Anime with Otaku stories and Life

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Looking for anime that show the life of an otaku? Where is the protagonist or several characters or represent the role of a real-life otaku? In this article we will see the best anime about otaku.

Today we will see several anime where the characters watch or discuss about anime, games and other hobbies that make them great addicts and facing problems in social life and school.

What are anime about otaku?

Do you know what an otaku is? This Japanese term is used to refer to people who are addicted to things, especially in anime, games and manga. In the West this term is used to refer to anyone who likes anime or even things from Japan.

In Japan an otaku is one that faces queues to buy products related to their favorite works, collect objects, cosplay and participate in events such as Comiket.

There are also those otakus who live isolated in the room playing and watching all day. In this article we separate some anime that show otakus characters and the lifestyle they lead.

anime depicting the life of an Otaku

They are mandatory anime for all those who consider themselves otaku to watch. Today we will talk about the best anime about otaku culture.

Most otakus are gamers somehow, whether playing some visual novel or eroge. That’s why some game-related anime are within this list. I hope you enjoy and share this article. Xd

 The best anime about otaku’s life

Ore No Imouto Ga Konna Ni Kawaii Wake Ga Nai – The anime is dubbed oreimo and translated as “it has no way my sister can be so cute so”. It tells the story of an otaku girl addicted to erotic games and anime of mahou shoujo. Despite the adult theme, the anime does not feature ecchi or adult conversations, it is pulled for comedy and romance and has a story that holds from beginning to end. IN MY TOP 10! 

Genshiken – This anime shows the adventure of an otakus university student club. During the course of the anime, you witness the growth of the group, the formation of links between the characters and also the activities of the club as group tours to anime events and manga.

WataMote – This comedy anime shows a very popular girl in dating games, but that’s a real real failure in real life. All this was the result of her otaku lifestyle, the anime shows her failures by trying to relate and change life.

anime depicting the life of an Otaku

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – This anime shows a young regular student who meets a talented and perfect girl. He found out that she is an otaku addicted to animeand mango and the 2 become friends, where the main character tries to keep her secret and supports her in the problems that arise.

Lucky Star – Lucky Star tells the story of a group of 4 students, each with a unique personality. The main character is a lazy and addicted to anime and video games. The anime is full of references to the otaku world and other anime and manga.

NHK ni youkoso – This anime is focused on a hikikomori character facing great difficulties in society. The anime is captivating and inspiring, helps you get to know the problems and fight them.

anime depicting the life of an Otaku

anime related to otaku world

Below we will name some anime that are not entirely related to the otakus but that shows a little of this world.

Shirobako – An anime about girls trying to make an anime. Nothing better than looking at how an anime is done, as the main characters interact and relate to this universe.

Bakuman – This anime shows 2 friends who are dedicated to becoming famous mangakas and receiving TV adaptation (anime) of their works. A captivating and inspiring work that shows the universe of manga and anime from a different perspective. Perfect! 

Denpa Kyoushi – An anime shows the story of a young otaku who ends up becoming a teacher.

anime depicting the life of an Otaku

Rapída list of animeotaku

Below we will leave a list with more anime that have some relationship with otaku universe: 

  • Eromanga sensei – (About Light Novels);
  • Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata;
  • Mr. Himouto! Umaru-chan;
  • Denki-gai no Honya-san;
  • Haiyore! Nyaruko-san;
  • Kami nomi zo shiru sekai – (Gaming addict);
  • Pedal Yowamushi;
  • Re Creators;
  • Outbreak Company;
  • No Game No Life;
  • Chaos; Head;
  • Blood Lad;
  • Otaku in the Video;
  • SKET Dance;
  • Chuunibyou koi ga shitai demo!;
  • Oregairu;
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun;
  • Gamers;
  • Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta;
  • Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai;
  • Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken;

Anime otakus characters

Many other anime of various genres have many references and characters that are otaku. I’ll leave a short list with the most otakus characters and the name of the anime they are present. Let’s not put characters that already appear in the previous anime of this article…

  • Kouta Hirano (Highschool of the Dead);
  • Yoshiteru Zaimokuza (Oregairu);
  • Souta Takanashi (Working!!);
  • Gakuto (Prison School);
  • Walker Yumasaki (Durarara!!);
  • Daru (Steins; Gate);
  • Shimura Shinpachi (Gintama);
  • Kae Serinuma (Kiss Him, Not Me);
  • Renge Hoshakuji (Ouran High School Host Club);
  • Tamako Arai (Barakamon);
  • Yukiko (Nijiiro Days);
  • Gabriel (Gabriel Dropout);

List of NOVELS And manga on Otaku

To finalize the article, let’s leave a complete list of manga that talk about otaku culture. There are many, some may even have gained anime adaptation and we don’t know. Thank you for reading the article, we appreciate the shares and comments.

