Otaku?

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NocturnalOcean
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Re: Otaku?

Post by NocturnalOcean » Wed 10.08.2008 8:10 pm

My gf calls herself ジャーニーズオタク. And from what she said, and going to the SMAP concert in Osaka yesterday, I am fairly certain that ジャーニーズオタク is the biggest group of otakus, ranging from every age possible. ジャーニーズ have been around for 50 year after all. Seeing all those old obasans, obaasans and everything going nuts over SMAP at the concert is quite a scenery.
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Re: Otaku?

Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 10.09.2008 8:12 am

NocturnalOcean wrote:My gf calls herself ジャーニーズオタク. And from what she said, and going to the SMAP concert in Osaka yesterday, I am fairly certain that ジャーニーズオタク is the biggest group of otakus, ranging from every age possible. ジャーニーズ have been around for 50 year after all. Seeing all those old obasans, obaasans and everything going nuts over SMAP at the concert is quite a scenery.
so in that case, she's using it to call herself or themselves "groupies?" Perhaps it would be better if your GF called herself nocturnalOcean's otaku.. lol

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Re: Otaku?

Post by Chikiya » Tue 10.21.2008 4:21 pm

My Japanese teacher said 'otaku' means someone who just stays in their room playing computer games all day.

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Re: Otaku?

Post by furrykef » Tue 10.21.2008 7:38 pm

In that case I'm an otaku and didn't know it ;)
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Re: Otaku?

Post by two_heads_talking » Wed 10.22.2008 8:58 am

Chikiya wrote:My Japanese teacher said 'otaku' means someone who just stays in their room playing computer games all day.
I thought that was just a lazy, unmotivated teenager.. no need for the special words there.

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Re: Otaku?

Post by Infidel » Wed 10.22.2008 7:06 pm

oh no. They are very motivated and active teenagers. At least when it comes to playng games at home.
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