“Would You Dump Your Boyfriend If He Fell For Nene?”

inner-tube-kobayakawa-rinko-love-plus

A survey of Japanese women asking what they would do if a man they liked became engrossed in Love Plus gave surprisingly tolerant results – 72.6% would like them all the same, they say, whilst 27.4% would dislike losing out to an idealised virtual girlfriend.

A sampling of the opinions offered by ladies responding to the survey:

“If my husband did that it’d be totally gross!”

“I’m always fretting over male characters so it doesn’t bother me at all.”

“Depends on how bad it was. If he really wanted to marry one I’d be gobsmacked…”

“Who cares. But if he started to talk about going all over the country I’d be pretty shocked.”

“I’d just do something else whilst he was at it so I don’t care.”

“My little sister was watching a programme about Love Plus on TV and was totally amazed.”

“If he was playing a dating game whilst I was there with him I think I’d be pretty dejected…”

“I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.”


    Post Comment »
    111 Comments
    Sort by: Date | Score
    Avatar of Usagi-sempai
    Comment by Usagi-sempai
    03:13 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The only reason the some of the wives are against Love Plus is cuz they don't have their own. Seriously they should make an otome equivalent to Love Plus. I could see it now, Love Plus +Y (as in y chromosome). Starring the sweet bishonen high school boys Naoki, Ren, and Manabu. Lord I'd buy that in a second. Considering of course if got translated into english... Of course that'll never happen cuz the female market of otaku is always ignored TT^TT But a girl can always dream, can't she? God I wish someone at Konami would steal this idea, I won't even charge royalties just make it already! D: Ahem, well back to the topic at hand, I wouldn't really care if my husband/boyfriend fell in love with a Love Plus character. I mean I fantasize about mah beloved bishies, I'm not such a sadist as to deny him some joy too. Maybe put of curiosity I might pick it up and play some. See if I'm pimp enough to seduce a girl >:3

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As long a it weren't so obsessive that I were ignored, or his views of reality skewed I don't see a problem. I like playing dating sims myself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fucking japs need a life

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I play more eroge than my boyfriend and have a larger collection of waifus.

    I still haven't figured out whether I'm awesome or pitiful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most otaku boys would settle for you being awesome, but then again *their* opinions might not matter too much to you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ehh people that fall in love with Nene have girlfriends?

    Do those "girlfriends" get paid by the hour or do they have a standard monthly fee?

    Also, where can I order?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    terrible art, who goes around drawing kids from the kiddie pool spot? Oh right, pedophiles.

    Avatar of appztetra
    Comment by appztetra
    06:09 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.” Nice wife you have there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    72% would be totally fine? WHAT? that's got to be total bullshit. They should be concerned. If they aren't then they probably really don't care about their boyfriend/husband at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.”

    Hahahahaha good job girlfriend. That's the best statement ever. Hahahahahha!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 12/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese men are pathetic

    Avatar of Dirty_Dingus008
    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    12:48 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cool! This will be the safest tryst every heard of! The dude can have the best "two" on one setup~

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the boyfriend doesn't make a big deal out of it, there's probably no reason for the girl to. A lot of the cases of women dumping their husbands for playing Love Plus are ones where the guy starts making comparisons and really falling hard for Nene, and in such a case, he probably doesn't care for the woman either, so it's in both parties' best interest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 11/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    EXACTLY. If you were a decent wife, why would your husband be trying to get affection and approval from a video game character?

    More likely than not these women are just as broken as their men, except it's acceptable to be OCD about consuming material goods, as opposed to the negative of trying to get emotional gratification from a video game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would Japanese wives mind? They'd continue to get their pay while having to spend even less time with their husbands. This would free up extra time for watching more television and doing more lounging around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pragmatically yes, but they still have the social need that their husband crave them so that they can deny them the privilege.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That last comment up there kills me. XD

    But I'm glad to hear that most of these women are getting all batshit over a videogame.

    Now if their husbands were spending ALL their time on Love Plus they'd probably get upset. That would only be normal, though.

    Comment by flood
    19:50 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's with the Rinko article pic?

