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Otaku no video 

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1991)
A half animated/half live-action mockumentary about the world of Japanese geekdom.
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Series cast summary:
Yuri Amano ...  Yuri Satô 2 episodes, 1991
Toshiharu Sakurai Toshiharu Sakurai ...  Tanaka 2 episodes, 1991
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ...  Kubo 2 episodes, 1991
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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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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978) 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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They're kidding, right? Of course they are.
30 April 2012 | by dave13-1See 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otaku no bideo See more »

Company Credits

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Gainax See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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