Otaku Theme Titles

Otaku Theme: (Story/Location) Titles in which one or more principal characters are rabid fans of anime or are employed in the anime/manga/video game industries. In other words, shows which would appeal to otaku since they give a glimpse of people like themselves and/or the industries that fascinate them.

Title Rating Synopsis
1982 Otaku no Video Rent See Otaku No Video
1985 Otaku no Video Rent See Otaku No Video

3D Kanojo Real Girl
Unevaluated Hikari Tsutsui is a teenage boy who spends a good deal of his time in virtual reality and is dismissive of real-world, '3D girls'. By chance he is ordered to clean up rubbish along with Iroha Igarashi, who at first glance seems to epitomize everything he dislikes about 3D girls. To his surprise, with time he realizes that they have some advantages over their virtual counterparts after all.
A Galaxy Next Door Unevaluated See Otonari ni Ginga

Akiba's Trip - The Animation
Unevaluated In the manga and anime Mecca of Akihabara, there's a rumor that 'dark shadows' have been possessing people, which makes them incredibly strong evil beings known as 'Bugged Ones'. Because they are highly sensitive to air(?), the only way to exorcise these beings is by stripping the possessed people to a naked or near-naked state. Bugged ones tend to be female, by the way.
Amazing Stranger 1/6 Unevaluated See Chou Kadou Girl: Amazing Stranger
And you thought there is never a girl online? Watch See Netoge no Yome wa Onna no ko ja Nai to Omotta?

Animation Runner Kuromi
Watch A young woman's dreams of working in the anime industry come true, but they are not what she expected.

Watch New student Minoa Asagaya modestly enjoys watching anime. His classmate Arisa Kamiigusa overhears him mentioning this, and promptly drafts him to serve on a pet project of hers, the revival of the school's defunct anime club.

Buy Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. However, Moritaka is reluctant to pursue his dream as his uncle, once a mangaka with his own serializations, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status. With Akito's help, Takagi gets another classmate and his school crush, Azuki Miho, who is an aspiring voice actress, to commit to voice in the anime adaptation of their future manga if such a thing ever comes about. However, Mashiro also proposes to Azuki, who surprisingly accepts only on the condition she will marry him when both of them have achieved their dreams. With a goal set before him, Mashiro begins a long and struggling path to become a famous mangaka.

Bakuman 2
Buy Mashiro and Takagi start working with a new editor, Gorou Miura, as Hattori is assigned to another author. They must adapt quickly to his approach as well as drawing together with assistants since they must perform well on the Shonen Jack polls in order to not be discarded by the publication. Now that their work is being serialized, they must work even harder as they must satisfy an extremely demanding audience while competing with other talented authors.

Bakuman 3
Watch Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi have come a long way since they started making manga in middle school, but trials still await them as they head towards their goal of getting an anime adaption for one of their manga. As they continue to grow as artists and as people, they will be faced with new friends, new rivals, and new hurdles to overcome.

Bokutachi no Remake
Buy 28 year old Kyouya Hashiba regrets a choice he once made. He was accepted to Oonaka Arts, a cutting edge visual arts school. But, fearing that he wouldn't be up to the challenge, he chose to attend a more pedestrian school. The result has been a disappointing career in mediocre video game companies. He wonders if taking the risk ten years ago might have earned him a place in the revered 'Platinum Generation' which is composed of artists of his age. But the past is past--until, that is, one day he wakes up ten years younger and newly enrolled at Oonaka.
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Unevaluated See Jaku Chara Tomozaki-kun

Rent Nishijo Takumi is your typical ↗NEET. He lives on top of a building inside of a ocean container box. Inside is his computer, bottles of soda, and tons of action figures from his favorite anime girl Seira. That's his whole life. One day while chatting online with his friend 'Grim', another user named 'Shogun' starts messaging him. He sends Takumi a bunch of links to pictures of people being murdered. Later that evening, Takumi walks down a hallway and sees the murder being commited by a pink haired girl who turns and says, "I wanted to see you". Troubled, he runs away carrying one of her daggers. The next day at school he sits down and his friends greet him. His female friend who has pink hair is the same girl he saw that night...
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Parody(9) Romance(23) Romantic Comedy(15) Suspense(1)
Fantasy(7) Modern(66) Sci-Fi(5)
Josei(1) Seinen(9) Shounen(6)
Acquired Taste(2) Artistic(1) Classic(1) Dark(2)
Moe(3) Silly-funny(4) Surreal(1) Weird(3)
Characters and Their Abilities
Artificial Girls(2) Bishoujo(2) Deities(2) Mahou Shoujo(1)
Story Elements and Location
College(3) Coming of Age(1) Competition(2) Depression(1)
Friendship(1) Harem(6) High School(13) Isekai (Other World)(5)
Magic(3) Middle School(3) Occult(2) School Comedy(2)
Shoujo Ai(1) Slice of Life(24) Supernatural(4) Swordplay(2)
Time Travel(1)
Prequel(1) Sequel(11) Spinoff(1) Spinoff-Sequel(1)
Video-game inspired(8) Virtual Reality(8)
Potentially Objectionable
Ecchi(3) Erotic Comedy(1) Fan Service(21) Pantsu(3)
Pervert(2) Violent(1) Vulgar(1)
Movie(2) Omake(1) ONA(3) OVA(8)
Short(9) TV(65)
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2015(3) 2014(6) 2013(7) 2012(3) 2011(3) 2010(2) 2009(3) 2008(2)
2007(5) 2006(4) 2005(2) 2004(2) 2002(1) 2001(2) 1991(1)
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