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Patrick 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... show more

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), and the co-editor of "Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture" (Palgrave, 2012). His articles have been published in Otaku USA, Metropolis, The Japan Times, Mechademia, the Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies and Signs.
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KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 2 years ago
The subject is very interesting if you are fan of J-pop or J-culture, but the way it was presented -the way it was written- made it hard to enjoy it at full. It seems like this was the thesis of the author, with lots of quotations from other authors, lots of notes and a conclusion at the end of each...
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