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PATRICK W. GALBRAITH - THE OTAKU PHD

PATRICK W. GALBRAITH – THE OTAKU PHD

i wrote about the otaku encyclopedia a while ago: it’s so well-written i couldn’t let go of it even if i’m not necessarily an otaku and i believe that’s no small feat for a writer. its author is us-born, tokyo-based journalist patrick w. gaklbraith. click here for the otaku abcs and then start reading the insightful...
MANGA-RELATED

MANGA-RELATED

i usually hate cgi models of how future buildings are going to look like. but this project in china got my attention as it will be a comic and animation museum. think how much fun that can be! in march this year, i visited once again the manga museum in kyoto. it’s pretty much a...
THE OTAKU ENCYCLOPEDIA

THE OTAKU ENCYCLOPEDIA

another book i couldn’t let go of. immensely educational and interesting, it describes in detail a world i was pretty unaware of and which includes cosplay, anime, manga and the entire afferent cosmos. a few highlights: – otakus do their own amateur manga spin-offs featuring hook ups of their favourite characters in order to relieve frustration. haha! and...
OISHINBO

OISHINBO

OISHINBO (translates roughly as the gourmet) is a food manga written by tetsu kariya and drawn by akira hanasaki. it was a publishing success, it received critical acclaim and was also adapted for the small screen as an anime series. seven volumes were translated in english (which are actually more united in theme rather then chronology):...

TOKYO day 4

more art: the husein chalayan exhibition in the museum of contemporary art. i loved it. i also liked the regular collection of the museum and the beautiful basement bistro. they were recycling silver cutlery from the hilton. cool! and then: la piece de résistance: anish kapoor in a tiny gallery in ueno. i could have...