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A Cosplay participant strikes a pose during an event in Singapore. Otaku is a loanword from the Japanese language. In English, it is usually used to refer to an obsessive fan of anime/manga and/or Japanese culture generally, and to a lesser extent, Japanese video games, Otaku loosely translates to nerd. Japan as a country spawned a nation of people obsessed with the virtual, or make-belief life with different outlets for expression, from Cosplay, to reading manga and playing video games in 24hrs internet cafes.

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Joel Boh
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A Cosplay participant strikes a pose during an event in Singapore. Otaku is a loanword from the Japanese language. In English, it is usually used to refer to an obsessive fan of anime/manga and/or Japanese culture generally, and to a lesser extent, Japanese video games, Otaku loosely translates to nerd. Japan as a country spawned a nation of people obsessed with the virtual, or make-belief life with different outlets for expression, from Cosplay, to reading manga and playing video games in 24hrs internet cafes.