Your name, our anime: defending the new and female otaku

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It’s time for another episode of Old Fogies Take a Dump on New Anime. Mamoru Oshii’s done it, taking pops at Mamoru Hosoda, Hideaki Anno, and all currently-airing anime in general. Now it seems Toshio Okada, co-founder of Gainax and so-called “Otaking”, wants to get on the boat and rock it too. Except his unwitting victim is Makoto […]

Gainax co-founder opines on “awful” your name.

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When something gets as mind-bogglingly popular as Makoto Shinkai’s your name., people are bound to want to tear it down. This time, it’s the old guard of the anime elite finding fault for the sake of backlash. Specifically, Toshio “Otaking” Okada, co-founder of studio Gainax. Okada has devoted much of his 58 years to the otaku […]