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How are Japanese otaku able to afford anime merchandise? Considering

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How are Japanese otaku able to afford anime merchandise? Considering how expensive anime BDs are (like $60 for 2 episodes), not to mention figurines, video games, dakimakuras, etc., how does the anime industry rely on a demographic that is woefully unemployed or underemployed to stay afloat?
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>>115410187
They work or leech off their parents.
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>>115410187
With their job or with their parents money.
What a stupid question
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>>115410187
Japan has pretty much no unemployment
Anyone can get a shitty arubaito
Thats enough to spend on otaku goods if they live with their parents
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You can afford it even with a crap job if you remain single, barely eat anything, and live in a shithole or with your parents.

Or they just leech money. Like me
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>>115410187
>demographic that is woefully unemployed or underemployed to stay afloat?
>otaku
>unemployed
This is how you spot a newfag.
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otaku=/=NEET
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>>115410187
For fujoshits it's prostitution.
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>>115410187
They rent.
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>>115410501
this, saw a couple of well dressed business men scrounging h-doujins in a Melon Books when i went to japan.
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>>115410501
Most of them are.
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Most Otaku work for the money they use to fund their hobby; often having blue or whitecollar jobs.
You're thinking of NEETs.
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>>115410612
Prove it.
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>>115410688
Prove they arent.
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>>115410699
They have money to buy all that shit and Japan's unemployment rate is really low (at least compared to the US).
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japan is the most complete welfare state in the world
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>>115410748
Japan is at 4%
US is at 6%
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Most of them just watch it on TV and download it. The collectors are the ones buying shit.
Which makes me wonder how much if any they profit from selling off stuff.
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>>115410187
No girlfriend = more money.
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>>115410856
Only if your gf is a leech.
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>>115410838
It's valuable if it's old or out of print. Old gunpla, figs, anime on VHS, but they won't sell it off due to collection purposes.
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>>115410838
You now realize that today's grails with be all over ebay (or whatever supersedes it) at fairly reasonable prices in 15-20 years.
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>>115410877
Even if she isn't, most girls still expect the men to pay for dates and such
That's money out of your pocket no matter how you twist it
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>>115410963
>most girls still expect the men to pay for dates and such

Maybe in your shit country. Here we split the bill. With gf, friends or family.
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>>115410949
Possibly. But I wonder. If there is a steady decline in otaku, as many articles from Japan state, who will pay anything but bargain basement prices?
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>>115411000
I'm just going off high school which was 10 years ago

I'm not sure if it's still common because who wants to deal with 3d?
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>>115411000
wait until they divorce you and you have to give them most of your income
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>>115410671
This, the only thing a NEET collects is empty bottles and boxes.
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>>115411059
Im never marrying. And you can avoid that by having a clause in your marriage contract.
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>>115411059
N-not a-all w-women are like that, a-anon!!
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>>115411111
>empty bottles
>implying that's not where they keep their piss
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>>115411113
Why do people marry in the first place if they don't trust each other enough to marry without a premarital agreement?
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>>115411111
>>115411165
;_;
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>>115411172
People can change. You shouldnt trust anyone that much. Trust is something you earn everyday.
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>>115411113
A judge can choose to throw out any such clause on a whim.
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>>115411113
You can't avoid alimony, because it's a law

Also yeah, but since the husband shortage is rapidly increasing and there is literally no benefit for a man to be married expect to be ironically labelled as satan by mainstream feminists if you don't decide to keep one of them as a pet. I think that will be entertaining.
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>>115411215
Again, in your shitty country maybe.
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>>115410187

Hey, I've got a better question! Why is this guy's taste so incredibly shit? Did you specifically hunt down the most terrible shelf pic you could?
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>>115410187
>woefully unemployed
Most aren't unemployed.
They have normalfag jobs, just not a normalfag life
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>>115411165
I forgot about the bottles of piss, I guess that would make a decent collection.
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>>115411272
Stop using the term normalfag you normalfag
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>>115411239
That's just what was popular over ten years ago.
It's like an historical exhibit now.
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>thread about otaku's livelihood into relationship and marriage contracts

sasuga /a/
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>>115411236
>disparage murikkka
>guaranteed way to win argument

