Otaku

Otaku : Japan's Database Animals

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In Japan, obsessive adult fans and collectors of manga and anime are known as otaku. Hiroki Azuma's 'Otaku' offers a critical, philosophical, and historical inquiry into the characteristics and consequences of this consumer subculture.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English, Japanese
  • English ed.
  • 29 b&w photos
  • 0816653526
  • 9780816653522
  • 133,322

About Hiroki Azuma

Hiroki Azuma is codirector of the Academy of Humanities in the Center for the Study of World Civilizations at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. A leading cultural critic in Japan, he is the author of seven books, including Ontological, Postal, which won the 2000 Suntory Literary Prize.

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