Definition of otaku in English:
noun (plural same)
(In Japan) a young person who is obsessed with computers or particular aspects of popular culture to the detriment of their social skills.
- The report reveals that their interests can be shared with video game otaku or comic enthusiasts because animation shows, games and comics often have characters and content in common.
- He had described it as ‘a gathering place for computer otaku,’ so I had a negative image about the place before seeing it.
- Much of the media is currently smitten with the country's booming otaku culture.
Japanese, literally 'your house', alluding to the reluctance of such young people to leave the house.
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