    Avatar of JAKKandJING
    Comment by JAKKandJING
    20:02 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    OOOKAY. Just to be clear i REALY dont think american woman would say thes kinds of things.they would just be grossed out look and treat you weird.

    Comment by Schrobby
    20:20 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most american women treat you weird anyway...

    Avatar of SnooSnoo
    Comment by SnooSnoo
    20:48 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like they see anyone who is not American as aliens.

    Avatar of Myballz
    Comment by Myballz
    23:52 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most Americans watch porn anyways so whats your point?

    Avatar of JAKKandJING
    Comment by JAKKandJING
    20:52 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait, you were talking about all american woman huh?

    Comment by Schrobby
    22:06 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, about most. I don't want to over generalize. I'm sure there are are a few hundred perfectly fine american girls out there. ^_^

    Avatar of JAKKandJING
    Comment by JAKKandJING
    20:50 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ha, so true. But i am weirder than most weird people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “My little sister was watching a programme about Love Plus on TV and was totally amazed.” ~Dodging the question whoop-da-doop-da-dooo.

    Avatar of Duran
    Comment by Duran
    19:33 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That last comment is a win.

    Whoever you are woman, I salute you!

    Avatar of Zashiki Warashi
    Comment by Zashiki Warashi
    19:12 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would also like to fall for a Loveplus-character if they would translate it finally...

    Avatar of SnooSnoo
    Comment by SnooSnoo
    18:13 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like how the image is of Rinko instead of Nene.

    Edit: The sample size is pretty small.
    819 as of this edit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:47 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, rinko is my waifu

    Avatar of Reizo
    Comment by Reizo
    18:11 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha last one's a troll.

    Avatar of Ichiro Ino
    Comment by Ichiro Ino
    18:26 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like they both need a wife...

    Anyway, tell me about that Keanu meme, it seems to bother me for a while for not knowing...

    Avatar of Reizo
    Comment by Reizo
    19:29 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It started off with an anon on /a/ raging because he's going to be playing Spike, but then another anon found out how much of a shitty life he's had. I'll just retype a post on /a/

    >Dad abandoned the family when he was 3, never reconnected with him
    >Mom was a showgirl
    >Long string of 5-6 stepfathers, constantly moving
    >Different high schools
    >Dyslexia
    >Had a keen interest in hockey but the Olympic dream ended after an injury
    >Dropped out of high school to be an actor
    >Daughter died stillborn
    >Girlfriend died in a car crash
    >Close friend died of drugs
    >Never married
    >Avoids most relationships
    >Turns down big roles if the character's too violent
    >Took a 90% pay cut on The Replacements (2000) so Gene Hackman could be cast. Previously, he had deferred $2 million of his salary so that Al Pacino could be cast in The Devil's Advocate (1997)
    >Gives most of his earnings to charity and the backstage people who help the cast
    >His best friend is his sister
    >Sister dying of leukemia
    >His remaining money pays for her medical bills
    >Is constantly made fun of for his acting
    >"I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb."

    >"I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime."

    Avatar of Miroku74
    Comment by Miroku74
    03:13 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tolkien didn't like the concept of marriage to begin with.

    Anyway, Keanu deserves better treatment than he gets, especially considering what he's had to put up with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Keanu is the nearest thing to a male protagonist in a Key Visual Novel???

    Avatar of Klingengeist
    Comment by Klingengeist
    00:21 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually "never married" is good, less stress and youll live longer. :P

    Tolkien thought about the wedding ring while writing "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them".

    Avatar of Reizo
    Comment by Reizo
    20:07 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just found this:

