Otaku 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.
Many fans of anime in America use the word otaku to describe themselves, and are unaware of the negative meanings of the word. Because of this, many Japanese peope are understandably confused when someone describes themselves as an otaku, or is proud to be known as an otaku. Many Americans who don't watch anime are unaward of the differences between anime and American cartoons. While Bugs Bunny or Tom and Jerry are about sensless violence and humor, anime can tell emotionally moving and phsycologically thrilling stories about romance, comedy, mystery, fantsy, science fiction, horror, or adventure. This is understadable, since the most well-known anie outside of Japan are mostly child-oriented, like Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Naruto. Most otaku prefer the origional Japanese subtitled versions of anime, since many anime, such as Yugioh or Pokemon, are heavily censored, either beause of adult-material, or many are censored beause the creators try to erase any Japanese references, which irritates many.
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