Otaku USA Magazine
Service Offers Dating Advice for Otaku Looking to Tie the Knot

If you follow general-interest Japan news, you’re probably well aware of the dropping rates of childbirth and marriage affecting the country. Though the problem isn’t limited to – or, as some mainstream outlets would have you believe, because of – otaku, they too are a segment of the population that might want a little help finding that special someone.

Enter Toracon, a new Akihabara-based marriage consulting firm specializing in otaku.

Those looking for otaku love are invited to sign up with the company, who will then help them find a partner by using an “otaku diagnosis test” and provide advice about dating, fashion and even interior design.

It all comes at a price, though: the “date simulation,” “just-prior-to-date advice,” and “home date advice” options all cost ¥10,000 (about $90) while the eight-hour “all-day advice” plan costs ¥30,000 (about $260).

But hey, what’s a few hundred dollars in return for love?

Toracon is also putting together their first matchmaking party, which costs ¥8,000 for men and ¥3,000 for women.

Would you like to see a similar service in the States? I see a new Otaku USA business opportunity in the making…

Source: Yaraon

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.