"Tatami Galaxy" -- Yuasa is God
Tatami Galaxy is the best thing out of Japan since... well, Kaiba!
Funimation is actually streaming it! Hooray!
(well, except for the fact that Flash videos are blue-screening my HTPC right now... Boo! But I'm about to spend $$ to fix that...)
At any rate... the dialogue is rapid-fire. Crazy insane rapid-fire that even Excel Saga couldn't compete with. Which makes it really hard for a poor subtitle-reader like myself to follow -- I want badly to watch the visuals, but I want to know what's being said too! Yeesh!. C'mon Masaaki, don't dis your gaijin fans like that!!
In the OP, there was a brief flash of a character wearing a Fellini's 8 1/2 t-shirt. Hell yeah!
And the "female interest" thus far -- when I first saw her I was like "whoa"... but I couldn't figure out what I recognized her from. Then it hit me: Rei Ayanami. Only wacky. Seriously.
So, yeah, this story violates my "loser guy can't ask a girl out" distaste... but it's got a twist that breaks the cliche that I dislike so much. I'm totally sold.