ORCA (MarinChat); A Popular Free Chat App in Japan
App Name: ORCA is previously known as MarinChat.
ORCA is a Japanese free chat app, no English version.
If you want to make Japanese friends, ORCA can be useful.
|Free Chat app|
|Popular in Japan
more than 30 thousand downloads
|about 16,470 reviews, and many good reviews|
|Under 18 CANNOT Resister|
|3-6-7 Aoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan|
How to resist
-You do not need to prepare any IDs to use this app.
3. input profile*1
*1 -App can be used without 3.
-However, person with no profile tends to be easily unpopular.
-Input profile is strongly recommended.
How to Search
1. check the bottom Home, Search, Talk, Notification, and profile from left side
2. tap Search
3. tap symbol right above
4. choose the gender from left side, men, women, unset
5. choose the age of people you want to search
6. choose the area of people to search
-There are unset, one of Japanese 47 areas such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, overseas
Tokyo : 東京
Kanagawa : 神奈川
Osaka : 大阪
Kyoto : 京都
Hokkaido : 北海道
Overseas : 海外
7. tap Search
8. You can see searched people on Search
How to Send a Message
-After Search as above
1. tap Search
2. their room if you want to talk or see more detail
“I do not like too old men, but also too young.”
“The person who can meet at Shibuya today”
3. Talk to this user, red and white sentence
-Kanagawa, 20, woman
-The person who can meet at Shibuya today
-Kanagawa, 21, woman
-tall men / sleepy / lonely
4. input messages
5. enter Send
Other Users List
-Osaka, 40, woman
“-Let’s talk~. I don’t like men who says ““We should meet soon””. Have fun chat with young women if you are young men.”
-Tokyo, 24, woman
“I login when I feel lonely.”
-Wakayama, 21, woman
“I just want to have a daily conversation.”
How to Reply or Check Messages
1. tap Talk
2. Some messages can be seen
-after sending or receiving them
–cannot see them if you are blocked
How to see Footprints
1. tap Notification at the bottom
2. tap Footprints at the top right
–Can check who saw your profile
-They are active users as least.
-can see their picture, nickname, residence, age, gender
-cannot see if they did not resister the profile
About your profile
1. tap Profile at the bottom left
-Check it can be seen just in case.
2. tap Profile setting on the top
3. corrects it if needed
1. tap Home at the bottom right
2. Can see post
-Poster tends to kill time.
-Can reply for them.
-You can also post.
Posting time: 15 seconds before
Profile: 19 years, woman
“I do not need it.”
Posting time: 47 seconds before
Profile: Fukushima prefecture, 27 years, man
-It is rainy~.
“Isn’t it snowy anymore?”
How to see Notice
1. tap Notification at the bottom
2. tap Notice at the top left
“I just could saw ““The Notice has been not yet.””
About current status to use app in Japan
-They are more popular compared to before.
-Younger tend to use it.
-Some people make boyfriend or girlfriend on ORCA.
-In addition, some got marriage. The first communication is from this app.(I know such a few couples.)
-It has high possibilities that more usual or natural to use.
Note after use
-There are a lot of active users as post or footprints.
–Women’s purpose is different depending on the person, as looking for relationship, just killing time(majority!), or for money(prostitute).
-People with no profile tend to be gone.
-Some people uninstalled it with saying nothing, but leave the account.
-It is more casual compared to ones cost because totally free.
-I was not compelled to give five stars for app to make more chat rooms.
However, there are such reviews.
-Advertisements, especially videos are a little annoying.
-It may be better to speak Japanese as much as possible even using free translation online.
-Most Japanese users on this app can hardly speak English.
-As a result, they ignore English messages even if it were easy speaking.
-Even some Tinder users ignore if it were English.
Advantage & Desadvantage
*2 How to be reported and blocked
tap Talk on the bottom middle
→Open the chat room
→Please choose the reason for report.
→Reported to AppMaster!
→Chat room to person is erased after block.
→After Block…The chat room was erased.
–Do not post naked body on your post.
-You may be reported.
-ORCA is for killing time.
-Let’s find friends. Do not mind the gender.
-Person who should use this app
-want to kill time online
-be bored to speak with the same people everyday
-want to have friends chatting anything
How to unsubscribe
1. tap profile
2. gear symbol right above
3. subscribe on the bottom
4. subscribe again
-after being asked “Do you really subscribe?”
“Delete Account” button, done!