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MIT Students Perform a Stage Play "Live Action Anime" In Tokyo

by dtshyk
May 30, 2009 1:45 AM | 24 Comments
According to Yomiuri Online, twelve students of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) performed an experimental stage play "LIVE ACTION ANIME 2009: MADNESS AT MOKUBA" at Tokyo University of the Arts. The play was written by an associate professor of MIT Ian Condry.

Picture of the performance

The play is one hour long mystery taking place in an imaginary university "Mokuba Institute of Technology". Characters such as giant robots, shinigami, ronin, game otaku dance to express a mixture of reality and anime. Dr. Condry produced the play to show his gratitude to Japanese animation.

Sources:
Yomiuri Online
Tsuchiya Motohiro's blog

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

I just want to thank all the gods in every religion that I am not smart enough to get into MIT.

Jun 1, 2009 1:52 PM by BadLuckTuck

Surprises me more that there's otakus at Tokyo University.
12 hours per day for watching anime/ reading manga, 12 hours for studying?

I always thought otakus were too lazy to work so hard on their studies.

Jun 1, 2009 11:29 AM by Sohei

MIT is filled with otakus. I have met many when I went on a campus tour last summer.

I want to know the critics of the audience...

Jun 1, 2009 9:50 AM by dawnferra

Credo

There is no word in the English vocabulary to translate what I feel.

Credo.

May 31, 2009 4:55 PM by ladyxzeus

Live action anime doesn't work.

May 31, 2009 11:41 AM by Scud

I could have sworn I just saw Yoko in the back

May 31, 2009 11:40 AM by Cookie-chan-

Can't wait for users to start complaining about how this live action doesn't follow some sort of source material...

May 31, 2009 8:44 AM by CCZilla

Loverhina said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
pdf4 said:
this news may actually affect my future university choices O_o
Same here. Now I'm definitely not going to go to Japan.


Whenever read that , makes you sound like you think MIT is in japan ><
Oh. I just skimmed through the article. :V

May 30, 2009 11:12 PM by llxwarbirdxll

The guy/girl in the front looks like the lion from Wizard of Oz.

dtshyk said:
Dr. Condry produced the play to show his gratitude to Japanese animation.


Gratitude... I wonder what the audience thought.

May 30, 2009 1:28 PM by Lvhina

All righty, then...

May 30, 2009 11:41 AM by tehnominator

this is what happens when you're too much of a loser to get laid and can't handle alcohol.

May 30, 2009 10:42 AM by tentacle_raep

I'd imagine otakus' in Mit are the ones responsible for coding filesharing programs... in general... personally.

May 30, 2009 10:37 AM by LonerGoth

MIT Anime Club: Making those of us in other Universities look less otaku.

May 30, 2009 8:34 AM by honya-chan

Loverhina said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
pdf4 said:
this news may actually affect my future university choices O_o
Same here. Now I'm definitely not going to go to Japan.


Whenever read that , makes you sound like you think MIT is in japan ><


What are you talking about, Massachusetts is clearly in Japan.

May 30, 2009 6:19 AM by LEGENDOFTHEAEIOU

Huh? MIT students have time to be otaku?

May 30, 2009 5:44 AM by yakyuu-addict

llxwarbirdxll said:
pdf4 said:
this news may actually affect my future university choices O_o
Same here. Now I'm definitely not going to go to Japan.


Whenever read that , makes you sound like you think MIT is in japan ><

May 30, 2009 5:42 AM by Lvhina

MIT students are otaku?
Huh... unexpected. It's funny since that's my dream university.

May 30, 2009 3:42 AM by amayadori

LolitaDecay said:
I think I speak for everyone when I say: What the hell?
Yes, indeed you do.

May 30, 2009 3:13 AM by Bakayaro

LolitaDecay said:
I think I speak for everyone when I say: What the hell?

May 30, 2009 3:05 AM by BlackAssassin

I think I speak for everyone when I say: What the hell?

May 30, 2009 2:56 AM by LolitaDecay