Created By: animeg3282 on March 19, 2012 Last Edited By: animeg3282 on July 30, 2012

No Real Chicks

A character is only attracted to 2d characters

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A character is not interested in real girls/boys, but only in videogame/anime/other medium here characters. Often a characteristic of the otaku or hikikomori. In Japan, this is known as Nijikon. This person will often say that 2d girls/guys are cuter because they never leave or grow old. This character type tends to be depicted as out of touch with reality and unable to deal with actual women but obsessed with idealized fantasies instead.. This character often recants once he finds 3d love.

Examples:

  • In Rosarioto Vampire Tohofuhai states that he now prefers 2d girls as they 'stay cute forever'
  • In The World God Only Knows our 'hero' Keima rants about the shortfalls of 3d girls and says he only loves the heroines of 'gal games'.
  • Genshiken Madrame states he doesn't own any non 2d porn.
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei ascribes this to otaku, who can't be drawn into a honey trap due to their love for only 2d characters.
  • In Welcome to the N.H.K. Yamazaki states that he only loves 2d girls because 3d girls can disappoint.

Real Life:
  • A Japanese man married his Nintendo DS in Guam.
Community Feedback Replies: 22
  • March 19, 2012
    TheChainMan
    Madarame is a subversion, since he does like real girls, he just prefers 2D ones. In fact, after his famous rant, he admits he wouldn't mind having a girlfriend!
  • March 19, 2012
    animeg3282
    Heh. But do we have a trope to subvert? I guess I should have asked that in my OP.
  • March 19, 2012
    iamyourgrandma
    The idea is interesting, but the title needs work. "2d Lover" is ambiguous and can be read as either what you intend it to mean or as a "2d" character who is someone's lover.

    What about "Prefers the Pixelated Ones" or "Real Girls/Boys Are Overrated"?
  • March 19, 2012
    TheBigDawg
    I have a friend who is like this, he just always goes "3DPD" for "3D pig disgusting", or in other words, he gets turned on by 2D characters, but not real people. Not really sure what else to suggest for the title except maybe one of those two.
  • March 20, 2012
    SKJAM
    An early chapter of Oh My Goddess has one of these, only attracted to drawn women because they don't betray and hurt him like real women. An encounter with Belldandy convinces him that "real" women can be cool too--but he only upgrades from animated porn to live-action porn.
  • March 22, 2012
    animeg3282
    I'm not sure if we can have real life examples, but a man in Japan married a DS character which may be an inspiration for the anime/etc characters.
  • March 22, 2012
    TwoGunAngel
    Perhaps have Nijikon as a redirect once this gets launched, as this is the Japanese term for someone who thinks or feels that 2D anime, manga or game characters are more attractive (visually, physically or emotionally) than real people.
  • March 22, 2012
    animeg3282
    ah. I didn't know the RL term.
  • March 22, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    The title is too broad. It could be someone who prefers 2D style gameplay over 3D style.
  • March 22, 2012
    animeg3282
    I do prefer 2d gameplay over 3d! But that's not a trope. lolz.
  • March 22, 2012
    Jordan
    Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei ascribes this to otaku. One chapter/episode has them immune to a Honey Trap for this reason.
  • March 28, 2012
    setnakhte
    A common (usually joking, sometimes serious) term for one's obsession is "Mai Waifu". Perhaps this could be mentioned in the article?
  • July 22, 2012
    animeg3282
    what was the name of the Oh My Goddess character?
  • July 22, 2012
    chicagomel
    Argh, I know this is mentioned in Axis Powers Hetalia, but I can't recall who was talking to who.
  • July 22, 2012
    animeg3282
    I got no help for you there. any description suggestions? names?
  • July 22, 2012
    Nekojin
    Just a note - the term is hikikomori, not hikkimori.
  • July 22, 2012
    nitrokitty
    I think the title needs to be changed. I generally prefer sprite-based games over 3d ones, and that's what I thought it could refer to. Maybe just Prefers 2 D Girls?
  • July 23, 2012
    animeg3282
    Hmmm 'no 3d Chicks' 'Only 2d Girls Need Apply' 'Fictional Girls Only Please' ?
  • July 29, 2012
    NimmerStill
    Assuming I'm understanding the trope, I don't like "No 3d chicks". It makes it sound like the subject prefers 2d people when it comes to animatiion, but doesn't make it clear that they're including Real Life people as part of "3d". It sounds like they might have perfectly normal attraction when it comes to Real Life.
  • July 29, 2012
    Bisected8
    It would probably be easier to say "animated" or "drawn" in the title, since calling them "2D Girls" comes from a Japanese colloquialism, as I understand it.

    Compare Perverse Sexual Lust (where someone's attracted to an animated character but not exclusively).
  • July 29, 2012
    NimmerStill
    Yes, Technology Marches On, so there are 3d chicks in animation and video games now.
  • July 30, 2012
    SKJAM
    @animeg, sorry I don't remember the OMG character's name. It was a very early chapter (first volume, I think) and he was a one-shot character who as far as I know never returned.
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