10 Encouraging Anime For Otaku To Make Then Feel Better
What is an Otaku anime?
‘Otaku anime’ refers to a category of anime that specifically targets or caters to the interest and preferences of otaku, a term used to describe avid fans of anime and manga in Japan.
Otaku anime often includes themes, characters and storyline that resonates with the otaku community.
In Japan, otaku are considered social outcasts for their obsessive interest in anime and manga. Otaku are descriminated and made fun-off on a daily basis.
Featuring from the ‘Otaku Culture’ mini saga, 10 anime series for otaku to watch to boost their confidence
1. Watkoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, a heatwarming and relatable anime that celebrates the challenges and Joy of romance within the otaku community
Love is hard for otaku anime centres around Narumi, an office working woman desparetly trying to find a romantic partner while hiding her fujoshi lifestyle and Hirotaka, a handsome and capable company man who is a game otaku.
The series offers a refreshing potrayals of otaku anime characters navigating the complexities of relationships and carrers while embracing their passion.
It breaks away from the typical high school setting, providing a relatable narrative for mature audiences who share a love for anime, gaming and manga.
2. Saekono: The one where the Main character is the Most Popular guy in his high school despite being an Otaku
Saekono: How to raise a boring girlfriend highlights the struggles of Tomoya Aki, a game otaku who attempts to produce the ultimate dating sim game.
To do so, he organizes a team of talented female classmates namely, Eriri Spencer Sawamura who is known for her online lewd illustration, Utah Kasumigaoka a gloomy script writer and Megumi Kato the boring heroine for his game.
Saekano delves into the intricate world of game development, showcasing the dedication, compromises and setbacks involved in bringing a creative vision to life.
3. Oreimo: The one where Kirino is Avid Girl Otaku and a fan of Adult-rated games involving Brother-sister dynamics
‘Oreimo’ follows the complex relationship between Kyousuke and his younger sister Kirino, who harbours a secret passion for anime and video games.
Kirino is a track and field athlete, straight-a-student, smart, pretty and even a model for popular magazines. Behind this overarching and perfect persona lies an otaku girl.
Kirino prefers to keep her identity of an otaku girl a secret from everyone cause people are quick to judge girl who are into anime and manga.
As they bond over their shared otaku interests, the series explores themes of sibling dynamics and societal acceptance.
4. My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999: The one with a Age-gap Romance between a high school boy and a college girl
Akane Kinoshita, a female college student attends an offline event to get back at his ex-boyfriend who broke up with her for another woman he met playing an online game.
Akito Yamada is an extreme introvert with a hard to read aura and a gaming legend who shares the same guild as her.
My love story with Yamada-kun at Lv999 is one of the best rom-com anime of spring 2023.
5. The Dangers In My Heart: The one where Ichikawa thinks his best days are way behind him
Kyoutarou Ichikawa is a mere shell of his former glorious self.
Ichikawa is an otaku who loves to read manga and psychological novels.
Which leads him to believe his a tortured lead in some psychological thriller.
Despite being a shy and bitter social outcast, he still manages to make Anna Yamada, the class idol fall for him.
Ichikawa and Yamada are the cutest anime couple of this spring.
6. Bottom-Tier Characters Tomozaki
Fumiya Tomozaki is the self proclaimed bottom-tier character in the game of life.
Despite being Japan’s best player in an online game called ‘Tackfam’, he finds himself at the very bottom of the societal ladder.
The only thing Fumiya excels at other than playing games is complaining about the unfair rules of life, holding them responsible for living an unsuccessful high school life.
However, things take a turn for the better when he has a fateful encounter with another top-tier Tackfam player Aoi Hanami, who happens to be one of his classmate.
Hinami excels in every other area of her life as well unlike Fumiya, by being popular, smart and social. Thus living a top-tier life in both 2d and 3d worlds.
Hinami challenges Fumiya to try his hands on the fame of life to turn this bottom-tier character into a top-tier character in the 3d world as well.
7. Gamers! The one where a Group of Gamers navigate through both virtual and real-life challenges
Gamers! is delightful series that takes you on a roller-coaster ride filled with laughter, friendship and competitive spirit of gaming.
With its lovable characters, witty humor and relatable themes, the show provides a refreshing take on the world of competitive gaming.
Whether you are a seasoned gamer or simply looking for an entertaining and light-hearted anime, Gamers! is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
8. My Dress Up Darling: The one where Kitigawa is a Girl Otaku with a passion for Cosplay
Marin Kitigawa is the female protagonist from the anime ‘My Dress Up Darling’, who’s a die-hard otaku and isn’t ashamed by it.
Kitigawa doesn’t try to hide the fact that she loves to watch anime from her friends and that her passion is to bring her favorite anime characters to life by cosplaying them.
She doesn’t stand anyone disrespecting her or her otaku hobbies either.
Kitigawa teaches us to embrace our true selves instead of hiding it out of embarrassment.
9. 3D Kanojo: Real Girl, the one where a 2d otaku guy lands a Flashy 3d Girlfriend
Hikari Tsutsui is an otaku who lives a satisfied life with his 2d girls.
However, Hikari finds love where he least expects it, a Flashy, bold, popular, outgoing and beautiful girl named Iruha Igarashi who represents everything he hated about 3d girls.
Iroha chooses Hikari as her boyfriend over all the popular guys who ask her out.
Otaku-1, Mr Popular-0
10. Koi to Uso: The one where an Average joe lands himself a threesome with his long-time Crush and Assigned Wife
‘Love and Lies’ anime is set in a dystopian society where the government assigns marriage partners to individuals through a system called ‘The Red Threads of Science’.
The main protagonist, Yukari Nejima an average teenager in every possible way confesses to his long-time crush, Misaki who reciprocates his feelings and they share a moment of passion he couldn’t dare to dream off.
Later on Nejima finds himself in a web of love and lies with his more than just a crush, Misaki and his cute assigned wife, Ririna Sanada.
It’s important to note that while otaku anime may primarily target otaku viewers, it doesn’t mean non-otaku viewers cannot enjoy these shows.
Next on the ‘Otaku Culture’ mini saga:
12 Must-Watch Anime Series To Call Yourself An Otaku.
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