Otaku no video (1991)

TV Mini-Series  |  Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 325 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 13 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 187 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 164 titles
created 01 Jul 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 119 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 13 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Otaku no video" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Otaku no video (1991– )

Otaku no video (1991– ) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Otaku no video.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Genshiken (TV Series 2004)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The misadventures of the close-knit members of a small anime/manga club on a college campus.

Stars: Michael Perreca, Bill Timoney, Kenneth Robert Marlo
FLCL (TV Series 2000)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi
Otaku (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Alistair Daniels spends every day in the most hideous costume, and every day Alistair is alone. As a character impersonator, Alistair wanders New York's City's most crowded plazas dressed ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet O'Reilly
Stars: Lizzy Brooks, Bevin Bru, Alfredo Guenzani
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

About Hayao Miyazaki's life and Studio Ghibli.

Director: Mami Sunada
Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki
N.H.K ni yôkoso! (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a "conspiracy" ... See full summary »

Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, Yui Makino, Wataru Hatano
Serial Experiments Lain (TV Series 1998)
Animation | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Bridget Hoffman, Dan Martin, Randy McPherson
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young girl, from a civilization that resides in deep underground tunnels, finds herself trapped in an inverted world and teams up with a resident to escape and return home.

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Stars: Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shintarô Oohata
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military's 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing.

Directors: Kazuchika Kise, Masahiko Murata
Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyu Juku, Ken'ichirô Matsuda
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Stars: Leo Morimoto, David Thomas, Mitsuki Yayoi
Animation | Action | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka
Golden Boy (TV Series 1995)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Golden Boy is the story of Kintaro Oe, a twenty-five-year-old in pursuit of life's lessons. A brilliant student, he dropped out of Tokyo Universiy's law program because he had had mastered ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug Smith, Matt Greenfield, Mitsuo Iwata
Roujin Z (1991)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Stars: Chisa Yokoyama, Toni Barry, Shinji Ogawa
Edit

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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Otaku no bideo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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...
See more »

Connections

References The Castle of Cagliostro (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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Scathing parody of "Otaku" or anime fans.
6 May 2003 | by (Madison, Alabama USA) – See all my reviews

I loved this anime! It's so hilarous and dead on in its presentation of anime fans and nerds in general. The anime is basically about this tennis jock who gives up his beautiful girlfriend and jock's life to be an anime nerd. The presentation of the "Otaku" in the film was very eeriely similar to how nerds behave here. I laughed hysterically...


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I just don't get this movie. curlyconnor
Discuss Otaku no video (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page