‘How to be an otaku yet still not stand out (too much) amongst normies in society’ is probably the number one question/problem that every adult otaku is struggling to solve. Simply put, being an otaku is already hard, but to be an adult female otaku, is probably quite a headache for many of us. Being a fan is fine; showing off your collection of pin-badges in painstakingly decorated itabags is fine too – but only amongst like-minded fellows. If there is one thing a female otaku especially dislike or fear, that is to stand out garishly in public.
KALOS Media – a fashion and lifestyle video/media company – recently shared a video on their Facebook page on how a certain range of cleverly-designed, nondescript-looking lifestyle goods may just be the very answer that every adult female (and even some male) otakus sought. We investigate further and came upon the series of “Wota Katsu Ouen” (lit. means ‘Otaku Lifestyle Support’) goods from lifestyle goods chain store 3COINS.
We now take a look at some of these “Support” goods:
Colourful Ticket Holder – comes in an assortment of colours with compartmentalised pockets to keep those important event/concert tickets and documents, complete with a wearable neck-strap so going ‘hands-free’ is no longer a problem.
Penlight / Lightstick Case – the electronic penlight is a necessity every concert/event-goer cannot go without – so why not keep them in these specially-designed cases?
Uchiwa (Hand-held fan) Holder – keeps those painstakingly decorated uchiwas in their best conditions. Easy and convenient to carry around too since they fit into most bigger-sized bags.
24-Pocket Multi-stock Holder – never worry again on where to keep those posters/postcards/etc.
Clear Neck-Strap – to keep those memorable concert streamers
16-Pocket Display Holder – displaying those favourite pin-badges and collectibles is no longer an issue
These are but a portion in 3COINS’ range of the practical, stylish lifestyle goods made for the otaku in mind. The best part of these items is… they are all retailing at the affordable, unbelievable price of JPY 300 each! Customers who are interested may check out the entire range here).
3COINS is a stylish lifestyle goods chain store with branches all over Japan. The price concept behind 3COINS is to “make our customers’ lives easier and happier with affordable lifestyle goods that cost only ‘3 coins’ (three JPY 100 coins)”.