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The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider's Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan Paperback – Illustrated, 3 Aug 2009

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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd; 1st edition (3 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770031017
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770031013
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 1.8 x 13.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 723,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Keine Minderheit prägt die Popkultur derzeit so sehr wie die Otakus - japanische Nerds, die von Games, Mangas und Animes besessen sind. Der in Tokio als Fremdenführer arbeitende Autor erklärt alle relevanten Begriffe der Szene und interviewt bekennende Otakus wie die Künstler Murakami Takashi und die Street Fighter 2 -Meisterin Anno Haruna. --GEE Magazin

About the Author

Patrick W. Galbraith is a journalist based in Tokyo. He specialises in Japanese popular culture, and writes a regular column for Metropolis magazine. He gives weekly tours of Akihabara, the otaku capital of Japan, and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tokyo. Foreword by world authority on manga Frederik L. Schodt, author of KI long-seller Manga,Manga - The World of Japanese Comics (1983; GBP 16.99)

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