Throwback Thursday – Anime Rudeboy The Hell that is Keitaro’s Life

Anime Rudeboy The Hell that is Keitaro’s Life

This week we’re hanging around 2001 again with a video that really shaped my fandom back in the day. I can’t think of another editor other then TommyRude, or as I better knew him at the time Anime Rudeboy Productions, as an editor that really left an impression on me. Just from the opening bumpers of his videos I knew I was in for something interesting. To this day TommyRude’s opening bumpers are perhaps my most memorable of all time, and his video The Hell that is Keitaro’s Life is among the top videos of my early years of AMV collecting.

Of course, what the video really had going for it beyond the intro and use of the manga in the video, which coincidentally was the first time I had seen someone do that in and AMV, is the faithfulness to the Love Hina story. Grant it, this is an over parodied and sureal version, but it is so close to the subject matter and feel of the series that I just can’t get over it. Grant it, at the time I saw this video I hadn’t seen Love Hina yet, but it was one of the videos that got me to watch it and seek out the manga as well.

Be a little wary viewers, this song choice isn’t exactly meant for all ages. But if you don’t mind some sexual innuendos and cursing this should be a fun video to see. Give it a look and let me know what you think!


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Nate is the the Fan Art Theater Department Head and our fearless leader. He also runs his own Youtube Channel as the Old School Otaku reviewing anime and talking about his experiences with older anime. Nate also makes AMVs as well!

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