Top 25 Signs You Are Definitely An Otaku

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Anime otaku are inviting their possible brethren to see just how badly they place on this ranking of the most pernicious signs someone has progressed to the level of otaku…

The ranking (which specifies only “otaku” or “ota” but is obviously chiefly referring to anime otaku):

1. You only listen to anime songs now

2. You have no interest in 3D

3. You just can’t stop listening to seiyuu voices

4. You go to Animate [the store chain]

5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits

6. The posters in your room? All anime

7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly

8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorised, all of them…

9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what

10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself

11. You actually check seiyuu blogs

12. You even admit you are an otaku

13. You’re amassing doujinshi

14. You’ve been listening to anime web radio shows

15. You attend anime and seiyuu events

16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。

17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life

18. You buy anime dakimakura covers

19. You’re sure to buy up all volumes of the DVD and original work

20. Other people even call you “otaku”

21. You make use of the word “moe”

22. You have played love sims at some point

23. You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals

25. You call Chitanda Eru “Erutaso”

See also the rather different ranking of same, as compiled by non-otaku.

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  • 1.
    Not only. But from approx 27GB of music on my PC at
    least 3/4 is anime OST, and part of other is
    JPop/JRock.
    2.
    Whoa? Wrong! Maya…
    3.
    It`s good after all but what they mean “can`t stop”?
    I “hate” dub after all (“hate” – means – I know some
    of other like it but there`s nothing to do, but I
    dislike it), but i didn`t get a thing – what they
    mean?
    4.
    Not know what`s that (probably my bad engrish)
    5.
    1/3 of mind resources. No more – no less.
    That enough.
    6.
    No one. They all in my head.
    7.
    Reason is other. But mostly correct.
    8.
    No one in this world can do that IMHO.
    All what seen, they mean?
    9.
    Not so enlightened, and still have a some to do.
    10.
    Control! Yourself! If you cannot – at least learn
    how to create sandboxes in your mind.
    11.
    No. Simply get more anime – it better.
    12.
    I don`t care about that words.
    13.
    Yes.
    14.
    It`s a waste of traffic, that can be used for anime.
    15.
    Some.
    16.
    I don`t want to do anything with they too.
    17.
    May be. But I cannot check it, since memorized so much, there`s no way to clear memory, fulled with
    anime-related things.
    18.
    May be later, but it`s some betrayal of 2D,
    don`t you think?
    19.
    In Soviet Russia… You know what I mean…
    20.
    What? Other peoples? In my life? May be.
    But I don`t care.
    21.
    Yes. If I see it. And I see it…
    frequently, but not so.
    22.
    At that moment. Yeah.
    23.
    I actually don`t know what the subj is. But added it to queue of TODO.
    24.
    Not right.
    25.
    Same as 23.

    At the end. The OP, IMHO, have a some narrow angle
    of view to Otaku, also quantity of points is tailored
    to be a semi-round number. But no one have a wide
    enough look, and thanks for sharing knowledge – its
    only the way to get a bit nearer. Sorry my bad engrish.

  • Anonymous says:

    They forgot the real number one true otaku sign:

    Celebrating the “Birthday” of anime characters!

    Anyone who is not as irrational enough as to do that is just an anime fan in my books

  • Anonymous says:

    I have /little/ interest in 3D. But I’m married and have always been interested in my wife ever since we started dating (even a little earlier.)

    Technically there are no posters in my room. Let’s not theorize about what they will be when I ever put some back.

    Of /course/ I spend a lot of time sitting around fantasizing. I’m a geek engineer. Try getting my resume /without/ doing that.

    I /can/ control myself. I merely /choose/ not to.

    Technically, while I cannot imagine a reason why, I’m rather not alone.

    I /could/ live without anime. There are other forms of fiction to help me restore energy in a similar manner. It is not a problem that I chose this one.

