The Otaku Harm Ranking


Perhaps moved by recent events, 2ch has compiled its own chart ranking comparing the relative craziness and propensity for dubious (if not dangerous) behaviour each of the major groups of otaku find themselves predisposed to.

The diagram, translated from the original with positioning remaining faithful:


Geha refers to the “games & hardware” board on 2ch, which is host to notoriously crazed and mutually antagonistic populations of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft fans (and is also the basis for the Neptunia games). Korea refers to followers of the “Korean wave,” and the Hanshin Tigers and Urawa Red Diamonds are both popular sports teams with at times overly dedicated supporters.

Those wondering why apparently harmless train-spotters are considered even more dangerous than seiyuu otaku and idol fanciers are advised to look into some of their previous antics.

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    Avatar of Shippoyasha
    Comment by Shippoyasha
    21:19 15/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Knowing how fangirls can react to certain romance genres... no way romance is in the 'normal' hardcore category... In fact, especially now that male fans are becoming major fans of romance anime/manga/visual novels now, there's more of the usual influx of the normal otaku craziness there.

    I guess it makes sense if they only look at 2ch, but fandom insanity seems to go way beyond forum antics. Like how all those stalking/detective work didn't come from the board, but someone went to the board to post about it.

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    Comment by Bastete
    21:22 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    and i'm not sure why romance is in nearly first place of "harmful" section.

    It must be my lack of knowlage about 2ch. Anyway, they seem scary.

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    21:44 15/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    For a domestic example of why it's in nearly first place, look at the Twinklesparklelight series and its fans.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    21:45 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I had any say, Romance should be on the CRAZED but mostly harmless category. Unless it starts involving voice actors.. Or if it spills into yaoi/fangirl fandoms..

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    22:03 15/10/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Politics = Crazy & Harmful

    So true.

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    Comment by TNinja
    21:57 15/10/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Is Twilight romance? :V

    Also I like trains.

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    Comment by Yourtime
    00:23 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you both missunderstood something.. there is romance and BL.. I don't know, but i can't believe that normal romance, is quite harmful

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    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    18:51 17/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Romance = Harmful&normal? - Fine...
    Politics = Cough,cough ... ISHITHAR-COUGH!


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    22:09 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    But Korea (Drama and pop culture) is one of the highest in Harmful+Crazy section..

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    basically those who collect stamps are crazy but harmless... wait wut..?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because only freaks collect stamps? iunno.

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    Comment by Manjix
    21:48 15/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's quite funny how eroge otakus are less harmful and less crazy compared to anime ones.

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    Comment by Gitami
    08:58 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Our vitality to argue are sapped by them communist plot whenever we peruse our eroge. We prove our vitality by riding the bombs cowboy style as it is dropped on the crazy and harmful otakus.

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    Comment by Megidola
    00:05 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to this, if I buy a figure of a scantily-clad schoolgirl, I'm still pretty normal.

    If play the eroge the figure was based on, then I'm slightly less normal.

    But if I watch the all-ages anime adaptation, I'm a crazy deviant...

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    22:32 15/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Touhou fans on the crazy side?!?

    Fail chart is fail.

    Nonetheless, the very existence of such a "Touhou" category makes me happy.

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    Comment by Kicker
    22:47 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    When a game transcends its level into something more...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 16/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Lol example of someone from the crazy side.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    04:07 19/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    2ch was so right. Hey, I'm jumping to conclusions! Downvote me! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Audiophiles harmless and crazy? Yes definitely, silly price tag chasers.

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    Comment by Renzo
    18:38 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm in for audio :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed. Case in point :

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    Comment by Vitu
    00:12 16/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)


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    Comment by Gitami
    09:05 16/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    X O and √

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "See, skinny, socially privileged white people get to draw this neat little circle. And everyone inside the circle is "normal". Anyone outside the circle needs to be beaten, broken and reset so that they can be brought into the circle. Failing that, they should be institutionalized. Or even worse - Pitied."

