Dudes, Your Girly Desktops And Walls Are Driving The Ladies Away

You might think those posters of big-eyed little anime girls are cute as a button. But according to FujiTV, nearly 80 per cent of Japanese women polled give a big no thanks to dudes who cover their room with stuff like that.

On the FujiTV segment, women were interviewed about whether it was OK for men to decorate their rooms with posters of girls. According to the clip, 79 per cent baulked. It didn't just stop there.

"Eh, no way," replied one young woman, when asked about whether anime or game figurines were OK for a guy to have in his room.

The segment appeared on FujiTV morning show Mezamashi TV's "Koko-Shira" corner. The show is focusing on what kind of things are "safe" and what things are "out" in a guy's room.

"No girls ever come to my room, so my hug pillows and figurines are safe," wrote a Japanese commenter, seemingly with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

It wasn't only girly posters that apparently raised eyebrows, but also desktop wallpapers. "What is this, a game? This is no good," replied one featured in the clip, motioning towards a PC screen.

"At least leave desktop wallpapers alone," wrote another Japanese forum commenter.

One of the women interviewed in the segment mentioned how she wanted more manly rooms. I'm not quite sure what a manly room is, but apparently, it doesn't entail images of anime girls.

The reaction online to the segment seems to be mild annoyance by the online community. "Who the hell do these people think they are?" asked one commenter. "Oh, and I bet single women don't have any posters of men on their walls," chided another.

A Japanese tabloid once polled 800 Japanese women from their teens to their early twenties, and the most popular answer was that they didn't want to marry otaku — 530 women said that. To put this in perspective, number three was unemployed men, and four was men who beat women (no, seriously). Number two was dudes who had never dated a steady girlfriend.

Know what this means? If you are a painful anime or game otaku with a room full of plastic figurines and cute posters, there are at least 270 Japanese women who might marry you. Go get 'em Tiger.

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    uh, no shit?

      That's exactly what I thought, lol.

    I'd be supremely creeped out if I walked into any room that happened to be decked in preteen anime bikini statues and wall scrolls.

    That's a dealbreaker!

    And wow at the last woman's teeth.

    whatta mean? all the girls I know love the wall to wall henti I've got going in my house

      hentai. the great shame..

    *Looks at My Little Pony Friendship is Magic desktop wallpaper*

    Eh. I'll take my chances.

      They can't get angry at that. They have to tolerate and love the shit out of it.

    The numbers seem a little high 0_o.... considering number 4 that's meeesssssed up

    That conclusion brings hope to Otakus everywhere.

    I could have told you that. I have a 40 year old virgin brother whose room is nothing but anime and manga.

    i loled
    even i have a desktop that has a chick on it
    and also most otakus (and the bronys) in Australia would have one

    Nice tag at the end of the article. Go Ashcraft!

    By Brian Ashcraft

    The ironing is delicious.

      since when was ironing ever considered delicious, like when my mum does it, im grateful but i never eat my clothes.

        The department of home safety strongly advises against any ingestion of irons, plugged or unplugged. Contrary to popular belief they are not any more delicious then any other home appliance or electronic good.

    Let me just write this down in my "Things I don't give a shit about" Notebook.

    I don't have anime posters or whatever in my room, Just DVD and a few figurines, I am by no means a die-hard anime fan...

    But seriously. If I DID, and a girl comes into my room, sees them and then leaves just because of that... then fuck it, she was never worth my time to begin with.

    I usually go for a photo of a tropical paradise or a cityscape, sometimes dragons - the proper type that each dudes in armor like they m&ms. The missus has had every anime chick ever drawn pass across her pc screen, can otaku be female too?

      Meant to say "eat" not "each"... stupid fingers.

    I'm trying to remember the last time I ever had a poster up... I think it was junior high. I think it was a reprint of the original Star Wars movie poster design from 77 with the leggy Leia and He-Man-looking Luke...

    Then my cousin ripped it cause he's a jerk.

    So I guess I'm safe?

    I'm wondering now if Ashcraft gets the ideas for most of these articles from Sankaku Complex , who did an article on this a few days ago.

    This is one of those things that's hardly a surprise, but always helpful to have hard (ish) data on. It's not as though this was a hardcore scientific study, but the subject matter isn't exactly advancing humanity's understanding of the universe!

    It bears mentioning that regardless of whether an otaku is a sweet-natured man, gainfully employed, the women surveyed would rather *marry* a guy who's violent and/or unemployed so long as he's not an otaku.


    I think it's partly a cultural thing. Lots of the girls that I hang out with are bi and geeky and either they have no problem with this type of stuff or they like it. Maybe it's just me *shrug*

      Hentai party at your place?

        THAT is a good idea :P

        *thinks of where I can borrow a projector*

    So, ditch the anime and start hitting women and you will have better luck?

    Sounds like good advice...

    Otaku = turnoff. Not big surprise.

    Bigger turnoff than wifebeating, surprising.

    I think the biggest surprise here, though, is that having not had a steady girlfriend before is above both unemployment and wifebeating. Or that it's an issue at all for that matter. As if people are so utterly without individual thought or judgement that they need a past experience to tell them you're worthy of the high honour of them dating you, as the idea of them deciding themselves is simply too unreliable.

    That's going straight to my Top 10 Most Moronic Bullshit list.

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