  • Anonymous says:

    im definitely a

    1. You only listen to anime songs now (just good one to me)

    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly (a little bit)

    8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorised, all of them… (depends on what charcter)

    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what (sometimes when bored)

    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourse
    (definitely me)

  • Anonymous says:

    What does not liking 3D movies have to do with being an otakus?
    If hentai games count as love sims I guess I’ve done that a couple of times, but those points are the only ones that match for me.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. You only listen to anime songs now
    Uhhh…no.
    2. You have no interest in 3D
    Why would I keep myself from the beauty that is 3D?
    3. You just can’t stop listening to seiyuu voices
    Uhg…most of them are annoying, all cutesy & crap. Blech.
    4. You go to Animate [the store chain]
    Where?
    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits
    HA! I have bills to pay, bub. As for spare cash? I buy as much novels & movies as anime & manga.
    6. The posters in your room? All anime
    No…quite a few scene paintings, too.
    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly
    lmao…no.
    8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorized, all of them…
    How does one even?
    9. You sit around fantasizing all the time about you know what
    Sex? I’m a guy. Nothing odd there.
    10. If the talk turns to your favorite anime you can no longer control yourself
    DEFINITELY does not apply.
    11. You actually check seiyuu blogs
    …They have blogs?
    12. You even admit you are an otaku
    Nope.
    13. You’re amassing doujinshi
    Uhhh…no.
    14. You’ve been listening to anime web radio shows
    What is this?
    15. You attend anime and seiyuu events
    I went to a comicon once back in high school. I left after 10 minutes.
    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
    I’m not the life of the party, but I’m definitely approached by others for conversation. So long as I appear to be in a good mood.
    17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life
    That just made me squirt Dr. Pepper outta mah nose. It burns!!!
    18. You buy anime dakimakura covers
    …what?
    19. You’re sure to buy up all volumes of the DVD and original work
    How much would that even cost?
    20. Other people even call you “otaku”
    No.
    21. You make use of the word “moe”
    It wasn’t until I came here for the porn I heard of the word.
    22. You have played love sims at some point
    Unless you count games like Thousand Arms…?
    23. You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    I’ve not heard of whatever that title is pronounced.
    24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals
    I don’t celebrate squat.
    25. You call Chitanda Eru “Erutaso”
    I guess that’s the name of a character?

  • 7. Or your language uses the exact same sounds in their language and you know enough Japanese to pronounce titles*.
    21. Wait, using a term used to describe something makes you an otaku? Yeah, and using the words starboard, boat and sails make you a sailor.

    Well, with 2/25, what does that make me?

    *Unless there are really freakishly weird title names that I haven’t heard of yet.

  • Anonymous says:

    Guilty of:

    1 (Mostly. 90% are anime songs)
    4 (Went there all the time when I was studying abroad in Nagoya)
    5
    6
    7
    8 (only for my top 5 series though)
    9
    10
    12
    13 (bought a lot of these studying abroad)
    17
    19 (again, only for my favorite series)
    20
    21
    22 (I’m assuming visual novels in general, since the majority seem to be romance-centered)
    23
    24

  • You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.

    I dont know if that’s a sign of being an otaku, of a sign of someone being a fan of the books from HP Lovecraft.

    Just doesnt make sense. Consider otaku if you get all the references from the frist season of Hayate no Gotoku…

    • Anonymous says:

      …Did you actually watch Nyaruko?

      The Lovecraft references are obvious, but prominent only in character design. There are episodes where it barely even matters. The rest of the show is one anime or game parody after another. In one episode they were doing almost complete copies of famous scenes for half the show.

      None of that’s an issue, since it was entertaining, but recognizing all of those references would definitely count as otaku-street-cred.

  • Anonymous says:

    besides anime,i’ve got Scandal,L’arc~en~ciel and Glay posters does it count i’m an otaku too since they sang for intro and ending themes for an anime?And i’ve got Dir-en-grey Cds too.

  • Hm, they make it sound as if being an otaku = having no friends. I’ve got close friends, and I’m pretty blatantly an otaku around them. Hell, I’ve got some of em to read(and enjoy) VN’s.

    However I do get the impression that, as far as social-life is concerned, it’s worse being an otaku in Japan…

  • Anonymous says:

    1. You only listen to anime songs now
    Yup.

    2. You have no interest in 3D
    2D’s eternal, so ‘course

    3. You just can’t stop listening to seiyuu voices
    From time to time.

    4. You go to Animate [the store chain]
    Unfortunately not.

    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits
    Passion – Yes, Money – Lack, Time – Minimal.

    6. The posters in your room? All anime
    Out of the 12 on my wall, 4 are dedicated to some sort of anime.

    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly
    Yup. Well, the ones I’m familiar with anyway.

    8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorised, all of them…
    Of the anime/manga I’ve caught up with the most, yup.

    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what
    Most of the time, else I wouldn’t be posting this comment.

    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself
    Very true.

