Top 5 Dateable Otaku [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • In the west, the term otaku is usually assumed to mean die-hard fans of manga and anime, but here in Japan the term can refer to any kind of passion, and there are many different types!
  • Although it’s often assumed that all otaku are shut-ins who couldn’t get a date even if they tried, it’s too early to give up hope! From February 26 to 29, My Navi Woman surveyed 444 people between the ages of 22 and 39 to find out which types of otaku they thought would be fun to date.
  • So which type won? And where do we anime otaku stand? Let’s get to the results and find out!

Top 5 Dateable Otaku

5. Science Otaku

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“I think it would be fun if they explained the logic behind things we take for granted!”

“I used to want to be a scientist, so I think we’d get on”

4. Music Otaku

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“I love going to karaoke so I think it would be fun!”

“I’m into music myself and want to learn about lots of things!”

3. Movie Otaku

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“I like films, and it seems like they’d introduce me to ones I’ve never seen before”

“I think they would choose movies for me based on my likes and dislikes”

2. Anime & Manga Otaku



“I want to see cosplay up close!”

“I kind of like anime and manga, so I feel like I could learn a lot from them!”

1. Cooking Otaku



“Out of all the choices, this is the hobby you could enjoy together the most”

“I’d be able to eat loads of good food!!”

Source: Excite News

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We’re number two! Not bad not bad… I can see why people would want to date someone who’s crazy about cooking, though!

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I would date pretty much any of these types! Maybe not science otaku, though… I don’t want to study when I’m trying to relax!