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Otaku no video (1991)

Not Rated  |  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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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 All (9) »


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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Otaku no bideo  »

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(2 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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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 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) 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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And what a great video it is....
21 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

A video made by otaku, for otaku, about otaku. This is what Gainax set out to do in 1991, and it not only succeeds, but is the funniest (yet hilariously true) view of the obsessive fanatic I have seen! Any seasoned fan of anime will be brought to a smile by the tongue-in-cheek look in the mirror that Gainax has produced. From the joys of cosplay and the endless nights of watching tapes...garage kits and the industry in-jokes...cel thieves, magical girls...it's all here, folks! And the fake live-action otaku interviews are simply priceless. Watch...and learn. Maybe someday you too will aspire to be...the Otaking.


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