A half animated/half live-action mockumentary about the world of Japanese geekdom.
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Series cast summary:
Shouji Murahama Shouji Murahama ...  Interviwer (Portrait of an Otaku segment) (1991) unknown episodes
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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

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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

Production Co:

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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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

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 Miwa SatoshiSee 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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