Interest Madoka Magica Matchmaking Canceled Due to Not Enough Females
posted on 2011-10-17 17:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yattaruimode's "I'm Single" matchmaking campaign announced on Monday that the "Madoka Magica Fans Only Men's and Women's Love Life/Married Life" matchmaking event party planned on October 23 has been canceled. The site notes that while they received a lot of applications from men, they did not receive enough applications from women to be able to hold the event. The event had invited women whose birthdays were in October to attend the event for free.
The campaign is still planning to host a K-ON! fans-only matchmaking party on October 22 at the Roumantei Italian restaurant in Tokyo. For that event, the campaign's website noted it has received so many male applications that it will hold a lottery drawing on Monday to pick which male applicants will be able to attend the event.
For the K-ON! event, male attendees must be between 20–45 and pay 6,000 yen (about US$78). Female attendees must be between 20–45 and pay 1,000 yen (US$13). That event is also inviting women whose birthdays are in October to attend for free.
Washimiya, the Kuki City neighborhood that is home to the "Lucky Star shrine," has held two "Ota-Konkatsu" matchmaking events for otaku last year and this year. The Tokyo-based First Contact marriage agency announced a new service named "Otaren" for otaku in May.
Aellura, a service for matching otaku together as potential marriage partners, held a "Tiger & Bunny Fans-Only Matchmaking Party" on October 15 and 16. On each day, 20 Tiger & Bunny fans (10 of each gender) got to know each other at an antique-style café in Tokyo.