    The joke was that Keanu is immortal and takes on new identities, often having been many famous historical figures. Sometimes it's said he is simply a "Man from Earth"-style immortal, sometimes he is a vampire or sucks the life-force out of those around him. In relation to this, his tragic life history was occasionally brought up. Recently (in the past week) the photos of Keanu eating on a bench alone and looking depressed it caused Anon to feel sympathy for him. When some pointed out his tragic history - his father was a manual laborer who left when he was three, his mother dated around leaving Keanu to be mostly raised by relatives, although he was a promising hockey player an injury kept him from playing competitively, he moved around a lot (attending 4 high schools in 5 years) and didn't make many friends, he had to quit acting school because he was broke, his best friend River Phoenix overdosed and died, Keanu has expressed many times his genuine desire to have a family but when his GF Jennifer Symes became pregnant the baby was born dead, she then suffered extreme post-partum depression that broke up their romantic relationship although they remained close friends, later she committed suicide by car, a paparazzi claiming Symes had hit him unsuccessfully sued Keanu for 1.5 years (Keanu won), Keanu's sister got cancer and he's spent millions keeping her alive, and finally the whole world shits on him for being stupid and a bad actor - Anon began to feel they could relate to him and came up with Cheer Up Keanu Day on June 15th. All the recent threads have either been promoting Cheer Up Keanu Day, spreading the sad story, making sad Keanu verticals, or other stuff like the mixtape...

    Avatar of Ichiro Ino
    Comment by Ichiro Ino
    02:43 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you.

    BTW, I was so surprised to learned that Keanu "played Ted".

    First time I saw Keanu was from the Matrix, so I always see him act as a "serious" character. but then... "EXCELLENT!!!"

    Avatar of Miroku74
    Comment by Miroku74
    03:17 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You watched the Bill & Ted movies after the Matrix?!? O_O For the love of God, WHY?

    DOES NOT COMPUTE..... DOES NOT COMPUTE....... ERROR..... ERROR....... *Crackle Crackle* *BZZZZT*

    *Foom!*

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks for the explanation, I was wondering too. I can't vote for your post since I'm an Anon and I'm not going to register since I'm too lazy.

    Avatar of Reizo
    Comment by Reizo
    12:31 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 23:16
    Well not really I just had a vague idea, and asked /a/ what the joke was about. I then copy-pasted it on here.

    And your welcome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:16 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see you've got a lot of time in your hands huh? ....

    anyway thanks for explaining the Keanu meme...

    Avatar of shiroki
    Comment by shiroki
    19:17 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    3P! ...maybe not.

    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    18:58 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's so bad about loving a virtual girl???

    If people can get married to another player on an MMORPG, this is minor.

    Heck, those who get virtually married should be worse off. It's like having a secret affair.

    Avatar of PrinceHeir
    Comment by PrinceHeir
    18:10 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.”

    what?? guess everyone loves Nene even girls :D

    Avatar of patokite91
    Comment by patokite91
    06:18 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *“I’m always fretting over male characters so it doesn’t bother me at all.”*

    *“I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.”*

    WINS

    Avatar of BlaqCat
    Comment by BlaqCat
    02:15 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.”

    Proof that there's hope for 3D women yet. "A couple that plays together, stays together" after all

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can agree with that BlaqCat

    Comment by Schrobby
    22:06 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. Too bad there are only a few women like that...

    Avatar of T-Joker
    Comment by T-Joker
    10:11 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the wife doesnt care then there will no prob (even in effect husband will love you more). Also the wife can take lesson from virtual girl how to be close to ideal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say they are both pretty lucky. My boyfriend won't play dating sims with me...I have extensive knowledge on H games, but he doesn't know a single thing about them.
    And yet neither of us is interested in Love Plus...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 17/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think your boyfriend is broken. In case the warranty is still valid, you might want to get that checked out. It seems to be pretty serious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    3some with 2D and 3D girls and both your wife ?? awesome !!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupid lucky bastard. I want a gamer girlfriend/wife. D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No you don't. They do nothing but play raiding WoW, and go to bed at 3am, when you need to get up at 6am. Oh, and, remember, love only lasts if you 'do it' every possible day. Better be able to sleep at work.

    Avatar of brek_kreb
    Comment by brek_kreb
    19:32 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That man found the best wife of them all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Threesome!

    They can even take trips around the country together.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    use the DS stylus and insert it into your wife's hole, and use your penis and insert it into Nene's earphone jack, that way, everybody's happy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not that rare actually. I've known a few girls who'd do the same. And you can meet a-plenty in popular anime conventions of my country who probably would too.