    11. You actually check seiyuu blogs
    Nope.

    12. You even admit you are an otaku
    Yup.

    13. You’re amassing doujinshi
    In my memories.

    14. You’ve been listening to anime web radio shows
    Nope.

    15. You attend anime and seiyuu events
    Never, too busy reading manga, watching anime or playing an eroge.

    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
    #ForeverAlone.

    17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life
    I’d be no better than a vegetable!

    18. You buy anime dakimakura covers
    Wut?

    19. You’re sure to buy up all volumes of the DVD and original work
    Nope, the interwebz has my back.

    20. Other people even call you “otaku”
    Occasionally.

    21. You make use of the word “moe”
    Moe.

    22. You have played love sims at some point
    Playing one right now.

    23. You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    Wut?

    24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals
    Never, too busy reading manga, watching anime or playing an eroge.

    25. You call Chitanda Eru “Erutaso”
    Wut?

    *26. You bothered answering all 25 questions?
    26 in counting.

  • Anonymous says:

    kinda number 1, but I still listen to other music.
    number 12, and number 20. Not quite number 6 since i have a world map poster in my room (that i don’t even sleep in anymore lololol)

  • Anonymous says:

    This list only applies to a certain kind of otaku, the moe-obsessed useless specimins who only consume, and never create.
    THis kind of otaku give everyone else a bad name. A true otaku should stop being like this, and funnel their energy into creation.
    Make comics, or videogames, or even animations or short tokusatsu films. You will be happier, and you will make others happy. You might even make some money!

    **This message paid for by the internation otaku culture re-invigoration commitee**

  • Hmm… nope. None of the above, though I’m not really trying to be an otaku.

    On the other hand, I have dozens of Touhou doujin albums and can correlate tunes to song titles to character names to profiles to appearances in-game for the Windows series…

  • Anonymous says:

    None of these apply to me even though I’ve watched over 500 animes and the only thing I even watch is anime… does this mean I have hope? xD Oh wait, I did play Katawa Shoujo, that must make me otaku then.

  • Anonymous says:

    “17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life”

    definitely applies to me, but then again, it’s become somewhat like breathing and eating, you just do it and still continue to pursue the other aspects of your daily life. Though, having a large circle of peers who are all into various combinations of anime, manga, video games and Japanese music helps a lot with the socializing part, especially if there are females among them. I guess I can consider myself lucky.

  • Anonymous says:

    Some of them just seem incredibly vague. Having EVER been to Animate makes you an otaku? If, at any point, you played a love sim (even out of idle curiosity or at someone else’s insistence) you’re an otaku?

  • Anonymous says:

    17/25. Mostly the ones I missed are the outdoor once. Doesn’t not going to public anime events make you more of an otaku? I guess there are outgoing otakus who are not shut ins.

  • Anonymous says:

    I dont’ qualify, I like j-rock but I getting the album prior to the any announcement of a song being in an anime doesn’t count. I also do follow one voice actor but that has been a trend more because he is the host of Toonami and its been ressurected in America. I’m also trying to get him to come to a convention in my area too, he’s also the american voice to Vincent Valentine.

  • Anonymous says:

    they forgot
    -you marry your pillow
    -lick your tv when your favorite anime girl is on there
    -bake food for inanimate objects
    -get ticked off for poeple making hentai of your favorite character
    -get mad when other people like your character as much as you.
    -busta nut on your anime figure collection
    -collect figures, take pictures of them, and post it on websites.
    -call real women 3d pigs.
    -celebrate birthdays of made up characters
    -threaten to kill the creators of you favorite show if it doesn’t go in a direction you like, or is going to be canceled.
    -anytime you are in a picture, you wear a blindfold, sit with your legs crossed and hands together like you’re channeling you ninja powers.
    -say things like “i can has biscuits” “want moar” “fap fap fap” and “lol, wut”

    true signs of elite otaku.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. YCombo of Miku Hatsuen and anime songs, but yes

    2. 90%

    3. nope. i can stop.

    4. will probably someday when i go to Japan.

    5. yup

    6. I have one Star Wars Poster hanging up. Does that save me?

    7. Nope. I still have trouble with Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu. I’m a Phonetic disaster.

    8. was never good at memorizing these….

