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Otaku no Video

1991, OVA, 2 episodes (50 min ea.), 100 min total

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Blu-ray Edition

Contains the following bonus features:

  • Liner notes

  • Color and Line art Galleries

  • 3 commentary tracks

1080p / Japanese 2.0 LPCM / English subtitles / single layer /  / REGION FREE

Coming soon!

Street date TBA

Director: Takeshi MORI
Screenplay: Hiroyuki YAMAGA, Toshio OKADA
Voice Actors: Koji TSUJITANI, Masami KIKUCHI, Rena KURIHARA
Warning: Contains Brief Nudity, Adult Situations
© 2001 by Gainax-Toshiba EMI

Resistance is Futile! You will be Otakunized!

A true treat for true fans of any genre, Otaku no Video ("Fan's Video") is 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 animation fans." The result is a thinly fictionalized history of GAINAX that segues into a truly strange SF adventure. 

Sit back and enjoy as a small band of Otaku (fans) set out to "Otakunize" the human race! 


A special limited edition!

AnimEigo's special limited edition Blu-Ray Otaking Edition of Otaku no Video contains both episodes: "Otaku no Video 1982" and "New Otaku no Video 1985", multiple subtitle options, 3 commentary tracks, copious extras, liner notes, mini-poster, new manga, and an exclusive embroidered patch.

The Premium version of the Otaking Edition adds a 180+ page artbook and a chipboard case to hold both Blu-Ray and book.


  • Considered the "Bible" for true Anime Fans.

  • Character designs by Kenichi Sonoda (Bubblegum Crisis, Gunsmith Cats).


Don't take our word for it...

"Otaku no Video is a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to start a true anime collection..." 

– DVD Vision

"That's the beauty of 'Otaku no Video': it manages to faithfully yet humorously portray otaku culture"

– DVD Town

"The candor of the OVAs and the humor that results make it worth that special place on your shelf"

– Anime News Network

"This is a DVD that should be in every Anime Fans collection, or should I say the cornerstone of every Anime Fans collection"

– Comics Online

"...lay down some cash on Otaku no Video and learn a thing or two about the history of this hobby and/or bring back some memories of the anime you saw in your youth" 

– GeekyCarGuy

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