If you follow general-interest Japan news, you’re probably well aware of the dropping rates of childbirth and marriage affecting the country. Though the problem isn’t limited to – or, as some mainstream outlets would have you believe, because of – otaku, they too are a segment of the population that might want a little help finding that special someone.
Enter Toracon, a new Akihabara-based marriage consulting firm specializing in otaku.
Those looking for otaku love are invited to sign up with the company, who will then help them find a partner by using an “otaku diagnosis test” and provide advice about dating, fashion and even interior design.
It all comes at a price, though: the “date simulation,” “just-prior-to-date advice,” and “home date advice” options all cost ¥10,000 (about $90) while the eight-hour “all-day advice” plan costs ¥30,000 (about $260).
But hey, what’s a few hundred dollars in return for love?
Toracon is also putting together their first matchmaking party, which costs ¥8,000 for men and ¥3,000 for women.
Would you like to see a similar service in the States? I see a new Otaku USA business opportunity in the making…