Otaku no Video

Otaku no Video photo
Type OVA
Airing Status Finished Airing
Duration 48 min. per episode
Air Date Sep 27, 1991
Season summer 1991
Producers Gainax, Youmex, Animeigo


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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