1: 勝田里奈 2015/10/11(日) 07:05:25.72 0.net
Idol wota = 94,738 yen.
By the way: anime wota = 25,096 yen.
2. Model railroads
3. Adult games
6. Toy guns
7. Pro wrestling
8. Doujin manga
9. Online games
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:06:34.92 0.net
I spend 2,000 yen a year. iTunes.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:07:35.04 0.net
Well, there are many definitions of the word “wota,” too. For the average, stay-at-home wota on 2ch, it’s 0 yen a year.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:11:46.13 0.net
It’s completely different, too, for the people who live in Tokyo and the people who don’t.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:14:15.20 0.net
Is that with or without travel expenses?
21: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:29:40.53 0.net
I’m from the countryside so I spend way more than that.
11: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:21:47.49 0.net
Um, I spend roughly ten times that amount (with traveling and lodging expenses included).
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:26:19.88 0.net
I kinda feel jealous, and I kinda don’t.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:25:25.38 0.net
Well, if it’s just the ticket prices, this seems about accurate — assuming you’re not an H!P fan.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:30:02.56 0.net
I easily spend more than a million yen yearly.
37: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:50:19.04 0.net
Hello Con, Nama Tamago, Countdown Live — assuming I get tickets to all three, that alone pushes me over that amount.
38: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:52:30.83 0.net
I spend about 30,000 a month, so that makes about 360,000 a year. Probably the same amount for traveling costs. So let’s say 720,000 yen for me.
39: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:53:24.71 0.net
This plus goods for me, so that comes to just about one million yen.
42: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:54:59.54 0.net
How much income do all you guys who spend a million a year get? 10 million or something?
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 08:03:04.35 0.net
If you can get 200,000 after taxes plus bonuses, you can easily spend a million a year.
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 08:04:00.27 0.net
This can’t be accurate. I mostly sit at home and I still probably spend half a million per year.
59: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 08:12:56.93 0.net
You’re forgetting that AKB wota don’t spend any money.
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 08:18:04.48 0.net
AKB wota don’t spend money on concerts, but on the flip side, they spend a frightening amount on handshakes.
110: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 09:00:26.09 0.net
Even if they wanted to spend money on concerts, they couldn’t — there’s nothing to spend it on. You hardly ever get lucky with the theater shows, and resale of tickets isn’t allowed. There are hardly ever tours, and when there are, the resale of tickets is again not allowed.
63: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 08:18:09.27 0.net
I’m surprised by how little money the otaku of other things spend.
64: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 08:18:38.44 0.net
The fact that the individual handshake tickets are random really hurts the wallet. I never seem to get my oshi, instead getting tickets for members who are so unpopular no one wants to trade for them.
69: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 08:24:29.40 0.net
Being an idol wota just costs a lot of money. This explains why it’s mostly just older guys at the venues.
182: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 14:15:07.04 0.net
Rather than your salary, what matters is if you’re still living at home or not, if you’re single or not, and if you live in the Kanto area or not. Even if you have a high salary, if you’re married with kids, living in a rural area, and you’re financially independent… unless you have a very understanding wife, you’re probably not going to be spending a lot of that money on hobbies.
3. 名無しプロジェクト 2015年10月11日 19:37 ID:pk08jLrt0
The people in this thread are all loaded. (laughs) I go to concerts maybe twice a year, so that comes to about 20,000 yen.
5. 名無しプロジェクト 2015年10月12日 14:57 ID:8vo2CztU0
I buy one copy of CD’s when it’s a song I like, and I really don’t find it necessary to be able to have physical contact with the members. I don’t attend the same concert multiple times, and I have no interest in the goods. And I only go to nearby venues. So yeah, I’m just a pretty average wota, and for me it’s probably less than 50,000 yen.
122: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 09:50:13.27 0.net
I still haven’t spent a single yen to this day. Sorryyy.
Oh geez, I’m not sure I want to know at this point. Buying whatever singles/albums would show up on iTunes wasn’t much. Getting into buying used CDs/DVDs from eBay added to that, and more recently I’ve been getting more things like cards and other physical items. Then the stupider things like domain names…
Domain names? Like what? Stuff like yurushitenyan.com? I’m actually curious.
Since the company doesn’t tend to grab obvious things, you end up with things like angerme.com being nothing but some light advertising. So I’ve registered a few domains like morningmusume16.com and kobushifactory.com, as a sort of friendly squatting. By default I point them to pages at the H!P Wiki, but I’ve also done things like have subdomains like official., youtube., or facebook. point to appropriate places.
A high point was when I found this discussion about how the company had failed to secure domain name, Twitter, and Instagram for Kobushi Factory, and it was mentioned that even an American had got into it. Someone else replied with what Google Translate turns into “Wonder should I dispose of the American bastard”.
> 10: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 07:14:15.20 0.net
> Is that with or without travel expenses?
That’s what I want to know.
I d feel pretty bad if i bought anything or attended anything
Like “what the hell am i doing with my money/ life?” and i know the satisfaction of attending concert or handshake could never make up for it.
Maybe im not desperate or old or lonely enough.
Sure the free youtube bits and pieces are fun and i m gratefull for them but i d be a fool to go overboard.
End of the day they are just cute girls. Fun to watch for free but just that
Well, last year I had over 100 chekis (at 1000 a pop, usually). I attended about 170 lives, between 500 yen and 4500 yen. I had 10 Tshirts about 3000 a go. About 20 CDs, also between 1500-3000…
I think I exceeded 500,000 yen :P
jyuunintoiro, to each their own. If you can spend that much without going broke and enjoy doing so, all power to you. I probably spend that much on video games. Importing from Japan is not cheap.
Idols, not so much. I spend way more on Stardust groups over H!P, though I enjoy both, but even that’s only a fraction of my gaming habit. If I lived in Japan and concerts were more easily accessible compared to where I currently am however, it would probably be very different.
#37 is interesting though. Tickets to just those 3 events cost /that/ much?
If you just buy from a ticket seller, no. You’d be looking at like 7000-8000 yen a ticket probably. If you’re wanting to get close as possible to the stage, those tickets can easily reach 100,000 yen or higher. Things like graduations, I’ve seen those go up to 1,000,000 yen.
I spend a frightening amount – if you include flights and accommodation while over there.
But direct spending on Idols is down to about 200,000yen per year.
The lowest it has been in 6 years – because I don’t buy merch nowadays, except for the occasional towel.
I don’t go to Japan for concerts but if Morning Musume is playing in the US, I go see them (I’ve been to all three shows). I probably spend around a thousand USD a year on average on concert goods and other things like photobooks and it goes up if Morning Musume comes to the states.
I’m female, 34, and in an 11 year old relationship. I don’t find doing this weird at all and can afford it.
I just like to support my group :).
i never count how much that i spend just for my idol
Last year, probably was easily 700,000 yen. Plane, hotel, concert tickets for my yearly Tokyo trip. Then there’s all the goods I buy throughout the year.
last year was probably about $400 split between Morning Musume New York concert spending and AKB Sousenkyo voting cds mostly.. This year could have been absured if I went to the Texas Morning Musume concert cause that was like $750 for flight, hotel and tickets alone, couldnt afford it but still regret not going.. Seemed like it was an awesome concert… so most of my money is going to Sousenkyo votes this year, might do 8 cds instead of the usual 4