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Otaku no Musume-san (Manga)

Otaku no Musume-san

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Otaku's Daughter,Otaki no Musume-san
Japanese: おたくの娘さん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 63
Status: Finished
Published: 2006 to 2011
Authors: Sutahiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dragon Age


Score: 7.861 (scored by 3505 users)
Ranked: #12432
Popularity: #647
Members: 7,085
Favorites: 176
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Kanau Yukimura is nine years old, and she's meeting her father for the first time. However, he turns out to be an otaku! The two of them start living together in the same apartment, next to a lot of interesting neighbors. Unsurprisingly, things don't always go smoothly for these two...

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Arisaka, Haruka
Arisaka, Haruka
Yukimura, Kanau
Yukimura, Kanau
Morisaki, Kouta
Morisaki, Kouta
Nitta, Chihiro
Nitta, Chihiro
Tamura, Tomomi
Tamura, Tomomi
Morita, Taeko
Morita, Taeko

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Aug 8, 2015
Perhaps in response to those ever declining birth rates we keep hearing about, which in the world of manga have caused more all girls schools to go co-ed then one can shake a stick at, the ‘noughties’ saw a spike in the popularity of the ‘Sudden Daughter Appearance’ genre to cater for all those people who think that having kids is best left as a theoretical exercise (e.g. Usagi Drop, My Girl, Aishiteruze Baby, Listen to me Girls I’m Your Father, No Reservations (yes I know it’s a Hollywood film) etc). Invariably these series follow the same paths of character development with the inexperienced and/or read more
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Jul 19, 2015
I came across this manga by chance really, was just scrolling along when I saw it.

The synopsis is at it is, an elementary school girl goes to look for her father, who never knew that she existed and there starts their story!

Art of manga is pretty decent and classic for a slice of life manga, so nothing much to discuss. But what kept me going was its story. While I shall not spoil it, it is fair to say that the story starts off light-hearted and ultimately end as something touching.

As it progresses, the character built-up was very well done and so was read more
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Oct 31, 2011
It may be pretentious to give this manga a 10 out of 10..

At first you think well Otaku and a sudden daughter appearance would make for a wacky fun time! It's much more than that. I wanted to read this manga mostly because I was looking for something like Bunny Drop. It has a bit more of a Love Hina feel to it though. The ending was also not what I expected from this type of story line either it's actually a pretty harsh realization for the main character Kouta. So no more semi spoilers.

The story is pretty innocent as a normal everyday girl is read more
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Jul 20, 2013
Responsibility, when thrust upon you as sudden as lightning, could be at times life-changing indeed, and reflects how much you have to improve yourself for the sake of accomplishing a goal, or in the case of Otaku no Musume, sacrificing your desires in exchange of a lifetime commitment, that is, taking care of a child of your own blood. Given the success of Usagi Drop, many manga with child upbringing themes followed suit (e.g. Papakiki, Aishiteruze Baby), considering the many situations that'll happen when your responsibility as an adult takes precedence over others, and what do you know, they became popular too, and so is read more
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