A half animated/half live-action mockumentary about the world of Japanese geekdom.

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 Interviwer (Portrait of an Otaku segment) (1991) (unknown episodes)


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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Release Date:

29 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Otaku no bideo  »

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(2 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book 'Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know' by Gilles Poitras has the box art from the VHS/DVD as the cover. See more »


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


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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Otaku forever!
27 May 2000 | by (Elkhart, IN) – See all my reviews

"Otaku No Video" is to anime fans what "Trekkies" is to "Star Trek" fans. When you're watching this thing it's hard not to find yourself nodding "Yeah, that's me" or "I remember when that happened to me." ONV is something that anime fans can rally around and say with pride/shame "This is who we are!" The boys at Gainax were just brilliant with this. Not only are there more cameos and references to the world of anime/manga than even a Otaking can count, but they story is filled with characters that are just like people most anime fans know. And the interviews with "real" otaku are just a riot. And the thing that makes them funny is that you know that there really are guys like that out there. So otaku of the world take pride. Our mission to Otakunize the world has only just started!

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