Otaku by now are so pervasive they are almost mainstream. The word is understood worldwide. Abroad they are "cool Japan" personified. And yet at home, not everyone takes to them. Cool they may be, but women looking for mates have tended to look elsewhere. Otaku themselves – the males at any rate – were notoriously skittish when it came to the opposite sex.
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