Paul Fields (johnny_raiden@hotmail.com)
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 00:50:03 -0400


Sure sounds cooler than fanboy... Which is how my cel painting instructor
translated it.

Paul

> You may be forgetting that many westerner anime fans are literally otaku,
by
> the Japanese definition. Many westerner anime fans are not very social
> outside of their family (maybe) and fan club (most likely). The major
reason
> why many western anime fans love being called otaku is the name fits
better
> than any English word could. And since otaku is Japanese in origin, just
> their favorite hobby, those American otaku see this name as a badge of
honor,
> not an insult.
>
> SJ

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