Do you find yourself lost in the colorful worlds of Japanese animation, spending countless hours watching your favorite series, and collecting all sorts of anime merchandise? Well, let’s see how much of an otaku are you. Score yourself from the given points and comment down below. Also, don’t forget to share it with your other friends!
How much of an Otaku are You?
Grade yourself out of 100 from the following points, 5 each.
1. YOU WATCH ANIME: +5
The easiest one, the vast majority of us do this.
2. YOU READ MANGA: +5
Some anime fans can’t be bothered to.
3. YOU READ LIGHTNOVELS: +5
Do you like reading a lot of words or just want to finish them fast?
4. YOU PLAY VISUAL NOVELS/VIDEO GAMES: +5
VNs, RPG, Gacha, and any kind of video game, especially those anime/Japan-related/influenced.
5. DOUJINS OR FANFICTIONS: +5
Read or made a doujin or fanfiction story.
6. PHYSICAL MANGA/ANIME: +5
Own a collection, purchased manga volumes, anime BDs/DVDs, and other related physical media.
7. JAPANESE LANGUAGE: +5
Tried learning or still do. Learned a lot from anime and understood several words.
8. FANARTS: +5
Drew your own fanart/original character at some point.
9. JAPANESE FOOD PRODUCT: +5
Have you ever eaten Japanese food or made one yourself?
10. J-POP OR ANIME RELATED MUSIC: +5
Vivid listener of Japanese or Anime Music, OPs, EDs, and theme songs.
11. COSPLAY: +5
Every cosplay a character, purchased or self-made cosplay costumes.
12. MERCHS AND OTHER PRODUCTS: +5
Plushies, figures, hoodies, headbands, posters, and other merch or physical products.
13. EMOTIONAL WATCHER/READER: +5
Got very emotional or even cried while watching anime, manga/LN, or playing a visual novel.
14. OTAKU SOCIAL PRESENCE: +5
You run a page/account/website mostly devoted to anime and manga.
15. ATTENDED ANIME EXPO/CONVENTION: +5
If you’ve ever visited any kind of physical otaku gathering event.
16. ANIME RELATED CAREER: +5
Currently working in or pursuing a career or side hustle related to or inspired by animanga.
17. UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST: +5
You follow anime or manga every week as they release and don’t wait till they pile up.
18. ANIMANGA CRUSH: +5
Do you have a favorite waifu/husbando?
19. ANIMANGA TATTOO/ENGRAVINGS: +5
Do you have an anime/manga-inspired tattoo or engraving?
20. BEEN TO JAPAN: +5
Crucial of all, ever visited Japan?
BONUS POINTS! (10 IN TOTAL)
Because we bet you didn’t score 100 points. Or did you?
1. BINGE WATCHER/READER: +1
At least 12 episodes or 50 chapters straight/
2. CHARACTER IMITATION: +1
Do or tried an anime character’s gesture, habit, trademark move, or catchphrase (incorporating the personality into yours)
3. ANIME SUB ONLY: +1
You strictly watch Anime subs, no dubs.
4. ANIME/J-POP MUSIC LYRICS: +2
Memorize some lyrics of songs even though you don’t speak Japanese.
5. NAMING REFERENCE: +3
Named your child, pet, etc after something animanga related.
6. ANIME THEME, WALLPAPER, PROFILE PIC: +2
On your mobile, PC, account, room, or even an anime ringtone and stuff like that.
How much of an Otaku are You? What’s your score? Comment down below. Also, make sure to share this with your other otaku friends!
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