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Otaku no Musume-san  
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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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Associated Names
Otaku's Daughter

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Akatsuki Manga
Endless Abyss
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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.63 (end) by Nicchi Scans (1680d ago)
c.62 by Nicchi Scans (1707d ago)
c.61 by Nicchi Scans (1738d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (569 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.83 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 20th 2016, 1:59pm PST



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Dragon Age (Kadokawa Shoten)

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Monthly Pos #1822 decreased(-83)
3 Month Pos #1987 increased(+300)
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Massive wtf!? Kouta, the damned. 877 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes ago
the ending... 991 days, 9 hours, 45 minutes ago
WTF?! (*spoilers-ch55*) 1627 days, 8 hours, 56 minutes ago
We were just trolled. Hard. Ch58 1758 days, 0 hours, 26 minutes ago
Latest chapter *Potential spoilers* 2301 days, 5 hours, 13 minutes ago

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terribly disappointed   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Krimson
July 29th, 2014, 9:58am
There is so much wrong with this manga. It begins decently enough and before you know it, there are weird twists and plot developments that make absolutely no sense. Until the ending chapters, I held out some hope for the mother character, but the mangaka went ahead and ruined that character too.

By the end of the manga, the author successfully mauled every character and made this work beyond redemption
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A Great Read (9/10) till Chapter 42   
Rating: N/A
November 2nd, 2013, 8:06am
Don't get me wrong. The manga was great and funny. It was really enjoyable and I was having fun. Then, chapter 43-44 happened and this became a low grade manga.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The Land lady and the Sensei thing was just yuck. No better words to describe it (it doesn't deserve even that).
It was bad for 3 reasons.
1] First, there was no fucking indication of that ANYWHERE in the manga up until that chapter. It was a literal Ass-Pull. There was nothing that even slightly indicated that those 2 were close in some special way, forget fucking married.
2] Second, an old man marrying a young girl. Now, in certain circumstances I wouldn't mind it much. But the one where he married the girl whom he brought up like his daughter? FUCK NO. That's just disgusting. The age is not the problem, it's the extreme violation of morals of having married someone who was like his daughter. That's just disgusting. Simply. Disgusting.
3] Third and what I was disturbed with the most. How the didn't even give a fuck about Kouta. That FUCKING sensei guy was LEADING HIM ON THE ENTIRE TIME. He was all like, "you have a tough hurdle ahead, bro". WHAT THE FUCK. You could've told him she was already involved or something or atleast that it was outright impossible! But no! You wanted to fucking lead the poor guy on and EVEN BEFORE he revealed everything, he actually went upto him and asked him if he liked her or not! You getting off on that?!
Even forgetting that part, AFTER they revealed everything and Kouta falls into depression AND THEY KNOW IT, they just keep flirting with each other. WTF. It's like they don't even give a shit about what happens to him and how it's all their fault!

So like I said, this manga was great. But after ch 43-44, it went to shit. Literally. No way around it.
I'll recommend anyone interested to read it till about ch 40. AND THEN JUST STOP. Don't even dare to read ahead.
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Why is parenting manga so hard   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
December 8th, 2012, 7:26am
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Why can't anyone make a manga about a parent without it having a messed up element to it or screwing up what should be a very simple premise. I didn't read this expecting a love triangle or even a love story so there was no need to twist one in the first place(though covering dating while having a kid would be interesting). But even then, it was pretty obvious who it was towards, so it didn't need more twisting, at that point you're either breaking someone's necking or ripping it off.

And I'm all for doing the right thing but sometimes that's getting angry at bad behaviour, ill treatment, and unfairness. Instead of this manga wants people to be patsies, and I saw that coming too.

Aside from not telling him about his child(not ever planning to), she tries to sneakingly take her. but after such a knife twisting revelation told with no hint of even being sorry or repentance. All of this could be easily learned by her child that had gotten close to her father, and even though the child was also close to her mother in reality something like this might(and probably would) cause a rife at such crappy behaviour. But you just know it won't because this comic just picks and chooses when its going to be real and when its going to expect the audience to be stupid. Meanwhile her hardships were mostly because of her choices(though she did try to be a mother to her kids), and what she did had an insane negative impact on him and even blames him for her crap too, and even tries to push him into a horrible life. Yet he still managed to be better off(before she just marries rich) and at least have a steady job, and residence. But in terms of writing, I like her reaction towards the end and how that isn't instantly resolved. And that's basically the problem, it would take a whole other manga to resolve most of the things brought up.

