Maniac Road
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Maniac Road

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Synonyms: ManiiRoad, ManiiRoudo
Japanese: まにぃロード
English: Maniac Road
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 23
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 2002 to May 2003
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh
Authors: Kurihashi, Shinsuke (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #82462
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Popularity: #18173
Members: 736
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Maniac Road is a story about a run down electronics store, located in the backstreets of Akihabara, Japan. On its last leg, three sisters, the store owners, hire the resourceful Takezou. With a stroke of genius, Takezou, refashions the store into the perfect shopping ground for otaku. Business begins to boom and the adventure is on, as the sisters meet some of the strangest characters of the growing Japanese manga/anime scene.


Maniac Road was published in English by ComicsOne in March 2005.


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May 8, 2010
Once upon a time the word "otaku" had a profoundly negative and derogatory meaning which was satirised, yet also compounded to a degree, in 1991 by Gainax's spoof Otaku no Video. In 2001 though, the release of the anime Comic Party heralded a new dawn in anime and manga, and otaku everywhere emerged blinking into the light of a new age. In this new world stories like Genshiken and NHK ni Youkoso! were huge mainstream successes, and lead characters who were thoroughly otaku stood tall in shows that had almost nothing to do with anime and manga (Nodame Cantabile and Hayate no Gotoku for example). ...

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