Otaku : Japan's Database Animals
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.
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 134.62 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
- 10 Apr 2009
- University of Minnesota Press
- Minnesota, United States
- English ed.
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.