Otome has been extremely popular in Japan since the mid-1990s, but American gamers are just starting to realize how fun it can be to live out a romantic fantasy in a virtual world. But what can we learn about love from Japanese romance simulation games? We talk to Voltage game producer Michael Nakada, otome fan Eugenia Fung, and psychiatrist Ravi Chandra to find out.
Check out me and Bullet Train producer Brian Hu on the KollabCast podcast, Episode 13.
And my segment with producer/editor Craig Stubing on Traktivist Radio Episode #8.