Otaku Just Want Happy Endings, They Say

Otaku Just Want Happy Endings, They Say

In the vast universe of otaku culture, where passions for anime and manga are commonplace, a debate arises that has divided opinions: are otakus who prefer happy endings in their anime stories wrong? This question has sparked a number of online discussions, where different voices from the community have expressed their views.

Otaku Just Want Happy Endings, They Say

For some, the idea of seeking solace and happiness in fiction is understandable, especially considering how challenging reality can be. For these otakus, the need to find refuge in a world where happy endings are the norm is understandable and even justifiable. After all, who doesn't enjoy a dose of optimism and hope in the midst of difficult times?

However, others question why some members of the otaku community feel attacked for their preferences. Why Should It Be A Shame To Enjoy Happy Endings In Anime? This position argues that each person has the right to look to fiction for what brings them comfort and entertainment, without being judged for it.

The diversity of opinions within the otaku community is evident. While some defend the importance of happy endings as a form of healthy escapism, others advocate valuing a wider range of emotions and themes in animated stories.

In addition, many agree that criticizing other fans' preferences is counterproductive and reflects a kind of internal self-loathing. Why should we be ashamed of what makes us happy? This question resonates with those who advocate for the diversity of tastes and opinions within the otaku community.

Interestingly, much of the criticism towards otakus who prefer happy endings comes from people within the same community. This phenomenon has led to reflection on the nature of the self-loathing and self-exclusion that sometimes characterizes certain sectors of the otaku community. Ultimately, the discussion about happy endings in anime reveals internal tensions within the community.

  • "Well, the ending of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica was a success, despite not sticking to this trend."
  • "Americans are the ones who just want happy endings."
  • "Reality alone is absurd enough."
  • "Older people definitely do. I don't know about young people."
  • "Erotic games are full of bad endings, aren't they?"
  • "If it's a trivial one-time anime, there might be people who are happy with bad endings and stuff. But if it's something that's been going on for many years and has a bad ending, it's normal for them to get angry."
  • "It's not just for anime and it's not just for otaku."
  • "But do you want to see a play that's all NTR? The protagonist is an ordinary student who can be found anywhere. The person he falls in love with is a beautiful girl who is also a member of the library committee. But one day, he witnesses her walk into a love hotel with a handsome guy."
  • "What otakus want today are not 'works of art' that reflect the author's personality, but 'reading tastes' that quickly stimulate their pleasure centers."
  • "Otakus like to watch anime empty-headed, without thinking or anything."
  • "That's also what Hollywood is mostly about. It's a mystery."
  • "The one that seemed good to me even if it looked bad was AIR, and the one I didn't agree with even though it looked happy was with the real ending of CLANNAD."

Source: Yaraon!