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Otaku no video (1991)

Video  -  Animation | Comedy | Drama  -  29 March 2002 (USA)
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A half animated/half live-action mockumentary about the world of Japanese geekdom.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuri Amano ...
Yuri Satô (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ...
Yoshiko Ueno (voice)
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ...
Inoue (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ...
Miyoshi (voice)
Takako Kikuchi ...
Girl (voice)
Yûko Kobayashi ...
Misuzu Fukuhara (voice)
Rena Kurihara ...
Yôko Nakamaru (voice)
Tomoyuki Morikawa ...
Iiyama (voice)
Shigeru Nakahara ...
Hino (voice)
Toshiharu Sakurai ...
Tanaka (voice)
Wataru Takagi ...
Kitajima (voice)
Norio Tobita ...
Yamaguchi (voice)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
Kubo (voice)
Hideyuki Umezu ...
Shao Bai Lung (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
Murata (voice)
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Storyline

An hilarious mocumentary featuring an animated tale of an average person who slowly becomes an otaku (anime fanatic) and eventually becomes the "Otaking"! Between story segments, live action interviews with fictional die-hard otakus take place. Written by Annonymous

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otaku | anime | geek | nerd | garage kit | See more »


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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Otaku no bideo  »

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Trivia

The anime was never dubbed in any language other then it's original Japanese. See more »

Quotes

Person on Phone: Hello, Grand Prix. Hello? Hello?
Person on Phone: Um... about the "M.J." T-shirts...
Kubo: What? "M.J.?"
Person on Phone: Mr. Okada said that I can print "M.J." T-shirts, and...
Kubo: Look. It's the New Year's vacation. Nobody's hear. Call back later.
Person on Phone: Uh, then...
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Connections

References Mahô no purinsesu Minkî Momo (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Otaku no Mayoimichi
(The Lost Way of Otaku)
Lyrics by Kanda Yoshimi
Music by Tanaka Koohei
Arranged by Fujiwara Ikuroo
Performed by Sakurai Toshiharu and Inoue Kikuko
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They're kidding, right? Of course they are.
30 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This grab bag video features a fictional (and animated) story line of how some college anime fans came together, lost their other friends, flunked out, started an animation studio, got rich and eventually got to live out their futuristic sci-fi dreams. Actually this part was a thinly fictionalized and slightly idealized re-telling of how the real life GAINAX company came about.

What makes it special, though, are its hilarious (live) 'documentary' interviews with anime fans which play like outtakes from some Japanese version of Slackers. Strictly for fans of the genre, - non-fans of anime will be confused and likely bored by all of the inside jokes and cryptic references, and even devoted anime fans might need to glance at liner notes from time to time - but this is a clever and entertaining exercise intended for insiders. Recommended if you are already an 'otaku'(obsessed fan).


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