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6:50 pm - 08/06/2013

Top 10 Hobbies Even A Hot Guy Won’t Be Forgiven

A survey revealing 50% of Japanese women quizzed believed that there are interests which disbar even a hot guy from romantic consideration – and that all of the most despised of these relate to anime, managing to displace even the likes of “lolicon,” “prostitution” and “gambling” from the top spots – has been inflaming opinion online as usual.

The ranking, with comments from the several hundred females surveyed:

1. Anime
“It just has always had a strong association with ‘otaku’ so it’s totally unacceptable.” – 34-year-old woman

“I don’t normally watch anime so I can’t imagine we could have anything to talk about. Even if he was hot, if we have nothing to talk about…” – 26-year-old woman

“This just leaves a childish impression.” – 24-year-old woman

2. Bishoujo figures
“You’d just be grossed out to go in a hot guy’s room and see he has figures of girls in there!” – 25-year-old woman

“If he likes anime or whatever I guess that’s OK, but it’s creepy to display figures like that.” – 27-year-old woman

3. Gambling
“Guys into betting may well be in debt.” – 29-year-old woman

4. Idols
“If he weren’t spending that much on it I could live with it, but these guys have a reputation for endlessly spending their money on this stuff…” 23-year-old woman

“You can’t help but think any guy who likes idols is an Akiba-type.” – 24-year-old woman

5. Lolicon
“I’m not going with anyone with special sexual fetishes.” – 26-year-old woman

“Even if he isn’t doing anything suspect, this is just incomprehensible!” – 30-year-old woman

6. Crossdressing
“Even a hot guy is out if he’s into this stuff!” – 32-year-old

7. Porn collecting
“If he has a few books I don’t care, but if he had a lot it is gross!” – 26-year-old woman

8. Trains
“I’ve heard these people spend money on train sets and photography. And a lot of them are very passionate about their interests.” – 29-year-old woman

9. Insect collecting
“Keeping and rearing insects is just gross!” – 25-year-old woman

10. Prostitution
“Sometimes there are guys who treat this as a hobby, but I can’t tolerate it!” – 30-year-old woman

Aside from the obvious question of how the results would have differed had the word “hot” been replaced with “rich,” the loathing with which many Japanese women single out otaku-related hobbies has many men on the defensive:

“They really hate anime more than gambling? Seriously now?”

“Since when are prostitutes a hobby?”

“Who even cares what hobbies bother some 34-year-old woman.”

“And isn’t lolicon a sexual disposition rather than an interest or hobby?”

“Glad I’m not a hoy guy. Let me get back to watching anime now.”

“Honestly, how can any woman really be more bothered about a hot guy being interested in trains or beetles than him frequenting brothels all the time?”

“What is wrong with catching insects!”

“There is unexpected toleration for lolicon… and anime is really worse than this?”

“Can it you old hags. Young women these days are all watching anime.”

“Sorry, I have figures on display and I like anime.”

“BBAs are below these hobbies anyway.”

“Figures are out, lucky I only have dakimakura isn’t it!”

“They are just insulting hobbies they refuse to accept. If they were confronted with Gackt’s love of Gundam they would soon change their tune.”

“Gaming isn’t in there for some reason…”

“Apart from eroge and MMO obsessives everyone plays games these days.”

“Blame smartphone casual games.”

“Even with no offensive hobbies an ugly guy has no chance.”

“Even with girls, someone with no otaku-type interests is bound to be boring to talk to.”

“3D can go to hell.”

“I’m just glad I’m ugly so none of this applies to me!”

“Conclusion: 2D >>> 3D”

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cloudynitemare 7th-Aug-2013 02:50 am (UTC)
Conclusion: 2D >>> 3D

atelierlune 7th-Aug-2013 02:52 am (UTC)
I only agree with 3, 5, 7 (my host brother had his collection very prominently displayed and it was awkward) and 10.

“They are just insulting hobbies they refuse to accept. If they were confronted with Gackt’s love of Gundam they would soon change their tune."