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    Comment by Raven
    01:59 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    2ch is amazing and pure genius. Most of society simply tosses all otaku into one pot of untouchables. 2ch has the brillance to actually not only rank them, but to graph them on a scatter plot matrix!

    It would be like a teacher, rather than simply giving students an F, decides to rub it in and plot all the F's with X-axis from "idiot" to "brain dead", and y-axis from "incompetent" to "lazy". I am truly in awe of their audacity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch has too much time on their hands (the product of being NEETs)

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    Comment by Neonie
    02:36 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The people who made this chart clearly need to learn what the word "harm" means, they appear to not understand it at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree, Touhou's just crazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is it me or is 2ch a complete paradox? They bitch and moan about everything and everyone, yet 2ch is primarily made up of the same kind of people they bitch and moan about. Save for foreigners/non-Japanese. It's like they're a concentrated mass of hate and hypocrisy in an endless cycle of wax on, wax off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You mean the Internet right? The people here are no different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well can't disagree there. But I'm just specifying that some sites are riddled with so much contradictions by the people it's amazing how ignorant they can be to not notice. But then if they did notice they wouldn't be ignorant in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It all makes perfect sense when you realize it's specific groups being targeted one at a time. Everyone's crazy and insane in some way, and everyone takes turns taking potshots at each other.

    Basically, real life except that all those hateful thoughts you think about everyone are actually articulated under cover of anonymity.

    And who's to say people aren't aware they have a problem?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not quite. It only seems like bitching and moaning to you because the author of this site cherry picks the comments that are more "interesting".

    It is no different from any other large forum on the Internet.

    Rather it seems that the only people that hate 2ch are foreigners because of their own 4chan. People mistake the two and think that 2ch is a Japanese 4chan. I don't think 2ch is a target for Japanese media to attack like 4chan is for the west.

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    Comment by DoubleX31
    04:53 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not quite. It only seems like bitching and moaning to you because the author of this site cherry picks the comments that are more "interesting".

    It is no different from any other large forum on the Internet.

    Rather it seems that the only people that hate 2ch are foreigners because of their own 4chan. People mistake the two and think that 2ch is a Japanese 4chan. I don't think 2ch is a target for Japanese media to attack like 4chan is for the west.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's just the way things work there....

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    22:35 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Japanese Otakus have this mindset that since society shuns them already, they're already bordering on insane or criminal. It's like a sense of abandon since the culture around them is more strict about lifestyles. It's a very weird paradigm.

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    Comment by warjoke
    21:41 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    korea otaku? Bicycles? Train otaku most harmful?

    this must mean I need to research more of these deviants.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Glad to see you haven't been exposed to Korea Otaku yet. I find them creepier than Seiyuu Otaku to be honest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    for now robots harmless

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    Comment by Yasuo
    22:58 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe it means korean idols?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:07 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think the people who made this are more dangerous. It takes one to know one... wait... then that makes me???

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are John Stamos otaku? WTF!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone please post link to original image?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touhou fans are only crazy in how much they do. Not so much in their behavior. But those train and seiyuu otaku.. good god.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good to know that as a duel type otaku for Manga and Games I sit in a rather harmless and normal catagory.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh thank goodness, games otaku is pretty normal and harmless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korea is defiantly harmful that's why japanese were the ones that were on the Nazi side killing innocent people.

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    Comment by Doragon
    05:26 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like Touhou, Military, Eroge, Musical Instruments, MMO on the PC, Anime, Manga, Games and Martial Arts.

    Well, that puts me on the "half-normal, half-crazy, half-harmful, half-harmless" category is it?

    I hope being nonstandard is normal! \o/

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love how Touhou is between harmful and harmless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a PC/Manga/Anime/Politics/Games/Electric Guitars/Musical Instruments/Audio otaku. How would you rank me?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 16/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    make one of those shape-stat charts. in your case since you have 9 interests, make a 9-sided shape and plot the degree of harmful you are.

    ...god, i've been playing too many games.

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