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A weaboo (often shortened to weeb) is a Japanophile-like person that is mostly obsessed with manga and anime, sometimes superiorizing it over other cultures.[1] The terms have been thought to be from the webcomic The Perry Bible Fellowship. The shortened term has also seen increased usage on the Internet in recent years. The terms, while originally derogatory, have also been reclaimed by those to whom they originally referred, seeing increased usage by fans of Japanese media to refer to themselves in an ironic or self-deprecating fashion.

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  1. "Who Are 'Weeaboos' and What Does 'Weeb' Mean?". www.vice.com. Retrieved 2021-07-28.