10 Little Everyday Things You Can Do To Be More Otaku for Beginners

FUJINSEI KEMPO
Achieving Enlightenment the Otaku Way
~Cross-shishou

Osu!  Greetings, shokun! It is I, Cross-shishoureturning for another set of teachings in achieving enlightenment the Otaku Way.  I assume that you are doing your best as a Fujinsei Kempo student and practicing the 5 Techniques to Achieve Zen State the Otaku Way.  Today’s lessons are extremely easy that you can incorporate them in your daily lives immediately.  Are you ready to become more otaku?  Great.  Let’s begin.  Osu!


10 Little Everyday Things You Can Do To Be More Otaku (for Beginners):

1. Nani?!
Whenever you hear new things, exclaim “Nani?!” in your loudest voice.  When you can do this confidently without being embarrassed by the dirty looks and sneers of the people around you, you’re on your way into becoming a full-fledged otaku.

2. Baka!
Whenever someone tells you something stupid or makes a fool of themselves, call them “Baka!”.  If that person is someone you care about, say “Baka” in an affectionate manner.  Or better yet, turn “Baka” into your new endearment for your special someone.

“Would you like me to massage your shoulders while we watch anime, my cutey-patootie Baka?”

For more advanced students, use “Baka Yarou.”

3.  Haha-ue & Chichi-ue
Call your mom “Haha-ue” and your dad “Chichi-ue” because they’re so much cooler than plain “Okaa-san” and “Otou-san”.  They also make you and your family sound more classy & refined.  If you have older siblings, try calling your sister “Ane-ue” and your brother “Ani-ue”.  But if your siblings are being complete assholes, call them “Baka Yarou” instead.

4.  Wear Glasses Like a Genius
If you’re wearing eyeglasses, use your middle finger to push the bridge of your glasses up your nose.  You’ll look like a total genius if you do this.  It also works for sunglasses but to a lesser extent.

ouran-eyeglasses-like-a-genius

5.  Dialogue Tags
Pick your own dialogue tag.  Naruto has “dattebayo” and Echizen Ryouma (Prince of Tennis) has “Mada mada da ne”.  If you can’t think of any at this moment, don’t panic.  A good and easy one to start with is plain and simple “yo”.

Nice to meet you all, yo!
I’m so bored yo.
Know any good anime to watch, yo?

Another easy one is “ne”, but it’s not as impressive as “yo“.

Today is a good day, ne?
Ne, listen to me!
Brothers Conflict just makes you go doki-doki, ne?

6.  Create an Otaku Playlist
This goes without saying.  You’re not a real otaku, unless you have your own personalized Otaku Playlist.  Follow the 19:1 ratio for your playlist to start with.  For every 1 non-otaku song, download 19 anime/Japanese theme songs.  Adjust ratio as needed.  For more advanced students, eliminate all non-otaku music.

7.  Name Special Moves
Give your normal, everyday actions special attack names.

Ultra White Teeth Squeeze! –> when putting toothpaste on your toothbrush
Super Heavy-breath Sky Climb! –> while climbing the stairs
Gorilla Jump! –> while hopping over a water puddle or cracks on the streets

Naming your normal, everyday actions makes them special; in turn, making you appreciate every little aspect of your life.

8.  Use -chan & -kun
Call your friends with the -chan and -kun suffixes.

Gloria-chan!
Romeo-kun!

For more advanced students, try using -tan and -cchi.

Billy-tan!
Angie-cchi!

9.  Anime not Cartoons
Correct those ignorant fools who dare call these sacred phenomena anime “cartoons” and manga “comics.”

not cartoon-its freaking anime

10.  Anime & Manga Forever

When you’re sad,
watch anime and read manga.
When you’re angry,
watch anime and read manga.
When you’re happy,
watch anime and read manga.

No matter what you’re feeling,
No matter what you’re doing,
the greatest you can do for yourself
is to watch anime and read manga.
That’s how you achieve enlightenment
the Otaku Way
Osu!


That’s it for today’s lessons of Fujinsei Kempo.  Remember to persist and discipline yourself, and to regularly practice the lessons I taught you today.  If you do, I guarantee that you’re on your way towards achieving enlightenment the Otaku Way.  The road is long and difficult, but never lose heart because I am here to guide you.  This is goodbye for now.  I’ll be back with new teachings soon.

Osu!

~Cross-shishou
Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

*This post was first published on March 4, 2015.


Disclaimer:  Study and follow the teachings of Fujinsei Kempo at your own risk.  Fujinsei and its main author Arria Cross accept no responsibility whatsoever for the content of this post, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided above.  Arria urges you to blame Cross-shishou for any issues you encounter while following Fujinsei Kempo teachings.  But Arria wants you to remember that Cross-shishou is a mere alter ego, someone without tangible form.  So if you want to blame someone, you might as well blame yourself.  You’ve been warned.


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70 thoughts on “10 Little Everyday Things You Can Do To Be More Otaku for Beginners”

  1. Thanks to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, it’s not commonplace to hear “NANI!?!” and “NAN DA?!?” among my college friends, especially in my nerd circles. So much fun finding other people who get those not-so-subtle anime references. 🙂

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    1. I know, right? It’s so awesome when you hear another person referencing an anime and only the two of you know what it’s about while others don’t get it. Sort of like an inside joke. Nani?!!! I love it. Thank you very much for dropping by, Sam. I appreciate it. Take care. Cheers!

