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Oldtaku no Radio # 011 – Otaku no Video

Released in 1991 as a pair of OVAs, Otaku no Video is much more than this podcast’s namesake. Otaku no Video, produced by animation studio Gainax, is a time capsule, an enshrined symbol of counter culture, commentary on the otaku way of life, a commercial, and on the surface … a pretty poorly written slice-of-life anime. Want to find out how one title can be so many things? Just click play or download at will to hear hosts Jared and Ink dig into the various aspects of Otaku no Video alongside special guest, Ani-Gamers’ own Evan “VamptVo” Minto. (Excuse his exuberance; his audio does level down pretty quickly.)

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Runtime: 1 hr, 22 min

Show Notes

  • Opening Song: “Through the Glass” by Kaz Mirblouk
  • Sean O’Mara’s (@colonydrop) piece about the pre-Eva history of Gainax.
  • Ending Song: “Money 1973” by NO FUTURE
  • Twitters: Ani-Gamers, Oldtaku no Radio, EvanInk, Jared
  • Evan also writes for Otaku USA Magazine (and ANN?).
  • Ink also writes for Otaku USA Magazine and The Fandom Post.
  • Jared also writes for The Electrum Edition and Wave Motion Cannon.
    • Ink's profile

      Ink contributes his own pieces and edits those of others pertaining to anime, manga, and games. His reviews and analyses have also appeared in the pages of Otaku USA as well as online over at The Fandom Post and Taiiku Podcast.

    • Jared Nelson's profile

      Jared discovered anime in the early 1990s through stacks of third-hand fandubs and Streamline Pictures tapes. By the tender age of 16, he was humming Macross 7 songs in art class, dreaming of Asuka Langley and hanging Rurouni Kenshin posters on his wall. A few years later he moved to Japan where he worked as an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Ibaraki and Fukuoka Prefectures. While he returned home with a deep appreciation for Japan, its culture, and its public transit system, Jared fell out of anime fandom and only returned in 2010. A self-proclaimed 3rd-level bard, Jared enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, video gaming, giant robots, history, comics, and most recently manga. He is also eternally late to the party.

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