otakukin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From otaku +‎ -kin, modelled on otherkin.

Noun[edit]

otakukin (plural otakukin)

  1. (Internet) A person who claims or believes that their soul is a reincarnation or parallel incarnation of a fictional character (especially, from anime, manga, or video games)
    • 2006, "Cypher", “Considering Snuhwolf”, alt.horror.werewolves, Usenet:
      The definition of entertainingly nutty would be otakukin.
    • 2007, "Juan Valdez", “Ping Juan Valdez”, alt.recovery.aa, Usenet:
      I pointed out that you telling me that Otakukin are insane made as much sense as belief in God. Both are things taken on faith, you see?

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