Hi everyone!

 

I wanted to check in with you.  Little did I know that during the Hulu run of America's Greatest Otaku I would be distracted by a giant earthquake and tsunami tragedy.  Having arrived in Tokyo on March 9 - two days before the quake - the last thing I expected was this.  But while I have been so busy up in Tohoku (Miyagi) with my volunteer aid efforts, I have been working with Dice and the team via the Internet to finish the season finale.  

 

Finally, we are almost complete - and later this week you will all get to see WHO is America's Greatest Otaku - and join the trip to Japan.  We had filmed this pre-earthquake luckily.

 

I hope all of you get a chance to vote as well.

 

Thank you so much for supporting our show - and showing your otaku pride.  Japan is an amazing place and incredible culture and by being an otaku you get to be part of that culture.

 

for the next year of my life I will be living in Miyagi making a documentary about the tragedy and how the Japanese people are overcoming it and rebuilding their lives.  It will be a very challenging and difficult project but I am dedicated to making it happen - and all proceeds from the film will be donated to Miyagi.

 

Honestly, all of your passion and love for Japan have kept me going, even when times are tough.  I very much appreciate your support - of the manga, shows and culture I've been fortunate to bring to America.

 

Really, we're all America's Greatest Otaku.  Hope you enjoy the final episode!!

 

Yoroshiku!

--Stu

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Comment by Carie L . Hayes on May 16, 2011 at 9:28am
if your closing up i the u.s.a does that mean  you'll never make another season?
Comment by Alexis Cal on April 21, 2011 at 3:53pm

I LOVE THIS EPISODE!!!! :) IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!! PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER SEASON! :)

But on a less fangirly note, please enjoy your time in japan, and take care :)

Comment by Rachel Bishop on April 21, 2011 at 11:56am
I haven't seen the final episode anywhere although you posted this weeks ago. ):
Comment by rocknrollerskates on April 16, 2011 at 3:43pm

Good luck, and many prayers and wishes to Japan! I actually signed up for volunteering opportunities there. And sorry about the closure of the US division. Hopefully it'll return as long as the economy keeps improving!

On another note, where is the series finale of AGO? I couldn't find it anywhere on Friday.

Comment by Josh M on April 16, 2011 at 1:27pm

Where is the final episode? I can't find it on Hulu...

Comment by Wes Skiles on April 15, 2011 at 7:33am

Very Cool that you are helping them out.. I have many online friends in Japan, and they all need our thoughts, and prayers, along with you, and your entire production crew !

True caring, and friendship, is defined in the moment of absolute need, and running TOWARDS the people who need you, and not away from them..

I have loved the show, and look for more coverage of Otaku, to come, and you have my sincere wishes,that you all are successful in your aid to our dear friends in Japan..   Peace.....Wes....

Comment by E.B. Schweizer on April 15, 2011 at 12:59am

Your commitment to Japan is as inspiring as ever. My mother, freaking out about the radiation, forbade mefrom applying to study abroad/help with the relief effort through the red-cross and disaster relief groups that are going there... But I am there with you in spirit and really admire and commend you for your contributions.

 

This show has been a really great experience for me and it was so great and humbling to meet you and the Otaku 6, and also to talk with other contestants and fans over Hulu and on here. I'll really miss it and hope you find success in your next project as well.

 

どもありがとうございました。

Comment by Izzy Carraway-Bean on April 13, 2011 at 11:41am

Be safe out there Mr. Levy! Just watching the show makes me feel like I've known you forever. Funniest thing was that when I was at Otakon 2010 I walked right by you twice and didn't realize who you were. Then I was in your FRED WATER video near the Tokyopop bus at Otakon. lol Anyways good luck on the documentary and I hope to see it! lol

Please bring back some Pocky, Mochi, and Fred Water!lol

Comment by Chris W. on April 11, 2011 at 11:14am
Yoroshiku Stu. ^_^
Comment by Stu Levy on April 11, 2011 at 11:02am
Ashley and Joey - thanks so much for your kind words!  Ganbarou!!

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