The 2005 study defines twelve major fields of otaku interests.
En Europa cuenta con seguidores en Francia y España principalmente, en donde se han realizado convenciones Otakus mundiales.
Famed social critic and anthropologist Eiji Otsuka recalls, The problem is that in Japan, there isn't a proper word to express you in a situation where you want to speak passionately and personally about something to… someone whose name you don't know, and to whom you haven't been introduced formally.
Gunbuster was released officially in English in March 1990.
Out of 137,734 teens surveyed in Japan in 2013, 42.
Not restricted to anime fans, otaku is a general and relatively insulting word used to describe people obsessed with some particular hobby.