I guess I have no choice but to concede to the <whatever country you are from> master race.
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>>115411300
shut up normalfag
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>>115411370
Ive just never heard of something like that happen here and Im not marrying anyways.
No one should marry these days, live together love each other and rise kids together isnt that enough? Why the shitty contract.
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>>115411318

It's not them being old that's bugging me, it's that they're all super fucking bad. Except the tiny Planetes set shoved in the corner.
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>>115411300
>>115411419
>normalfags fighting each other

Normalfags pls go and stay go.
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>>115410187
>2014
>still a NEET
Well, i wish i still a NEET
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I live in a country that's economically worse off than Japan, and even I am able to afford anime, manga, video games, a car, a motorcycle, and some guns with my crappy part-time minimum-wage job.
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>>115411436
>they're all super fucking bad. Except the tiny Planetes set
>FMP
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>>115411630
Greece
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>>115410828
That's a pretty big difference
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>>115411422
>Why the shitty contract.
Because legal benefits and red tape.

boyfriend =/= family to the law
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>>115411860
You get the same benefits if you prove youve lived together for years.
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>>115411000
yeah well, japan isn't known for being progressive regarding gender specific norms...
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>>115410187
Surprise, surprise. Not all otaku are neets. People buying tons of shit have a high paying jobs. It's almost like Japan is not so different from other countries.
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>>115411920
They are more progressive than the west will ever be.
Women are in control but still let men do whatever they want.
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>>115410818
But they dont even have autismbux
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Being a nice guy.
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>>115412066
>people still fall for this
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>>115412117
But still why the little cage under the bed?
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>>115412313

BDSM shit, prolly
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>>115412313
Storage
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>>115412066
...I thought I was on /fit/ for a second at first glance...
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>>115410828
No one seriously believes the US unemployment rate is that low right?
It's basically a fraud statistic.
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>>115410828
japan's population is waaaaaay lower than the US. so that percentage becomes more relevant for japan's favor.
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>>115413546
It probably is.
We have the same scam in France.
They have several ways to count the unemployed people, but it's just a trick.

The official number is 10%, but the real number is most probably 18-20%
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>>115414679
Flamby did nothing wrong.
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>>115414556
I don't think that's how percentages work.
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>>115412313
Where else to keep a pet but a cage?
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>>115410187
Because the industry is held up by 100k people that pay big, while there's atleast a few million who can be called otaku in some way. those 100k are just the riches out of 2 million people and are enough.
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>>115411630
If you are on 4chan and from a shithole, you are likely upper-class to know of this place. IT jobs in those countries make you a king there.
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>>115414932
I don't think you know what I was referring to.
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>>115413546
Zero hour contracts, right?
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>>115410187
I feel bad for his shit taste
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>>115410187

Because otaku does not necessarily mean unemployed.
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>>115415793

They don't count permanent welfare/disability/etc. leeches or NEETs as unemployed.
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>>115410818

I thought the nordic countries had the best welfare in the world?
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>>115417443

Oh so it's not even "worked in the past 6 months for a day" level retarded. They are in fact completely retarded.

>NEETs
>Not counted as unemployed
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>>115410187
Not all of otaku are buyfag. Only those who can afford things are buyfag
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>>115411215

>on a whim

You need more than that. Maybe burger judges can throw it out on a whim, but ours actually need a reason.

I've never understood the "she will get half of everything you own" thing, the only way that would happen would be if your combined wealth was 99% yours 1% hers or some other extremely unbalanced scenario.
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>>115410187
>unemployed or underemployed
hahahahaha
normalfags like you have no idea what you are talking about
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>>115417491
Unemployment rate surveys only count people looking for and able to work. Since NEETs don't want to work, we aren't counted.
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>>115417852
>Maybe burger judges can throw it out on a whim, but ours actually need a reason.
I'm not American, but you're a moron. You just need some shitty reason to feel superior to Americans. Divorce courts all over the Western World have more than enough means on hand to screw over men, and they often do. For example, in certain countries in Europe (but not America, of course!) paternity testing is ILLEGAL. You are literally not allowed to know whether or not you're a childs father, but you sure as fuck are expected to pay for that child.

In other words, stop your edgy anti-American attitude and realize that outside of the third world marriage is a shitty deal for men. For women, it's nothing more than sugar daddy insurance.
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>>115411422
Because then your affirm your love before God, vows to love each other forever and all that.
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