    Avatar of JAKKandJING
    Comment by JAKKandJING
    20:04 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    clearly it must be a joke

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    or maybe sarcasm

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    or a trap...

    Comment by Schrobby
    20:17 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, Nene is bi? That makes her perfect threesome material. Great news is great. ^_^

    Avatar of cubby91av
    Comment by cubby91av
    18:22 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    honestly, what isn't there to love!

    Avatar of nanuchan
    Comment by nanuchan
    20:06 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.”

    Wait, WHAT? Is that a "Ménage à trois"?

    Avatar of Shippoyasha
    Comment by Shippoyasha
    18:33 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Replete with a journey to collect all the goodies and extra events via DS Wifi hotspots!

    It'd be even crazier if they start having foreign-travel into this...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then, what would her boyfriend feel if he didn't play love pluss? He lost to an ideal virtual girlfriend... yes...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    TL note: keikaku means plan

    Avatar of MasterYuke
    Comment by MasterYuke
    06:27 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I’m always fretting over male characters so it doesn’t bother me at all.”
    so we have someone working from the inside...
    all according to keikaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I’m playing it too so I don’t mind. Nene is my wife.”= Girlfriend Outside but "Lesbian Inside" WIN GAHAHAHAHA

    Avatar of tyciol
    Comment by tyciol
    09:05 14/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It also means calculations doesn`t it... it is used in Monster a lot besides Death Note.

    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    18:55 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Drunken eyes, Onee-chan aura, tipsy look, mature feel.

    Mmmmm....but I'm still Manaka-biased xD

    Avatar of T-Joker
    Comment by T-Joker
    10:08 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you are not alone

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2nd hand.

    Comment by H-Ero
    20:46 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet her husband feels like the luckiest man on earth. Not only did he find a wife that doesn't care if he plays Love Plus, but she plays it as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not that hard to find women with that kind of hobbies and sweet enough to marry a decent guy. What *is* hard is to both do what it takes to meet them and still be a decent guy.
    (Well it is hard to me, at least.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i doubt she will get a husband

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since she answered the survey, she isn't likely to be a lesbian, either.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    22:50 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nene: the perfect wife for men AND womem!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, I thought Nene was really ugly. What is her appeal..?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:51 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    For me, that short hair...

    Avatar of Azure Xuchilbara
    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    22:31 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her armpits...For me anyway...

    I mean, I would buy the game if it was localized in English just to see some Nenepits(tm) exposure~

    Avatar of Shuubi
    Comment by Shuubi
    21:31 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I dont find her ugly, but I really don't get LovePlus in general. Not because of what the game is, but because I dont find any of the girls particularly appealing or memorable in any way. They all just seem so bland to me. Maybe just because i -am- a girl...... but the thing is if there were super cute girls like...I dunno, Touhou or Vocaloid version of LovePlus, it would make perfect sense to me!! ...i'd also probably get it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Believe it or not, some of us guys just want to date a normal girl. And the game gives us what we want, well, atleast for me. Nene is something I would really like to date in real life. She doesn't need to be an idol, phsyco bitch, Touhou character or Miku, she's fine just as she is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:00 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 12:02... You are just a jealous 3D girl.

    Comment by Schrobby
    22:04 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touhou Love Plus? Unlikely, but sure would be cool. I bet it would sell out in mere hours.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What I don't get is... why Nene?
    Unless it's to do with the stereotypical what-men want syndrome - someone to be their mummy with big boobs.
    Actually to me, as a girl, none on the girls seemed very good to me. I liked Rinko's story the most, but I don't like how her personality is either full on tsundere or stupid whiney little child. And Manaka won't change her personality for me -.- and I'm sick of her 'oh but we can't kiss in school, it's not right' or 'oh no I'm not in the mood', geez put out girl!

    And finally, the one thing I REALLY don't understand about the obsession with Nene is... she sounds like she's constipated when you're in skinship mode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nene doesn't look attractive at all to me. The only one that is really anything similar to my likes in women is Manaka..

    Avatar of alex251
    Comment by alex251
    20:49 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe it was a trap





    Post Comment »

Popular

Recent News

Recent Galleries

Recent Comments