What happens if your father’s an Otaku? And you’re the only daughter?
While visiting Kinokuniya last sunday, I was browsing through the manga section for any interesting manga that isn’t too long a series when I chanced upon this book – Otaku No Musume-san.
Otaku no Musume-san 「おたくの娘さん」, which literally means An Otaku’s Daughter in English is about a story of a nine years old girl, Kana Yukimura (幸村・叶う), who’s meeting her father for the first time in well, nine years. Eagerly to meet this person who she would call “Papa” and having heard stories on how awesome he is, she heads to Tokyo. However, the very much unexpected happens as it turns out that her father, Kouta Morisaki (守崎・コータ) is actually an otaku!
The two of them then start to live together in the same apartment, with a lot of interesting neighbours that seem to have the same interest and hobbies as Kouta. It’s not surprising that things don’t go smoothly for these two, as being both an otaku and a father doesn’t seem to mix well together.
When I first saw the book title, it spoke out to me that this would be an real interesting story, and indeed it is! Instead of the usual high school romance, action fighting or sci-fi, Otaku no Musume-san is a comedy manga that is simple and very down to earth.
Depicting a relationship between a father and a daughter (親子 – Oyako : Parent and Child), it features how Kouta tries to learn parenting and Kana trying to adapt to her new environment.
If you’re looking for a light hearted and yet comical manga, do try Otaku no Musume-san. The Japanese manga is currently up till volume 3 while scanlations by Akatsuki-manga are up till chapter 6 of the first volume at the moment. You can search the internets for the manga raw ^^;
If you’re learning Japanese, I highly recommend you pick up Otaku no Musume-san and include it in your list of reading materials!