The latest finding about Japan’s increasingly unmanly men is that some 40% think enjoying in-game love is worthwhile, whilst 20% admit to actually wanting a relationship with characters in a game.
The survey, covering 500 Japanese men in their twenties, covered a variety of questions relating to lifestyle.
When asked “Do you think of yourself as a ‘herbivorous’ man?”, referring to a passive man who will not pursue women, a staggering 63.8% replied “yes.”
Then, when asked “Do you think enjoying a romance with a game character is on?”, 42.2% responded that they did indeed think it was “ari.”
A fifth of the men went so far as to admit that on at least one occasion they had hankered after romance with a game character.