Omae o Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore o Riajuu ni Shitekure!:Otaku Lexicon
The Otaku Lexicon
Note that some terms may have multiple meanings or more detailed definitions. For simplicity purposes, this page will give simple definitions that will hold within the context of this story. Most of the terms can be wiki-ed if you want more info. These terms are used primarily by Otakus.
Someone who's obsessively interested in anime, manga and video games to the point of lacking a social life. Wiki 'Otaku' for more information.
A person who leads a fulfilling real life. Can be taken to be the opposite of Otaku.
A person who has a lolita complex, that is, who finds young girls or females with child-like bodies sexually desirable. Of course, among Otakus, this usually applies to only 2D characters. Wiki 'Lolicon' for more information.
'Gal' used in Japanese does not just mean 'girl', but specifically refers to a young girl (and also to a subculture comprised of such girls) who's dressed in a fashionably, glamorous style, which often involve the use of man-made stuff like wigs, fake nails, fake eyelashes, colored contacts, heavy makeup, etc.
The word 'bitch' in Japanese has a narrower meaning than its English counterpart, and refers to a woman who's loose with men.
Essentially a transliteration of the internet slang, スイーツ（笑）. It might be used without the (LOL). Sweet(LOL) essentially refers to a girl who is heavily influenced by mass media, such as magazines, TV, ads, etc. that are targeted towards women. (LOL) is often added, especially on sites like 2ch (a popular bulletin board, note that this is not the same as 2chan which is an image board), to remove ambiguity and add emphasis to the 'sarcastic' nuance in the word.
Vocaloid is originally a singing synthesizer technology from Yamaha. Since the release and popularizing of Hatsune Miku, a singing synthesizer application (with a persona of the same name) that uses Vocaloid technology, personas (which use sampled voices of voice actors and actresses) with anime character designs from such applications have become icons in the Otaku culture, and have spun into various other Otaku merchandise. In this series, Vocaloid songs refer to songs synthesized with Hatsune Miku and other such similar applications. Wiki 'Vocaloid' for more information.
Nico Nico Douga
A video sharing site like Youtube. While not limited to Otaku content, a proportionately large amount of content have Otaku tastes, and much of the video comments are filled with Otaku slangs and jargon often seen in 2ch(2channel) and 2chan (Futaba) boards.
Short for Akihabara, which is a major shopping area for electronic, computer, anime, and Otaku goods.
(ry) or (略), is a way of abbreviating or ommitting things out on the internet. It can be placed anywhere in a word or phrase or sentence as long as the the omitted words are clear to the reader.
An erotic game or visual novel. Wiki 'eroge' for more information.
In the context of the series, it refers to a group of 1 or more people who publish amateur works like manga, artbooks, games, music, novels, etc. 'Doujin' can also be used as an abbreviation for 'Doujin works'.
Gamers & Animate
Gamers is a large retailer of anime, games, manga, and related merchandise, and is under the same parent company as Animate, which is the largest retailer of such merchandise in Japan.
A KY person is someone who can't read the atmosphere. (KY = Kuuki Yomenai).