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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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  1. 『おたく』の研究(1) 街には『おたく』がいっぱい 中森明夫 (1983年6月号) (in Japanese). Burikko.net. 
  2. "Otaku Research #1 "This City is Full of Otaku" by Nakamori Akio (Translated by Matt Alt)". Néojaponisme. 
  3. Michael Jakusoso (27 Aprile 2013). "自分のことを「オタク」と認識してる人10代は62%、70代は23%" [62% of Teens identify as "otaku", 70's 23%]. Mynavi. Archived frae the oreeginal on 3 Julie 2013. Retrieved 4 Februar 2014.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)