Friday, March 04, 2005
Watching Anime, Reading Manga in Collector's Corner
Boyce McClain's Collector's Corner, February 2005, Issue #147: "So you think you know everything there is to know about anime and manga, huh? Sorry bucko but your knowledge pales in comparison to author Fred Patten who over the past 25 years has written several volumes worth of articles and reviews about anime and manga. Stone Bridge Press has compiled the lion share of his work in an oversized paperback collection that gathers together his observations on anime, Japanese society, manga, fandom, artists and more (oh boy, a lot more!). Here's just a sampling of what you can expect in Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews: articles on fanzines, the first ads seen in America, the inside on conventions, mainstream films influenced by anime, reviews of soundtracks, videos, artists bios, extensive reviews on some famous manga and anime titles. His clever insights and thoroughly researched articles make reading Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews insightful, educational and best of all, fun."