welcome to AO Preston, enjoy your time here, advice?? read the rules (trust me from expirence it helps)+read gfx section rules).alot of commotion so do us proud.).
there is alot of on this so i woont dive any future.
taken from :wikipedia.com
In English, otaku (plural as most Japanese words have no plural form) are a variety of geek (or an overly obsessed fanboy / fangirl) focused on anime and manga.
While in Japanese the term otaku has negative connotations, in English the term is more flexible; some fans believe it has positive connotations, some fans believe it has negative connotations. Japanophile is a word sometimes used to describe an otaku. Wapanese is a derogatory term that is sometimes used, while others feel many cultures have their own equivalents.
Currently the term otaku is often used as self-description by anime fans with a minute and detailed knowledge. They use it to rally those who have recently begun to watch anime or read manga, and encourage questions on shows and Japanese culture in general.
and yes to you all i used a codebox for that..:P