History Anime / OtakunoVideo

19th Feb '18 1:53:02 AM Cryoclaste
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** If you [[{{Space 1999}} got this]] congrats, you're an ''Otaku'', just like the guys you've been laughing at (or you probably were admiring them?). Note this date might have a special [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion "impact"]] for 21st century viewers. Gainax are just that geeky.

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** If you [[{{Space [[Series/{{Space 1999}} got this]] congrats, you're an ''Otaku'', just like the guys you've been laughing at (or you probably were admiring them?). Note this date might have a special [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion "impact"]] for 21st century viewers. Gainax are just that geeky.
11th Feb '18 11:35:01 PM TheBigBopper
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Despite the rather warped-sounding premise, this is actually a youth drama, which ends with what is either a world-changing epiphany or an uplifting DreamSequence. Interspersed among the animated footage is a live-action {{mockumentary}}, ''Portrait of an Otaku'', in which several different types of Otaku (SF, anime, model guns, garage kits, etc.) are interviewed about their lifestyles.

The show itself has been dubbed by many as the "[[WordOfGod Bible of Otaku]]", explaining many strange concepts to anime fans who are [[NewMeat just starting to test the waters]] while entertaining dedicated otaku with many {{Shout Out}}s. The animation is high-quality, and the sharp-eyed fan can spot literally dozens, maybe hundreds, of references to almost every pre-1980s anime, with a handful of early 80s shows. Despite the occasional tongue-in-cheek approach, the story is surprisingly serious, and many believe that it is a fictionalized autobiography of the key members of Gainax.

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Despite the rather warped-sounding premise, this is actually a youth drama, which ends with what is either a world-changing epiphany or an uplifting DreamSequence. Interspersed among the animated footage is a live-action {{mockumentary}}, ''Portrait of an Otaku'', in which several different types of Otaku (SF, (Sci-Fi, anime, model guns, garage kits, etc.) are interviewed about their lifestyles.

The show itself has been dubbed by many as the "[[WordOfGod Bible "Bible of Otaku]]", Otaku", explaining many strange concepts to anime fans who are [[NewMeat just starting to test the waters]] while entertaining dedicated otaku with many {{Shout Out}}s. The animation is high-quality, and the sharp-eyed fan can spot literally dozens, maybe hundreds, of references to almost every pre-1980s anime, with a handful of early 80s shows. Despite the occasional tongue-in-cheek approach, the story is surprisingly serious, and many believe that it is a fictionalized autobiography of the key members of Gainax.
11th Feb '18 11:32:49 PM TheBigBopper
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->''"Hey... are we really that depressing? Are we really that weird? Is it a crime to love anime or SFX movies? Why should it be a reason to set us apart? If you're into playing tennis, that's just fine and dandy, but if you watch anime, you're weird? Why?! I quit! No more job-hunting for me! If otaku are going to be discriminated against, then so be it. I'm gonna become a total otaku! I'm gonna be not just an Otaku but [[ToBeAMaster the Otaku of otaku... Otaking]]!"''

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->''"Hey... are we really that depressing? Are we really that weird? Is it a crime to love anime or SFX movies? Why should it be a reason to set us apart? If you're into playing tennis, that's just fine and dandy, but if you watch anime, you're weird? Why?! I quit! No more job-hunting for me! If otaku are going to be discriminated against, then so be it. I'm gonna become a total otaku! I'm gonna be not just an Otaku but [[ToBeAMaster the Otaku of otaku... Otaking]]!"''Otaking!"''
26th Aug '17 5:26:17 PM TheBigBopper
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Despite the rather warped-sounding premise, this is actually a youth drama, which ends with what is either a world-changing epiphany or an uplifting DreamSequence. Interspersed among the animated footage is a live-action "documentary", ''Portrait of an Otaku'', in which several different types of Otaku (SF, anime, model guns, garage kits, etc.) are interviewed about their lifestyles.

