The shut-in hikikomori protagonist may seem like a nobody, but behind that fortress of solitude hides a truly unique type of hero.
Otaku no Video is at once a wildly fictionalized parallel to the history of anime studio Gainax, a loving but harsh portrait of what it means to be an otaku, and a severe cautionary tale to those who walk the thin line between normal citizen and all-out maniac. Read on for more about this classic and the careers it spawned!
Japanese translator Kim Morrissy explores how our favorite anime, manga and light novels are translated into English. What is lost in translation? More importantly, what is found in translation? This week, Kim explores the evolution of the word “otaku” and how its meaning has changed over time in English and Japanese. Hit the jump to read more!
In their latest look at the Kickstarter crowdfunded release of Gainax's classic mockumentary AnimEigo has posted the HD reconstruction of a cel used in the Otaku no Video 1985 trailer, based on the SD version. Artwork by Sasha McGlynn, Animation by Logan Rebholz. Check it out after the jump.
North American distributor Animeigo is hard at work on their Kickstarter crowdfunded Blu-ray release of Gainax's Otaku No Video mockumentary and while they labor on the images, tweaking the patch, proofreading, assembling the liner notes and artbook and editing the commentary track, in Japan, character designer (and Gunsmith Cats author) Kenichi Sonoda has updated his preview of the new packaging art and is starting work on his mini-manga.
Animeigo's Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a Blu-ray release of Gainax's Otaku No Video mockumentary has less than two days to go, having met its $40,000 target less than 24 hours after launch, stretch goals for new cover art by character design (and Gunsmith Cats) author Kenichi Sonoda and a mini manga from Sonoda. In its final stretch, the campaign has offered a look at Sonoda's designs for the packing.
Less than a day after launching a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a Blu-ray release of Gainax's Otaku No Video mockumentary, Animeigo successfully reach their goal of raising $40,000 in pledges. With 22 days to go, they are now approaching $55,000. Following successes on this and Bubblegum Crisis, Animeigo announced plans to launch another Kickstarter this summer to fund a new Riding Bean release. More after the jump.
Following their successful Bubblegum Crisis Kickstarter, Animeigo is now preparing to laugh a crowdfunding campaign to support a new release of Otaku no Video, which they describe as an" outrageous mockumentary that combines the superb animation that made Gainax one of Japan's best-loved animation studios with truly strange interviews with 'real fan"'. Sit back and enjoy this thinly-disguised alternate history of Gainax, as a small band of Otaku set out to 'Otakunize; the entire human race." This will be launching Tuesday, June 2nd and to prepare posted a pair of videos.
Following their successful Bubblegum Crisis Kickstarter, Animeigo is now preparing to laugh a crowdfunding campaign to support a new release of Otaku no Video, which they describe as a n" outrageous mockumentary that combines the superb animation that made Gainax one of Japan's best-loved animation studios with truly strange interviews with 'real fans.'"