At this year’s A-Kon I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live audience for the first time in ages. In addition to getting me to think about naked chicks cavorting around in public (Because that’s exactly what went down.), seeing the movie got me thinking about whether there’s an anime movie or the like that’s similar to Rocky Horror.
To my knowledge there aren’t any anime movies or OAVs or TV series that have the same sort of live audience participation you see in Rocky Horror. That makes sense since all of that was born out of the midnight showings of the movie from the late 70’s and early 80’s. What came to mind was whether there was an anime that was as campy and “bad” as Rocky Horror that was embraced by fandom as something to be celebrated and enjoyed largely because of its campiness and “badness.”
For the life of me I couldn’t think of anything along those lines.