Web Video / JesuOtaku

"On the technical side..."

Jacob Hope Chapman, aka JesuOtaku (and formerly Hope Chapman, before coming out as transgender in 2016), is by far one of the most successful and analytical of the former DesuDesBrigade, formerly a member of That Guy with the Glasses.

He produces a review segment simply entitled "The JesuOtaku Anime Review". His review approach is very analytical, using a four-star rating system. He tries to be as objective as possible and may give high scores to shows that he doesn't personally like. He also produced his "summer project", an audio drama adaptation of Fruits Basket, every Wednesday throughout summer 2011 (and which can be found here if you're interested). He is notable for his large amount of shows:

Since joining That Guy with the Glasses, he gained a great degree of success previously unseen. Despite efforts to keep the DesuDesBrigade alive, he made the decision to officially leave the Brigade. This news, however, was rather redundant as the Brigade disbanded.

His videos can be found here and he is here on Twitter. He also has a live stream, here and he can be found here on Formspring. Additionally, he has also often appeared on Nash's long running Radio Dead Air internet radio show, which can be found here. He set up his own website in December 2012, which has everything he has a major role in, such as crossovers and panels at conventions, here.

In January 2013, Jacob announced that he'd be part of an adaptation of Katawa Shoujo, named Katawa Seiyu being released on YouTube. The trailer is here. JO himself has recorded auditions for several characters, which can be listened to here. He has been cast as the voice of Rin Tezuka.

Sadly, in October 2014, he has decided to call it quits due to decreasing Ad revenue on blip and his new job at Anime News Network, leaving any still-running series abandoned. He is currently the head of PangoDango Games, who are developing their first visual novel, Lovely Little Thieves; it was originally due for release in 2016 but has been delayed indefinitely.

JesuOtaku provides examples of the following tropes: