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Luckless twentysomething Fumihiko Matsumaru has been stood up again by another date, and is just about to hurl his tickets into the trash when he meets Aka Onda, a pretty red-haired wannabe actress. Later that night, her apartment burns down and so she moves in "temporarily" with him, leading to yet another twist in the anime subgenre of not-quite-lovers becoming roommates. They must also work together without revealing their living arrangements, since Fumihiko works for a snack-food company, which hires Aka to voice the role of its mascot "cat-tree" in commercials. However, REC's charm stems in part from its blatant appeal to an anime fan crowd, since while Aka may be obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, her personal vocation seems to lie in anime voice acting. If more proof were ever needed that anime has become its own self-referential fantasy world, this is it, with the "magical girlfriend" of anime cliché now transformed into a girl from the anime business itself, in an anime about people making anime. Based on the 2003 manga series by Q-taro Hanamizawa in the monthly Sunday GX magazine. Each episode runs at about 12 minutes in length.

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Name REC
Name: レック
Romaji: Rec
Publisher Shaft
Start Year 2006
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