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    Thursday May 28, 2020
  • What Makes a Hikikomori Hero?

    No man is an island ... But that doesn't mean he can't try

    The shut-in hikikomori protagonist may seem like a nobody, but behind that fortress of solitude hides a truly unique type of hero.

  • Wednesday July 25, 2018
  • The Must-See Anime That Inspired Countless Creators

    Celebrating obsession with 1991's Otaku no Video

    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!

  • Monday August 22, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Evolution of the Word “Otaku” [PART 1]

    Everybody has heard of otaku, but does the word mean what you think it does?

    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!

  • Tuesday September 8, 2015
  • VIDEO: AnimEigo Shows off "Otaku no Video" Misty May HD Reconstruction

    Gainax mockumentary crowd-funded in June

    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.

  • Monday August 31, 2015
  • Animeigo Previews New "Otaku No Video" Kenichi Sonoda Artwork

    Gainax mockumentary crowd-funded in June

    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.

  • Wednesday June 24, 2015
  • "Otaku no Video" Kickstarter Shows Off Kenichi Sonoda Sketches

    Campaign has less than two days to go

    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.

  • Wednesday June 3, 2015
  • Animeigo Meets "Otaku No Video" Kickstarter Goal, Announces "Riding Bean"

    Following two successes, "Riding Bean" campaign planned for summer

    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.

  • Sunday May 31, 2015
  • VIDEO: Animeigo Previews Launch of "Otaku No Video" Kickstarter

    Crowfunding campaign launches June 2nd

    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. 

  • Friday May 15, 2015
  • Animeigo Plans "Otaku No Video" Kickstarter

    The draft is online with tiers that start at $25 for digital material and $25 for a Blu-ray release.

    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.'"