what is an otaku?
Otaku is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games.

congratulations you have completed you first step towards being an otaku by being on the computer

now your journey will begin i will most likely provide links and since im a moocher all the sites provided will most likely be free
yeah thats right im poor :(

Step 1: Step 1

Give a general description of the Step step one toward becoming a true otaku

is to have your name written in japanese

heres the link http://japanesetranslator.co.uk/your-name-in-japanese/

input your name and choose your style save your image print it out

make a stencil and spraypaint it to your backpack
if you dont know how click here https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-stencil/

now lets continue

Step 2: Step 3 Watch Anime

yes watch anime perhaps the easyest thing here
heres a list of my favorite anime enjoy
hellsing very bloody dubbed after that you may have to settle for subs
 fooly cooly very random and funny series complete dubbed
others also available on youtube
fave anime/manga

to love ru
karin(chibi vampire)
elfen lied(tragic)
hell girl
witch blade
speed grapher
bokusatu tenshi dokuro chan
koharu biyori
shigo fumi
galaxy angel
moon phase
the melancholy of haruhi suzumya now with season two on youtube
rozen maiden
serial experiments lain (pretty godam trippy!)
neon genesis evangelion
lucky star(watch konata closely she is a true otaku)
mermaid forest
oh my goddess
rosario vampire and capu2

and many more so find one you might like and watch most of them dont go over 30 episodes so enjoy
also if your not sure look it up on wikipedia usually it tells you what its about
but !BEWARE OF SPOILERS! they always ruin it for you BEWARE
please sopport the authors the the animes by buying thier anime if you like it
i have found websites to watch your favorite anime for free

Step 3: Step 3

read manga!
you may be able to read manga at any of these locations for free

and heres a short list of manga around some not for kids
my lovely ghost kana
to love ru
karin(chibi vampire)
yuria 100 shiki (perverted)
my balls (lol funny name perverted)
elfen lied(tragic)
lillium kiss
gacha gacha secret(lmao)
hell girl
bokusatu tenshi dokuro chan
galaxy angel
mysterious girlfriend x
moon phase
the melancholy of haruhi suzumya

please note that almost all animes are mangas too i recommend viewing and reading both of them as they can have similarities and great differences
on to the next step

Step 4: Step 4

now most of you out there have already done this
play video games!
all games count especially japanese imported games not available in the us based on animes and mangas almost all animes have at least a game or are based off pc games 
on to the next step

Step 5: Step 5

memorize these rules of anime!
file provided this clarifies alot of things while watching anime 
on to step 6

Step 6: Step 6

step 6 most of you already have done this too
its play an online mmo game

heres a free online mmo game create an account download the software login create character play!
http://pwi.perfectworld.com/download when you download make sure you have somthing to do because it might take a while

play with all your buddies  
on to step 7

Step 7: Step 7

well now most of you have now watched an anime or manga and hasent it crossed your mind what if this actually happened instead of this well this goes to step 7

write fanfiction of your favorite anime of manga
write it then publish to other anime lovers and fellow otaku

at http://fanfiction.net create an account for free and enjoy reading other works by ppl just like you and publish your own some people actually take it seriously enough to make stories with more than 40 chapters 

Step 8: Step 8

now you probably watched anime already and also read manga but maybe youve come across raw anime without any subtitles and cant understand them
well step 8 gots you covered
learn some japanese
now if you have an ipod you can download japanese learning podcast but for those of you who dont
click here http://www.freejapaneselessons.com/
now for step 9

Step 9: Step 9

now we are almost done but this step requires some talent
its drawing fan art!
yes its kinda hard so if you do you can publish them on a site like deviantart or somthing and if your good you might actually make some cash 

Step 10: Final Step

now you are done now you can be the best otaku ever
but not without your otaku certificate file provided just write name date and sign frame it hang it on the wall and stare at it 0.0
congatulations official otaku

Step 11: More Stuff an Otaku Does

make a death note
make chii headphones
collect anime merchandise
download unlicensed anime fansubs off torrent sites(download licensed anime at your own risk)
listen to jpop
go to cosplay conventions 

that is all
have fun 
I became an Otaku without the list.......IM AN OTAKU BY BLOOD! Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Mabelline. I'm so an Otaku XD Meanwhile enjoy a slew of Anime picture I have collected but I got MORE
<p>=_= wtf I don't remember this</p><p><strong>Wtf</strong></p><p>Who is this, maybe me, I'll try logging in only 1 comment was made with the account</p><p>Jesus I was such a weeaboo, no one, I mean no one should believe I was a Otaku, Jesus Christ <strong>x_x</strong> I've been eye raped by my own self</p><p>Heklp it's cringe worthy. I'd watch Boku no Pico over my own weeaboo self ever again and that's bad</p><p><em>2015 was not my year</em></p>
<p>I couldn't have cropped the photos omg </p><p>&gt;_&gt; no one speak of this ever again</p>
<p>yay i made it through otaku school</p>
<p>o my gosh. bleach. I love that show! ;^)</p>
<p>*plans more things on his hobby agenda, distracted by otaku subjects*</p>
<p>I am a otaku! I love anime!</p>
<p>I watched more than 30 episodes of a few shows I don't think I failed just went over the limit or something</p>
<p>I recommened Boku no Pico</p>
<p>Umm...Alright then </p>
<p>You can find that anime at www.anime888.com =P</p>
True Otaku myself on the other hand how do you click on the infernal memes that I want to read so badly! <br>
<p>im realy a otaku now thanks</p>
<p>Who made this list? lol</p>
<p>I am a true Otaku now!!</p>
<p>owww. now i know that i`m not human after all. I`m an OTAKU! :D</p>
<p>you can watch anime here <br>www.Kissanime.com</p>
I have been true OTAKU!!!!!
<p>I am a true otaku i'm not so surprised </p>
Think you should that you have to constantly nag your parents to send you to a school in japan as an exchange student too... or am I the only one that does that ._.
Lol I've done like 99% of this some of it I can't do because I'm broke T.T
I've done pretty much all those!
Well, with the case of Season 5 of Hetalia....I just BEG for subs.. XD I usually get them the day after the original came out because soo many people love it
XD To truly be an otaku, you should already know these laws.
hmmm...well i play My Candy Love and the Iridiumbased.
and as a good anime character you must be able to read all this in less than half minute
uh....does having a computer with 4 tb anime otaku enough?<br>
r we over yet?
What happened to law 33?
where is it?
You didn't include 'Death Note' , 'Code Geass' and 'Full Metal Alchemist'. :|
If you're having trouble drawing, may I direct you to my Instructable at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Animenize-a-photo/">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Animenize-a-photo/</a>
If I may, add Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Steamboy to your list!
how bout maplestory xD MS ftw~
it doesn't have naruto
hahahaha, real otaku (yes thats the plural of it) know that Naruto isnt an anime series, just like Canada isnt part of the 3rd dimention.
Oh gee, thanks. So what am I? 2-D? 4-D?
actually, Canada is in an alternate 3rd dimension that was formed from the whole worlds imagination.
Huh....sooo..I don't really exist? o_O
Canada, is in fact, the figment of the imagination a magical beetle living in Canada....<br>Freaky o_O<br>
wait.. but if its living in canada how can it be... WTF!- *brain a splodes*
yeah...but he is so relaxed that he doesn't even care that he lives inside his own mind o_O
this whole conversation reminds me of chaos head.........yay for delusions!!!
technically, no. but dont worry, atleast your country exits to the UN =)
Then I'm not really real.....hmm...oh well, I've been told worse. *Goes on with life*
lol atleast theres a bright side.

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