WTF Wednesday 01/14/09: 2ch Founder Still Hates Otaku

Topic started by gia on Jan. 14, 2009. Last post by Lunarmoth 5 years, 7 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Hiroyuki Nishimura
Hiroyuki Nishimura
2channel (or 2ch, not to be confused with 2chan or 4chan) is Japan's most popular message board site. People gather to talk about all sorts of goings-on, from politics to entertainment to world news...but the site is a special home for Japan's otaku, where anime trends can be born or stopped short and news is so often broken.


But that doesn't mean the founder of the site, Hiroyuki Nishimura, likes anime geeks. No, as a matter of fact, it's long been known that he dislikes them. So much, in fact, that he leaves comments about how “gross” otaku are on Nico Nico Douga and refuses to allow anime threads on a new board called “New Housoku,” in spite of constant requests.


Otaku, of course, ran to 2ch to complain. It's a vicious cycle, really...

Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
My girlfriend is on there alot more then i am here so yeah she was pissed when we talked on msn yesterday ^^
Post by Lunarmoth (193 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Well, we all can't like all things. There are all types of people, and all type of nerd.
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