20% of Japanese Men Want to Date Game Characters


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.

Via J-Cast.

Coupled with the notorious greed of Japanese women, these results seem to suggest the future of the Japanese race is bleak indeed

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:08 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering women in that country care nothing accept money, I could see why...

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    Comment by emc2trooper
    19:19 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welp, I would love to date Dante (DMC3)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'd too, if he was a girl ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he wants to date saber, he should offer her pancake instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If 20% Japanese men is sad wanting to date game chars, 99% SanCon regulars is worst from the quick glance on these comments here.

    Oh the humanity ._.

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    Comment by Chrouya
    21:31 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My penis will.

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    Comment by Chrouya
    21:32 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Argh, it was a reply on:
    "10 bucks won’t get you saber" D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys seem to be missing the point, the same double standard we claim whenever someone blames loli (and anime in general) for rapes and woman dehumanization or whatever else they come up with, should be used here.

    I for one can't imagine a 2D image on my screen nowhere near the real thing, and if you guys (and girls) think for even one second otherwise you are just thinking the same way those feminazis think, really!


    Also, for everyone thinking "it would be cool" and etc... Get a grip! Imagination is a great thing, but whatever feeling might exist betwen you and it is platonic and therefore it is imaginary.

    It might seem better then your current reality, but you people seem to be forgetting that real life always takes us by surprise, therefore no matter how imaginative you can be, if your life is not better then your dreams you are the only one to blame and not everything (everyone) else in the world ¬¬


    Believe me, my past 3 relationships have been disastrous, the third girl was even gorgeous and still ended BAD.

    I am single for near a year now, spent 5 months without real sex (I am really glad for onanism ><) and yet, I will never EVER think even for a second that a fictional whatever is even close to the real thing, you people really need better standards above all else, living in denial is not all that great.

    ps. Just reminded, all the otaku's that think "hey, dating saber would be great" should realize that if she/it was a real thing she wouldn't stand stare at you guys (the majority) for over a minute, let alone trying to pull out a conversation with someone that can't talk about anything other then IT and anime ¬¬

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    Comment by Tiedupinknots
    02:03 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "real life always takes us by surprise"

    No shit! I say a life using your hand is LESS complicated and expensive then real relationships.

    That said...The real thing still feels better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:42 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what can you say

    japanese men = fail

    no wonder all their women are looking for a western boyfriend

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    Comment by Chrouya
    20:30 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And then the whole topic changed to MAI WAIFU, as always.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. Just "My sex slave!".

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    After being in Japan and seeing "real" Japanese women the only thing I can say is, now I know why they draw beautiful women with great looks and big boobs. The majority of the "real" Japanese women are ugly as hell. That figures, I guess

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The magic of photoshop

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Talk about "real" and Adobe's Photoshop. All Western women look like models from magazines, Playboy, Hustler and so on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:34 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is gay, don't bother

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    Comment by Artefact

    This is completely true - they are highly overrated. And when you add in the propensity towards more extreme forms of narcissism and money seeking....

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    23:25 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blame Photoshop

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    Comment by maxchain
    15:38 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, if they don't want their tangible women, more for me! I'll just keep my crush on that whip-wielding Reploid chick from Megaman X to myself in the meantime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Humanity has gone down the drain straight to the depths of hell.... Heck even penetrating through the other side of the dimension.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Give me Mikuru Asahina, and Rei Ayanami, fuck everyone else's gay characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i´d do that too, if i could :D

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    Comment by Sorrior
    16:34 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oky i HATE IE8 gotta start uson firefox again but anyways edit 2 the idea was to find a way to rbing anime and game cahracter outta the game and make em real to hawk em to guys for exorbiatnt amnounts of cashe. oH and they'llk be reprogrammed to follow instructions(unklless the guy just wants to rapoe em then they can have em nrmal).

