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I would like to know why people would like being called a weeb instead of an otaku and why there is so much drama about "weeb", "weeaboo", and "otaku".

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A weeb is just someone who likes anime or manga. Not culture, not video games, not the language, just anime and manga. While a weeaboo is someone who is so obsessed with Japanese culture and everything about Japan that it seems weird, annoying and cringe.

Otaku is a Japanese term for people with consuming interests, particularly in anime and manga.

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    AFAIK, weeb is just the shorthand for weeabo. So there shouldn't really be any difference between the scope of those two. Do you have some sources to back up your answer?
    – Dimitri mx
    Feb 25 at 12:18

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