We've watched Otaku no Video (OVA) ep. 1–2.
This discussion thread has opened on 24/11/2018.
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What we think about this anime:
I invite you to the discussion of this anime. In my opinion it's very interesting and unusual, so there might be some good topics to talk about.
The first questions are: "What do you think about combining live footage with anime? How do you think these two parts of the show are related? Why did they combine these? What do they want to tell the viewer?"
Last edited by unoduetre; 11-24-2018 at 06:43 PM.
Is this a movie?
No, it's a 2-part OVA.
Here are two important short films to watch as well. They're related to the anime and you might want to watch them before you watch the anime. We gonna discuss about these two as well.
To add some context, they're two short animations created for two science-fiction fan conventions. (The convention was called Daicon. I suppose the animations were used during the opening ceremony, please let me know if I'm wrong.) They were created by fans—amateurs, so the quality is appropriate for a fan-made production. The first animation was created by 3 people.
This convention: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihon_SF_Taikai
I like the art style
Yeah, don't sign up for tennis practice if you just wanna flirt, girl.
Sounds like this dude had a hell of a club.
So her favorite character is really Lum, huh?
The second interviewee sounds like the person that would come off as less uncool as the first, like, for people to say, 'oh, that's kinda cool'.
Oh, nevermind, it changed.
Hmmmm what are they doing?
The fact that he had a char helmet just laying there I think shows it was staged and scripted, at least.
Hmmm Otaku no Video was 1991
Densha Otoko was 2004.
art by yagi the goat
So, have you seen both episodes? What do you think about the question?
Btw. yes it was fully scripted.
No, I'm just commenting as I'm watching
The third otaku was interesting. I didn't know people did that. Or used to do it, anyway.
...assuming they based the script on reality.
Oh, ok. So you can just watch it. I have some further info about it which I'll share.
As far as the question is concerned...
Some people might think that the animated part is a sort of an idealized world or it's how otaku see themselves, but the reality is shown in the live action footage. But I don't think this is necessary the case. So is there a purpose of it?
I would ultimately assume they do the live interviews to provide empathy for otaku.
Are you saying you don't think the interviews are purposely not modelled on reality? I'm actually not clear on what you're saying.
I think Densha Otoko did a lot better job of alleviating the stigma though. It was a different decade, granted.
No, I'm just thinking why they used live action sequences. Is there a specific purpose, or it's just for fun, or to make it longer, or some other reasons. Is it meaningful or it's just "a random accident"?
Btw. I assume you've already seen the YouTube videos above, right?
Oh, no. Didn't see them.
I think the random history timelines are little more vague as to their purpose.
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