    9. just about

    10. very true

    11. nope

    12. yep

    13. hell yes… at least on my computer :p

    14. yep

    15. temp retired from anime cons due to no job = no money

    16. almost there

    17. yep

    18. ordered one… never came in T_T

    19. IF I HAD THE MONEY!

    20. yep

    21. yep

    22. yep

    23. nope.

    24. if i had the money i would

    25. 1st i’ve heard this one

  • 1. You only listen to anime songs now
    Nope

    2. You have no interest in 3D
    Nope

    3. You just can’t stop listening to seiyuu voices
    Nope

    4. You go to Animate [the store chain]
    If there was anything like that near me, I would

    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits
    Nope

    6. The posters in your room? All anime
    …More or less. (Unless Udon VG posters don’t count)

    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly
    God no

    8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorised, all of them…
    Nope

    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what
    Nope

    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself
    Wouldn’t know

    11. You actually check seiyuu blogs
    n/a

    12. You even admit you are an otaku
    Hell no.

    13. You’re amassing doujinshi
    Nope.

    14. You’ve been listening to anime web radio shows
    n/a

    15. You attend anime and seiyuu events
    I would if there was anything like that near me… maybe

    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
    Just the way I like it. Though not really anime related though…

    17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life
    Not really

    18. You buy anime dakimakura covers
    Nope

    19. You’re sure to buy up all volumes of the DVD and original work
    Nope

    20. Other people even call you “otaku”
    Nope

    21. You make use of the word “moe”
    Sort of

    22. You have played love sims at some point
    Who here hasn’t?

    23. You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    n/a

    24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals
    n/a

    25. You call Chitanda Eru “Erutaso”
    Who?

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Nope. A lot of it sucks, though there are good ones. Not to be a hipster but Western indie music is still my fave.
    2. Lots of interest here.
    3. I listen to them…in anime/video games. The end.
    4. Would love to go, but unfortunately, I’m not in Japan.
    5. I buy figures, cosplay things and, sometimes, posters/prints. Lots of money spent, but not all of it.
    6. I’d say 1/3 anime
    7. I’m not sure what this means by “hard to comprehend”. Most of the time when I see titles they’re romanized anyway. If I don’t get it I check the katakana. If it has kanji then fuck.
    8. No
    9. Nop.
    10. I like talking about it with my friends, and we fangirl, but don’t go out of control.
    11. Nope.
    12. I’m proud to have never called myself an otaku, even in my early, extreme weeaboo days.
    13. I have plenty of doujinshi, yes.
    14. Nope.
    15. I attend anime and comic conventions. They’re so fun!
    16. I go out a lot. With friends and people and my little brothers. So no.
    17. I’d survive on good TV shows, I suppose. Anime is fun, though. I’d probably miss it for a while.
    18. I’d like to, but there aren’t many nice male ones, and I’m not interested in a pillow with a naked girl on it.
    19. Nope.
    20. Nope. I live in an English speaking country.
    21. Nope.
    22. Yep.
    23. The first episode was too painful to watch, I didn’t even touch the rest.
    24. Nope.
    25. I call her Chitanda because that’s what Houtarou calls her.

  • Anonymous says:

    24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals.

    really? i can’t play persona 3 without being an otaku now? i need to get my social links up though!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Sure..even interesting instrumentals and poetic songs.

    2. Still do have an interest..they just aren’t into me XD

    3. Not really

    4. I WOULD LOVE TOO..but animate doesn’t exist in my country.

    5. Not so much. Next!

    6. None

    7. Some are still a pain to mention.

    8. Character traits and the relevance to their respective stories. Not into 3 sizes

    9. I used to then I took an arrow in the knee.

    10. True. Probably my only opportunity to talk back.

    11. No way.

    12. Sure why not?

    13. No

    14. Again, they don’t exist in my country. If ever they aren’t as better as the ones in Japan.

    15. Comic cons are the closest option. Sadly unless I cosplay then no.

    16. Being otaku or otherwise.

    17. I could some..not crossing the dark side of modern media XD

    18. No

    19. Manga’s my only choice.

    20. No..they call me weirdo XD

    21. No

    22. Before..then it became pointless to see some other guy getting the girl from all your hard work.

    23. Haven’t watched that anime yet so no.

    24. Me..FOREIGNER..country..boring as heck towards anime..

    25. Who’s that?

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow I’m actually kinda disapointed in a way…. I’m not a Otaku… I watch lots of anime and used to buy manga and VHS/DVD but never enough that it was “Exteme”… I could actually be completely cut off from it and be ok… I would be bored but ok…

    and now that I think about it I’m like that with everything in my life… Games, Anime and Movies, Friends and Family Even the Internet I don’t think I would actually be OK…. bored but ok… What happened to my passion!….

