Otaku Haiku Contest: “We Relate To Them Too Much!”


An otaku-themed haiku contest entitled the “otaku senryu contest” has been striking a chord with an abundance of otaku due to how much some can embarrassingly relate to the results, with possibly the most accurate haiku naturally obtaining the top prize.

Rough translations of the winners and a runner-up:

1. ¥100,000

I turn off the computer
The beautiful woman disappears
Only my fat reflection fills the screen

2. ¥50,000

I have many hobbies
But talking to people
Is not one of them

3. ¥50,000

From my wallet
A ten-thousand yen bill disappears
Ah! And there goes another

4. ¥10,000

At the handshake event
The hot guy gets two minutes
Alas, I get five seconds

5. ¥10,000

The idea of buying something
On the spot, spur of the moment
Makes me laugh

7. ¥10,000

The year of Evangelion
Came and went
But the angels did not appear

7. ¥10,000

I always thought that
Marriage was just
Something that happened to everybody

10. ¥5,000

I want my hand
To reach for the same book
As someone else

11. Runner-Up

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