Yesterday’s (April 9th) edition of Goodsmile’s Wonderful Hobby News Watch featured the first in what they’re billing as a series of features in which field reporters from the ace Hobby News investigative team venture forth into the black heart of otakudom that is the eroge production studio. This installment brings us to the domain of Nitro+, where a few dozen staff work in a surprisingly well-lit office on 2D painting, 3D animation and afro-clad hand puppet research. I have a feeling this environment is more the exception than the rule when it comes to eroge makers (Nitro+ is the only one I know of that has a drag queen (?) in charge of publicity), but it’s a fascinating look at what goes on in the offices of an upper echelon brand. As an added bonus, viewers are treated to shots of Satsuriku no Jango in production and a special movie that was only available for a limited time on Nitro+’s official site prior to April 1st. A must view for those curious about the ins and outs of the eroge lifestyle. (no more)