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Lost in Translation
The manga author Yoshitani has announced in an Saturday blog entry that an anime DVD based on his Boku, Otaryman. (I, Otaryman.) autobiographical essay manga has been green-lit. The DVD will ship in January and will feature Mamoru Miyano as Yoshitani himself, Rie Kugimiya, and others in the cast.
The manga began as a comic on Yoshitani's web page about his life as a 28-year-old bachelor systems engineer with no girlfriend. Since he admits he is "somewhat otaku," he considers himself an "otaryman" (otaku na salaryman). Since 2007, 1 million copies have been published of the four manga volumes.
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