Otaku no Video

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Geeks' Video
Japanese: おたくのビデオ


Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 27, 1991 to Dec 20, 1991
Producers: Youmex
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: Gainax
Source: Other
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MechaMecha, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture
Duration: 48 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.121 (scored by 1286012,860 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3668
Members: 29,419
Favorites: 118

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Synopsis

Somewhat based on the real story of how Gainax was founded, Otaku no Video addresses all aspects of an otaku lifestyle. Ken Kubo is a young man living an average life until he is dragged into a group of otaku. Slowly, he becomes more like them until he decides to abandon his former life to become king of otaku—the otaking!

Mixed in are live-action interviews with real otaku, addressing every aspect of hardcore otaku life. Not only are anime and manga fans included, but also sci-fi fans, military fans, and other groups of Japanese geeks.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kubo, Ken

Main
Tsujitani, Kouji
Japanese

Tanaka

Main
Sakurai, Toshiharu
Japanese

May, Misty

Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese

Satou, Yuri

Supporting
Amano, Yuri
Japanese

Yoshida

Supporting
Umezu, Hideyuki
Japanese

Nakamaru, Youko

Supporting
Yukie, Rena
Japanese

Iiyama

Supporting
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese

Kitajima

Supporting
Takagi, Wataru
Japanese

Yamaguchi

Supporting
Tobita, Nobuo
Japanese

Hino

Supporting
Nakahara, Shigeru
Japanese

Staff

Mori, Takeshi
Director
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Masuo, Shouichi
Episode Director, Key Animation
Okada, Toshio
Script, Screenplay


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Opening Theme

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"Tatakae! Otaking (戦え!おたキング)" by Kouji Tsujitani
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Ending Theme

"Otaku no Mayoimichi" by Toshiharu Sakurai and Kikuko Inoue



Jun 16, 2015
"It's not like I'm ashamed of my past or anything!"- Former Otaku

Preface:

Otaku no Video is a very insightful and introspective (with a touch of mockery) movie that contains both a slightly parodical animated version of the origins of studio Gainax, and live recorded interviews conducted by Gainax of former (and current) Otaku of the time- 1991.

Very nontraditional in many ways, it's not completely anime, and not completely live action, but a blend that presents relevant cultural information regarding the Otaku. It's broken up into two parts; one, an animated movie about a guy named Ken Kubo and his stereotypical fat, geeky otaku friend ...
Sep 16, 2007
I had heard that this was a must-see for people interested in the culture surrounding otakudom, and after finally watching it, I would have to second that proposition. It is simultaneously a humorous, introspective, and thought-provoking look at otaku, and more so than any other similarly themed production, it really covers all bases in its analytical approach to the lifestyle they lead, about the nature of shame, obsession, habitual collecting, and the way in which otaku approach other people, and the world around them. I’ll have to be brief in my comments regarding this aspect of the OVA, because there’s really enough content to write ...
Jul 28, 2007
I thought it might be proper to define "Otaku" before the actual review.
In the following case, an Otaku (if you don\'t already know), is a Japanese term for a fan/person who is obsessed with any theme/topic/hobby. (The "portraits" are about anime/manga/military/hentai Otakus).

Otaku no Video is a fairly fun video/OVA to watch. Not necessarily for the actual animation, but the Otaku interview bits(called portrait of an Otaku) in between the actual story, where they have interviews with all sorts of Otakus(Manga,Anime,Military,True,Foreign, "Garage Kit"). Of course, this OVA is fairly outdated (~24 years before time of this review). Opinion: Otaku\'s have changed over time, so the same ...

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