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BloodyAngel
10-14-2010, 10:40 AM
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Washimiya, the Kuki City neighborhood that is home to the "Lucky Star shrine," has announced on Thursday that it will host a "Ota-Konkatsu" matchmaking event for otaku on November 28. The local chamber of commerce and industry's youth division is producing the "Ota-Konkatsu Washimiya Deai-Hen ~San-jigen no Kimi ni Todoke~" (Otaku Matchmaking: Washimiya Dating ~Reaching You in 3D~) event.

Male applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 40 and "otaku of some kind of hobby." Female applicants must be between 18 and 35 and "be otaku, be tolerant of otaku, or be sympathetic to otaku." There is a 8,000-yen (about US$100) entrance fee for men ? but women can enter for free. A maximum of 40 participants will be randomly selected from the applicants. The chamber's home page will begin accepting applications in mid-October.

Washimiya is the home of Washinomiya Shrine, which was used as the basis for a location in Kyoto Animation's 2007 television adaptation of Kagami Yoshimizu's manga Lucky Star. It has since become a popular destination for anime fans, who make "pilgrimages" to the shrine. The concept for the dating event originated in 2009, when many visiting fans who filled out surveys said that they were interested in marriage.

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GTO Mangaka Tooru Fujisawa Weds Actress

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Tooru Fujisawa, the 43-year-old mangaka who gained famed worldwide for Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO), has married 27-year-old actress Ayano Sugiyama, known for a Kamen Rider role amongst many others.
The news was recently announced on Ayano's own blog.
Ayano also mentioned that they are already expecting a child (one of the leading causes of weddings in Japan), due sometime in February.

notanotaku
10-14-2010, 02:25 PM
Talk about age difference! :O

...Now that's love.. :P

PedoBear
10-14-2010, 02:42 PM
Age dosnt matter at all.....its like "i was a pedo in my mid 20s" lol

LordNight
10-14-2010, 03:45 PM
Age dosnt matter at all.....
:goodjob::goodjob:

Rasen Oh
10-14-2010, 03:58 PM
I think we are reaching an all time low... Next it'll be mail order brides.

takasuryuuji
10-14-2010, 04:01 PM
yeah... age doesn't matter...
nice...matchmaking for Otaku...

freestyle99
10-14-2010, 06:45 PM
All you need is love...All you need is love... All you need is love, love... Love is all you need!

Grainbay
10-14-2010, 08:13 PM
lol yay to free female entry :P

Vidact
10-14-2010, 09:15 PM
Think you can bring home more than one girl from this? I'd pay $100 for a harem.

Vocaloid
10-14-2010, 09:34 PM
lol well age does not really matter , its about synchronization between both party , and well its good they create a matchmaking event for otaku's , so it seems like no one is leaving otaku's behind . -Its so touching- T.T

mlcdl
10-14-2010, 10:20 PM
So random event.

Well I wanna see this live but to bad I can't go there due to the location

holyvampire9
10-14-2010, 10:46 PM
ugh...... yeah matchmaking otakus and if I read it correctly it like you pay the girl and the girl is free for you *&%@! X(

Sora Kasugano
10-14-2010, 11:07 PM
talk about age gap ...

well age doesnt really matter to me in love , but to think they can create a match making event for otaku's ! haha , perfect ideas ~

lastshin
10-15-2010, 03:06 AM
Age dosnt matter at all.....its like "i was a pedo in my mid 20s" lol

/gg /gg /gg
I have the same opinion to it xD

powerband
10-15-2010, 03:31 AM
lol 100 for man women free?!!!??? haha well it doesn't affect me, interesting to know.GL to the couples!

icsenen002
10-15-2010, 04:12 AM
I like it!

kail14
10-15-2010, 04:19 AM
Wow, he's so lucky :)

lol, as long as it's love it's okay.

LordNight
10-15-2010, 04:31 AM
harem for sale..~.~
i wonder if a girl per boy..=)

qwertyuiop10
10-16-2010, 06:51 AM
Wow i remember all about lucky star

KONATA IZUMI

but its cool because you can find a couple that has a same hobby as you!

tanxcb
10-19-2010, 09:21 PM
Lols to the otaku theme. Maybe it'll help some of us who spend
*ahem*
too much time watching anime to get some motivation to go out and do something for our lives...

ShazunaChan
10-19-2010, 09:37 PM
pretty kool but dam males are coming out the pockets for this, but eh if u want something it isnt always free

icsenen002
10-23-2010, 09:55 PM
Why is it males are up to 40 years old and females are only 35 years old? is it for singles only? what if the person is ..... is it possible? and how can they meet?

Viletomb2010
10-28-2010, 01:08 AM
wow. whatta age gap. i guess that proves age doesn't matter. The males have to pay while the females will not lol.