Otaku no Video

OVA (2 eps x 48 min)
3.423 out of 5 from 1,170 votes
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Ken Kubo is a normal man with a normal job who is besotted in a normal way with a female friend. But life turns distinctly abnormal when he meets an otaku, Tanaka, and is indoctrinated into the obscure world of anime, model guns, and garage kits. As Kubo finds himself shunned by those he cares about, he becomes only more determined to evolve into the ultimate being - the Otakuking! But Kubo is not the only one coming to terms with society. While he strives to mould the world into a perfect haven for people like him, otaku all across Japan are laying bare their strange, lonely lives for the first time… and it’s not a pretty sight.

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PandaBeard's avatar by PandaBeard on Jun 12, 2010
Score: 6.8/10

Otaku no video I've been looking foward to watch this anime. For a while I was having trouble finding it on the Internet. Finally one late night I decided to give it another shot, and here we are. Otaku no video. This delight comes from the wayback machine of 1991 but has the feel and budget of 1988. Especially coming from the anime house of Ganiax. (Evangelion).At first I felt the premise was... read more

galacticdude7's avatar by galacticdude7 on Mar 10, 2012
Score: 6/10

I had been wanting to watch Otaku no Video for a little while now, but it was never really high on my "must watch" list. I had heard that it was a pretty good mocumentary of otaku culture, so I gave it a look. -Story- While the story was interesting and had a great concept, it just seemed to fall flat for me. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't really that good either. It starts out with our main... read more

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