  • The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera
  • Welcome to the NHK! (Light Novel)
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
  • Princess Jellyfish
  • Bakuman
  • Otakare Fujo Kano
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
  • Genshiken
  • Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Light Novel)
  • A Drifting Life
  • Kingyo Used Books
  • Genshiken: Second Season
  • Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
  • Stage Love!!
  • Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (Light Novel)
  • Welcome to the NHK!
  • Still Sick
  • Blend S
  • Mr. Himouto! Umaru-chan S
  • Otaku no Musume-san
  • Outbreak Company
  • Ikusaba Animation
  • Koi wa Nanairo Shichihenge!?
  • Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to
  • Asatte ni Kiss
  • Lucky Star
  • Hyman: Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Maniac Road
  • 2.5 Jigen Kareshi
  • A Zoo in Winter
  • The High School Life of a Fudanshi
  • Tashiro-kun, Kimi tte Yatsu wa.
  • A Pair of Otakus
  • Denki-Gai no Honya-san
  • Dojin Work
  • No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!
  • Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: On the Train+Pilot Films
  • Shinozaki-san Ki wo Ota Shika ni!
  • Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to 2
  • [email protected]
  • Tonari no Kashiwagi-san
  • Reiraku, New District
  • My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
  • Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga
  • That Was Good
  • Kaichou-kun no Shimobe
  • Dramacon, New Year
  • Penguin Musume Max
  • Comic Studio
  • Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Egoistic Lily
  • Megane to Koi to Aoi Tori
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Akihabara Fall in Love
  • Genshiken: Return of the Otaku (Light Novel)
  • Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
  • Sonna Koe Dashicha Iya!
  • Omae o Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore o Riajuu ni Shitekure!
  • Shoujo Nemu
  • 23:45
  • Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken
  • Ikebukuro Hatsu, Zensekai Yuki!
  • Fudanshi-kun’s Honey Days
  • Koibito Kakin
  • Aoi Destruction!
  • Gouin Sakka to Makeinu no Hatsukoi
  • Hadaka no Taiyou
  • Comic Party
  • Sairuiu, U.S.
  • Spoiler Wars
  • Jitaku Keibihime Lands
  • Daydream★Nightmare
  • Ani-Com
  • Ore ga Fujoshi of Aitsu ga Yuriota de
  • Comic
  • Metal Heart
  • Ore no Kirai no The Leech
  • Insufficient Direction
  • Ikenai Mousou Fudanshi
  • Penguin Musume
  • Anata no Jinsei Hikiukemasu!
  • Moekoi, New District
  • (G) Edition
  • Fudanshi Baby
  • Sleeve Dogs
  • Vampire Killer
  • Pushu~ke~!! Psyche, psyche!
  • 8th Tales of the ZQN
  • Boku vs. Kano
  • Haruwaka, Pennsylvania
  • Yuri Danshi-kun
  • Choir, choir!
  • Akiba Romance!
  • Next Door Honey
  • Ubunchu, ubunchu!
  • Happy End the Shinjiteru
  • Maid wo Nerae!
  • 0 kara Hajimeru Manga Kyoushitsu
  • Comiket Douwa Zenshuu
  • Oshi ga Watashi de Watashi ga Oshi de
  • One Piece: Copy-ni no Kobiyama – Urifutatsu Nagi no Daihihou
  • Koisuru One Piece
  • There… Shirisomeshi Koro ni…
  • Amazing Stranger
  • Fudanshi Kakumei
  • Comic-ban Sekai no Denki: Ishinomori Shotaro
  • Tezuka Osamu: 21-seiki wo Design Shita Manga-ka
  • Fujiko F. Fujio: Kodomo no Yume wo Egaki Tsuduketa “Doraemon” no Sakusha
  • Edu-Manga: Osamu Tezuka
  • Otaku and Mr.Taoist
  • Pastel Memories
  • Fudanshi-kun’s Citrus Days
  • Deng Bang, New Jersey
  • Pen Love
  • Doujin Katsudou, Hajimemashita!?
  • Doujin Katsudou no Susume!
  • Kusare Joshi!
  • Yahari Otaku of Machigainai.
  • Dakara Otaku wa Yamararenai.
  • Chuugoku Yome Nikki
  • Empire of the Z
  • I Like Gay Manga, So What?
  • Mangaka-san Irasshai! R’s Bar: Mangaka no Atsumaru Mise
  • Ichigo Switch!
  • Uchi no Kore ga Kore on mon de.
  • Mr. Himouto! Umaru-chan SS
  • Metamorphose in Engawa
  • Motokare ga Fudanshi ni Natte Orimashite.
  • Mr. Himouto! Umaru-chan G
  • Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san
  • Outbreak Company (Light Novel)
  • France Nikki
  • Bakuman. (Light Novel)
  • Kami Eshi Nisshi
  • Dead or Animation
  • Tokusatsu Gagaga
  • Kare to Kanojo no (Otaku)²
  • Ichikyuu Kyuupeke
  • Comic Master J
  • Shimekirisama ni Oyurushi o
  • Omae o Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore o Riajuu ni Shitekure! (Light Novel)
  • My Yaoi-Con 2011 Report
  • Naisho no Mangaka Tonari no Yutori-san
  • Love & Catastrophes
  • Chanto Kaitemasu kara!
  • P.S. Triple
  • Tonari no 801-chan
  • Anime Tenchou

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