Anime has been known to push the envelope sometimes; such as breaking the fourth wall with its viewing audience, or adding bizarre elements that you wouldn’t normally find in certain anime titles. If you’re already a part of the fandom, then you know that anime is more than just a trend – it’s a lifestyle! With so much diversity that can be found in one of the most popular mediums ever made, there’s bound to be some titles that talk about the lifestyle of an anime fan. A lot of fans can relate to these titles because they’re about as accurate as Panty’s sniper skills (*chuckles*). So for all the anime fans, NEETs, online gamers and otakus out there, here’s our five anime titles that are centered around the anime-otaku lifestyle! 😉
Number 5: And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?
We’re kicking this filler post off with our fifth anime title “And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?“. If you love playing MMORPGs then this is the title for you! The story talks about Hideki Nishimura, an online gamer who excepts an in-game marriage from his guildmate, Ako. Not long after he and his other teammates from his guild decide to have their first ever real-life meeting, and is shocked to discover that all of them are girls who go to his school. Throughout the whole series Nishimura is trying to help Ako understand the difference between the game (Legendary Age or L.A.), and reality.
Number 4: Ultimate Otaku Teacher
Don’t we all wish we had this kind of teacher while we were going to school? Hardcore otaku Jun’ichiro Kagami suddenly becomes a substitute teacher due to the fact that his NEET-ish lifestyle, has gotten in the way of his sister. (Did we mention that he’s a teacher at the same school he graduated from? Which proves that even though we obsess over anime, we’re not stupid!) Using unorthodox methods to help his students due to his lifestyle as an otaku, Kagami manages to change the lives of many of the troubled youth during his class. ALL HAIL ANIME NERDS!! ^.^
Number 3: How To Raise a Boring Girlfriend
This title is for the fans who love playing visual novel games like Danganronpa and the Persona series. Tomoya Aki works part-time in order to fund his otaku lifestyle (like many of us), and suddenly meets a rather beautiful girl during Spring vacation. That same girl, known as Megumi, actually goes to the same school that Aki is in. He wants to develop a visual novel game using Megumi as the star character, but in order to do that he’ll need the help of two other girls; one named Eriri Spencer Sawamura, and the other Utaha Kasumigaoka. The series follows their saga of developing the game, selling it at a con, and the sudden love twister that forms.
Number 2: Oreimo
Have you and your sibling never gotten along with each other and don’t know why? Maybe it could’ve been that time you ate the last slice of pizza when your brother (or sister) called dibs? Maybe it could’ve been the time you broke your mom’s special vase and blamed your brother (or sister) for it? Or maybe, just maybe, you discovered that your brother (or sister) is actually a closet otaku, and doesn’t want the rest of the world to know about it? (By the ‘rest of the world’ we mean his/her friends at school.) If you’re a fan who is in that same situation, then you’re gonna love this comedic anime title!
And Finally Number 1: Himouto! Umaru-chan
This title is about as NEET and otaku-worthy as it can get! All of us can relate to Komaru in a big way only because she represents everything there is about otaku life! Sometimes we play the game of reality and do our best to impress, but every now and then we’d like to kick off our work shoes, lock ourselves in our rooms, fire up our desktop/laptop, and watch multiple seasons of our favorite anime for hours on end. This is a must see title if you’re a true anime fan! 😉
That’ll do it on our end! Be sure to check out all of our social media pages as well as the blog for updates and upcoming cons for the month of August! Until next time anime fans, stay true you yourselves and keep the love of anime alive! 🙂