So for today I decided to touch on the topic of the term otaku and how others feel about it.
For those of you who don’t know otaku means someone who has obsessive interests. But it is mostly used when talking about anime or manga.
I understand that otaku is mostly associated with an negative term but I’ve noticed that the term is changing. Now while it can be negative I’ve seen it used in ways that don’t have a negative connotation and also that many people seem to embrace it.
I think it’s very similar to how many people look at the term geek or nerd. While before it was a bad thing to be called now many people want to be called that. Plus the clothes that many people feel that geeks or nerds wear is now trendy.
Also with the research that I’ve done on the term is actually used to refer to anyone that is obsessed with any particular form of entertainment. Not just anime! Which was interesting for me to read considering that’s mostly the context that I’ve heard it used to describe.
I also feel that everyone has an otaku moment. While it may not be all the time but if you have two people or more who meet and they like the same thing they are going to have an otaku moment.
I guess overall I don’t mind the term since we all have an otaku moment. Plus considering that the term is being used in a slightly more positive light it doesn’t have the sting that it used to have.
~Anime Reviewer Girl!