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ナルト「(な)んでだよ?」 ミナト「ナルト!」 ナルト「なんで?なんで?なんで息子の俺に、九尾なんか封印したんだよ!?おかげで俺ってば、すげえ大変で![暁]{あかつき}から狙われて、そいつらと戦って、それで、それで、すげえ寂しくて、我慢して・・・。」 ミナト「すまなかった。ずっと一人にして。大変だったよな。息子のお前につらい思いばかりさせてしまった俺が、父親[面]{づら}して謝るのも、違うかな。」


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The safest neutral phrase is ○○ファン (e.g. アニメファン / 漫画ファン / アニメやゲームのファン / etc), which is widely used both by otaku and non-otaku people. This can be safely used with non-otaku hobbies, too (e.g. サッカーファン, 将棋ファン). This is definitely the first choice, for example when you write a news article introducing (favorably) an otaku event in mass media. Other common ...


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I think 「〜[好]{ず}き」 is a common expression in Japan these days. If someone likes anime very much, s/he is 「アニメ[好]{ず}き」. The usage example is http://news.mynavi.jp/articles/2015/06/21/ibayashi/ If someone likes manga very much, s/he is 「マンガ[好]{ず}き」. The usage example is https://www.booklista.co.jp/feature/harajyuku/ Edit: アニメ[好]{ず}き does not mean ...


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Yes, the preferred term is a person who is involved in "subculture." From my answer to a related question: The current generation of young adult anime/manga fans in Japan are still viewed as oddball by others; they have not reached the level of acceptance by society at large that Western otaku enjoy (for example, the popularity of the TV sitcom The Big ...


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I've pretty much only heard separation of syllables in those contexts when an anime character is being super flirty/seductive. It is most commonly used in this way with わたし and あたし, and sometimes with 大好き and 秘密. It has a pretty specific tone of voice when being used in this manner too. Of course, separation of syllables can also be used to just "spell" ...


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Japanese is not as tonal of a language as English with its rhythmic iambic pentameter (English is said to be "a stress-timed language") or Chinese (Japanese does have some tones, such as kami [paper] vs. kami [god] vs. kami [hair] or hashi [bridge] and hashi [chopsticks]). In English, emphasis is often accomplished by changing the tonal stress of the ...



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