Otaku (Geek), おたく

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 Otaku (Geek), おたく

Otaku originally means another house or family.

オタクとは元々、他の家庭または家族を指す言葉でした。

In the 1980s, it came to be used in a different meaning.

1980年代に別の意味で使われるようになりました。

It refers to those who are indulged in their own hobbies without interacting others.

他人との付き合いができず、自分の趣味にのめりこんでいる人を指すようになったのです

Young men who couldn't adapt themselves to social life were called otaku.

社会生活に適応できない人という目で見られていました。

However, the popularity of Japanese animation and comics changed this negative image into a positive one.

しかし、日本のアニメやマンガが若者の間で人気がでてきたことで、暗いイメージが明るいイメージへと変わりました。

Otaku (Geek), おたく

Today, otaku young men are regarded favorably as those who are enthusiastic in their own favorites.

今日では、自分の好きな事柄に傾倒する人という意味で、好意的な見方をされています。

Akihabara in Tokyo is the sanctuary of otaku culture.

東京の秋葉原はオタクの聖地です。

There are shops which change your figure into an anime character.

 

Otaku (Geek), おたくあなたをアニメの登場人物に変身させてくれる店もあります。

Indeed, many popular characters from anime walk around the otaku district.

実際、アニメのキャラクターが町中を歩いています。

Here in Akihabara, you can enjoy all sorts of subculture including ninjya , maid, and cat cafes.

ここでは、忍者カフェ、メイドカフェ、猫カフェ、ありとあらゆるサブカルーを楽しめます。

 

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