This post contains some discriminatory contexts. Viewers’ understanding is required.
I think I have explained something like this before, but this time it is really strong. Before I made a post on this, I actually counted how many of my friends are fat, and how many of them are otaku. No, I don’t think otaku has anything to do with this. Fat people are just fat, that’s it. Who said otakus are fat? Nonetheless, people tend to think otakus are mostly either fat or skinny. Especially, this term does indicate such a fat otaku…that is ピザデブ[pizadebu].
ピザ means a pizza, and デブ means a fat. So why do these two things get combined? Yes, because it is said that pizza is commonly a favorite food for fat people. Besides, it has a connotation that such an otaku grabs a pizza in the room and watches Nico Nico…This is just a saying, I know it’s not true. Anyway, this is definitely an insulting word as you may imagine, so this is mostly used on an internet bulltien board to insult the others. Actually, ピザデブ is an abbreviation of ピザでも食ってろデブ[piza demo kuttero debu] or grab a pizza, you fat. It might even mean, “We don’t need your opinion, so just shut up and grab a pizza.” That’s so rude! Having said that, you could see how they shall react for this, もう半分食い終わった[I have already finished an half of a pizza] or 悪いな、これから二枚目だ[Sorry, I’m gonna have another helping] to mean,”So what?”
I know a pizza has a large calorie. One large pizza is more than an average calorie that a normal adult ought to have in a day. What if a coke comes up with it…? When I was in Canada, I used to see a lot of people around me eating a pizza almost everyday. I didn’t eat a pizza that much, but I was really fat at that time because any food was nice there…Also, pizza is really cheap(one dollar or two?) there whereas it’s very expensive in Japan. Most foreigners complain about this.
On an irrelevant note, I found an interesting line in the manga, 昨日何食べた？[What did you eat yesterday?] which follows a gay couple(you can see this comic’s review here). When one of the couple who is a 44(or so)-year-old lawyer wonders why a lot of women have come to him after he turned 40. He doesn’t think he is handsome himself because guys like him were everywhere when he was in his 20’s. Then his boyfriend who is a hairdresser answers that it is because his physique hasn’t changed at all. Most men would start to be fat after 30’s, and even go bald after 40’s. So he dares to say that the thing is, not fat, not bald. In other words, anyone over 40 would nearly look handsome so long as these two things keep working. Makes me laugh, is that so?
But wait, upon hearing this I thought of the people I know over 30. Yes, they are overwhelmingly either fat or thin. And the people who count the latter are all handsome(inculding the man who cosplayed Naoe here. He is 33.), but the others are…Umm, if they are not fat, they would look handsome for sure. Too bad.
I will be 30 soon, so if that’s the case, at least I will try not to be fat. Is there still a hope for a guy like me?
Oh no, I want C.C’s body! What’s the secret behind her good shape?