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Otaku ( おたく/オタク ) is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom. Its contemporary usage originated with Akio Nakamori 's 1983 essay in Manga Burikko .   Otaku may be used as a pejorative; its negativity stems from the stereotypical view of otaku and the media's reporting on Tsutomu Miyazaki , "The Otaku Murderer", in 1989. According to studies published in 2013, the term has become less negative, and an increasing number of people now self-identify as otaku. 
Another claim for the origin of the term comes from the works of science fiction author Motoko Arai , who used the word in her novels as a second-person pronoun and the readers adopted the term for themselves. However, a different claim points to a 1981 Variety magazine essay.  [Note 1] 
The animations of this time not only defined by the traditional animations for children but also include a huge amount of animations targeting on adolescents in middle school and high school. For example, the broadcasting of animations like Space Battleship Yamato , Galaxy Express 999 , Lupin the Third , Gundam on TV channels and theaters bring animations into public view and their popularities promoted the development of the industry of anime. During this time period, people who are interesting in anime are called anime fan without any bias or favor.