Otaku Matchmaking Service “OtakuMa” Launches


In the latest attempt to milk the otaku market, Japanese company C.S.T. Entertainment has created a site for matchmaking services, catering specifically to Otaku.

“OtakuMa” or “Otaku Match” is of course not used for dating like typical matchmaking sites, but rather for hardcore otaku to find friends (or rather, other otaku) with similar interests to themselves.

Launching on the 27th of April, the OtakuMa service will let a user sign up and then specify their interest according to the typical otaku genres, including manga, anime, novels/books, cosplay, games, idols/character voices, live-action special-effects (tokusatsu) shows, military, toys, vehicles, computers, and martial arts.

Users can also specifically describe their interest in fine detail, for example if he is a military otaku that likes the S-32/37 Sukhoi with the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 cannon.

The system will then try to match these preferences with other users and compile a list of potential friends (in this case the list might be rather sparsely populated) for the person to get to know, or discuss the merits of using an automatic cannon instead of a gatling gun with.

To help otaku who do not want the terror of an offline meeting, the system offers full online interaction instead.

The service will be provided free of charge, and C.S.T. Entertainment has already confirmed that it will add more features in the near future.

The site can be visited here.

Via AnimeAnime.

It seems with this not only is the danger of having to meet any 3D females safely mitigated, but the bother of locating collaborators in the flesh is also reduced… Now otaku have even less incentive to interact with non-otaku, possibly a boon to both otaku and non-otaku.

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    Comment by Shimu
    12:27 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds neat, better than eharmony or match.com. cause of better relevant interests.

    If I weren't in a relationship, I'd love to use that to find someone that loves Shana and Taiga as much as me~ But then again maybe not more than me, cause we'd have duplicates of related items D:<

    Comment by Doven Wolf AMX
    11:56 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Riot Gear
    13:59 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but the majority of otakus likes 2D not 3D.

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    Comment by Sakiel
    13:40 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We need a link to discussion of Su-37. As a Sukhoi aficionado I feel I can contribute and maybe even learn a little bit. Make some friends too =).

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So this will look like social networking exclusive for otakus? Interesting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh sh-, but what will happen to NEETs now ?

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    Comment by maru
    07:00 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not like I can find 3D Konata~ :3

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    Comment by Exia
    07:04 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone plz invent a real yuria type 100 please.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    08:22 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or a Chobits Series persocom.... please!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So this seems like a social networking exclusive only for otakus, interesting.

    Comment by sleepy
    17:11 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh wow.. maybe i could find my clone there x_x

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:34 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i read somewhere a while back in 2050 we can have sex robots... just means you'll have to wait a while.

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    Comment by Neko
    13:06 01/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw this thing where you can stick your (insert male genital slang) into a vaccum that looks like a (insert female genital slang).

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh i'll sick with meeting my cute otaku women at anime cons ^^ so many cute ones. Lol got one right now so it's all good. Funny how alot just want some attention and if you give it to the right one you'll do fine lol. Reason why you have couples where your all like WTF?!? why is she with him I'm so much better looking. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:23 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if they don't fight over there like "hey, konata's my wife! back off!" but well I guess the site wouldn't care as long as they get visitors?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is gonna be a "trap meets trap" social club, am i rite?

    Comment by shalala
    22:21 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe. if so sweet.

    Comment by SaruDa
    05:55 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now is it just me, or is that a really sad attempt at a cute iconic anime figure?

    Comment by Shimu
    12:33 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It isn't just you. I agree.

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    Comment by giedrius
    04:11 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is this site gona be in english?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Do the math.

    Comment by Firo
    04:01 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    SankakuComplex is somewhat like this, lol :3

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    Comment by Drakanor
    04:21 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the difference is most people that come here are in it for the loli, porn galleries, and weird news. Now if we had a gallery for tokusatsu or military machines...

    i can't bear the thought of it. x:

    Comment by Truth
    04:30 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would assume that all the woman on this dating site are actually men...

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    Comment by maxchain
    03:53 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man, it's gonna be a total sausagefest.

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    Comment by scwizard
    04:00 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's the idea. If you want to meet girls go outside.

    Comment by Warp
    04:33 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not about "meet girls" I think. Most probably it'll be used to find so called "soul partner".

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it could help those poor ronery otaku.. Guess you can't find buddies in school anymore in japan?
    I thought japan had quite a bit of people who would qualify as "otaku". Or could this be for the more extreme kind of otaku.
    Anyways, seems like a good idea. Hope it helps people find friends.

