Otaku no Video

Otaku no Video

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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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Japanese: おたくのビデオ
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 27, 1991 to Dec 20, 1991
Producers: Youmex
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: Gainax
Source: Other
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Historical, Magic, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 48 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub


Takeshi Mori – Director
Fusanobu Fujiyama – Sound Director
Shouichi Masuo – Episode Director
Toshio Okada – Script, Screenplay
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Tatakae! Otaking (戦え!おたキング)” by Kouji Tsujitani
ED1: “Otaku no Miyoimichi” by Toshiharu Sakurai and Kikuko Inoue
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A great depiction of Japan 80’s otaku’s life. Kinda hyperbolic inside.


The final frontier in the Otakudom voyage. Within this OVA lies both the good and bad of what a hobby such as anime holds in store for you.


A must-watch anime for any hardcore fan.


Very powerful PSA on the dangers of anime


An interesting watch for a look into the lives of true Otaku and a story of an Otaku noob who rises up in fame with his fellow Otaku buds.


Accurate. Interviews are funny but I would’ve preferred more of the animated portion.


A heartfelt loveletter to all things nerdy



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