    /sigh

  • Looks like its 1 and 7 for me reason being is thati got hooked onto this computer game called Osu and its basically Nightcore and anime songs nonstop and 7 being the reason i decided to learn japanese at a slow and comfortable pace and the first thing i wanted to master was saying anime titles correctly im sure i would be in other if i had money D’:

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve only done #22 because of curiosity… actually it was an eroge but w/e.
    And yes I know a lot of the references from #23 but I’m not sure if I missed any without noticing because I didn’t know them so… meh.

  • Anonymous says:

    Japanese otaku seem to be much creepier and more pathetic than American anime fans. American anime fans are mostly just teenagers who go to anime conventions to hang out with friends.

    Japanese otaku seem to be the equivalent to American “furries”. Both are completely anti-social and live vicariously through fantasy characters.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. You only listen to anime songs now
    -Certainly is! Much better that the Justin Bieber crap and silly raps we hear today

    2. You have no interest in 3D
    -True! 99% of the 3D girls are only into trendy fashion stuff and wished they’d be spoonfed by some CEO.

    3. You just can’t stop listening to seiyuu voices
    -Not really, as long as they fit the character.

    4. You go to Animate [the store chain]
    -Where the fuck is that? Not seen here.

    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits
    -Much better than weeds of silly drunk chicks at the bar!

    6. The posters in your room? All anime
    -Yep much better to look at than lame calendars. Oh wait, Anime calendars exist!

    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly
    -Not really, some tittles sound like tongue twister jibberish I prefer to call them by shortened names

    8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorised, all of them…
    -Only in the animes I watch.

    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what
    -Yep, and half of the time, it’s about sexy cosplays

    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself
    -No.. I can’t talk to anyone who can relate to anime.

    11. You actually check seiyuu blogs
    -Don’t really give a damn about them.

    12. You even admit you are an otaku
    -No, because it’s not really something positive, at least on the japanese perspective.

    13. You’re amassing doujinshi
    -No access to them..

    14. You’ve been listening to anime web radio shows
    -Not applicable

    15. You attend anime and seiyuu events
    -Yes! much better than silly fad singer contests or political rallies.

    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
    -and I don’t fucking care about them either.

    17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life
    -No, I have other interests to, say aviation.

    18. You buy anime dakimakura covers
    -N/A

    19. You’re sure to buy up all volumes of the DVD and original work
    -N/A because most JP anime studios are like, anime is for japanese people only. Gaijin not allowed ;(

    20. Other people even call you “otaku”
    -No, they call me a geek.

    21. You make use of the word “moe”
    -Yep, that character in the Simpsons

    22. You have played love sims at some point
    -I’d rather watch a gameplay.

    23. You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    -what?

    24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals
    -what??

    25. You call Chitanda Eru “Erutaso”
    -What the hell is that??

  • Anonymous says:

    20. Other people even call you “otaku”

    Oh please … otaku is basically a form of insult for the most part , you can get labelled as otaku just for watching keroro gunso ffs .
    So no , having people call you otaku isn’t a sign that you’re one .

  • Anonymous says:

    1. You only listen to anime songs now
    -Certainly is! Much better that the Justin Bieber crap and silly raps we hear today

    2. You have no interest in 3D
    -True! 99% of the 3D girls are only into trendy fashion stuff and wished they’d be spoonfed by some CEO.

    3. You just can’t stop listening to seiyuu voices
    -Not really, as long as they fit the character.

    4. You go to Animate [the store chain]
    -Where the fuck is that? Not seen here.

    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits
    -Much better than weeds of silly drunk chicks at the bar!

    6. The posters in your room? All anime
    -Yep much better to look at than lame calendars. Oh wait, Anime calendars exist!

    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly
    -Not really, some tittles sound like tongue twister jibberish I prefer to call them by shortened names

    8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorised, all of them…
    -Only in the animes I watch.

    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what
    -Yep, and half of the time, it’s about sexy cosplays

    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself
    -No.. I can’t talk to anyone who can relate to anime.

    11. You actually check seiyuu blogs
    -Don’t really give a damn about them.

    12. You even admit you are an otaku
    -No, because it’s not really something positive, at least on the japanese perspective.

