Hopping in the Back Seat with Hentai Kamen and Getting Nowhere With Sex in Japan and Dating Sims.

The OTDT crew reviews the teen comedy and superhero parody Hentai Kamen. Then, they discuss a collection of recent articles from English news sources about the decreasing rates of sexual activity, marriage, and childbirth in Japan. Finally, the crew wraps it up with a quick look at dating sims.

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Driving With an Escape Plan

In this significantly more exciting episode the cast escapes from boredom with the new movie “The Escape Plan” staring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. They then move on to look at the Zero Escape video game franchise for the Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita.
Jeanie and Sara then look at former Morning Musume member Aika Mitsui and her no escape from half-naked ikemen in “Nettai Danshi 2”. This musical also stars Inoue Masahiro of Kamen Rider Decade. Then they look at another former Morning Musume member Mari Yaguchi as she escapes the public eye after a scandal.

Run over by Japan’s Sales Tax Increase, Stalled by Pokemon Leaks, Publisher Kadokawa’s Gattai, and Kouji Wada drives BACK!

In this “fun filled” installment of OTaku Drive Time the crew gets run over discussing the impact of Japan’s upcoming sales tax increase.  Z and Jim look at recent debacle over the early sales of Pokemon X & Y.  The crew then looks at musician/composer Kouji Wada’s return to the public scene after a battle with cancer.  Finally, we examine the gattai (combining) of Kadokawa’s various media outlets into one central brand.

The Three Rules of Fandom

There are many types of fans for many types of fandoms, but they aren’t as different as you think. After a little bit of pondering, I present to you the Three Rules of Fandom. These 3 commandments are meant to be broad-strokes guidelines for every person to follow in order to better their fan community.


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Driving over Transformers, Blurriecon, and Gunning Down GTA5!

In this episode the crew explores Grand Theft Auto 5.  They talk about the announcement of Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger (烈車戦隊トッキュウジャー).  Ben and Jim take a look back at Transformers: Prime.  The crew talks about their experiences at Blurriecon. News of Kickheart, the Kickstarter Anime movie and MORE!

Welcome Aboard and Enjoy the Ride!

Welcome to Otaku Drive Time (OTDT).
When we began this project a number of months ago we set out with a simple idea: Promote the anime, tokusatsu, manga, j-pop, j-rock, and video game communities. As it turned out the idea was a lot more difficult than expected. It seems that in todays fandom the lines between the Japanese fandoms and American nerddom have become very blurred.
So, how do we stay true to what we want to be, attract new readers and listeners, and cover everything we want to? What we created was OTDT.net.
The modern anime fan is no longer just a die hard anime fan (Otaku). The modern Otaku in the United States is a fan of anime, j-pop, j-rock, manga, tokusatsu, but also Star Wars, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Transformers, Dr. Who, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Homestuck, and more. The fans themselves have transformed the term Japanese term Otaku from being something to be ashamed of to a term taken in pride in the United States Nerd Culture. So, when anyone on this site writes of an Otaku, it should be assumed that we are referring to the “American Otaku.”

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