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Japanese Otaku Matchmaking Consultant Expands Services

Japanese Otaku Matchmaking Consultant Expands Services ToraConBack in 2017, we reported about a new service for otaku in Japan looking to tie the knot called ToraCon.

Over the last year, the service has been doing well, apparently, because it’s now adding a range of new ways for potential otaku couples to meet.

One of those events is a wine and sake tasting, where men and women get together at the official ToraCon headquarters to, well, sample wine and sake. The otaku twist: the drinks are anime-themed. The site offers the following hints about the themes of the four beverages on offer:

1. A hit anime film in which a hero from the past is brought back to fight
2. A mystery spy novel that will be turned into a stage play for the second time this June
3. A space opera anime series currently on-air that’s been getting rave reviews
4. A work for which a new anime project, the first in four years, was just announced

Any guesses, folks?

The second event ToraCon is organizing is a lolita-themed tea party in collaboration with dress maker Hiroko Tokumine. The event will feature discussion about the fashion trend.

The final event on offer is a visit to Kanda Myojin Shrine, an otaku favorite that’s located near Akihabara. The event features a prayer session and a meal at the official Myojin cafe.

OUSAers: which of these matchmaking events sounds most appealing to you? And would you attend similar events in the States?

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.