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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

Groups Scanlating
Akatsuki Manga
Endless Abyss
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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.63 (end) by Nicchi Scans over 6 years ago
c.62 by Nicchi Scans over 6 years ago
c.61 by Nicchi Scans over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

6 topics, 104 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (588 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 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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Weekly Pos #699 increased(+22)
Monthly Pos #1058 increased(+327)
3 Month Pos #2151 increased(+174)
6 Month Pos #2373 increased(+244)
Year Pos #2810 increased(+169)

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On 1526 reading lists
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Forum Posts
Is this manga already ended but missing 1 volume after ending.. wtf ?? about 1 year ago
Massive wtf!? Kouta, the damned. over 4 years ago
the ending... over 4 years ago
WTF?! (*spoilers-ch55*) over 6 years ago
We were just trolled. Hard. Ch58 over 6 years ago

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A hole... Oh! A hole...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asudake
February 8th, 2010, 2:53am
I thoroughly enjoyed this manga, from it's upbeat downright Otakuness, to it's serious responsibility and parental overtones...
It's clever, and at times can lift your spirits. This manga is average in it's approach, but great on it's creative theme, never heard an Otaku/Parent centered story... Minus allot of shoujo manga...
It's art is passable, although sometimes you wonder why it doesn't look better, because his average pages are ok, when at times he does a page that looks magnificent.

The hole that it leaves me with is, in the most recent chapter's, although it adds more realistic overtones, it leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth:
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The whole relationship with Sensei and the Manager is weird, it makes me think they just came up with it on the spot. Also the manager's mom is like a floozy of some sort, although true, they use psychology to defend that fact, and the fact that she abandoned her kid!? And the Manager barely care's about that! i felt it was a kick in the ba!!'s for me!
End Rant...
But all in all, this is a manga to read. And you don't have to know too many manga, don't listen to the comments, the scantlators added comments of which ones are obscure. The only ones you need to know are, Dragon Ball Z, Evangelion and Urusei Yatsura; and your good.

... Last updated on February 8th, 2010, 2:58am
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Enter the Darkness...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Prot
December 21st, 2009, 10:33pm
If Genshiken is your thing, then welcome to the next level. I like to think of this as a "ten years later" kind of story but, of course, more depressingly pitiful. The sheer level of "otakuness" in this manga borders on creepy, but that has its own charm. Unlike Genshiken, Otaku no Musume-san doesn't shy away from the focal point of their obsessions (it starts with a "p" and rhymes with corn!). If you're already into the dark world behind Naruto and One Piece, welcome, and enjoy.
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Parenthood vs Ota-ism   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by charsiewpau
October 18th, 2009, 11:10am
Otaku's probably make bad father figures, but in this story, the mother, although not an Ota, has her share of not being a proper mother as well.

Though not very plausible in terms of character and plotlines, it pokes fun at most otaku culture, which makes it a great read for me. Since it is still at it's early stages, it's hard to pass judgement as to how worthy it will be to follow this manga to it's entirety.

For now, the dilemma of the otaku parents to me are hilarious and are a worthy read, even though some punchlines and tsukkomi can be predictable.

For those wanting a perspective (which is by no means definitive in this manga) of otaku culture and the people behind them, this manga certainly is a must read.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2009, 11:12am
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Worth a read but....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Makoto11
August 22nd, 2009, 12:33am
I must say I enjoy reading this but then again, I don't think its a manga for everybody to enjoy.You have to have considerable knowledge of otaku culture to really really appreciate the manga.If you're not into that stuff,the manga becomes really dry for you fast.Half the gags are references and otaku life,so its not everybody's cup of tea.
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A Disapointment   
Rating: N/A
by Fronzel
February 26th, 2009, 12:05pm
Gets surprisingly little mileage out of its premise, instead falling back on cheap situational humor and petty drama.The characterizations arenít very strong either, which prevents it from even being good at light sentimentality. After far too long, it does make a stab developing the main premise, but even then, it relies on platitudes and old gimmicks. It had the chance to seriously contrast stereotypically immature otaku culture with the ultimate adulthood of being a parent, but ends up being nothing but insubstantial fluff.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2009, 1:57pm
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Cute Series   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by JuggaloWarrior
January 7th, 2009, 9:08pm
A whimsical series in the same vein of other Father-Daughter manga like Luck Stealer and My Girl. Worth a look.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by france
December 31st, 2008, 8:09pm
This manga is hilarious and a must read if you need to kill time IMO. Plot however is lacking but comedy doesn't need a plot, right? Art is okay, humor is fantastic if you understand what they are talking about. Despite lack of plot, the situation is (for me) original. It's enjoyable. It does have a lot of potential to be dramatic though.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dandan1
December 1st, 2008, 1:27pm
Oh god, this is the kind of stuff that kills me. Sooo funny. xD
My friends would be all over this stuff, because they're so into lolis.
AHAHAH, each chapter just keeps getting better.

... Last updated on December 1st, 2008, 1:29pm
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very new   
Rating: N/A
by TimeManInJail
October 13th, 2008, 7:15pm
a laughter to behold, for 2 people who completely different from society and their thought for each other as father and daughter, learn to live together and learn the importance of a family...
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Incredibly Cute and Very Entertaining   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
October 5th, 2008, 1:28am
It's easy to see why this is so highly rated in Japan, and here on mangaupdates -- Kanau is a cute, believable character, and the story, while somewhat fantastic, is quite appealing. Superficially, the idea of an otaku-type suddenly having a daughter forced upon him is funny and entertaining, but more importantly, underneath that pop-culture front is a great story that explores the meaning of family, parenthood, responsibility and love. Though it's light-hearted, and sometimes relies on cheap dramatic cliches or comedy, the characters really shine, and I've been eagerly awaiting each new chapter release (19, as of this writing).

OnM does require some prior understanding of Japanese culture pertaining to the otaku lifestyle. Although most of what you'd need to understand for the story to make sense can be inferred via dialogue, some of the comedy will probably benefit from an understanding of the subculture.

Reminds me a bit of Chokkoto Sister, though I think that while the "cute" factor is about the same in both, OnM has better characters.

Well worth your time. Definitely read this.

... Last updated on March 9th, 2009, 12:10am
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