    13. You’re amassing doujinshi
    -No access to them..

    14. You’ve been listening to anime web radio shows
    -Not applicable

    15. You attend anime and seiyuu events
    -Yes! much better than silly fad singer contests or political rallies.

    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
    -and I don’t fucking care about them either.

    17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life
    -No, I have other interests to, say aviation.

    18. You buy anime dakimakura covers
    -N/A

    19. You’re sure to buy up all volumes of the DVD and original work
    -N/A because most JP anime studios are like, anime is for japanese people only. Gaijin not allowed ;(

    20. Other people even call you “otaku”
    -No, they call me a geek.

    21. You make use of the word “moe”
    -Yep, that character in the Simpsons

    22. You have played love sims at some point
    -I’d rather watch a gameplay.

    23. You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    -what?

    24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals
    -what??
    25. You call Chitanda Eru “Erutaso”

  • Anonymous says:

    Lol i got 1-17,21,22
    18. i still searching the one that i like
    19. Pirate … rawr…
    20. i didn’t have anyone to call me :forever alone:
    23. ._. reference… anime and game references or love craft… i didn’t read lovecraft…
    24. there’s no comiket here T^T but we have other festival
    25.? why whould i call her erutaso…

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh come one!

    Number 1 : Music these days SUCKS. Anime songs, like movie songs, at least allow you to remember something that was good.

    Number 16 : … Seriously? Being forever alone is a sign of being an otaku now?

    Number 22 : Who hasn’t? Seriously… From crappy flash ones to paid one like that DS one… Hell, I played one on Newgrounds.

    Number 25 : WHO’S THE BASTARD THAT CALLS ERU-CHAN LIKE THAT!?

  • Anonymous says:

    for 1, does it include 歌ってみた ? cause i only listen to it usually …..
    for 20, friend call me otaku because most of the time, i am the only 1 still watch anime and play some jap-based ps3 game like agarest…while others just watch hk/kr/tw drama, or play fifa, cod, bf………

    in conclusion, i am otaku in their perspective….k… i admit it…

  • Anonymous says:

    1) No
    2) Yes
    3) No
    4) No, but only because of location
    5) Yes
    6) No, only a third
    7) Well, I speak two languages, Bad English and Bad Japanese, so…
    8) Um, what?
    9) …what is this, I don’t even.
    10) I always control myself
    11) Why?
    12) Yes
    13) Yes, digitally at least. Physical copies can get you arrested around here
    14) No
    15) I don’t leave the house
    16) Yes
    17) Yes
    18) I would if I could afford them
    19) Sure
    20) Other people don’t talk to me
    21) Yes
    22) Yes
    23) Well, all the Lovecraft ones
    24) Well, my bandwidth does
    25) Who the fuck is that

    Well, 10 out of 25 ain’t half bad.

  • Anonymous says:

    Some of these are stupid. 7 can be done with jaanese lessons. 15 makes you fan, not an otaku; and 19 means you support the author(I don’t think that pirating is an option as an answer).

  • Anonymous says:

    The 1st one should include Vocaloid songs, too.

    2. You have no interest in 3D
    11. You actually check seiyuu blogs

    I like the contradicting choice.

    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。

    And FBI is completely not interested in my stash of loli porn. Right?

    21. You make use of the word “moe”

    It brands you weaboo in the West. Many otakus there are usually in name only, not enough obsession.

  • demonhaseo says:

    17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life

    15. You attend anime and seiyuu events – I only go to anime conventions

    13. You’re amassing doujinshi (for me it’s virtually anyway)

    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself

    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what

    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly – It took me an hour to learn how to say Ore no Imouto Ga Ko Nani Kawaii Wake Ga Nai correctly without bitting my tongue >w>

    6. The posters in your room? All anime

    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits – Figma and Gunpla FTW ^w^

    1. You only listen to anime songs now – About 80% of all the music on my iPhone is anime… the other 20% is Tokusatsu >w>

    • Which titles to you consider hard to pronounce? Worst thing I encountered was a character name. He’s called Nrvnsqr. Good luck pronouncing that one. (In Carnival Phantasm his Seiyuu actually managed to pronounce it, which blew my mind.)

  • Anonymous says:

    Formerly Guilty:
    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits
    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what

    Still Guilty:
    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly
    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself
    22. You have played love sims at some point

  • “9. You sit around all the time fantasizing about you know what”

    So I should fantasize about what I don’t know what?

