Watching Anime, Reading Manga

25 Years of Essays and Reviews

by Fred Patten

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Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews

Anime’s influence can be found in every corner of American media, from film and television to games and graphic arts. And Fred Patten is largely responsible. He was reading manga and watching anime before most of the current generation of fans was born. In fact, it was his active participation in fan clubs and his prolific magazine writing that helped create a market and build American anime fandom into the vibrant community it is today. Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews gathers together a quarter-century of Patten’s lucid observations on the business of anime, fandom, artists, Japanese society and the most influential titles. Illustrated with original fanzine covers and archival photos.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC ENTRY:

Patten, Fred. 2004. Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews. Berkely, California : Stone Bridge Press.

Published Sep 26, 2011 (Updated Mar 23, 2012)