    Comment by BuggyBY
    04:46 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    School? What is this "school" you speak of? I'll bet you a million yen that a significant percentage of the site's userbase hasn't seen a school building from the inside in years.

    Comment by Diorhommee
    03:08 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otaku bonding...

    Comment by Fonzer
    04:40 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otherwise called people with a very active interest.
    And otakus goes for all things.

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    Comment by Kip
    03:07 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...'Otaku Match' is of course not used for dating like typical matchmaking sites..."

    What? Because we have no chance?

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    04:16 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well you might get it a bit wrong. "Otaku" used in that article means "Hardcore fan" rather than "Anime/Manga loving and also a Hikkikomori" term that is famouse outside of Japan.

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    Comment by b0122
    04:26 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if its not anime then it would robots, trains, or guns. i dont think there an otaku that is a hardcore fan of 3D women.

    Comment by minakichan
    07:56 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Umm... idol otaku?

    Comment by Waterfall Towers
    19:50 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otakuism doesn't factor into this. That is every straight male.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 24/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol wtf.....you got problems if you see it that way

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    Comment by Omochikaeri
    22:26 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I view cosplaying as a way of laying a 2D fantasy on top of a 3D person. They become the character, and thus in turn, they become 2D.

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    Comment by Vegio
    06:28 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you, sir, are not one of us.

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    05:45 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cosplay. Unless s/he's into gay cosplaying I classify that as into 3D women. And besides, I myself even tho liked anime and manga, and guns, and tanks, also likes real women. Don't classify everyone like you

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, most otaku women (fujoshi) are either fat yaoi-obsessed ugly women or interested in normal guys, so otakus pretty much wouldn't give a shit about them.

    Comment by Wiener
    13:27 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not all otaku women are ugly O.o.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He said "either"

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    Comment by CraniumC0re
    16:37 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you where in the know do what i do be normal (As much as possible) and then reel them into our realm works like a charm

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 09/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I see the opposite happening, most otaku guys are not interested in otaku (otome, fujoshi, whatever) girls. So they get married to "regular" women and keep complaining their wives hate their games and hobbies.

    Well, the fujoshi term is used for yaoi fans and not all general otaku girls. Most guys don't understand that a girl might have fantasies and they don't necessarily translate to real life so most yaoi fans won't try to use a strap-on on you. =p

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    Comment by BeeWhyOhBee
    03:13 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    pretty much yeah.

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    Comment by Sevodax
    06:36 02/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think so too!Well you guys at least... >.>

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    Comment by b0122
    03:52 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude, why would we need dating service when all we need is in the realm of 2D? dont you remember what the 3D women have done to us?

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    Comment by Gantz_Playboy
    12:49 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that "3D" really a problem with guys? Hell, while I'm no Brad Pitt or anything- I LOVE females in the flesh. I love to tease, flirt, console, and goof-off with "normal girls". Strippers, Cheerleaders, Waitresses, Students, Models, young MILF's- I'll engage and interact with anyone that has a Vagina- lol. It's the only way to "get over any fear" of a girl you like. It's how I got to know so many Playmates.

    Even when I see a 2-D character I'm fantasizing about her as a 3-D version!. I.E. take Tsumugi - her VA is Minako Kotobuki, give her dirty blonde hair and the eyebrows and she's 3-D Tsumugi. The same is true with Mio's VA- Yōko Hikasa who is shown here: http://myanimelist.net/people/7263/Yoko_Hikasa

    Females are not that scary! I thought this NEW "Otaku-Ma" was gonna match 'Otaku gals' with Male Otakus- lol. Silly Me!. Otaku females are often 'freaks' in the sack and don't mind dressing up as a character. My current goal is to hook-up with Jayme Langford (google her) and nail her while she's dressed like Kokoa Shuzen from "Rosario + Vampire". Want practice with REAL Otaku chicks try here (and they get naked!): http://www.CosplayDeviants.com [www.CosplayDeviants.com]

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's pretty obvious they don't, sad really.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 24/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    um.....2d chars dont talk to you...?

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    Comment by G_Tserotas
    05:42 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "gets sudden flashbacks"

    Comment by SaruDa
    05:54 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once we can use tengas in conjunction with augmented reality, my friend.

    Comment by Wiener
    13:27 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It takes two to tango and one to tenga =D

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    Comment by maru
    06:57 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh awesome shit

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    11:09 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bad pun is bad, but still makes me lolz

    Comment by T
    04:42 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too true my friend, too true.

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