‘OTAKU-VERSE ZERO’ SEARCHES FOR BURIED TREASURE AT THE MANDARAKE SUPERSTORE IN EPISODE 12!
Tokyo, Japan, February 16. 2011 – Yuu Asakawa (voice actress, K-ON!!, Girl’s Bravo) 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.
In episode 12, now on-line, Patrick continues his solo tour of Tokyo’s legendary Nakano Broadway shopping mall by visiting multiple Mandarake collector’s stores within. Japan’s largest chain of used otaku goods, Mandarake’s Nakano branch buys and sells 45,000 otaku items weekly. Inside, Patrick samples an array of rare and vintage video games, classic Japanese movie posters, manga, and finally, a selection of rare animation cels from Evangelion, Studio Ghibli, Space Battleship Yamato, and Astro Boy.
Otaku-Verse Zero can be viewed for free on-line at www.kzstation.com/ovz/ and at www.crunchyroll.com.
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. For more information, visit www.kzstation.com/.