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A Slice-of-Life Webcomic about the life of a girl who constantly butts heads with her excessively Japan-obsessed father as he opens an Anime inspired high school for her to attend. The comic is drawn by Ronnie Filyaw, Creator of Whomp!

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Otaku Dad provides examples of:

  • Author Avatar: Ronnie Filyaw appears as Filway-San the Japanese language teacher.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ash is nice, friendly, and quiet. He's the perfect tenant and the best guy you'll ever meet. However, he's also a brutal fighter capable of not only mentally torturing his opponents, but also ripping open a punching bag with one punch.
    Hana: [thinking] Am I stronger than a punching bag? Maybe.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being immature and obsessed with Anime it's revealed that Jack manages to turn a profit running the school.
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  • Embarrassing Relative Teacher: Hana is super embarrassed for anyone to know her dad's the principal.
  • Expelled from Every Other School: Ash has been kicked out of four other schools for fighting.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Ashley and his father Kelly.
  • Got Volunteered: Jack and Ronnie nominate Ash, the only other member of the anime club, as president. Hana steps in and joins the club, nominates her father, and quits as soon as everyone votes for him.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Unsurprisingly, Jack is fond of using this, including giving all of the students Japanese names, and using Japanese Honorifics in English. He eventually grows out of it by the end.
  • Important Haircut: Hana cuts her dad's ponytail off before his date with Miss Mayfield. Turns out Maggie actually liked his old hair.
Jack: Can you at least cut it like Naruto's?
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Hana: I have scissors near your neck.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Miss Mayfield plans to ask Jack out, but she hears him say "love you" to someone on the phone when she steps into his office. She quickly makes up an reason she's there.
Miss Mayfield: Ah! I just wanted... I need you to sign... this half-eaten tuna sandwich.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Ashley is dubbed Ash by Hana, so he would stop feeling bad about his name.
    • Ashley is also called Satoshi by Jack and Ronnie.
  • Itasha: Jack puts Magical Girl decals on his father's corvette, which he swears peel right off.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Jack is this to his father. While his father is a down to earth businessman jack is an Anime obsessed man-child with eccentric habits.
  • Minor Living Alone: Deliberately invoked for Hana due to her fathers belief that the Heroine always lives alone. Somewhat subverted as her father lives in the apartment next door.
  • Missing Mom: Hana's mother is mentioned only once before the end, where it's revealed that she split up with Jack, only to later leave their daughter with him.
  • Occidental Otaku: Jack most certainly is, obsessed with Japanese Media Tropes and making his daughter's life conform to anime cliches.
  • Only Sane Employee: Downplayed. Frankie and Maggie are normal people compared to Ronnie and Jack, but the four of them seem to be the only staff.
  • Putting the "Pal" in Principal: Jack tries to be like this, but he mostly comes off as a loser Manchild.
  • School Festival: Invoked by Jack, as "the most important event of every slice-of-life anime that has ever existed".
  • Shipper on Deck: Vice Principal Frankie is supportive of Jack and Miss Mayfield getting together, and gives Jack a push in the right direction.
  • Two-Teacher School: Ronnie is the only teacher seen, and the entire staff consists of him, Jack, Vice Principal Martinez, and Administrative Director Maggie Mayfield.
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