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Post Reply Being an otaku is an expensive lifestyle
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Thanks to Aniplex it is...
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Every hobby is expensive for the most part. I like working on my car, video games, and shooting and boy do they add up even when it's just the little things. That's why their hobbies and not necessities. Always budget. I haven't gone shooting in almost a year because I don't have the extra money to buy ammo right now lol.

Edit: Yes I think being an Otaku is a hobby and why would you call yourself that I thought it was a derogatory term?
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descloud wrote:

Why would you want to be an otaku to begin with is the real question.


The real question is why wouldn't you? No I'm playing in my opinion is that it's a peaceful and happy and a interesting lifestyle. And I have a very high interest in Japanese culture and other Asian countries.
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still cheaper than drugs


although I buy lots of collector editions
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Kira0309 wrote:

still cheaper than drugs


although I buy lots of collector editions <_<


Drugs ?
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its cheap since you guys don't step out of the house anyway
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AlastorCrow wrote:

Do you usually book a hotel there? I find that staying in rental apartments like via AirBNB is a lot cheaper although staying in a Ryokan for 1~3 nights is definitely a good way to spend money too.


AirBnB never really crosses my mind... but looking real quick, it looks like I can use it to wring out a few bucks every so often. The hotels I usually look at aren't that expensive unless I really want that ryokan experience.

Thanks for the tip all the same!
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There is only one figurine I thought about buying and someone told me it'll be almost impossible to get it now. Which is funny because last time I checked it was on the CR store for sale.
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CaelK wrote:


AlastorCrow wrote:

Do you usually book a hotel there? I find that staying in rental apartments like via AirBNB is a lot cheaper although staying in a Ryokan for 1~3 nights is definitely a good way to spend money too.


AirBnB never really crosses my mind... but looking real quick, it looks like I can use it to wring out a few bucks every so often. The hotels I usually look at aren't that expensive unless I really want that ryokan experience.

Thanks for the tip all the same!



I was paying around $80/night for a studio-sized apartment in Minato-ku on the 12th floor, with a close up view of Tokyo Tower. Had its own kitchen, TV, balcony. Compared to that, rates for shoebox rooms with no view around Shinjuku or Shibuya go for around $150~$300/night for a decent cheap hotel.
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its cheap since you guys don't step out of the house anyway


That's a misconception because not all otakus are shut ins. But I'm not a shut in I just prefer to stay indoors
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There is only one figurine I thought about buying and someone told me it'll be almost impossible to get it now. Which is funny because last time I checked it was on the CR store for sale.


Is it not there still? Which one was this?
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Posted 1/25/17
Playing PC or god forbid mobile games is way more expensive if you're competitive.
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7.99 for a crunchy roll membership
1.99 for a weeks worth of ramen
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Being anime fan in usa expensive? I dunno but outside of English speaking countries? yes

I hope my comment made some sense
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Do I buy as much as I used to? Nope. Once in awhile, I"ll buy a br(mainly movies like Ghibli anymore...)but most of the time I stream on here anymore.

My real indulgence is probably manga/light novels. And an occasional nendo or charms.
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