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America V Japan: The definition difference when it comes to Otaku
This may have been done before but the development of the word otaku in America is something very different than that in Japan. In Japan the word "otaku" has a very negative connotation given some of the history behind it (Otaku Killer) and may also be associated with Hikiikomori (In essence a social shut in). The American definition of otaku however is near celebrated in some ways. Maybe there are certain Animes that helped or hurt this development? Are there shows that create a different light for someone considered an Otaku?