Reading Japan - "The Woman Who Had No Intention of Getting Married"
One morning, a 26-year-old woman awoke to the realization that "I'm never going to get married." She had zero prospects of romance or marriage and had been an "otaku" since her college days, obsessed with her hobbies and chasing after boy bands. But at 28, she got married to a college classmate after a few whirlwind months and lost her single status without much of a fuss. This otaku woman who decided to get married imagines the future she didn't choose and reveals mixed feelings about how it might differ from her present life. Essay by an OTAKU woman who writes about her take on marriage.