Okay now I’m confused, I’ve seen both ‘weeaboo’ and ‘otaku’ used affectionately but then I see ‘OMG NO THOSE ARE BOTH TERMS USED TO LABEL OFFENSIVE PEOPLE’ so now I’m confused.
otaku, as it is used in japan, refers to the sort of people that populate brony forums a.k.a gross social rejects
idk about weeaboo though. i understand it as a derogative term for anime fans
I’ve always understood ‘weeaboo’ to mean it’s a derogatory term for foreigners who think that Japan is a magical country full of anime/manga tropes and stereotypes, much like ‘anglophiles’ do towards the UK.
I’ve almost always seen it as something to avoid, much like ‘otaku’, ‘anglophiles’, and whatever the American and Canadian equivalents are.
thats true. a word also used for that is “japanophile” but it doesnt roll off the tongue like weeb does
ive seen it used in other contexts, but generally speaking one wouldnt be “proud” to be a weeaboo
Weeaboo usually refers to someone who’s white but wants to be/thinks they are Japanese, it’s from a word filter on 4chan that replaced “wapanese” with it.