Who says parenting means you have to sacrifice all the fun of being an otaku?
As reported by SoraNews24, Tora Con, a dating service for otaku, recently surveyed 1,741 Tora Con users between mid-May and April about what users might do if they were to one day That started a family with children. While many users admit that they may have to make different decisions as a family-oriented otaku, compared to when they don’t have to worry about it, 73% of respondents said that they will continue their otaku hobby even after having children. Only 7% believe they will have to give up their passion.
The survey found that 82% of respondents think they may have to spend less time on their otaku hobby if they have children in the future, with 16% believing that children will not affect their time. for their hobby. A similar percentage of respondents believe they will spend less money on their hobbies. When these prospective otaku parents were asked if they shared their passion with their children and enjoyed otaku hobbies with them, the results proved to be a bit more divisive. 19% said they “want to enjoy my otaku hobby with my future children”, while 18% do not. More than half of the respondents were fine with both options.
Who are these future Otaku parents?
The term “otaku” in Japanese refers to people who have such a strong obsession with something that they rarely even leave their homes. The term has become a derogatory term, with many people choosing to hide their interests for fear of being the target of ridicule, as much of society looks down on those who put a lot of heart and passion into a niche. of popular culture. Several anime have attempted to make otaku culture more active, such as the office drama Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, My Dress-Up Darling, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun and Himouto! Umaru-chan. SoraNews24 also reported in October 2017 that children of otaku parents revealed that they often have a positive experience living in such a uniquely dynamic family.
Some parents choose to immerse their children in a love of anime and manga from an early age. A new parent has revealed that they have named their son “Ichigo D. Yeager Guts Kenpachi Cruz” in reference to the main characters in shounen works like Bleach, Attack on Titan, One Piece, and Berserk.
Now the question is, when will the next manga or anime about an otaku family come out?