What is Otome Jikan?

OJ is a new website dedicated to news, reviews, editorials, and other information regarding anything that is related to the otome fandom. This is a blog run by fans for fans. We seek to try and consolidate information on otome games—both in Japanese and English—and drama CDs, as well as anime/manga, books, etc. Doujin games and original English visual novels will also be covered if they are of a more professional quality.

An otome game (乙女ゲーム, lit. "maiden game") is a video game that is targeted towards a female market, where one of the main goals, besides the plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male, or occasionally female, characters. This genre is most established in Japan, and is generally made up of visual novels and simulation games.

This is a blog run by fans for fans. Our aim is to spark informed discussion and debate among fellow fans and spread awareness of otome games and otome news. To be a safe place for otome fans to talk to each other and read news without feeling judged for enjoying what they want to enjoy.

Who runs Otome Jikan?

The site is entirely volunteer-run. Our staff, who post articles and deal with general site upkeep, is made up of a widely varied group of fangirls from across the globe. If you're interested in contributing to Otome Jikan, please check out this page.

Are you an otome game developer or content creator?

If you have a press release or something else to share that you'd like to be considered for Otome Jikan, please send us an email at staff@otome-jikan.net. One of the administrative staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.