Otaku no Video

OVA (2 eps x 48 min)
3.453 out of 5 from 1,247 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

fragrantsnow's avatar by fragrantsnow on Nov 7, 2014
Score: 10/10

Otaku no Video is awesome.  It pretty much tells the story of Gainax in animeted form while having interveiws of various Otaku in between.  The Gainax people are cool, the interveiwed... not so much.  The message here is that being obsessed with anime in an unhealthy way is well... unhealthy and will lead to unhappiness.  but if you can apply that love to productivity in your life you can... read more

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