I mean I understand that the Japanese have brought into existence many great things in the video game and anime realm, but I have met lots of people--admittedly mostly online--who want to do and be everything Japanese. Meeting an anime-freak type person in my school would be near impossible, or people would hide it because you would get called a "fag" or at least "gay".
Once I got to college (and people are from all sorts of places and in general open up more) I noticed more people who fit the same category--that is, excessive Japanese-loving people. These are the people who make claims like "I LOVE THE JAPANESE CULTURE, LANGUAGE, FOOD, PEOPLE...EVERYTHING!! The girls were mainly one's who dyed their hairs red or black and had somewhat emo (though not completely) features about them. The guys are more "normal" but still intense gamers and anime watchers.
While I have no problem with most of these type of people, I just don't get and didn't know until recently that there are these types of people in MASSES. I go to web sites like NarutoFan once in a while only to find that hundreds of other animes exist, and that millions of people love and watch them.
But whatever--let that be, my question is: what's the deal with these people (I'm sure there are a lot on this forum, too). It kind of annoys me when people are absolutely obsessed with the Japanese culture, language and people (I have nothing against the Japanese at all, this is not my question),and want to visit Japan as their life dream. Those people know EXACTLY who they are upon reading my passage =)