Otaku

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The Akihabara neighbourhuid o Tokyo, a popular gatherin steid for otaku

Otaku (おたく/オタク?) is a Japanese term for fowk wi obsessive interests, commonly the anime an manga fandom. Its contemporary uisage oreeginatit wi Akio Nakamori's 1983 essay in Manga Burikko.[1][2] Otaku mey be uised as a pejorative; its negativity stems frae the stereotypical view o otaku an the media's reportin on Tsutomu Miyazaki, "The Otaku Murderer", in 1989. Accordin tae studies published in 2013, the term haes acome less negative, an an increasin nummer o fowk nou sel-identify as otaku.[3]

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