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  2. Blessings Cross Shisou. the way of the otaku is serious business. This was hysterical though

    Yo is legitimately my go to greeting. I don’t use Kun or chan but I do use senpai on occasion. That thing with the glasses I was doing that with thse free shades I got. Drey was looking at me like I was crazy. lol

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    1. It is always serious, my friend. Ehehehe~ I’m glad that you find this post funny. . .and serious. So seriously funny? Ehehe. Indeed, “yo” is a legitimate greeting and sounds more natural actually. I don’t normally use it, although I find myself adding “ne”. Blame those variety shows! Ne! Ahaha. No, I don’t think he was looking at you like crazy. I think he just thought you looked so cool doing that with your glasses. 😉
      Anyway, thank you very much for dropping by and commenting. I appreciate it. Cheers!

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  3. Okay that was actually really funny and gave me a good laugh. Number nine was actually a discussion I used to have with people when I was younger. But these days I make less of a distinction between the two. Does that make me less of an otaku hehe?

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  4. You’re a riot, Arria, always stay like this ❤
    I snorted so hard at these, but you’re baaad, giving a guide to be a weeb 😛
    You’re a little box of surprises every week haha x)

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  5. After reading this my inner weeb..err otaku, has truly been reborn. It is time for me to to wear glasses everywhere and tell everyone of this eye-opening finding.

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  6. That was hilarious but now I’m just picturing what the world would be like if we all had to announce every move we were going to make using a special attack name and wow that would be noisy (and fairly unproductive). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know, right? Yes, it’s unproductive but certainly makes life more interesting, don’t you think? And it also uses more brain power because you’ll have to take a few seconds to think of a cool name for that special move. Ehehehe~
      I’m glad that you enjoyed this post of mine. I appreciate it. Take care. Cheers!

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    1. Wow. Maraming salamat. Hilig ko lang talaga ang anime at manga. Halata ba masyado? 😉

      Ako rin. I’m glad na nagkakilala tayo, kahit hindi ka otaku. Pero at least you appreciate anime and even blog about from time to time.

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      1. Syempre naman, bata pa lang ako nakakanood na ako ng anime ehh.. Bukod dun, mahilig din ako sa cartoons, like Tom & Jerry.. Hahahahaha classic!!! Nag-aaral ka na ba ng Nihonggo? nag-email ako sa yo ahh.. (halata bang nirerequire kitang magreply? hahaha joke lang!)

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      2. Oo nga. Karamihan ng mga batang Pilipino ay pamilyar sa anime, which is awesome. Nanunuod din ako ng “Tom & Jerry” dati, pati ng Looney Tunes. “What’s up, Doc?” 😉

        Medyo matagal na akong nag-aaral ng Nihongo. I took it during my early years of university. I’m self-studying now. But even before that, I was already interested in the language.

        Oy, nag-email na ako sa’yo. 😛

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  7. I have a habit of dropping random Japanese words into my life and then explaining to bemused faces what they mean. My last one was ‘Hibike!’, when I was trying to encourage a fellow creative writing student to be more audacious ^~^

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    1. Good for you! That self-confidence is admirable. Not everyone is brave enough to utter random Japanese words into everyday conversations. Thanks for dropping by. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!

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    1. Osu!

      Impressive. Indeed, if you’re already doing these steps comfortably on a regular basis, then you’re already beyond the “beginner level”. Keep up the great work. You’re on your way into achieving enlightenment the Otaku Way. Osu!

      ~Cross-shishou
      Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

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    1. Osu!

      Konnichi wa to you, as well. Well, then. You are pass the “beginner level”. Alas, I’m still focusing on beginner-level teachings here at Fujinsei Kempo, but keep up the great work and you’re on your way into achieving enlightenment the Otaku Way. Osu!

      ~Cross-shishou
      Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

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      1. I do consider myself a par-timer in the Oraku field. I only react when i see injustice and unknowledgeable people talking about anime/manga hihihi

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    1. Osu!
      That’s excellent! You’re way on your way into achieving enlightenment the Otaku Way. Don’t worry about feeling embarrassment or not. The important thing is that you’re true to yourself. Osu!

      ~Cross-shishou
      Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

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    1. Osu!
      That’s fine. The ratio’s the opposite of my teaching, but that’s still a good way to start. Good for you for listening to anime theme songs at work. Let the music energize you.
      Osu!

      ~Cross-shishou
      Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

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  8. Hello, Arria!…I mean…Cross-shishou, Okay right yo?
    I already do steps 4 and 9 ! I feel good being 20% otaku. Now heading towards more….yo
    Till then, Sayōnara ! 再びお会い

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  9. Anime and manga for the world! I will admit, I do have playlist of anime songs on my Zune. It has songs like Sword Art Online and all the songs from the Clannad Movie, I have more but it will be a long post if I mentioned it here. Too Bad I don’t have glasses XD. Anime is the only thing I think about.

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    1. Osu!
      I’m proud of you. That’s the way you do it! Good for you for being proud of anime & manga. Music, especially anime music, is food for your otaku soul.
      Well, like I said in my post, it also works with sunglasses but to a lesser extent. Anyway, happy tidings to your anime/manga endeavours.
      Osu!

      ~Cross-shishou
      Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

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    1. Osu!
      You have my thanks. You don’t have to worry about sounding like Killer Bee because he’s cool. And don’t mind what other people think of you. As long as you’re happy, that’s what’s important. Osu!

      ~Cross-shishou
      Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

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    2. Yes, you would really have to watch ending sentences with “Yo”. One would have to give it the Japanese accent, or otherwise it may sound like Jessie Pinkman.

      It would not be Otaku, but if you START a sentence with “Yo” then you are Stallone : )

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    1. Osu!
      I am glad that you loved my teachings. Of course there is a difference. It’s practically sacrilege! Good for you. You’ll look like a total genius if you continue wearing your glasses like an otaku. Happy tidings to you. Osu!

      ~Cross-shishou
      Founder of Fujinsei Kempo

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