Boku, Otary-man (otaku + salaryman) is a autobiographical manga of the author Yoshitani, who is also working as a system engineer. It's about a slice of life of an office worker, who is a little bit otaku.
Boku Otaryman (I, Otaku Salaryman) is a fun little 35-minute ditty about a Japanese Salaryman and his somewhat otaku tendencies. Originally based off of a 4koma, the anime is about a likable and rather silly salaryman named Yoshitani. The story isn't particularly mesmerizing, nor are the characters and art (mostly flash) that unique, but overall, I think Boku Otaryman is an anime that will bring a little smile to your face and maybe even get out a few chuckles.
Yoshitani is somewhat of an otaku (a word used to describe a fan of anime, manga, or video games in Japan, and is often used with bad connotations such as perversion) and doesn't like to admit it, but he looks and acts like enough of an otaku to be called one. The anime follows his daily life, how he copes with other people, his habits and what not. It's a comedy, so don't expect anything too meaningful or complex, but do expect everything to end with a punch line. The demographic of Otaryman, the people who I think would really like it, would be those who can see themselves doing the little things Yoshitani does (i.e. have OCD about his personal space, play video games while waiting almost anywhere, etc).
A combination of flash and drawing brings both a somewhat different yet somewhat boring visual display. It's really not high quality, but it's not undesirable to view. There are times though, when the visuals really pull through and are definitely rewarding. They bring a good laugh, and for a comedic short pilot OVA, there really isn't much to complain about.
A funny OP, having little to nothing to do with the show and a voiced over ED you can't hear sum up the musical portion. The voice acting is okay, a little awkward at times, and the only person who really talks at all is Yoshitani himself (other characters speak but only Yoshitani speaks for any significant amount of time). I would have liked some more voices to mix up the sound area.
Yoshitani is a somewhat realistic character whose comedy stems from the ways the average anime fan can relate to. He doesn't aspire to much and enjoys his time inside his house just hanging around. He's just well... a normal guy who likes cartoons and video games. But don't get me wrong, he isn't a boring character. Watch Boku Otaryman and you'll see for yourself just how much of a jokester he is.
I laughed a fair few times, which is pretty impressive for a short OVA based off of a gag manga, and I may even watch this again some time. I would recommend it, but don't go too far out of your way to watch it. It's nice because it's short and sweet.
Otaku + Salaryman = a rather good time.
This anime isn't like Lucky Star, bursting the seems with as much geekiness as possible, but it's still pretty nerdy. Unless you hate your own kind, Boku Otaryman is a funny anime almost anyone involved with anime, manga, or video games can enjoy.read more
I will keep this short and to the point, I mean, there isn't really alot to say about this production.
I will begin by stating that this is one of the most real anime I've ever seen. This show depicts the truth in a humorous way. This anime will only appeal to people who can relate, which would be, well to be quite honest, not many of you.
I will also state that a 7 from me is a good rating. I suspect a 7 for you would equal a 3 for me, but this is just because most of you are wrong about anime.
The art is what is to be expected of these more obscure one or two episode ova's, it works under the circumstances because it's supposed to be funny. Two of the most prominent voice actors are featured in Boku, Otaryman which was a bit of a surprise.
Since it is a slice of life comedy with quite a thick smear of satire there is no actual story. You just get to follow the protagonist in his daily life and various activities such as; working, washing his clothes, going to a ramen restaurant etc. Do note that the protagonist is a bit socially awkward, a problem I personally have come to realize is much bigger and wider spread than anyone could ever imagine.
All in all this was definitely worth half an hour.
Boku otaryman, is considered a thirty-minute short film than a true anime.
The drops drawing is cute, kawaii (not to be confused with moe but "chibi"), with expressions that make you laugh, great fun is the graphics from "mini game" in an episode of another that shows the adventure the protagonist, yoshitani, from the perspective of the player.
The opening is nice but in my opinion much more appropriate perhaps to an anime action, but this relates to the character and his way of life and to be himself, and then if you can interpret it is really cute.
The story is .. funny, looks more like the controversy of a person involved in his world to relate to and shows a comic perspective.
The protagonist, Yoshitani, it passes in all colors, from misunderstanding or not being able to relate.
It is really well done. Unfortunately, voting is because in my opinion was too short but lengthening it would have ruined.
It made me laugh, really and personally I have also revised certain scenes, between a laugh and the other are also able to understand the character and his state of mind: it is complex, indeed, this OVA is the way better to examine issues absurd with a smile.read more