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Jacob Hope Chapman (formerly Hope Chapman), aka JesuOtaku, is by far the most successful and analytical of the former Desu Des Brigade, formerly a member of That Guy With The Glasses.

He produced a review segment simply entitled "The JesuOtaku Anime Review". His review approach is very analytical, using a four-star rating system. He tries to be as objective as possible and may give high scores to shows that he doesn't personally like. He also produced his "summer project" (now on hiatus), an audio drama adaptation of Fruits Basket, from 2011 to 2013 (which can be found here and here). He is notable for his large amount of shows:

His videos used to be found on That Guy With The Glasses, but since the domain change to and his departure, his videos and his links have been removed. The only signs of his existence on the network are the role he played in To Boldly Flee and two videos where he guest starred, one by Nash on What The Fuck Is Wrong With You? and one by Bennett the Sage.

Since joining That Guy With The Glasses, he gained a great degree of success previously unseen. Despite efforts to keep the Desu Des Brigade alive, he made the decision to officially leave the Brigade, which then disbanded. Jacob then quit the TGWTG network in October 2014 due to payment issues with and to focus on his writing job on Anime News Network.

His videos used to be found here on before they shut down. They can also be found on his YouTube channel. He had a live stream, here on, which also shut down. Additionally, he has also appeared often on Nash's long running Radio Dead Air internet radio show, which can be found here. His website is archived here.

In 2013, Jacob was cast as Rin Tezuka for a voiced adaptation of Katawa Shoujo, named Katawa Seiyu, which was cancelled in 2015.

In 2016, he came out as transgender, announcing that he was changing his name to Jacob and planning to begin hormone therapy.

JesuOtaku provides examples of the following tropes:

"Kyoya, you're not quite dressed for the occasion; you have to take your pants off too!"
"The correct response to this situation would be to grab his shoulders, throw him on the bed and ride him like a stallion!"

Hello, and welcome to the JesuOtaku Anime Review. Your mission today is to sit right where you are and listen to me talk about vampires in a very baloney British accent. May God and Her Majesty be with you. Amen.

JesuOtaku: By God, if I can't make a good impression, I might as well make a lasting one!

Aow! It's August!

  • Readings Blew Up the Scale: JO's "Metafiction meter" blows up at least twice during his review of Digimon Tamers.
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: The Mahoromatic review starts with him playing a maid, before he gives it up and complains "I'm in a dress. I'm wearing make-up. I hate all of you."
  • Running Gag: His gripes about GONZO and their varying production values.
    • From his live stream, Boyd being blamed when something crashes or doesn't work properly on the stream.
    • From his playthrough of Path of Radiance, the silly voices he uses for characters.
    • Also from his stream, the people in the chat shouting "NAIL!" whenever Soren, who has the voice of Super Kami Guru, appears. It has gotten to the point where JO tells them early on to get it out of their system.
  • Say My Name: JO at the end of the Koi Kaze review, upon realizing who sent him Master of Martial Hearts.


  • Schedule Slip: JO's "Digimon Month", a month of reviews of the first five seasons of Digimon was intended to encompass August 2010. The Digimon Adventure review finally came out on August 20th (with part 2 only half-done until about a week later). It then took until November 6th for the first part of Digimon Adventure 02 to be released, followed by parts 2 and 3 on the 23rd (and part 2 half-done until the 28th). Following 02, his weekly anime review continued for the first time since July, with the fate of rest of the Digimon reviews left uncertain.
    • He recently stated on his new Formspring account that they will continue, but they'll come as they're done, like Linkara's History of Power Rangers.
    • His "Month of Mayazaki" didn't quite fit in just one month, probably because he was moving IRL at the time.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: JO forwent his usual "Snark Text" subtitles during his Now and Then, Here and There review for fear of damning his eternal soul by making fun of something so depressing.
  • The Smart Guy: For the Desu Des Brigade.
  • Something Else Also Rises: In JO's review for Chobits, he gave it X "Good Mornings" with appropriate gestures.
  • Squee: Not himself, but his snarktitles don't pass the chance in the Ouran High School Host Club review.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders:

"Seriously I'm straight but that girl is dead sexy."
"Wow. It's times like this I wish I could whistle. You could stop traffic with a body like that." (in addressing Elizabeth from Trigun)

"I went to the store and saw..."
"Your mom! OOH!"
"Come on, Brad, can we get through ONE ROUND!?"
"That's what your MOM said last night! OOH!"