell if someone is truly angry and why.

I need not have to had said that in the previous comment because that was only relevant as far as the subject of you referring to me as "Retarded", which I tend to find that as a harsh term no matter who is being called that.

As for "stupid", I'm not sure what you're aiming at. I graduated High School almost 2 years ago, and even had extra classes done, as well as a few honors. I excelled in mathematics and was quite proficient in literature, so I hardly think that term is applicable. My 20th birthday is on Saturday. I've been on earth since 1990. I've had plenty of time to learn (and am still learning, in a sense), and given my grade, IQ tests, and aptitudes, I am doing well enough to make everyone who cares proud.

What do you mean by "high road" anyway? I'm afraid I haven't come across that term in the context you seem to be using it in before.

I was merely citing Wiki for a better explanation than what I could put into words. I hardly feel like making the comment longer than needed while having a possibility of catching a few tangents and spiraling into another subject altogether. For your sake, I simply put that there.

Though a little tough to decipher, I seem to gather that you are still trying to pick a fight. You seem to be trying to goad me.

As I said before, continue this... and I'm afraid I may have to bring this to someone's attention.

I'm sorry you feel such intolerance. Really. I am.
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