In reality this would cause so many massive rifts even between the father and child, and this comic uses something too serious that it isn't equipped to deal with, and it does this repeatedly, and needlessly. I wrote in a forum post about the landlady's situation and how it made light of her bad upbringing too. The Mother(Nozomi) even puts all responsibility on a person that had nothing to do with her crap(Nitta). Despite being a semi-decent provider she gets away with awful things, and we're suppose to sympathize with her just because she's a mom? Even other characters seem to blame the loli guy despite him acting more decently than the lady. It's just insane. I'm not saying what she did isn't forgivable, it's that no one ever blames her even one bit in the first place.

It even ruins his relationship with his only possible love interest,and destroys his trust in women and (could have) potentially people as his best friend also betrayed him.

This manga is enjoyable enough when it was just about the daughter and father bonding. It's attempts to surpass that effort have a strange effect of working and working negatively. It's certainly memorable in an infamous way, and creates drama, but how necessary was that drama, and that drama is infuriating and not balanced.

The manga forces the guy to be good to the point that he can't express genuine emotion in a situation where it'd be perfectly acceptable and might be the only logical way to behave. It wants to have it both ways. And it's typical reaction comes of as disingenuous and weak.

Though his desire to be with his daughter is good, it's a little hard to believe she chose what she did. It doesn't feel fully explored but it's not vague or occult either.

The ending tries to be stereotypically sweet and the tone gets lighter but has the same mistake this series makes.

It ends on the nasty note that basically the same exact mistake gets made and it's treated like a light hearted nothing. There's the promise that things will be alright but it doesn't change the fact.

My score: evaluating this manga is difficult and confusing. My score is nuts. I think people who read these things will be better prepared than the first guys who got blindsided like we did. It's definitely flawed, I don't know if it should be commended for trying some stuff. It's hard to tell if the writing was incompetent or if the mangaka was being a magnificent bastard.

... Last updated on December 8th, 2012, 7:57am
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So funny   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by JJTang
September 10th, 2012, 11:51pm
Until Nozomi comes back. Would have been a 10 but author tried for some crazy srsbzns that felt so opposite of the tone set by the entire manga thus far, it felt really bad. Also, the ending is way too subtle, and teases way too much,
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Was Great til volume 6   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by jt3z
August 29th, 2012, 5:02pm
I would have given it a 10 but after volume 5-6 it just turned into crap. The story was great then it just turned f'ed up. I mean come on a 18 year old with a 40 year old. Nasty this is a shounen people. Dont read this crap

... Last updated on March 26th, 2016, 7:54am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by busti
June 18th, 2012, 9:20am
Well, I have to say this manga is amazing. There aren't that many manga out there that can surprise you the way this one does. I have been reading manga for a long time, and generally after reading a series for a while I start to expect what's coming, and although the ending was somewhat what I was expecting early into the series, the trip there wild with surprises that made me go OMFG on numerous occasions.

Some people seem to be put back by the twist this manga took towards the end but this is a Seinen and the signs were there, it didn't just turn 180 all of a sudden like some manga tend to do very annoyingly (Kurohime and Legend of Maian anyone?), in fact I personally tremendously enjoyed these twists and was very happy of the way the mangaka put them in. He put in subtle signs here and there that something wasn't right, enough to give a sort of feeling that something will happen, but not so much as to disclose what that is until it actually happens. And yes, the stuff that happens there is ridiculous but this manga gets us used to the surprisingly good combination of "yeah, I could see that happening" and "no way in hell that could happen" so it doesn't really affect the flow of the story in a bad way, in fact, I think that strange YinYang combination is a big part of this manga's charm.