    “15. You attend anime and seiyuu events.”

    Just Toracon annually for the last three years.

    “22. You have played love sims at some point.”

    Love Hina Sim Date RPG is still a work of art, fuck you.

    Other than these though, nothing fits.

    • 2 3 8 11 18 19 23 25

      Except those – all fit, mostly because some of them no idea what they are referring to.

      19 because face it, I download my anime, and buy manga instead.

      18: havent seen one yet :[

      Not really fond of Seiyuu’s though not totally true to all.

      8: Im bad at remembering characters.

      2: Fk no I love my all Dimensions.

  • 17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life

    and

    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。

    .. should be 1 and 2, because they are the most true.

    I was an otaku once, too…. (at least half of those applied to me), but I’ve cut those ties long ago…. Now the girls and friends I meet doen’t know of my dark and painfull past..

    *deep gaze into the distance, hairs blown on the wind*
    ……

  • Anonymous says:

    1. You only listen to anime songs now
    -Certainly is! Much better that the Justin Bieber crap and silly raps we hear today

    2. You have no interest in 3D
    -True! 99% of the 3D girls are only into trendy fashion stuff and wished they’d be spoonfed by some CEO.

    3. You just can’t stop listening to seiyuu voices
    -Not really, as long as they fit the character.

    4. You go to Animate [the store chain]
    -Where the fuck is that? Not seen here.

    5. You gladly pour all your passion, money and time into otaku pursuits
    -Much better than weeds of silly drunk chicks at the bar!

    6. The posters in your room? All anime
    -Yep much better to look at than lame calendars. Oh wait, Anime calendars exist!

    7. You instantly pronounce the most hard to comprehend anime titles correctly
    -Not really, some tittles sound like tongue twister jibberish I prefer to call them by shortened names

    8. You’ve got all the character profiles memorised, all of them…
    -Only in the animes I watch.

    9. You sit around fantasising all the time about you know what
    -Yep, and half of the time, it’s about sexy cosplays

    10. If the talk turns to your favourite anime you can no longer control yourself
    -No.. I can’t talk to anyone who can relate to anime.

    11. You actually check seiyuu blogs
    -Don’t really give a damn about them.

    12. You even admit you are an otaku
    -No, because it’s not really something positive, at least on the japanese perspective.

    13. You’re amassing doujinshi
    -No access to them..

    14. You’ve been listening to anime web radio shows
    -Not applicable

    15. You attend anime and seiyuu events
    -Yes! much better than silly fad singer contests or political rallies.

    16. Nobody wants anything to do with you! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
    -and I don’t fucking care about them either.

    17. You could not possibly live on without anime in your life
    -No, I have other interests to, say aviation.

    18. You buy anime dakimakura covers
    -N/A

    19. You’re sure to buy up all volumes of the DVD and original work
    -N/A because most JP anime studios are like, anime is for japanese people only. Gaijin not allowed ;(

    20. Other people even call you “otaku”
    -No, they call me a geek.

    21. You make use of the word “moe”
    -Yep, that character in the Simpsons

    22. You have played love sims at some point
    -I’d rather watch a gameplay.

    23. You actually got all the references in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    -what?

    24. You become exceedingly busy in the run up to certain summer and winter festivals
    -what??

    25. You call Chitanda Eru “Erutaso”
    -What the hell is that?

  • starsplash says:

    1. Hell no… Can’t stand them
    2. I still have interests
    3. No
    4. No. Never heard of this store.
    5. No
    6. Yes. It is all anime.
    7. No.
    8. No
    9. No
    10. No. Id talk about it, but Im not that passionate about it to have this prob.
    11. No
    12. yes I am one. Not sure about the Degree though
    13. No
    14. Hell No
    15. I have been to anime conventions to buy and look around. Thats it.
    16. No. I still do go out and have friends.
    17. No.
    18. I have and will be. I Treat them like posters in my room.
    19. No.
    20. No. Never had this happen to me.
    21. No. Never used the word.
    22. Nope
    23. No. Will be seeing and buying when it comes to R1 release. Im sure I dont get 90% of the refrence though.
    24. Will go to the conventions in Taipei, but being very busy? Nope.
    25. Nope. Dont know what that is.

    So…. can someone that knows more about anime lifestyle that I do decipher what my answers ultimatly puts me as?