I was searching about otaku type and find this article… err, type list. I find these are quite interesting, so I like to share here about that. Thanks to http://www.puteranime.com for this interesting list.
So, what type of otaku are you?
Before that, otaku mean people that obsess to something, people mainly outside of Japan addressed otaku as obsessed to anime, manga, and video games. There are 12 category main types of otaku, which are:
The largest otaku sub-type. These people like to watch and collect Japanese anime.
These are people who read and collect manga (Japanese comic), some of Manga otaku also write/draw their own Manga.
Seiyuu is anime voice actor/actress; this type of otaku can recognize the voice of the seiyuu just by hearing the voice. They also purchase seiyuu song albums and follow seiyuu events.
Person who dresses like character in anime/game. Cosplay begun in the year of 1976 when a participant in comiket dressed as Umi no triton. in 1990s cosplay exploded and became huge things thanks to the anime culture (Evangelion mainly) in Japan. Nowadays, the practice of cosplay in one’s own home and taking photo of you has become prevalent.
People who collect figures or plastic models. There are two types of them, first one is the people who collect expensive figure or resins, and the second one is gachapon/gashapon collector (gachapon is small trading figurines with random content, where in Japan you can buy it from machine).
Also known as meidosuki (which means maid love). These otakus love people who dress and acts as maid. Some people may ask “why do people like maid?” The answer is because the desire of power, “Ah, it’s a maid that will do all whatever I say”
Opposition of anime ota. Idol otas are interested in real human (in japan this is called 3D) instead of animation/drawing (this term is called 2D). These otakus comes idol events, collect idol trading cards and photo books.
Person who likes to play and collect game. In Japan, most of these type of otaku can be seen hanging around in arcade games, and majority of them are good in fighting games.
These are peopling who really into military, weapons, military vehicles, etc. Gundam lovers are considered as gunji otaku.
Eroge means erotic game. These kinds of people like to play erotic game (Hentai game). They also collect ero game characters merchandises.
Railroad/Train otaku. There are two types, noritetsu: people who love travelling by trains, and toritetsu: person who love to take photos of them. Seems like not many of this otaku sub type found outside Japan.
Pasocon means personal computer, these otakus are the personal computer geeks. Usually these otakus have their PC equipped with the latest and most advance computer parts.
Starting here I can indicate some otaku that I have now… the official here is anime otaku and pasocon otaku… also some err-ero desu, wakaka. There is no compulsory otaku might be have to be one of otaku but if you have one in the listed above, you’re have potential to be one of the otaku at that category referred. The word of otaku itself referred to obsessed. But outside of Japan, otaku automatically referred to anime, manga and video games geek, which just some part of them.