I am fairly satisfied with the ending, I dare say that it tied up most loose ends although in my opinion, if the author isn't planning for a sequel, the last chapter should've either had a few more pages continuing from the last page(you'll get it once you get there) or a few less pages. He sorta just threw in an extra loose end right on the last pages after finally managing to more or less take care of all the others.

Well, sorry for babbling on, this is the first time I actually bothered to rate and comment a manga (mostly because usually there are already comments out there that say what I wanted to say) so sorry if it is a bit difficult to understand. I tried to describe the manga as much as possible without giving any details that would spoil it for the reader.

Bottom line, this manga is really one of those manga that you just must read to understand what the hell the comments are on about and make an opinion of your own. I personally loved it, and would recommend it to anyone who likes their manga to actually have a story because the story in this one is great with amazing character development.
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9 stars till after vol 5   
Rating: N/A
by tlyudacris
April 24th, 2012, 6:44pm
Really enjoyed the manga, had great humor, had great emotional bits and i really liked all the characters. But then Volume 6 happened, thats when things got... really really dark... and not in a good way.
It literally hits you outta nowhere from vol 6 and onwards, the story gets more absurdly dark and i'm left reading this going "brah... the hell is going on here..." I just think the author got bored and or lost his gatdamn mind. Its a real shame because I really enjoyed this manga... and ending is supposed to be uplifting but there really isn't much to be uplifted by after all that has happened.

... Last updated on April 24th, 2012, 6:46pm
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good but missing a tag   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SAimNE
April 24th, 2012, 7:46am
By all rights this should be a tragedy. Even his lolicon friend has not done anywhere near enough to deserve the crap life dumped on this man...... it was comedy and yet I felt like crying. This has a severe chance of giving someone a complex about females... rl females are usually far more manipulative and corrupt than manga shows, but these chicks could top the charts in reality. Honestly this is a story of a man who has everything stolen from him in return for a daughter.
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One HELL of a Ride!   
Rating: N/A
by Spearsmen620
February 28th, 2012, 11:34pm
This manga was one hell of a ride! The first 50ish chapters, it was an amazing light-hearted manga! AMAZING AND CUTE! I also loved the premise! So, I'm good until we learn about *him* and then when the mother comes back! ACKKKKKKKK THAT MADE ME RAGEEEEEEEEEE! But after that, it goes back for the last couple chapters into being light hearted and cute.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I feel bad for Haruka! >.< I hope there is a sequel lmao! When I was reading spoilers and in the 'RAGE chapters' I seriously wondered why anybody would want to read a sequel, but now I understand! ;D

TL biggrin R ~~~~

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I don't know if it's just me, but I believe that Kimiko, the landlady's mom was forgiven to easily, as well as Nichi. Nichi.... omg don't get me started... Anyways, I don't know about you guys, but 'Sensei' is like 38~39 by the end of the manga isnt he? Sorta wierd since he has a 19 year old wife, who was originally supposed to be his adopted 'DAUGHTER'! It would have been better if they made the marriage an -on paper only- thing since it is sorta weird to have a mate who's 20 years your senior.

... Last updated on February 28th, 2012, 11:45pm
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i enjoyed it :)   
Rating: N/A
by otakuness
October 28th, 2011, 9:03am
i guess the thing that drew me in to read this is the title...parenthood vs. otakuism...thats something hard o picture because i picture otaku peole as solo flyers without a sense of resposibility because they lost their contact with reality...vs. the image of my responsible and loving parents...

lolzzz...this manga pictured everything in here!! i love it!! i can really see teh struggle of Kouta against his old hobbies and his love for his daughter...its so heartwarming!! especially the latest chapter...omg i miss my own dad!! : < i cant wait for the next scan!! wahhhh!!~

just finished this. well gotta say i have enjoyed it!~! the drama, the comedy, the anime references thrown here and there and more drama.. well, the plot was just like a scrambled egg of sorts.. and lets just say i like omelets so i dont feel like degrading my rating and i really liked the characters, the only thing that kindda dont get is the bonus chapter? i mean i was like WTF? or maybe the skilled assistant that the editor brought was Koutas and.. but thats not possible is it? well.. that feels like a gag. so i wont take it seriously. so yeah. great happy ending.
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