Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Fred Patten Reviews the new Anime Encyclopedia in Animation World Magazine

Fred Patten, the legendary anime critic and fan, whose writings are collected in Watching Anime, Reading Manga (Stone Bridge Press, 2004), is back reviewing books for Animation World Magazine. Patten recently took on the new edition of The Anime Encyclopedia (read the entire review online). In his conclusion, Patten notes the Encyclopedia's overall success:

The Anime Encyclopedia is designed for all readers; laymen and experts (fans and academicians) alike. It is meant to be the first reference book to which anyone who has any questions about anime should turn. It succeeds in this goal excellently.