Behind the Scenes Look at "Watamote" Featured on English Language NHK World Program

As they explain "lonely and often deranged, this negative character 'Mojo' is the secret behind manga's popularity"

Imagine-Nation is an anime/manga/game spotlight show on NHK World's public broadcasting global service, hosted by Super Sentai actress Chiaki Horan and Greek martial artist Nicholas Pettas. After covering Toriko, Fantasista Doll and Eccentric Family earlier in the summer, in an episode running today and tomorrow, it's time for it to address the uncomfortable subject of Watamote


Imagine-Nation typically offers a look at its subject, including a behind the scenes tour of its production. It should be interesting to see how the show handles the subject of the manga's pseudonymous authors "Tanigawa Nico," and how they embraced the series' 4chan fame.


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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