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Despite the rather warped-sounding premise, this is actually a youth drama, which ends with what is either a world-changing epiphany or an uplifting DreamSequence. Interspersed among the animated footage is a live-action "documentary", {{mockumentary}}, ''Portrait of an Otaku'', in which several different types of Otaku (SF, anime, model guns, garage kits, etc.) are interviewed about their lifestyles.
26th Aug '17 5:23:37 PM TheBigBopper
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''Otaku no Video'' is a legendary 1991 Creator/StudioGainax two-episode OVA telling the story of Kubo, a college student in 1982 who is drawn into a group of ''{{otaku}}'' (people with obsessive hobbies such as {{anime}}) by his old high school buddy Tanaka. He eventually becomes just as obsessed as the others, and--after being dumped by his girlfriend Ueno--sets his sights on becoming the ultimate fan of all: the [=OtaKing=]!

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''Otaku no Video'' is a legendary 1991 Creator/StudioGainax two-episode OVA telling the story of Kubo, a college student in 1982 who is drawn into a group of ''{{otaku}}'' (people with obsessive hobbies such as {{anime}}) by his old high school buddy Tanaka. He eventually becomes just as obsessed as the others, and--after being dumped by his girlfriend Ueno--sets his sights on becoming the ultimate fan of all: fan: the [=OtaKing=]!
5th Jun '17 5:15:05 PM TheBigBopper
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* SelfDeprecation: Studio Gainax considered themselves to be ''otaku'' at the time they made this OVA, and the creator cameos as ''otaku'' in ''Portrait of an Otaku'' show that as much as anything else they were making fun of themselves.

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* SelfDeprecation: Studio Gainax considered themselves to be huge ''otaku'' at the time they made this OVA, and the creator cameos as ''otaku'' in ''Portrait of an Otaku'' show that as much as anything else they were making fun of themselves.themselves as much as anyone else.
5th Jun '17 5:13:41 PM TheBigBopper
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* ThematicThemeTune: The ending theme, "The Lost Way of ''Otaku''", plays at the end of both OVA episodes. In the first part the otaku's girlfriend dumps him because she can no longer tolerate his hobbies, mirroring Kubo being dumped by Ueno. In the second part he gets a new girlfriend who shares his hobbies, reflecting his SecondLove with Misuzu.

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* ThematicThemeTune: ThematicThemeTune:
** The opening theme, "Fight! Otaking!" is about Kubo's HotBlooded passion to take the world by storm and become the Otaking.
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The ending theme, "The Lost Way of ''Otaku''", plays at the end of both OVA episodes. In the first part the otaku's girlfriend dumps him because she can no longer tolerate his hobbies, mirroring Kubo being dumped by Ueno. In the second part he gets a new girlfriend who shares his hobbies, reflecting his SecondLove with Misuzu.
3rd Jun '17 8:05:35 PM TheBigBopper
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* GainaxEnding: Ends in a surreal yet triumphant manner when Kubo and Tanaka discover a working spaceship/HumongousMecha in the underwater ruins of Otakuland, where they are miraculously restored to youth and reunited with their old friends so they can blast off to discover the "Planet of the Otaku".
3rd Jun '17 8:02:26 PM TheBigBopper
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* {{Gainaxing}}: It even named the MistyMay!

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* {{Gainaxing}}: After ''Anime/GunBuster'' this is probably the show that cemented Gainax' reputation for animating bouncy breasts. In-universe, this is part of Kubo and Tanaka's success in anime. It even named the MistyMay!



* ShoutOut: Crammed full of shout-outs to famous shows, to the point where it has [[its own page]].

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* ShoutOut: Crammed full of shout-outs to famous shows, to the point where it has [[its [[ShoutOut/OtakunoVideo its own page]].
3rd Jun '17 7:59:09 PM TheBigBopper
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* CreatorCameo: All of the ''otaku'' interviewed in *Portrait of an Otaku* are believed to be members and associates of Creator/StudioGainax:

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* CreatorCameo: All of the ''otaku'' interviewed in *Portrait ''Portrait of an Otaku* Otaku'' are believed to be members and associates of Creator/StudioGainax:
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