“Glad I’m not a hoy guy. Let me get back to watching anime now.”

Me toooooo
vickyblueeyez 7th-Aug-2013 02:55 am (UTC)
Is lolicon different from lolita fashion? I've seen the term here.

OT but Otakon is this weekend.I hope I get to go.
myharu 7th-Aug-2013 02:59 am (UTC)
yes it is very different, one revolves around doll-esque fashion the other is pedophilia
myharu 7th-Aug-2013 02:58 am (UTC)
I agree with 3,5,8-10, the other stuff depends on to what extent these collections go and if he doesn't mind me doing the same.
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turtle_yurippe 7th-Aug-2013 04:12 am (UTC)
This. Plus, there's always exceptions, so why even bother polling the general public? You're not dating 65,87% of Japanese women, but 1.
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banana666 7th-Aug-2013 05:33 am (UTC)
dgm_allenwalker 7th-Aug-2013 03:38 am (UTC)
Let's see how they'll react to ...


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eishastan 7th-Aug-2013 03:43 am (UTC)
Agree with 5,6,7 and 10. the others are not as bad as long as it's not too much.
spitfire_bijoux 7th-Aug-2013 03:44 am (UTC)
I actually agree with all these, (not the order of rank, though) but again it largely depends on the extent of their obsession with it.

For example, being into anime in the extreme form opens a lot of cans of worms that often lead to other things, including other things on this list. Obsession with anime can sometimes, not always, open men up to other forms of fetishes, from simple ones like having a -dere preference, to fetishizing certain types of underwear and socks, to lolicon and even furries. I think, while it's a sad gross generalization, I can't help but understand why women would get turned off by men who are too into anime --- it's just the catch-all for most other things in the list (perhaps excluding gambling).
synthesizia 7th-Aug-2013 06:53 am (UTC)
IA. Of course it's not all men that will do that, but the vocal minority can be off-putting to say the least. Especially when they start to think the animated world is preferable to the real world.
yukumi 7th-Aug-2013 03:47 am (UTC)
but they are just hobbies! very low tolerant these women (no wonder why is 34 and single LOL)

Edited at 2013-08-07 03:55 am (UTC)
cuizy 7th-Aug-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
2 3 5 10 are definite no's. some of the pastimes are ok as long as they are not delusional and is interfering with their life.

Although if the guy can cross dress as a pretty girl, definite turn on for me XD
glider 7th-Aug-2013 03:51 am (UTC)
I think it's so short-sighted for people to be biased against someone based on certain interests. A lot of these are completely understandable and logically sound (prostitution, gambling, lolicon) but the ones like anime and idols and trains and whatnot are so...unpredictable? It depends on how the individual is about their hobby. I wouldn't automatically throw every person who likes anime or idols under the bus no matter how awful the reputations of those interests happen to be.

Also, this attitude about being anti-real women/people is one of the most disturbing things I've seen from any subculture. How eerie is it to outright object reality and substitute with fiction because "real" people are too fickle to deal with?
cuizy 7th-Aug-2013 05:03 am (UTC)
I think women are anti-anime etc because a lot of those guys are otakus who are anti real women
kisschuu 7th-Aug-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
I watch anime so it would be hypocritical of me to say I wouldn't want a guy to like anime. As long as his interest isn't too extreme, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. If he's a straight up otaku, then that's a red flag lol.

Also, why are gambling and prostitution lower than some of the other stuff on the list? That doesn't make sense to me..
kawaii_beela 7th-Aug-2013 04:32 am (UTC)
“Glad I’m not a hoy guy. Let me get back to watching anime now.”

best comment ever XD

“Gaming isn’t in there for some reason…”

haha guess nino's safe LOLOL

personally i dont see anything wrong with 1, 4 or possibly 6 LOLLLL XD but the rest i can see issues with
sundaetea 7th-Aug-2013 04:35 am (UTC)
the remarks on both sides are face palm inducing.
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