Otaku Unite!

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Otaku Unite!
Otaku Unite! DVD Cover
Directed by Eric Bresler
Produced by Movies of My Dreams Productions
Edited by Eric Bresler
Release dates
Running time
70 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Otaku Unite! is a 2004 documentary film by Eric Bresler on American fans of Japanese culture, specifically anime and manga, known as Otaku.[1]


Otaku Unite! provides a history of otaku-fandom and an introduction to anime conventions, with a focus on the fans themselves. A variety of individuals are featured throughout interviews, including anime voice actors such as Corinne Orr and Peter Fernandez, industry representatives, convention directors and a plethora of "otaku" anime fans.[2]


Initially Bresler had planned to create a short, 15-minute film. Filming turned into a 3 12-year project, culminating in a near-feature-length film. Extras on the DVD come to 130 minutes.[3]


Otaku Unite! has been shown at a number of anime conventions, as well as film festivals including the 2004 Philadelphia Film Festival. Otaku Unite! has been translated into Japanese and Russian and was featured in the May 2006 issue of the Japanese lifestyle magazine Cyzo.[4]

See also

  • Cosplay, a predominant form of fandom featured in the film.


  1. "ANN: Otaku Unite! Review". Anime News Network. 2004-03-02. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. "Filmmaker Eric Bresler On "Otaku Unite!"". Toon Zone. 2006-03-06. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  3. "Otaku Unite! Anime DVD Review". Anime Guides. April 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  4. "Eric Bresler Press: Cyzo Feature". EricBresler.com. 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 

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