From Wiki: Otaku (ãŠãŸã or ã‚ªã‚¿ã‚¯) a variety of geek (or an overly obsessed fanboy/fangirl) specializing in anime and manga. A simplistic translation might be ‘culture hermit’ and Japanese often refer to them as “manics”.
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Interest now obsessive for first ‘otaku’ test
TOKYO—Thousands of young Japanese men are expected to take a nationwide exam next month that would, if they pass, grant them recognition as experts in the field of “otaku,” or geeks.
Since word of the first-ever Otaku Certificate exam broke in late June, publisher Biblos has been flooded with inquiries…the website www.otaken.jp...more...
So how geeky are you?
Download the the huge PDF (2.6MB) of the sample exam of the “First Nationwal Standardized Otaku Permissibility Test” (ç¬¬ä¸€å›ž å…¨å›½çµ±ä¸€ã‚ªã‚¿ã‚¯æ¤œå®šæ¨¡è©¦) if you can dare to the take the whole test in Japanese. If you’re to that challenge, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To loosely translate the www.otaken.jp website…
In beginning …
Now Japan can be proud of its OTAKU culture in the world. In addition, Japanese thinktanks forsee the otaku market as becoming a very important business.
However, for the world recognition and even Japanese understanding of otaku culture is low…However, we have entered the new century, the Otaku Age.