The subculture began in the 1980s as changing social mentalities and the nurturing of otaku traits by Japanese schools combined with the resignation of such individuals to become social outcasts.

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The American magazine Otaku USA popularizes and covers these aspects.

The usage of the word is a source of contention among some fans, owing to its negative connotations and stereotyping of the fandom.

Supposedly, some fans used it past the point in their relationships where others would have moved on to a less formal style.

Because this misuse indicated social awkwardness, Nakamori chose the word itself to label the fans.

According to studies published in 2013, the term has become less negative, and an increasing number of people now self-identify as otaku.

Otaku subculture is a central theme of various anime and manga works, documentaries and academic research.Create your free profile now and start meeting colorful singles with whom you can be yourself. Otaku may be used as a pejorative; its negativity stems from the stereotypical view of otaku and the media's reporting on Tsutomu Miyazaki, "The Otaku Murderer", in 1989.The economic impact of otaku has been estimated to be as high as ¥2 trillion ( billion). This word is often used metaphorically, as an honorific second-person pronoun. For example, in the anime Macross, first aired in 1982, the character Lynn Minmay uses the term this way.The modern slang form, which is distinguished from the older usage by being written only in hiragana (おたく), katakana (オタク or, less frequently, ヲタク) or rarely in rōmaji, first appeared in public discourse in the 1980s, through the work of humorist and essayist Akio Nakamori.Our scientific matching system will comparing your profile with millions of other geeks and get you a date with someone who gets you! Traditional dating sites don't get it, but on Gk2Gk we help you make sense of the dating world, and simplify your love search. Our community of geeks, nerds, and assorted dorks, is weirder than your local comic book hangout.