‘OTAKU-VERSE ZERO’ INVADES A TOKYO GRINDHOUSE MOVIE THEATER IN EPISODE FIVE
Tokyo, Japan, December 28. 2010 – Yuu Asakawa (voice actress, Azumanga Daioh, Love Hina) and Patrick Macias (Editor, Otaku USA magazine) are the featured hosts of Otaku-Verse Zero, a new English language series from web TV network K’zStation.
Updated weekly and filmed in Tokyo, Otaku-Verse Zero aims to bring “otaku all over the universe” fun and lively coverage of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture.
Episode five, now available for viewing on-line, features Patrick and Yuu’s report on the Asakusa Meigaza movie theater: an authentic grindhouse-style cinema that screens daily triple bills of old-school samurai and yakuza pictures. Patrick marvels at the Meigaza’s projection room and rummages through a collection of rare movie posters, while Yuu talks about her favorite films and gives advice on where to see real yakuza gangsters in Japan.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, K’zStation is a web TV channel that provides original content to two million viewers a month. Their programming features some of Japan’s top comedians, voice actors, and idols including SKE48.