In the world of anime – manga, we can find a lot of interesting languages coming from otaku. Besides the terms that come from the anime, there are many words or terms that are created by the community or popularized in a certain product and then become on the Internet. One of the terms most known to fans is waifu – one of their favorite girls in anime.
So what does waifu mean after all?
Accordingly, waifu is a term to describe the girl that viewers have special feelings for in the 2D world. Waifu is originally a variant of the word “wife” in English, but due to the Japanese pronunciation, it should be converted to wáiu. This term started to appear from the anime Azumanga Daioh, when the teacher character Kimura answered students about the image of his wife.
After that, the term “waifu” became popular in the anime – manga community in the second half of the 2000s, when members of major forums in the community continuously created humorous images or sentences. related to this term.
In addition to waifu, we also have other variations such as the male version – husbando, inspired by husband (husband) or bossu – inspired by boss (boss). Although they come from different ways, their common meaning is the same.
Why is Waifu culture so popular?
Nowadays, 2D girls in anime – manga are becoming more and more popular. At the same time, they are also beautiful, impressive and have a much more diverse personality than previous anime – manga products. This contributes to making the community of anime and manga fans more diverse.
This, whether unintentionally or intentionally, has hit the psyche of the crowd, especially for men. Guys all love a beautiful, perfect, psychologically correct girl, whether that girl is real or virtual. Keeping that girl alone with them made many people feel more comfortable and addicted to waifu than ever before.
The beauties coming out of comic books not only bring entertainment, but also passion and desire that those beautiful 2D girls are their wives – waifu. The more expressions the girls have, the more diverse personalities they become, the more they become loved and make people feel more in love with waifu.
How famous is Waifu culture in Vietnam and the world?
Starting to appear in the years 2006 – 2007, now the phrase Waifu has become more popular than ever. Not only popular in Eastern countries such as Vietnam, China or Korea, waifu culture is also widely known in the West. However, this phrase does not always carry its true meaning and is sometimes used as a joke by netizens to tease lovers of 2D culture.
Basically, each person has a different assessment of Waifu, whether watching anime – manga or not. Therefore, it is normal for Waifu to become more popular, popular and teased. No one can deny the popularity of this term, and it will continue to be widely used in the future, especially in the otaku community.