[Read] ➳ The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insiders Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan By Patrick W. Galbraith – Peakpopa.info

The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insiders Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan Otaku Nerd Geek Or Fanboy Originates From A Polite Second Person Pronoun Meaning Your Home In Japanese Since The S It S Been Used To Refer To People Who Are Really Into Japanese Pop Culture, Such As Anime, Manga, And Videogames A Whole Generation, Previously Marginalized With Labels Such As Geek And Nerd, Are Now Calling Themselves Otaku With PrideThe Otaku Encyclopedia Offers Fascinating Insight Into The Subculture Of Cool Japan With Over Entries, Including Common Expressions, People, Places, And Moments Of Otaku History, This Is The Essential A To Z Of Facts Every Japanese Pop Culture Fan Needs To Know Author Patrick W Galbraith Has Spent Several Years Researching Deep Into The Otaku Heartland And His Intimate Knowledge Of The Subject Gives The Reader An Insider S Guide To Words Such As Moe, Doujinshi, Cosplay And Maid Cafes In Depth Interviews With Such Key Players As Takashi Murakami, Otaku Expert Okada Toshio, And J Pop Idol Shoko Nakagawa Are Interspersed With The Entries, Offering An Even Penetrating Look Into The Often Misunderstood World Of Otaku Dozens Of Lively, Colorful Images From Portraits Of The Interview Subjects To Manga Illustrations, Film Stills And Photos Of Places Mentioned In The Text Pop Up Throughout The Book, Making The Otaku Encyclopedia As Entertaining To Read As It Is Informative


About the Author: Patrick W. Galbraith

Patrick W Galbraith earned a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Tokyo, and is currently pursuing a second PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University He is the author of The Otaku Encyclopedia Kodansha, 2009 , Tokyo Realtime Akihabara White Rabbit Press, 2010 , Otaku Spaces Chin Music Press, 2012 and The Moe Manifesto Tuttle, 2014 , as well as the co editor of Idols and



10 thoughts on “The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insiders Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan

  1. says:

    I bought this for my otaku daughter s 11th birthday, but thought I d better preview it for unduly squicky material which it turns out to have in abundance It s not in bad taste, but it definitely covers EVERY aspect of Japanese fandom, and some of those are almost certainly beyond h


  2. says:

    Excellent book My first of this year and I hope, of many to come I have considered myself an otaku wannabe for a while, but after reading this book, I realized that it was a huge joke Otakus are seriously into it. It is not a mere hobby I am of a manga wota Johnny wota.This e


  3. says:

    The Otaku Encyclopedia is exactly as advertised, an encyclopedia devoted to all things otaku While the word otaku has not become mainstream vernacular, for people who are well versed in things originating in Japan or in global subculture, the word is familiar and, interestingly, becoming q


  4. says:

    As a newcomer to the world of anime manga fandom I found it pretty good, but I could not compare to much of anything else.It s a pretty complete view of otaku culture in Japan and is based on hundreds of interviews done by Patrick as part of his research earning a Ph.D from a Japanese university in internatio


  5. says:

    I bought this book while visiting Japan, hoping to find out about the rad newgen sub culture of otaku Overall, this is a short encyclopedia, plus a collection of interviews It is much of what Otaku Spaces fails to be, that is, an analysis of what the otaku culture is and means this I liked very much However, the pres


  6. says:

    I only partially read this book It was good, but I had other books that I needed wanted to read that ended up taking priority.Baically, you can look up a term that you would like to know in manga or anime or other otaku pursuits and read an entry about it Just getting through the B s I learned quite a bit There are also interv


  7. says:

    Strong four stars.As the title suggests, this is an encyclopedia there are many entries to the anime manga Japanese pop culture jargon, not forgetting history and the people who have been involved in it, a handful of interviews giving a personal touch to a few topics.The book is written with the otaku culture in mind, which is an elus


  8. says:

    I saw this book while on holiday in Japan and found it so impressively informative that I had to pick up my own copy once I got home of course, because it was cheaper to due to the exchange rate Luckily the author is someone living and working in Japan so they ve had the experience from their journalism work to research efficiently for this boo


  9. says:

    An essential guide to any anime or Manga fan Unfortunately, some of the Otaku culture is very sexual, and I can t offer it to my high school students I had the Japanese teacher look at it, and she confirmed that she would not be able to use it with students, but may be able to use some sections as a resource in class.


  10. says:

    The I read about Japanese pop culture, the less I understand it Idoru, maid cafes, Lolitas, boy love, yikes It s so female oriented and female objectifying Japanese culture can be very subtle so I m sure I m missing something here Still, a handy resource to peruse if you re curious about Japan s pop culture, and even if you re already an aficionado you might di


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