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have to say that I am a little surprised that you know words like "exorbitant" and "penultimate" yet your spelling suffers greatly. Calm down when typing; maybe take a moment to reread what you just wrote and fix up a typo here and there...

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    23:21 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That what happen when you type too fast, then again try typing with two thumbs in your i Phone

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:05 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, let's look at the facts.

    Video game girls are always beautiful, will well-sculpted bodies and breast sizes specifically chosen for that man's tastes. They don't demand much from their man, and they're always great at sex. Not to mention they always have the exact fetishes that drive their man wild.

    Video game girls will never cheat, and they'll always show love and devotion to their lover. They never age, and they always listen to what you say.

    Can you blame those poor gentlemen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Truer words were never spoken...
    Gonna use your post as a quote if needed in an argument btw, thx =D

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    Comment by Spirit901
    20:41 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You raise a fair point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmm, japan's dying out at this rate!

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    Comment by Sorrior
    16:31 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    okay the ULTIMATE way to mkae money is now obvious find a way to dracan imagine or jusg half their salaryfor thje rest of their life . Also wuld eb cool to do that with mecha lol. Anyways that iwould be the penultimate way to make money.

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    Comment by Sorrior
    16:32 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    meant to add this article proves it

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would like to go out with mizuho sensei or rin tosaka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Date? Wheres Marry?

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    Comment by metatron
    07:59 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    2D girls won't betray you and they will love you for who you are <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly, therefore there is no way they can exist.
    Kinda sucks sometimes =(

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    00:28 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok who order Roger rabbit ?
    Seriously though I love 2D anime characters but I can never understand this whole my waifu thing. Eventhough it would be awesome if they were real, but no they are not and dought they would want to date an otaku. But if anime were come to life I would rather see a gundam instead ( robot of mass destruction anyone). Sorry folks there is no love here the closest you will get is a life size PVC or dakimakura or get a real beautiful woman with your fav cosplay (win) . Of course you are always free to imagine what you want

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    16:59 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Major Bukkake said:
    Hmmmm. Amy slurpee your protein…is good plan!


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, there goes alot of respect, (if i had any to begin with) for japanese men.
    Very sad......

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is pretty sad, to basically pick a scripted woman's personality. For all those who thing 2D > real life, then good luck finding real happiness.

    I'll take the uncertanty, surprise, and thrill of real life over the easy comfort-zone fantasies any day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trashy troll is trash...

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    Comment by PrincessCherry
    00:21 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They give a whole new definition of otaku. Serious business here. BLAH.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My girlfriend's name is Hand-tan :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They asked gamers that question you fucking retards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just outta interest... when they say they want to date the game characters, do they mean going into the game itself or somehow tranferring the game characters into real life?

    I mean, talking to a person thin as paper would be weird right? Isn't that what a 2D character means?

    Very confused, any clarification would be appreciated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ressentiment is the answer, curious anon.
    Though it's more of a love of a fictional 3D character than loving a fictional 2D character...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    For the price of 2 hours with a prostitute in Nevada, I could get a Playstation 3.

    2D and rendered 3D >>> RL 3DD

    Electronics always have provided more banging for your buck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My, my. Otaku lose touch with reality a little more each day it seems. See what mass generalization of "3D women" (a term I hate because women are not simply 3D they are completely real) have done? You're no better then the censorship loving idiots at the UN if you act like that. Ive been an anime fan for a long time and no matter how much I like a character I could never give up on real guys.

    Relationships with fictional characters can't make you emotionally happy and onanism withstanding they can't make you physically happy either. Plus is it really healthy to have so much scorn for real women? Especially the feminists you all hate so much but don't really understand at all?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    2D > 3D NUFF SAID.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How dare you give my waifu pre-packaged food!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yet another trashy gaijin news site, SankakuComplex, but what the heck,

    Saki-nee from Hatsukoi Limited <3
    Tsukishima Aoba from Cross Game <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We're all trash here. Just accept it. And you are too for commenting here. WELCOME

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:37 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hi can I troll you?

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