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For instance, two years ago economic analyst Morinaga Takuro suggested a tax on the handsome, with the premise of opening up the playing field for otaku men (a Japanese term meaning geek) who, Takuro said, find it easier to ‘fall in love with the 2D female characters from anime and manga’ instead of ‘human women’.Takuro's idea was clearly an administrative nightmare - but it also missed the point.
It’s the subset of a growing video game culture that has dominated the country’s development since the 1980s.
“He said, ‘Well, you know all I want is someone to say good morning to in the morning and someone to say goodnight to at night.’”These feelings are not limited to Japanese men – game developers have also released romance simulations that cater to women .
These games are structured to offer a similar experience to reading a 19th-century romance novel, "with the difference that you actually play a part [in the story],” says d' Aki.
Some Japanese men are wooing girlfriends who don’t exist.
While they can only interact with their partner through a pre-written script, these virtual beauties — Rinko, Manaka or Nene — offer a kind of instant emotional connection at the tap of a stylus.