MTV show True Life casting anime Otaku for future episode

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MTV show True Life casting anime Otaku for future episode

Post by Neon Heart » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:00 am

Casting Call for Fanboys/Fangirls for Documentary Series

Anaheim, California (November 18, 2008) — Obsessed with comic books, anime,
fantasy, or manga? Obsessed with cosplaying and attending anime conventions?
Do your friends consider you a fanboy/fangirl? Have you ever missed work,
school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are
you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of your loyal
fandom? Anime Expo® 2009 and MTV Network's “True Life” series wants to hear
your story and is looking to cast three (3) individuals for an upcoming
show. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org
.

Individuals must appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and must
identify as a fanboy/fangirl. Interested applicants can click on the “True
Life” link on the Anime Expo® website (www.anime-expo.org
) to be part of this ground breaking documentary
series.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-r ... -true-life


I thought some of you would find this interesting.
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Post by Tiff » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:20 pm

Interesting? I find it a mockery and...well, something whose purpose is obviously to ridicule and laugh at these people more than anything.

Do your friends consider you a fanboy/fangirl? Have you ever missed work,
school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are
you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of your loyal
fandom?


Are you fucking kidding me?

I think if these people fall under 2 or more of these categories, then they probably deserve to have their obsession exploited.

Seriously, it's just another stereotype pointed at anime and manga fans.

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Post by Rin » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:31 pm

Well they are probably going to choose the three geekiest people they can find. Or they'll have a for the most part "normal" person, a sorta of very obsessed person, and then a very very sad case.

Oh and probably a yaoi fan girl.
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Post by Aya Reiko » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:37 pm

Why do I have really bad vibes regarding this?

I'll just mirror Tiff's sentiments, this will turn into a ball of stupid and lame. Kinda like how MTV is now!
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Post by Queen Of Hearts » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:19 pm

I've already seen episodes of this topic. Its kinda...sad. D: Tiff is right, it does seem like they are trying to mock these people.

A couple of the episodes were streaming on MTV's site. They are both girls who attend cosplay meetups, run clubs, and sometimes go to school in cosplay.
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Post by Tiff » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:49 pm

Big surprise.

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
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Post by Iced_Cappucino » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:23 am

You know there's something fishy going on when MTV want to make a reality show.
Interested applicants can click on the “True
Life” link on the Anime Expo® website (www.anime-expo.org
) to be part of this ground breaking documentary
series.
Doesn't sound ground breaking to me. I've seen people being followed with a camera dozens of times before.
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Post by supersailorearth » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:54 pm

Iced_Cappucino wrote:You know there's something fishy going on when MTV want to make a reality show.
Interested applicants can click on the “True
Life” link on the Anime Expo® website (www.anime-expo.org
) to be part of this ground breaking documentary
series.
Doesn't sound ground breaking to me. I've seen people being followed with a camera dozens of times before.
And we can't forget all the credibility MTV has on having real "reality" shows. I mean come on whatever show has the parents picking their kids perfect new bf/gf looks sooooooo real :-/

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