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Tuesday October 19, 2010 1:43 pm

Tokyopop: America’s Greatest Otaku




Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Collecting, Editorials, TokyoPop

OtakuDo you love the reality shows like Survivor or The Amazing Race or The Real Housewives of Somewhere You Never Want To Visit?

Maybe you've heard about this already, but Tokyopop is preparing an online reality show of their own. According to this job listing at their website, they're finalizing the look of the show and I hope it's coming soon.

The name of the series America’s Greatest Otaku. For those of you unaware, “Otaku” is a Japanese term used to describe people with obsessive interests.

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Even more obsessive than just collecting comic books or memorizing dialogue from favorite cartoons or dressing up and cosplaying their hearts out.

It’s reserved, generally, for the kind of OCD that leads one to, say, marry a video game character or treat a favorite anime-based pillow as a significant other.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this sounds like a high-speed train wreck of reality programming and I’m all over it.

What? You’d rather watch Mike & Molly?

[Artwork: America’s Greatest Otaku logo © Tokyopop]

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