I came across an interesting survey, where Japanese women were asked how they could identify an otaku. Below are the traits which women find particularly revolting:
“I imagine their rooms are covered in that moe anime stuff as well…”
“I was so frightened when I saw this guy at karaoke with us had the moves to an anime song down pat!”
“I cannot recognise any creepy guy who goes on about the cuteness of an anime character as a real man.”
“He called a girl in the game ‘my wife’! Even for a cool guy that is not happening.”
“Guys who grin to themselves whilst reading some saucy moe-manga are just the worst! Like reading porno, they shouldn’t look at that stuff in public.”
“When he starts using abnormal words like ‘de gozaimasu-zo,’ ‘-narii’ and ‘da-nyaa,’ you can’t help but think he is ota.”
“He was hot, but when he started saying ‘mogyu-mogyu’ whilst eating I just lost all interest in him.”
“Jeez, I was grossed out by last boyfriend wanting me to call him ‘****-pyon’ and ‘goshujin-sama’…”
“I was a bit worried when he started singing in a falsetto voice during an anisong at karaoke…”
The majority of these traits are reserved for only the most dedicated otaku. If anyone manages to fit the description of all nine creepy traits, then they are worthy of the title “otaku king”. Or simply “freak” depending on how you look at it.
Can you add any other traits? Let us know in the comments below!