Anime Phenomenon: American Otaku Stereotypes

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Anime Phenomenon. The start of an outburst on Japanese cartoons
The anime Phenomenon, or the anime trend started around 2006 when plenty of soon to be mainstream anime. At first people were skeptical, and very few people really liked anime, therefore creating the American Otaku stereotype. The word Otaku means ‘fan’ or ‘fangirl/fanboy’ when it comes to defining the stereotype. The definition according to the Google dictionary (It may or may not be accurate due to the fact that it’s Google.) Is (in Japan) a young person who is obsessed with computers or certain aspects of pop culture to the detriment of their social skills.

Then started the idea of ‘fansubbing’, fansubbing was when otaku’s wanted to bring anime to the US by translating anime and putting the translated script as subtitles and putting it on the internet.Unfortunately fansubbing has made a problem, some people thought that fansubbing was piracy, and copyright issues were put into place. On a survey, it showed that most of the anime shown to Americans were mainly Americanized. Like for example, Pokemon, it was dubbed by the company 4kids, they even dubbed things like rice ball and turned it into jelly doughnut, thinking that the majority of kid viewers would most likely not know what a rice ball (Onigiri) is. A lot of people
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If someone was exposed to Mirai Nikki at a young age, they would most likely not watch anime, but if someone grew up watching pokemon instead, they would most likely grow to like anime. It all depends on what you’re exposed too, and when you were exposed to it. People who watch anime can develop some of the mannerisms of certain characters that they like. Some Otaku’s that like certain characters may use the word Hai which means ‘yes’ in Japanese. They could also use Japanese honorifics, like chan, or kun. Certain genres of anime can also change people’s views on
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