Otaku

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Otaku (Japanese: おたく, house) is a negative Japanese term for obsessive fans. It started to be used internationally when anime and manga became more popular. However, in English and other languages it is used to refer to fans of manga, anime and other Japanese media, without the negative connotations it has in Japanese.[1]

  1. Wikipedia on the international usage