Otaku no video (1991)

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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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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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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

Spoofs Atragon (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Tatakae! Otaking
(Fight! Otaking)
Lyrics by Kanda Yoshimi
Music by Tanaka Koohei
Arrangement by Fujiwara Ikuroo
Performed by Tsujiya Kooji
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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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