I could have sworn I’d already seen this make the rounds, but now I can’t find reference to it.
If you’re a loyal fan of anime, manga, or comics and “appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28″, you could be on MTV. Here’s part of the press release:
Obsessed with comic books, anime, fantasy, or manga? Obsessed with cosplaying and attending anime conventions? Do your friends consider you a fanboy/fangirl? Have you ever missed work, school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of your loyal fandom? Anime ExpoÃ‚Â® 2009 and MTV Network’s “True Life” series wants to hear your story and is looking to cast three (3) individuals for an upcoming show.
Individuals must appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and must identify as a fanboy/fangirl. Interested applicants can click on the “True Life” link on the Anime Expo website to be part of this ground breaking documentary series.
True Life is a documentary series that’s been on MTV for more than 10 years. It chronicles the stories of young people in all kinds of situations, from global and political issues like war and natural disaster to issues of personal struggle like mental illness and family matters.
True Life is not a reality show. Our producers follow strict ethical guidelines and carefully avoid influencing our subjects’ stories. It is also not a news show — there is no host, reporter, or narrator. We allow our subjects to tell their own stories in their own voices.
Yet it’s ok if you lie about your age. And if it’s so much a documentary, why do they refer to it as “casting”? Eh, I’m just weirded out because it’s been running for a decade and I’ve never heard of it.