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You ever notice otaku have a noticeable fascination with pocketknives?


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No, but I do notice alot of crossover with guns,miliota, and airsoft sort of stuff.


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there's plenty of military otaku


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How else are they supposed to defend themselves from spontaneous norm attacks?


from what I've seen their more interested in pornography


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I can't say I've noticed this. It's money they could spend on BDs and figures


how dare they


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Beyond the barriers of convention, the realm of possibilities is endless.


severe desire to feel threatening to others yet too pussy to own a real weapon



I'm not at home so I can't post them, but I confirm:
I have a Victorinox Huntsman(black), a butterfly knife(for fun) and a USMC Kabar replica.
It's not uncommon for otaku to be into /k/ stuff.


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But what's the percentage crossover between military otaku and regular otaku?


I remember years ago when I saw /k/ stuff with anime skins on them. I wonder how common that is these days


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I don't know what the percentage is, but it is considerable, just go to any /k/ and you'see one or more anime threads.
Also many anime and manga have strong /k/ undertones, Ghost in the Shell, Gunslinger Girl, Girls und Panzer, Black Lagoon, etc.
I can relate, guns are cool and their mechanical aspect attracts a special kind of autism.
This phenomenon is so real that the opposite is also true, take for example the videogame Escape from Tarkov, nothing about it is otaku in any way and yet it attracts a lot of "otakus"(ahem like me) and even has plenty of anime artwork, the armed forces of most western nations are also full of weebs.
IMO there are similarities between operator autism and otaku autism, but I can't fully explain why and how, I just observed that there are.


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Hm, maybe people should clarify what they mean by 'otaku' since people have their own definitions sadly.
If you go by my definition which is the traditional Japanese definition, then I think it's pretty rare. Weapons aren't really readily available to stockpile over there from what I understand, and with 'otaku' having such a strongly negative connotation since that 'otaku killer' thing (or now with KyoAni) I'm not sure hoarding knives is a good idea.
Military-minded otaku certainly exist, of course, but I feel like "military otaku" is something more akin to "weapon nerd" over there than an implication of mixed interests. Yeah, there's stuff like boatsluts but I think that's something else entirely. Futaba's military board is all pictures of military hardware and politicians and not cute girl reaction images.

Now, if you go by today's Western mainstream internet version of "otaku", then sure, it's as common as mold on bread because anyone and everyone is an otaku, even your cat. It's kind of funny to me that people use 'otaku' because 'geek' has no meaning behind it due to extreme overuse, but as a result 'otaku' quickly become meaningless because of extreme overuse unless you're in certain circles that give it esteem.


Would you include people that build military model kits, like ww2 planes or ships, under military otaku? That kinda stuff is absolutely all over Japan, every yodobashi or bic has half to a full floor of it. I think you would have to be pretty obsessed to start building ww2 tank models specifically.


Yeah, that certainly seems like military nerd stuff


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I don't know about Pocket knives, I have a modern German army one but I don't really care about it much.

Men in general like guns and military things and most Otaku are men, certainly most that we see online on image boards. It's natural that there would be a crossover. Though conversely, Otaku culture can be quiet varied and much of it leans towards cute girls doing cute things and I can see how people that really loved that cute and peaceful life might be opposed to military topics.
I like cute things and such but I am also quite interested in military topics.

But also, anime is quite popular in the west now so there is a huge bleed over from that into everything else, I don't know if I would call them Otaku, maybe they are maybe they are not it would be on a person by person basis but there are a lot of people with very anime oriented names playing pretty much every game including games like Squad which is a Milsim type game.

Something else I will just mention that I was reminded of while looking for an image to add to this post. Most of the military anime artists or at least a higher proportion that normal are not Japanese, of course there are Japanese milirary anime artists and they are quite good but it seems that in this space it is more dominated by foreigners than the average is.


>Men in general like guns and military things
That's a pretty broad generalization IMO.


True, a lot don't but I still think in general more do than don't.


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Must ... abstain from ... writing a Freudian analysis!!


I just don't think it's to the point where it's worth noting.


It's just an evolutionary pattern, men are naturally attracted towards the hunter/warrior/soldier role.
>inb4 it's cultural


Who are you quoting?


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>Who are you quoting?
My inner voice.


I get that, but >>94331. Men definitely tend more towards that sort of thing than women, but it's not to the point where you can just casually talk about guns with some rando out on the street.


No, they are not.

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